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"The Magic Competition"
魔術競技祭 Majutsu Kyōgi-sai
Episode Info
Previous Episode 3
Next Episode 5
First Broadcast
Japanese April 25, 2017
Character debut(s)
Magic debut(s)
None in this episode
Tool debut(s)
None in this episode

Lecture IV: "The Magic Competition" (魔術競技祭, Majutsu Kyōgi-sai) is the fourth episode of the Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor anime series.

Synopsis Edit

The Magic Competition is coming up and Sistine and Rumia try to get their classmates to participate but they refuse. Glenn then shows up and tells them he'll make the decision of who joins as the class prepare for headache. However, Glenn surprises them with his selection method which earns surprise from many of them until he gives his reasons since there are events which are best suited for a few. Sistine and Rumia are surprised that in spite of his laziness, Glenn had actually been paying attention to their class' skill.

Long SummaryEdit

As Sistine and Rumia were trying to get members, the class are reluctant since they don't want to embarrass themselves in front of the Queen until Glenn shows up in the classroom. His class prepare for headache however, Glenn surprises them with his declaration of leading them to victory as he starts his selection method, as Rumia notes he is making sure the whole class enters. Wendy Nablesse is surprised by her exemption from dueling and protests this until Glenn gives his reasons since there is an event, which she is best suited for and she accepts it.

Glenn then gives his reasons for everyone else in the selection, as Sistine notes to herself that Glenn has actually been paying attention to their talents. Gibul Wisdan suggests another plan for the game and Glenn ponders on it, though Sistine unknowingly ruins a possible change of plans. Gibul stops his arguing as Sistine looks to Glenn on winning the games as he gives a forced answer while Rumia notes to herself that they aren't on the same page.

Afterwards, a sullen Glenn soon recalled that he was ostracized by his class which prevented him from joining the games when he was a student, which was why he forgot about it. He then saw the smiling faces on his class training that changed his perspective before he saw them about to brawl with Class 1.

Intervening, Glenn questioned this before Halley Astry arrived as Glenn irritated him by purposely getting his name wrong. Halley then told Glenn to get his class out of the area as they are nothing but a hindrance, who are in the way.

In response, Glenn got angry when Halley insulted his class and told him his class will win but Halley doubts it. Glenn then makes a wager of three months salary with him on which of their class will win the magic games festival. Glenn's choice got his students to smile at his firm belief in them, while he internally realized what he said in his anger. Halley internally considers the bet, before spotting his eager class looking at him and he accepts it. Realizing his actions, Glenn attempted to take it back by groveling before Sistine once again ruined his plans as Halley leaves confident he'd win.

Glenn then got over his compromising situation and decided to train his class in preparation of the games.

Episode NotesEdit

  • Glenn is revealed to have studied his class' habits and talents.
  • Glenn bets Halley that his class will win, showing a firm belief in them.

Differences between the Light Novel and Manga Edit

  • Celica doesn't attempt to blast Glenn like in the manga but does grab his head.
  • Glenn doesn't have much of an inner monologue when talking to Gibul before Sistine intervenes on his behalf.
    • Also Gibul's argument with Sistine is shortened.
  • Glenn doesn't have a flashback of his exemption from the magic festival, like in the manga.
  • Glenn doesn't grab the students by the collars as he does in the manga
  • Halley ponders for a while before he accepts Glenn's bet after seeing his students face's which prompt him to agree.
    • In the manga, he doesn't accept until after Sistine appears.

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