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–Hikaru to Kazuki, Volume 5, Chapter 6
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|School||National Knight Academy|
|Partner(s)||Charlotte Lieben Frau|
|Light Novel debut||Light Novel Volume 1|
|Manga debut||Chapter 4|
Hoshikaze Hikaru (
Hikaru has long navy blue hair in a ponytail which is tied with a white ribbon. She has violet eyes. Hikaru wears the academy's uniform as well as white thigh-high knee socks. Hikaru’s Decorteo Brigieux (Magic Dress) is sleeveless, and the Stigma revealed itself starting from the shoulders down her entire arm.
Hikaru has a tomboyish personality. She is afraid of boys, because when she was a little girl, she went to a girls-only school. Hikaru has a cute side to her as stated by Kazuki. Sometimes, Hikaru uses Boku, usually as only boys use that word to refer themselves. She views herself as a man and she read shōnen manga in her room. When Kazuki was framed and declared an Illegal Magician, Hikaru was torn between her duty to the school and her loyalty to her friend. In the end she chose to trust in their friendship and Kazuki was deeply grateful for it.
While quite caring and responsible, Hikaru tends to be very thoughtless about what she says. Often saying things that are either dirty or rude around other people. After going on a date with Kazuki, Hikaru was finally able to accept that she's a girl. Unfortunately, Hikaru turns out to actually be quite perverted and an open one at that. She usually tries to see Kazuki's penis whenever she flirts with him.
A year ago she enrolled at the National Knight Academy and made a pact with Baal. In her first year she was challenged and defeated by her close friend Otonashi Kaguya, in her mission to be “the strongest”. Unlike everybody else who lost to her though, she has repeatedly challenged Kaguya to win the top spot. It always ends in a painful loss for her and others see this as proof that she is a masochist. At the start of her second year she is the Vice-President of the Magic Division Student Council, meaning she is the second strongest Magika Stigma in the entire school
Hikaru returns to Witch's House after a Quest, introducing herself to the new residents. When she realized that Hayashizaki Kazuki was a boy, she was dreadfully embarrassed and was revealed to be terrified of boys, having never dealt with them before. Kazuki and Amasaki Miō are baffled by her habit of behaving like a boy, while Kazuki sees her as a beautiful woman. They hold a welcoming party for the new residents till midnight. Kazuki wakes up early in the morning and makes food. Everyone is shocked by his talent as a cook. Miō was constantly arguing with Kazuki and when she insulted the sword style of his adopted family he wouldn't accept that. It ended in a challenge, he would fight with his sword against her magic. The Student Council tried to talk them out of it, such a duel had never happened officially at the Academy before, but to no avail. They were interrupted by his sister Hayashizaki Kanae, President of the Swordsmanship Division Student Council. She was thrilled by the whole notion and was able to approve the fight with her own authority. Hikaru and Hiakari Koyuki were baffled by Kanae's habit of referring to Kazuki as her big brother when fact she was a year older.
Kazuki used his foresight and skill to dominate the fight against Miō and win. Something that shocked the whole Magic Division and was a huge boost of confidence for the swordsmen, who had always been told they were clearly inferior to their counterparts. Then the residents watch Kazuki and Miō make curry and he asked about their taste for spiciness. They were interrupted by Kanae, who had just discovered her brother was living with girls. She had gone behind his back to get him transferred to the Swordsmanship Division. He refused accept the transfer though and wouldn't be persuaded. But she had the staff on her side, since he had shown great skill with a sword but no ability to use Summoning Magic at all. It had been decided he would face a skilled swordsman Kamiizumi Iori at the Inter-Division Tournament. If he couldn't win with only Summoning Magic that he would be forced to transfer. Later she, along with Kaguya and Koyuki were on a Quest to stop an Illegal Magician named Earth Snake. They found him in town as he was attacking Kazuki and Miō while they were on a date. But he was able to escape again, frustrating Kaguya.
They explain that the tournament is one of the few where they allow outside spectators. They tell Kazuki about it and about the safely measures in place to protect the spectators. Hikaru participates in the first match, fighting Torazō Yamada. He actually does pretty well at the start, but once she chants her magic to boost her reflexes she dominates completely. She gets so carried away in fact that Koyuki has to stop the fight before she kills him in the heat of the moment. Despite the odds, Kazuki wins his fight by harnessing the magic of Miō and Kaguya and chooses to remain in the Magic Division. Suddenly the Illegal Magician Kaya appears and begins a rampage, summoning dragons to attack the school. Hikaru moved to take on one of the dragons at once. Kaya was eventually defeated by Kaguya, who was about to kill the girl. At the last moment, though she surrendered totally to her Diva Loki, who materialized in her place.
After Loki mortally wounds Miō Kazuki manages to injure him with his sword, forcing Loki to retreat. Kazuki then does a full summoning of Miō's Diva Phenex, saving her life and falling into deep Magic Intoxication. It was after this incident that it was revealed to the staff how Kazuki’s powers worked and his identity as the King. Kaguya and Hikaru were the only students who were informed about this, after being called into a meeting by Liz Liza Westwood. As Loki rose to power over the next few days they were busy with Quests, leaving Miō behind to look after Kazuki. They were happy to see he was awake when they got back. Being under the influence of Kaguya's Diva they jumped into bed with him to enjoy some skin ship, which upset Miō.
