|"Just the Slightest Bit of Motivation"|
|Japanese||April 11, 2017|
Lecture II: "Just the Slightest Bit of Motivation" (ほんのわずかなやる気, Hon'no Wazukana Yaruki) is the second episode of the Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor anime series.
Sistine and Glenn get into a minor misconception causing Sistine to leave the classroom, guilty Glenn shows a bit of motivation due to her agitation. He teaches his students about the techniques and ways Shock Bolt can be used. The students are surprised by this and decide to accept him as their teacher.
The episode begins with Sistine complaining about Glenn, not keeping the agreement between mages and does not teach anything. Lynn Titis, approaches Glenn asks him about runic spells which she needs help with. Sistine interrupts and tells her that she is waistin time and that she will help he with it. Glenn questions Sistine about the use of magic. Sistine tells him that she skew that he was gonna comment on magic and its purposes, she continues saying that magic is the study of the principles of the world, and that the origin and the structure of the world and the rules that help govern the world is all revealed through magic. She also explains that magic foley exists to give us answers on why we solely exist. Glenn questions Sistine about the use of learning the principles of the world, which Sistine tells that she already answered the question. Glenn interrupts her saying that what benefit does magic provide humanity. The students stare at Glenn and Sistine as Glenn talks about how humans can accomplish things without the need of magic, he talks about medial as humans can find a way to heal many diseases. Glenn tells her that maybe it's his opinion that magic is of no benefit to human beings, making Sistine sweat drop. Sistine tries to explain to him, when Glenn interrupts again saying that magic can be used for killing. It can benefit in killing ten people at the same time. He goes dark by giving more examples earning a splash from Sistine. Glenn looks at Sistine's distressed expression as she yells that she hates him and runs out of the room, the class is then dismissed. Later Glenn stands at the rooftop thinking about magic and how it brings nothing but regret. As she blabbers about magic, he notices Rumia, inside the second floor drawing a magic circle as he approaches her. Rumia opens her book, trying to figure out what is wrong with her magic circle. Glenn opens the door and starts a conversation with her. Glenn examines the circle and tells her that she has done it right, but is short a on mercury, a special powder. Glenn redraws the magic circle by adding more mercury to it and telling her to activate the circle again. To Rumia's surprise the circle lights up with beautiful sparks and shape. Rumia comments on how beautiful it looks as Glenn glances at her, only to remember how he had the same expression of magic when he was younger. As Glenn and Rumia walk back home Rumia comments on how Glenn loves magic as he looked like he was having fun back the, which Glenn denies. Rumia asks him what he was doing before he became a substitute teacher. Glenn answers that he was shut-in making Rumia smile. Rumia asks him what he did before that, where Glenn's expression changes changing the topic. Glenn questions why everyone gets so worked up about something a dumb as magic. Rumia tells him about her past as how she was captured by some evil mages and a mage of justice came to her rescue. She told him that she wasn't able to do anything in return, so she decided to learn magic and later pay him back if she ever met him. Glenn starts wondering and thinking about someone. Rumia tells Glenn to apologise to Sistine as she connects with her decased grandfather through magic and her passion for magic is that she wants to unravel the mysteries of the Sky Castle. The next day, Glenn apologises to Sistine about his actions and behaviour. He stands in front of class saying that everyone of them are idiots, agitating everyone. He starts by chanting, three phrase of shock Bolt, making Teresa comment on his magic reduction skills. Wendy contributes to the conversation saying that they have already mastered the spell.