Well, the tournament was perfect until the Kihara attack! And I must say I am quite fascinated by the Kihara-ness
I was a little confused by it at first but I understood it can even be considered as an ability, especially when Biyouri said "What Kihara do you have?" I understood they are the embodiment of science and are all gathered in Academy City because of this but I don't think Academy City have to fear the apparition of Kiharas in other countries. First it seems science is natural for them, I guess it's related to their genes(?) and the most fearsome things is also that they have the passion. It would mean that there are Kiharas who are not in the Kihara family but are still Kihara
because among all the inhabitants of AC there is obviously talented geniuses who came here because of their passion for science and it's highly possible there are Kihara who aren't in academy city but can't go there because of financial issues etc. Even if AC technology was leaked in other countries it would not be a problem because even if more persons would develop their Kihara potential, they would still be less dangerous than the Kiharas of AC for the reason that AC scientific level would increase while the scientists of the other countries would spend a lot of time to understand fully their inventions, the gap is too large. And because of that gap even the newly awakened Kiharas would want to go to AC. We can say that AC attracts Kiharas. But even with that Kihara family is still very special and clearly above all the others scientists. For me it's because their passion and intellect are by far
higher than others. I think the 2 first Kiharas were like geniuses then their children inherited
their intelligence and became passionated by science because of their education and so forth, their passion probably became "genetic" as well, like a mental illness.
The lack of Touma didn't really bothered me( most of the times) but when people were talking about him I realized he was way more badasss than I thought
. Enshuu was the best new char in that volume for me. Marian also increased the level of violence a lot! All she did was a lot more gruesome than the scene where Accel was killing that sadist pedo in vol 19, I wonder how they'll animate it. Maria was great too but after her apparition she overshadowed the 2 new girls, Saflee did nothing special. What really puzzle me is Kagun/Bersi, he is a Kihara, so the embodiment of science but he was able to use magic... I thought it was impossible. And also who killed the Kiharas? I thought only Biyouri and Kagun were dead, it means Maria killed Enshuu and that Loki and Ransuu(who is said to be the sanest Kihara despite what he did
) both got killed with illusion? The weakness of that volume is that there was too many characters and it was as well handled as in volume 15.
Finally the Magic God and the man who should have been the Magic God appeared, things should get more epic now.
Edit: About Sigyn, she didn't appear but I think she is related to Tabikake. When she said "That's right. My nature is to give what I have to others to make up for what they lack. If
I try to be perfect myself, I couldn't make up for what I lack."
I couldn't help but think about him.