Volume 2 Edit
Hikaru acted as referee in a match between Koyuki and Miō. Hikaru had been doing morning sword training with Kazuki recently. She was a very good student who learned quickly using her advanced Telepathy Magic to understand his movements. She had a whole new respect for swordsmen after meeting Kazuki and was seeking to improve her close-quarters combat skills. She still had that bizarre habit of thinking of herself as a boy, which Kazuki found hard to understand, he certainly didn’t see her that way. They have a perverted accident or two and Kazuki finds her reaction to it rather strange, Leme thought it was part of her man phobia. She said she hoped to get along better, maybe in a "boys love" kind of way which he found even stranger. They are interrupted by Hikita Kōhaku of the Swordsmanship Division. She didn't approve of what he was doing but he assured Hikaru he didn’t agree. Hikaru tried to get the drop on the girl but was stopped and barely managed to block her counter-attack. She apologized for underestimating her. Kōhaku suddenly proposed to Kazuki out of the blue, which shocked them both. Her reason was even more bizarre, she wanted to unite the two sword styles of their families and found an even more powerful one. Kazuki thought this ridiculous and refused. She then asked that Kazuki join her party, which consisted only of Swordsmen. It was not allowed for them to take on Quests without the help of a magic student. That was why she needed Kazuki. He could get them inside the Haunted Ground but would be expected to fight only with a sword once inside.
She wanted to prove the worthiness of swordsmen to stand equal. Kazuki thought that process had begun with his fight a few days before, but things were not happening fast enough for Kōhaku In her opinion the way to fix those inequities was to allow the swordsmen to make use of Sacred Treasures, which wasn’t permitted even by the swordsmen in the Knight Order. The stance of the government was that the Sacred Treasures were mysterious objects that could potentially warp the mind (the same could be said of Divas). But there had never been any tests or proof offered that any of that was true, it was just blindly accepted. Given the general attitude of those in power towards Magical Stigma vs. swordsmen the idea of a conspiracy to limit the full potential of swordsmen was not that farfetched. Kazuki insists he will not leave his current party and has no interest in a romantic relationship. But he agreed to be friends with her at least. Torazō paid them a visit, surprised to see Kōhaku. Hikaru was interested in a re-match but he refuses, seeing no way he could win. There were many problems in his Student Council and be admired how theirs worked. They all hoped this conflict between the divisions could be fixed, but it was slow going. After they left, Hikaru told Kazuki that Kaguya had a task in mind for him and Miō tomorrow.
Hikaru was part of a special Student Council meeting along with the other residents of the Witch's House. They would be the only students told the full truth about the new Rank-A transfer student Charlotte Lieben Frau. She was a Princess of a small Dukedom in Europe now controlled by a different Magically Advanced Country, Germany. She had been terribly ill for her whole life and it threatened to claim her life around her 14th birthday. A mysterious Diva offered her a chance and she took it, bonding with him completely and he was able to cure her illness. This choice, however, would make her an Illegal Magician, which carried a death sentence under German law, she fled to Japan and became a refugee. She produced her Diva, who had fully materialized in the form of a small boy. They assure everyone that he had not encroached on Lotte's mind in any way.
Leme could tell at a glance that he was in a similar situation to herself, having lost his powers and memory after a devastating loss in battle. He didn't even know his own name, Lotte called him "Prophet". He had used his unique powers as a Diva to fly her to Japan on a plane. Lotte had a remarkable talent too, having used Telepathy to learn Japanese in only 3 days. This is what allowed her to jump ahead and join the Academy despite being only 14. Liz Liza-sensei suggested that Kazuki and Miō should add Lotte to their party, as she was already a Level 3. Hikaru was also eager to learn about her unique skills and asked to have a practice duel the next day. It was also announced that the Germans' most elite Magical Stigma would soon be arriving to aid in the search for Loki. As the followers of the Norse Mythology they were the experts on him. But they continued to be angry with Japan for refusing to return Lotte to them for execution. It was mentioned later by Kaguya that she had sexually harassed Hikaru that day due to being under the influence of her Diva.
Kanae was very unhappy and jealous when she found out about their morning training sessions. Hikaru insisted there was nothing to worry about but Kazuki had to correct her. He had always seen her as a beautiful woman and not as "one of the guys" like she insisted. Kanae then met Lotte, yet another girl who was treating Kazuki like a big brother. She insisted that she must prove herself in her eyes before becoming a worthy housemate of Kazuki. Kōhaku turned up again, and Kanae found herself with yet another love rival. As the two girls argued, Lotte recognized her as someone strong and suggested that Kōhaku should be her opponent for the practice match so she could prove herself. Kanae approved the match and Hikaru acted as referee. Kōhaku had tremendous speed and kept things even at first. But Lotte not only had very fast chanting speed but used lightning as well as gunfire, something no other student had ever seen before. In the end Hikaru ended the match out of safety concerns, declaring Lotte the winner by decision, something Kōhaku found hard to accept. At that point it was no longer possible to hide Lotte's status as an Illegal Magician from the other students.
Hikaru was outraged to learn the Knight Order had condoned the attempt by the Germans to “arrange an accident” for her friend Lotte. When the Knight Order suddenly declared Kazuki an Illegal Magician and lays several charges against him Hikaru is torn between her duty and her faith in her friend. She doesn’t want to be forced to fight him and she refuses to actively participate in the search. Because she and Kaguya were at odds over this issue the Magic Division Student Council seemed to be paralyzed and slow to move in the search. She got in the habit of carrying Kazuki’s favorite sword, which she found in his room, proof of her continued faith in him. Because her sleep schedule had been disordered by her recent habit of getting up early to train with Kazuki she winds up oversleeping. On her way to class she randomly runs right into the fugitives and they are all shocked. She knows it’s her duty to arrest them. She easily deflects the magic fired at her by the girls, but seems to desire a sword fight with Kazuki, as she is armed with his old sword. After an astonishing display, Kazuki manages to disarm her despite her magically enhanced speed because he taught her himself.
