Written by Mindtap:
There is this pattern that anime set in a school setting have, and sadly Mahouka seems to be following that pattern I have a distaste for. For me, the most boring part in a school anime is the school events like culture festivals and school wide competitions. In the case of Mahouka, we are entering a new arc and that arc so happens to be the Nine School Competition, which might actually be just fine, but my skepticism is pretty much turned on full blast for the rest of this arc. Regardless, there were some clearing up on characters, as well as Tatsuya showing how easily he can solve some problem that was thought to be impractical.