He recognizes she could have subdued them with magic instead. She admits she had no wish to lose her first male friend. He told her he shares her desire to return to the life they had before. He insists that he had been framed but she can’t take him at his word. But she isn’t as cold as Kaguya and doesn’t wish to fight him. He tells her they are seeking proof of something sinister being done underground here. She had no idea about it but he tells her what he knows and promises to come right back when they are done. He told her it was a crisis that threatened their agreement with the 72 Pillars and asked for a favor. He demonstrates his continues faith and trust in her by returning his sword to her care and she agreed to overlook having seen them just this once and leaves. She had decided to take Kazuki at his word and maintain her trust in him.
Ten Quad-Core Magicians attacked the Sword Division buildings while classes were in session. Several buildings were demolished and they then began to target the students. The majority who had no confidence to face off against the Magika Stigma chose to run away. There was panic in the Magic Division staff room until the Headmaster Otonashi Tsukikurō arrived. He ordered the Magic Division students and staff to take cover and not try to take on the Illegal Magicians or assist the Swordsmanship Division. He insisted they would rely on the Knight Order to help them. They had no reports about the identity of the attackers and he claimed it was too risky. Hikaru wanted to go out and assist in the fight, but the Headmaster refused to permit it, insisting it was best to protect the students. Hikaru wasn’t happy but Kaguya simply obeyed. The Headmaster said they had already requested help from the Knight Order and he insisted on waiting for them before they take action. The Headmaster admitted the Knight Order would be slow to react. He said help would arrive in the form of a squad of German Knights who happened to be nearby. Hikaru was furious they would rely on the people who were trying to kill Lotte and she decided to disobey orders and join the fight. They tried to stop her but couldn’t, the Headmaster didn’t even try.
When Hikaru got to the Sword Division, she found Liz Liza-sensei using her mist magic. She was attempting to obscure the enemy’s sight and cover for the students. Her efforts were valiant, but she was quickly becoming exhausted. Hikaru was surprised that she was ignoring orders and assisting here instead. The teacher asked her to use her speed to rescue the students and cover for them until Kazuki arrives. The teacher was sure he would turn up much faster than the Knight Order and she asked Hikaru to combine their efforts. Liz Liza-sensei warned her there was more trouble to come, convinced there was a mastermind behind all this. Their combined efforts proved vital to assisting the students to escape to safety.
Kazuki’s party arrives on the battlefield to assist Kōhaku and Kanae. At Kazuki’s order they quickly organize themselves for battle. Hikaru jumped in to help. Tsukahara Kazuha also assists them. Given the crisis, she no longer cared if she was exposed as an Illegal Magician. He told them these things had their minds crushed already and there was no point in showing mercy. By making use of excellent teamwork they are soon able to defeat the 10 Quad-Core Magicians. Just as Kazuki’s group was done with the battle the German Knights arrived to attack them. Beatrix Baumgard introduced her friends Damian and Eleonora Abendroth. Kaguya would be supporting them from the rear but was clearly conflicted. Nyarlathotep (disguised as the Headmaster) casts Sanity Down to suppress her emotions, though nobody but Kazuki seemed to notice this. Kazuki asks his friends to take on the German Knights and offers them strategic advice. He also lends his Sacred Treasure to Kanae, who will be facing Beatrix. He charges after Kaguya in order to free her from control and finds a way to elude Beatrix who tries to intercept him.
Damian tried to jump in to help Beatrix in her fight but wound up facing off against Hikaru. Their powers had some strange similarities and it wound up being a continuous stalemate as they gradually used up their magic power. Hikaru’s goal was only to hold her off until Kazuki could help Kaguya return to her senses. Once the others saw Kazuki hugging Kaguya after freeing her from mind control, the Germans realized they couldn’t rely on her support anymore. Besides that they were growing suspicious of the Headmaster’s motives. They had gained new respect for their opponents and in this situation elected to retreat.
Several of them thought the battle was over at that point. But Kazuki confronted Nyarlathotep in his disguise as the Headmaster. He called out all the obvious flaws with his Quad-Core Magicians, which were easily defeated by them. He was no longer hiding the fact he was an Illegal Magician. Kaguya was stunned to learn the truth. So was Board Chairman Amasaki who popped up nearby. He realized the Headmaster must have been the one who created those strange magicians and no doubt sacrificed innocent lives to do it. Nyarlathotep then stabbed him though the chest, having decided to kill all the witnesses. Miō ran over to help her step-father and she is gradually able to heal him. Nyarlathotep reveals his true form, but seems weak in terms of magic power. He uses Psycho Noise to disrupt the chanting of the mages, including Miō’s healing magic. But Kaguya finds the resolve to fight of her own volition for the first time.
Asmodeus congratulates her by giving her a special powerful spell she uses to destroy the enemy in a single hit. Though she had resolved herself to kill her father in the process he somehow survived. As they celebrate, Koyuki sees several girls getting close to Kazuki. Her dark feelings of self-doubt return and Nyarlathotep exploits those emotions and begins consuming her body for his own. Her friends are shocked and unsure of what to do. But Kazuha keeps a cool head and produces a special Sacred Treasure which she gives to Kazuki. With it he is able to drive the evil Diva out of Koyuki’s body. Nyarlathotep has stolen her magic but is barely holding himself together. He is determined to at least kill Kazuki before he vanishes. Kaguya takes the initial attack and reflects the pain before collapsing in Magic Intoxication. Kazuki reassures Koyuki before kissing her. Nyarlathotep attempts to use the same Level 10 magic at the same time but as Vepar says. That fake stolen power was no match for the real thing. Kazuki then destroys all traces of the monster with his sword.
The morning after his return home, Kazuki met Hikaru for their morning training session. They are interrupted by Kaguya, who is still half-asleep and under her Diva’s influence. She hugs him to her chest and won’t let go. As they squabble over him Kazuha interrupts them, giving him a nasty look indeed. She thanked him for his help in resolving the crisis. Her Diva Futsunushi no Kami does so as well and as an apology for doubting him he allows Kazuha to become a conquest target, though her number is only at the “friendship” level. Before she leaves he offers to include her in their training session, though she says no. Even after one fight Kazuki knows exactly why her style is so flawed. Kazuha is always practicing by herself so she won’t be teased. But he insists that if she didn’t start practicing with other people, she would never be able to correct the flaws in her technique. She thanks him for his helpful advice before departing. He gets back to his own training but Kaguya tells him the new Headmaster wants to meet with him before school. They provided evidence the Headmaster had based the weapons on years of secret immoral government research related to magic. Board Chairman Amasaki became the new Headmaster and fully supported Kazuki now. The scandal was used to leverage the government to force corrupt officials out and to advance key reforms. These changes included fair treatment of Illegal Magicians who weren’t hostile and the legalization of Sacred Treasures. It was also declared the two schools would be led under one banner now and be treated as equal.
Volume 4 Edit
Kazuki is enjoying his breakfast with the residents of the Witch’s House. Miō keeps asking him questions about his preferences about her clothes and hairstyle. He gives non-committal answers. Hikaru insisted that girlish clothes would look bad on her because she sees herself as a man. Kazuki fiercely disagrees with her about that. Miō drags Kazuki away from their meal so they can talk in private.
In class, the format for the Chief Student Council President election was laid out. Each candidate would form a four-person team with two people from each division. They would compete in a tournament meant to display both their fighting skills and their leadership qualities. After that an election would be held with all students having an equal vote. During lunch the residents were called back to the house along with their friends from the Sword Division, all the people seen as likely candidates. Though most of them had been nominated only three of them were actually running. Kōhaku was already planning to resign as President and was unable to convince Kanae to take the job again. Kazuki’s team had Miō, Kōhaku and Kazuha, who wanted to work with her best friend. Kaguya’s team had Koyuki, Kanae and Torazō. Lotte volunteered to join Hikaru’s team. She agreed because their skills and fighting styles were very similar. Former Sword Division Vice–President Kamiizumi Iori also joined them. They were a swordsman short and she later added Kimura Tomomi to her team.
They gathered for the meeting to officially join the tournament. The next group to appear was a pair of twin girls Ryūtaki Miyabi and Ryūtaki Shinobu. They were quite powerful but anti-social and only worked with each other. The twins were identical except Miyabi was an Elf. She thanked Kazuki for disposing of the former Headmaster, who apparently had been trying to capture her as a test subject. She made her romantic interest in Kazuki obvious. They had been recruited by twin boys from the Sword Division Takasugi Shūsui and Takasugi Harunari. They were radicals who advocated that Magika Stigma should be deprived of civil rights and locked away and brainwashed to prevent them from endangering the public. Another team was led by the delinquent Mibu Akira paired with her best friend Asamiya Anna. These girls were forced to attend the Academy against their will because they received an Enigma. In protest they refused to participate in things like Quests or duels so it was impossible to gauge their strength.
As Kazuki feared, as Liz Liza-sensei laid out the rules certain things were banned. Magicians were prohibited from carrying weapons, swordsmen could only use standard magic and Sacred Treasures were banned. In other words everyone on Kazuki’s team but Miō would be fighting with a handicap. A lottery was held for setting the bracket. He was approached by Hikaru and Kazuha but he and Kaguya were called into a meeting. When Kazuki gets home he finds Hikaru and Leme playing in his room. She asks to stay there for a few days, hoping to cure her man phobia. They have fun together and he even wins a bet and gets her to dress in a maid uniform. But she is still seeing herself as a man, and her Positivity Level hardly moves at all. In the morning she is so groggy she actually starts changing in front of him. As Kazuki and Hikaru begin their morning training Kazuha comes to visit. Since she doesn’t want to make a fool of herself during the tournament she asks Kazuki to teach her proper swordsmanship. Though she still claims to dislike him, she realizes he is the best qualified for the task. Her best friend had proved to be inept as a teacher.
The teams began to train but with 16 of them, and with them wanting to maintain secrecy, it was hard to find space. Kazuki kept doing sword training with Hikaru and Kazuha. Kazuha was showing great improvement. He began thinking the problem was more with her confidence in herself. Hikaru needed more practice at how to move her body properly. Hikaru noted that she could still conjure weapons with her Summoning Magic. He realized both these girls had magic that could be useful to him if he could unblock it. They practiced until the girls were exhausted. He then asked Hikaru where to find a blind spot from the security cameras and said he would be out late tonight.
Kazuki’s team fought in the first match. His tactics concentrated on covering for each other and relying on teamwork. This went exactly as planned. With encouragement, Kazuha finds her confidence and defeats her opponent without help, stunning the audience. In the second match Kaguya’s team dominates the other side, employing the exact strategy Kazuki predicted. In the third match the twin brothers covered the twin sisters until Lunatic Labyrinth drew them all into a mental world where the other side lost quickly. Kazuki had prepared enough lunch for their whole group to eat together. Kōhaku hadn’t predicted that and had also prepared a feast so there was plenty of food. Even Miyabi snuck into their group and snuck some food. Before being dragged off by her sister she encouraged Kazuki to beat Kaguya and face them in the semi-finals. In the fifth match Hikaru’s team used excellent teamwork and skill to defeat Karino Mika's easily. The fact that Hikaru and Lotte were strong at close-range gave them the edge. In the sixth match, Mibu’s team stunned everyone when their swordsmen Katsura Karin and Hayashi Shizuka didn’t even participate. The spell casters were trained enough in Chinese Kenpo to counter the enemy swordsmen and were able to dodge incoming magic. It became a decisive victory for them.
That night Kazuki told Hikaru of the plot to seize control of the school. Also that Karin and her partner were dangerous assassins and Illegal Magicians who had already tried to kill him. The second round began with Kazuki’s match against Kaguya. In a direct confrontation they could never win, but he had seen through the weaknesses of their opponents. Again using teamwork and the tactics Kazuki devised they are able whittle down the other side and they finally gang up on Kaguya and win. The twin sisters won the second match exactly as they had before. Hikaru faced Mibu’s team next. The swordsmen on that team had hidden their true power before. While Hikaru and Lotte weren’t disadvantaged in magic, their opponents kept mysteriously getting back up every time they were beaten. It was clear they were cheating somehow but the Board Chairman refused to declare the match forfeit without proof. Hikaru received a savage beating from Hayashi who was able to pierce Defensive Magic and injure her gravely while laughing about it. Kazuki called for the match to end, while everyone else was slow to react. Realizing Hayashi intended to murder Hikaru, Mibu just barely managed to end the fight with her magic first.
Hikaru tried to downplay her injures after the match, but she had been seriously injured. The residents and Liz Liza-sensei ignored the final match to check on her but it seemed she would recover with rest. The others left her room but she asked Kazuki to stay and chat. That battle had left her especially shaken. She seemed to be getting over her man phobia. He vows to get revenge on Hayashi and she wants him to use her magic to do it. To her surprise, he still can’t use it though. Realizing that until she sees herself as a girl and him as someone of the opposite gender, they would be stuck like this, he insisted they go out on a date tomorrow.
When Hikaru arrived for the date she was dressed up like a “cool guy” and it looked very good on her. But she had completely ignored his request to go on this date as a proper girl. Kazuki dragged Hikaru to the same boutique he had visited on his date with Miō to buy her proper female clothing for their date. He happened to run into Miō there and she dragged him off to ask him what was going on. Miō went back to Hikaru and quickly decided to get her a totally different outfit and did her hair with surprising results. No one was more surprised at how well it worked than Hikaru herself. Miō took the other clothes home with her. Kazuki was privately shocked by the bill but paid for everything, though Hikaru tried to volunteer. They attended a movie. Their PDA offended a small group of thugs. After showing his resolve to protect her, Kazuki finally obtained the Key to her Heart.
They went to a park to look at the stars, Kazuki nearly kissed her despite the cost, to prove his feelings, but sensed that numerous enemies were suddenly surrounding them. Ten of them, all were participants in the tournament who had already been defeated. While Kazuki protected her, Hikaru called to report the situation to the Knight Order. Beatrix and her squad arrived. Eleonora was protecting Kazuki and Hikaru while the others were on offense. But it was clear the attackers were being controlled. Kazuki soon unmasked Karin and Hayashi who were hiding nearby. The Germans recognized the latter. Her powerful Diva Joka could provide Divine Protection that allowed those attackers to keep getting up after their magic was exhausted. The Germans had no way of stopping them without killing those girls in the process. But Leme and Hikaru knew how to do it. Hikaru kissed Kazuki, who did a full summoning of Baal. The spell caused a swarm of flies which drained the magic power of their opponents and freed them from control. They attacked Karin too but her partner destroyed the flies with magic and teleported them away. The Knight Order had taken those freed girls into custody and planned to fully investigate the matter
Kazuki had only a day to recover his magic power before the semi-finals. Hikaru spent time clinging to him on his bed, claiming it would help. She seemed to be over seeing herself as a boy and seemed to be quite a pervert and asks to see him naked. His self-control was tested again. The day of the semi-finals arrived. Kazuki confronted the twin brothers with dangerous ideals in the first match. They were unable to prevent the casting of Lunatic Labyrinth and they were all drawn into a mental world. Lunatic Labyrinth ended, the brothers were out already and the sisters were dropping Burning Icicle on the party from the sky. Miō was tried to defend them but her magic wasn’t very effective. Kazuki cast Storm Fort to remove the threat. The sisters cast their Union Magic but Kazuki cleaved the incoming attack in two. The audience cheered and Miyabi was stunned and impressed. She landed and immediately surrendered over her sister’s objections; they had no way to win any longer.
Her sister and the twin brothers question why she surrendered like that but she didn’t give any clear answers. But Kazuki had seen through her true motives. She admitted she was testing him and his worthiness as a leader. Miyabi suddenly kissed Kazuki on the cheek, shocking everybody, most of all her sister. Miyabi clearly confessed her love over her sister’s objections. It was revealed that her sister refused to recognize her as an Elf. Her mind wouldn’t accept reality and she wouldn’t spend time with anyone but Miyabi. But this fact also saved Miyabi from the loneliness other Elves experienced. She suggested that Kazuki should conquer them both. Leme accused Gremory of leaking information on his power. This had been another test of his worthiness he had passed, and Leme was also impressed with his performance. But the real battle was against the team he would face in the finals. As expected the most dangerous team won the second match and progressed to the finals. When Kazuki got home all the residents of the house were wearing maid outfits, having prepared a party to celebrate him getting into the finals. They insisted on doing all the housework until the finals. Hikaru and Lotte encouraged him to take revenge for them in the final match as they sat down to eat.
Volume 5 Edit
Before the finals a series of exhibition matches were held. This allowed the eliminated teams to display their talents again. It wound up being Kaguya and Hikaru in a battle for third place. The only other people who had been impressive were the twin sisters. Miyabi and her sister sat with Kazuki’s group. Kazuki was asked who he was rooting for. He wisely sidestepped the issue by cheering for his sister. Koyuki impressed everyone by defending Hikaru’s long-range magic. In the end it became a close-range brawl for everyone. While Hikaru and Lotte had an advantage in that scenario, Kanae was particularly critical in stopping Lotte and in the end only the leaders were left. Those two had fought many times and as always it ended with Hikaru’s loss. Hikaru and Lotte demanded special attention from Kazuki at lunch. Kaguya’s team joined them and Kazuki noted he was especially impressed by Kanae. They all had fun playing around together. Kazuki wasn’t allowed to make the lunch today and the girls were feeding him the dishes they prepared. When he gave Koyuki special attention and affection the other girls demanded it too.
Before the final match Kazuki spoke to them all about the plot behind the scenes. How the new Board Chairman had arranged this tournament. He also seemed to be in cahoots with that delinquent team to seize control of the Academy by installing a puppet. The group backing him advocated for the civil rights of Magika Stigma to be revoked. He also told them of the assassination attempts on him and that the swordsmen on the opposing team were contracted with Divas from China. Over the past few weeks Hayashi had brainwashed a number of students. Some of the candidates only signed up due to this brainwashing. He also told them how China was pulling the strings behind this whole plot to weaken Japan. The group was shocked by this. Kazuki also confirmed that it was Divine Protection by Hayashi’s Diva that allowed Mibu and company to continually regenerate magic. The Germans had told him that Hayashi was a well known operative and that those with her blessing could regenerate 70 times. They couldn’t win unless they could beat Hayashi first or cut off that blessing. Kazuha had a Summoning Magic that could do it, but it would violate the rules to use it. Kazuki planned to take on the dangerous two by himself. If he succeeded in backing them into a corner they might abandon pretense and use Summoning Magic in a last ditch attempt to assassinate the King. If that happened he encouraged Kazuha to use her magic. It was possible that Hayashi had brainwashed her entire team and if so Kazuha should be able to free them.
Liz Liza-sensei acted as referee. As was the plan Kazuki took grave risks to take on Hayashi and Karin alone. His team displayed excellent teamwork holding the magic users back. He was able to utilize numerous types of magic at once, shocking the audience and frightening Hayashi. She forced Karin to act as her meat shield, who suffered terrible pain as a result. Kazuki managed to attack Hayashi directly and forced them to use their Summoning Magic. Despite the danger the Board Chairman still refused to stop the match, having a logical argument prepared. Kazuha generated a weapon she was able to use to cut off the Divine Protection from the magic users. Though Kōhaku was forced to withdraw due to the damage she took while protecting her. But due to an attack by Mibu, who had never been brainwashed, her weapon was lost before Kazuki could use it to free Karin. Hayashi forced her sister to use a dangerous wide-area attack despite the risk to innocent people. Miō managed to rescue the enemy magicians and Kazuki did the same for Kazuha. In that desperate situation he had only one choice. He apologized to Kazuha before kissing her. Doing a full summoning of her Diva allowed him to disperse all the dangerous magic, free Karin from control and force Hayashi to escape while vowing revenge.
Karin was taken to the infirmary where Kazuki’s group gathered. The Headmaster said a seal would be placed on her Stigma to limit her magic. He planned to send her to prison for life without trial. But both Kazuki and Karin’s teammates objected. They believed she was forced to take those actions due to the influence of her cruel sister, who she desperately wanted the approval of. The Headmaster regarded those two delinquents as criminals too. But they just wanted to get stronger and help the pitiful Karin. They had no idea China was behind it all. They were only called delinquents because they resented having to abandon their goals in life to enroll in this Academy. Those girls believed strongly that if a kindly person reached out to Karin she could be redeemed. Several others, including the Headmaster's step-daughter Miō, also agreed they should give her a chance before condemning her. In the end Kazuki insisted he would take responsibility and monitor Karin. As her target this was the only way to verify she had reformed. He was confident she was no threat to him and he could put himself in a state of heightened awareness so he couldn’t fall victim in his sleep. Relenting to the King, the Headmaster told him to stay by her side full time and would give them a week before sending her to prison.
Kazuki had spent the week in isolation with the captured spy Karin. In the end his kindness won her over and she became his ally. He returned to class just in time for the formal vote. Those radical twin brothers had put on an elaborate election campaign in his absence. Kazuki had left his own campaign to his teammates Miō and Kōhaku. The students were called to a meeting where the results would be announced. The sixteen candidates were up on stage with the Headmaster and Board Chairman waiting for the official tally. Kazuki worried about funny business with the vote count. But in the end Kazuki was elected by a wide margin and gave a speech focusing on unity between the two divisions. Karin had now become a hardcore NEET. Kazuki insisted she must start attending school again, this time in the Magic Division where he could monitor her. Karin was given her own room. Kazuki paid a visit to the Student Council room. His friends all joined them. It was agreed that Kazuki would be based here, as the Sword Division buildings were still being rebuilt. An election had been held and Kanae became President again with Kōhaku as Vice-President. He was confident with Kaguya and Kanae supporting him. They made suggestions on ways to increase interaction between the schools, and he was most interested in the creation of a school newspaper.
Yumeno Shiori won the post of newspaper chairman. Miō noted she was the top of the Rank-B students and frankly at Rank-A level. They spent the day beginning to set up the newspaper office in the Witch’s House. Kazuki was seeking advice on how best to romance women. Hikaru liked acting out dramatic scenes of herself and Kazuki. She also encouraged him to grope her while they made out. A few days later they were ready to publish the first newspaper issue. Shiori had overworked herself and was exhausted. Kazuki focused on introducing himself and the other Student Council members. He also outlined his policy plans and welcomed suggestions and comments. He also included information on how each school operated. When he contacted the Headmaster for final approval he was told that the Board Chairman and his entire family had vanished without a trace. That night news reports stated there had been a massive coordinated strike on all Knight Order posts in western Japan by a mysterious force including mysterious Illegal Magicians. All of western Japan had now been conquered by this unknown army and was now under a complete communications blackout.
The former Board Chairman appeared on TV announcing that western Japan was declaring independence and calling itself Yamato. All the politicians with secret ties to China appeared to be involved in this plot and had made an alliance with Loki. They were claiming legitimacy under the banner of the Japanese Mythology rather than the 72 Pillars, which people weren’t necessarily opposed to. By doing so they could maintain the facade that Yamato wasn’t just a puppet state of China. The Japanese Divas appeared to have fallen into a Wild God state after being ignored for so long. Their contractors had apparently all joined this movement too. Kazuha had avoided this fate by building her Diva a shrine and caring for him. A border wall was being constructed. The Headmaster and Kazuki were annoyed that both Futsunushi no Kami and Leme had known something was going on with the Japanese Divas but hadn’t told anybody.
They met with two third years Kodzuki Kanon and Yagumo Akane who were already serving in the Knight Order. They were the Student Council members from last year. They knew all the rumors about Kazuki and were very interested. They greeted Kaguya, Hikaru and Koyuki. They were then introduced to Miō, Kanae, Kōhaku and Kazuha. They informed them of the situation and expected Yamato to invade further but it was hard to fully oppose them because Loki’s followers were causing trouble in the east and dividing their resources. When their leader was captured, Kanon was effectively pressed into the role, despite being a student.
The students were called into a meeting. To respond to an urgent request for reinforcement at the border, Kazuki would be leading an elite force of students from both schools to reinforce them. Kazuki told them this was entirely voluntary but urged those with the courage to fight to volunteer. They wound up with a force of about 150 people. The school had become the headquarters for the war effort. 10 more third years who escaped enemy territory gathered there. They were suddenly joined by the German Knights Beatrix, Damian and Eleonora too. They offered to cooperate as allies. Kazuki vouched for their strength. The Germans and the Student Council members were put in charge of squads under Kazuki’s command. They would meet up with the 200 Knights who escaped the west. But Kazuki insisted the seniors must rest first and prepared a meal. They passed quite a few people on the road who seemed to be refugees. The buses were suddenly fired on and destroyed. The students were slow to react due to shock but finally came to their senses. It was a perfectly executed ambush. Kazuki too was slow to react when he realized that Hayashi had brainwashed those ten third years and ordered them to target their leaders, Kanon and himself. He only survived because Beatrix shielded him and fell deep into Magic Intoxication. Kazuha freed those girls and the enemy fled as the Knight Order arrived. Both sides took prisoners with them.
Kazuki and his close friends raided their classmates’ rooms and confiscated their cell phones. Given what happened that day, Kazuki suspected an information leak. There might even be a spy among the students. He told them they were conducting a surprise raid on the enemy. They were able to slip away because his friend was on guard duty and owed him a favor. Once they had escaped he explained his plan in more detail. He divided the students into squads based on their specialty. Hikaru used Crying Nimbus to conceal their approach to the border. She admitted she had never been able to discover a practical use for this spell on her own. Their friends’ unique skills allowed them to take out the guards without raising an alarm. They surrounded the enemy garrison and were able to destroy the building despite being detected and fired upon. With perfect coordination between the squadrons they attacked them from different angles and they fell into confusion. Kazuki made sure to capture Hayashi alive, though she later committed suicide in her cell. Kaya appeared on the back of a dragon and ordered the troops to retreat. She offered her praise to Kazuki for this bold action. Behind her, Maya was clearly terrified of heights. They returned to camp with captured prisoners and freed allies.
When Kazuki got to his room he discovered Kaguya had assigned herself as his roommate. They were interrupted by Hikaru and the girls fought over him for a while and he wound up sleeping between them. Upon questioning a Japanese Diva who had calmed down they were told all the shrines in western Japan had been destroyed. Those people said they were working for the government, to show their devotion to the 72 Pillars. But the 72 Pillars didn’t demand such things and it was easy to guess the deception. The Yamato guys had fooled them with that simple trick, to drive them into a Wild God state. They used that to turn them against Japan and the 72 Pillars and get them to support a new state based on Japanese Mythology. If they could calm them out of their Wild God state and explain the truth Yamato would fall apart.
Volume 6 Edit
Kazuki was still sharing a room at the base with Hikaru and Kaguya. He woke up one morning to find Hikaru molesting him. She encouraged him to do the same to her while their roommate was still asleep. After a while he got his self-control back and stopped, as they had plans for today. Their group was headed to the beach in cars driven by Akane, Kanon and Lotte. From there Kazuki and Kazuha would slip away on a boat to infiltrate Ise Grand Shrine by sea. Some girls were unhappy that only the two of them were going, but since this was an infiltration mission, having a small group was essential. The plan was to calm the rage of the Chief God there, which was the fastest way to calm all the Japanese Divas down. After all, the Diva they had already calmed out of her Wild God state had been easy to convince of the truth. If they succeeded Yamato’s base of support and facade of legitimacy would crumble. In order to hide their purpose from the spy, it was said the group was allowed to take a brief vacation. They were given two beacons they were expected to light up after the mission to indicate success or failure.
The Knight Order had arranged to rent a beachfront property, complete with changing rooms. Kazuki, as the only guy present, was the fastest to change. As the girls gradually arrived he planned to offer them honest praise on their swimsuits. Hikaru wore a racing swimsuit and was showing off for him. Kazuki and Lotte went out on the boat, which was small due to the need to avoid detection. It was equipped with GPS and a silent motor but was designed to appear nondescript to avoid drawing attention. The Ryūtaki sisters wandered off alone. After he got back Kazuha took her turn learning to operate the boat. Kazuki and Kazuha changed into casual clothes that wouldn’t look out of place in Yamato and they boarded the rather cramped boat. They weren’t carrying swords, to seem less suspicious. Their friends waved goodbye as they set sail.
Kazuki unlocked a new skill and was able to contact Miō with Telepathy. He let them know the mission was a success. He said many enemy magic users will have fled and urged them to attack new. Akane and Kanon arrived at the front lines for what should have been a surprise assault. But thanks to the spy Yamato knew their movements and were amassing their forces to protect the targeted garrison. Though this strike was no longer a surprise Kazuki said that large numbers of the Yamato magic users would have already left the battlefield. He also believed that the professional training and experience of the Knight Order would give them an edge. Akane selected the tactic for the battle. The students from the Knight Academy were among the rear guard. The other side didn’t seem to be lacking in numbers but Akane had faith in Kazuki. Indeed when they called Yamato’s bluff most of the rear guard turned out to be fakes without the ability to use Summoning Magic.
Lotte flew above the battle using Deep Striker. While dodging incoming magic she kept in constant contact with Akane letting her know about the situation. Thus they could redeploy their forces quickly when needed. The discipline and training of their swordsmen was definitely superior to their opponents. They were able to break through the enemy lines. When the front line got into trouble students led by Hikaru jumped in to help. Lotte was playing a vital role here, but it took persuasion by Kazuki and Akane before the Knight Order would allow her to help, due to her being an Illegal Magician. Japan’s success in this battle so far could be said to be a combination of Kazuki’s creative style and Akane’s knowledge of traditional tactics.
Thanks largely to Akane’s leadership, it was looking like a great victory for Japan. She was suddenly contacted by Lotte who detected powerful enemy magicians approaching at high speed. The Yamato government had made an alliance with China and a group of their magicians had turned up at the last minute to help Yamato. As the enemy charged on horseback their efforts to take them out with long-range attacks were ineffective. Akane tried to organize the shocked troops, stunned China was brazenly getting involved here. The enemy pushed through their lines easily, their tactics were meaningless. They approached the headquarters where Kanon and Akane were. They decided to end the battle by killing the leaders, Akane was immobile from shock.
Kazuki arrived on the battlefield carrying Kazuha and Kamimura Itsuki. They would be unable to reach their friends in time so at Kazuha’s suggestion they were thrown. They weren’t able to hurt the enemies but succeeded in distracting them. Kazuki also launched a high-speed attack and failed to affect anything. Kanon used a spell that removed the Sacred Treasures held by the enemies. The allowed them to fight back to some degree. But the Japanese Knights were still in disarray and helpless. It seemed things would get worse when Lotte detected more strange magicians approaching. But these figures on horseback had come to help Japan. Their leader used a Sacred Treasure that disrupted all the magic in the area. The enemies were left vulnerable by this and fled along with the Yamato troops. The Knights were ordered not to pursue. The strangers offered to join their ranks. It turned out they belonged to an alliance of Asian countries opposed to the aggressive expansion of China.
Kazuki attended a meeting that also served as a mission debriefing. The leaders of Ryōzanpaku were hoping to form an alliance with a Magically Advanced Country. Japan had always remained neutral in these conflicts. Soon the international community would step in and force a cease fire. They would then investigate and issue a judgment of which government was the legitimate ruling body of Japan. If there was a divided opinion on this, things might not be settled until the battle between Kazuki and Ikōsai Aisu ends and Japan had am official King. They were interrupted by the German Knights, including the newly recovered Beatrix. They announced they would be suspending their agreement with the government of Japan until this matter was settled.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Swordsmanship: Hikaru has been learning proper swordsmanship from Kazuki. The reason why she's asked him to train her is so she could improve her close-combat skills for when she's using Ride Lightning.
Hoshikaze Hikaru is a contractor of Baal, whose powers are storm based.
10 Inherent Powers:Edit
Level 1: Lightning Line: Creates a bow that fires arrows made of lightning. This power is weak compared to other Level 1 magic but it can be used multiple times upon one cast as long as she still has arrows.
Level 2: Horoscope Stasis: Envelops the target in ropes made from light from which even a dragon couldn't break free.
Level 3: Storm Fort: Creates a barrier of wind around the target. The barrier is big enough to protect 2 people.
Level 4: Ayamur: Summons a spear Sacred Treasure with the power to control wind.
Level 5: Ride Lightning: Creates a magical system that covers the user with electricity increasing the speed of thought and all physical abilities.
Level 6: Crying Nimbus: Covers the sky with dark colored clouds which start to rain, making all thunder magic unusable for the duration.
Level 7: Arc Flash Hazard: The power of the atmosphere is compressed into two poles of positive and negative energy and raises a vortex, where equilibrium is broken and it causes a pure white explosion.
Level 8: Yagrush: Summons a giant hammer Sacred Treasure infused with the power to control electricity.
Level 9: ?
Level 10: King of Flies: Summons a swarm of giant flies to absorb magic power from enemies.
Harem King Powers: Edit
Any Harem member with a Positivity Level of 150 or better gains the ability to communicate Telepathically with the Harem King.
Favored Princess Magician: Edit
Once Kazuki was recognized as the King of Japan by the 72 Pillars in Volume 9, Chapter 3 those Magika Stigma closest to him were given a special position. Those with a Positivity Level of 150 or better were given the title of Favored Princess Magician. This title made those girls the most powerful contracted magician of their Diva. They can only use this power for a short while but it greatly shortens the casting time of their Summoning Magic. It also means the 10 Inherent Powers of the Diva become more powerful. The down side is that when using this power no other contractor of that Diva will be able to access her Summoning Magic, which could be a serious problem if they happen to be in battle.
Enhanced Inherent Powers: Edit
Level 1: Arrow Storm:
Level 5: Connect Lightning: Accelerates either the user's body or someone else.
- She is afraid of boys. However, in later volumes it showed that she is a liberated girl, meaning that she has overcome her androphobia while being attracted and perverted to Kazuki at the same time.
- Kazuki obtained the Key to her Heart and kissed her for the first time in Volume 4, Chapter 5
- She was able to become a Favored Princess Magician in Volume 11, Chapter 1
- She lost her virginity to Kazuki in Volume 13, Chapter 2 (along with most of the Harem)
- Hikaru is the only confirmed girl who had anal sex in the series.