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Pursuit Chapter (II) is the 29th volume in the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Light Novel series.

Synopsis

A new magic bursts forth to bury the dead! Thus, Tatsuya and that man clash!?

July 2097. Tatsuya pursues Minoru who is hiding in the sprawling forest of Fuji, where he's been thinking of a way to break through the barrier, "Stone Sentinel Maze" that's spread around.

On the other hand, the USNA Military Illegal Magician Assassination Platoon "Illegal MAP" have started to move, to assassinate Tatsuya. A demonic hand directs its magic towards his friends――

Moreover an assassin, Fujibayashi Nagamasa, stands in front of Tatsuya. Tatsuya's new magic, "Astral Dispersion," which can make spirit bodies vanish, will be released against a formidable enemy who's rare Ninjutsu art is capable of manipulating apparitions!!

Tatsuya rushes towards rescuing Minami. However right in front of him is "that man" who stands before him, who becomes his "worst enemy"――!?

Chapter 8

Spoiler

Saeki and Kazama discuss the outcome of Lu Ganghu's attempt to assassinate Liu.

Saekai explains the situation to Kazama like this.

—— The New Soviet Union had the naval fleet move south on the pretext of handing over Second-Lieutenant Liu.

—— Whatever the true objective is, the New Soviet Union military will lose their excuse if Second-Lieutenant Liu is gone.

——Even if the invasion of the New Soviet Union was non-existent, Second-Lieutenant Liu‘s existence is a great risk.

—— There is no small possibility that she will return to her home country and direct Thunderclap Tower towards Japan.

—— The assassination of Second-Lieutenant Liu by Lu Ganghu is also beneficial to Japan.

—— For failing to protect the refugee, the National Defense Forces would be criticized by public opinion. A loss to their international reputation is inevitable.

—— However the merits of removing Second-Lieutenant Liu from the country are greater than the demerits.

—— It is also convenient to monitor Second-Lieutenant Liu with the participation of Ichijou Masaki-kun of the Ten Master Clans.

—— The criticism for not being able to prevent the assassination of Second-Lieutenant Liu while on the same base, will also be shared with Ichijou-kun.

—— The assassination of a magician in exile by a covert magician. It can be expected that the accusations against the Ten Master Clans will be greater than that of the National Defense Forces.

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IMAP receives orders from Colonel Walker. They plan to kidnap Honoka and Mizuki to use them against Tatsuya.

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Tatsuya plans to continue the search for Minami, he leaves Miyuki in Lina’s care.

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Minoru thinks about his current situation, he is getting very nervous about not being able to escape.

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The National Defense Forces Intelligence Department discusses IMAP and how they have entered the country. They decide to have Tsukasa redeem herself by helping to get rid of IMAP.

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Shiina tells Miyuki and Tatsuya about how the 101 was told by the Mitsuya Family that Tatsuya has plans to go to Midway.

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Fujibayashi is working when Tatsuya calls her to ask where to meet to start searching for Minoru.

Chapter 9

Spoiler
Tatsuya is analyzing the barrier that Minoru has been using to hide.

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Minoru tells Minami that he plans to have the USNA help him leave the country. Minami doesn’t answer but asks where he is going to and he tells her Hawaii’s northwest islands. Yakumo shows up and surprised both Minami and Minoru. Yakumo warns Minoru not to share any details on Parade.

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Tatsuya notices that someone made a hole in the barrier, and tells Hyougo that he will be heading out.

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Some of Minoru’s family show up at his hideout.

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Fumiya reports to Tatsuya about the recent Parasite Doll incident and also gives information about the current state of the Kudou Family.

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Minoru talks to his family and they plan to help him flee the country. The Kudou Family believes their future lies with Minoru.

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Minami is in a room by herself when Yakumo comes to talk to her. He tells her about Tatsuya’s plan to attack Midway. She also decides to follow Minoru but she doesn’t want a parasite.

Chapter 10

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Tatsuya arrives at the scheduled location, equips his Freed Suit and begins to approach Minoru’s hideout.

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Tatsuya is detected by the barrier.

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Tatsuya is trying to break through the barrier and finally makes it through.

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Tatsuya is detected breaking through the barrier.

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After breaking through the barrier Tatsuya begins to search for Minami and Minoru. He regrets not having backup.

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Minoru leaves the hideout with Minami.

Chapter 11

Spoiler
Erika, Leo, Mizuki and Mikihiko are all taking the train home after school.

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Tatsuya is chasing after a “fake” Minoru and after realizing it returns back to the house.

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When Honoka arrives at home, someone sneaks up behind her and puts a damp cloth to her face. She loses consciousness.

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Pixie informs Miyuki that Honoka has been kidnapped. Pixie is able to pinpoint her location and state of mind.

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Tatsuya enters the hideout and runs into Fujibayashi Nagamasa. Nagamasa explains that they have no intention to hand over Minoru to the Ten Master Clans or the NAtional Defense Force.

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Mikihiko and Mizuki are walking home when they are confronted by IMAP. Tsukasa also arrives to help out.

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Tatsuya is fighting Nagamasa who is using illusions and spirit magic.

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Mikihiko, Tsukasa and Mizuki are facing IMAP, when Erika and Leo show up to help out.

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Tatsuya is fighting Nagamasa. He finally locates the real body and uses Decomposition to incapacitate him.

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Erika, Leo, Mikihiko and Tsukasa are fighting IMAP, they begin to overwhelm their opponents so IMAP decides to retreat.

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Miyuki asks Pixie for Honoka’s location and begins preparations to mobilize. However, she is stopped by Hyougo, just before she decided to ignore him, Erika calls.

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Tatsuya approaches Nagamasa and is about to leave, when Nagamasa separates his spirit from his body (pretty much killing himself). He plans to keep Tatsuya trapped here, but Tatsuya uses Astral Dispersion to breakdown his spirit.

Chapter 12

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After the fight, Tatsuya runs into Mitsugu. The Kuroba Family has been gathering information and following Minoru. Mitsugu asks Tatsuya why he cares so much about Minami and he can’t answer him. Mitsugu tells Tatsuya where Minoru is heading.

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Erika, Leo and SMAT arrive at IMAP’s hideout. They prepare to mobilize.

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IMAP tries to brainwash Honoka to kill Tatsuya. She strongly resists the order and causes the room to be filled with light. IMAP retreats from the room, but they are under attack from SMAT. Some of the members of IMAP commit suicide in order to not be caught.

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Erika and company rescue Honoka. Tsukasa explains to them about IMAP, their methods and their target being Tatsuya.

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Minoru and Minami arrive at the USNA military port.

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Tatsuya is trying to track Minoru and Minami but they are being concealed by a technique similar to Parade.

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Four members of IMAP escaped from the safe house, they receive a notification from the Seven Sages, giving them the location of Tatsuya.

Chapter 13

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Tatsuya is heading towards Minoru and Minami.

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Raymond Clark is the one responsible for IMAP knowing the location of Tatsuya. He has also informed the police of Tatsuya’s actions as well. He is hoping to stop Tatsuya from getting to Minoru.

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The police department receives the emails and documents. They decide to send the riot police out to take action.

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IMAP have found Tatsuya and prepare to move in.

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Tatsuya senses IMAP approaching, they use fire arms with suppressors. Four of them land in front of Tatsuya. Tatsuya uses his triple Decomposition on all four of them and kills them in under three minutes.

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Minoru and Minami arrive at the USNA ship. He once again confirms with Minami if she wants to go and she agrees.

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Tatsuya was finally able to confirm Minami’s position. However, before he could fly off in their direction he runs into an obstacle.

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Raymond is on the ship and greets Minoru and Minami.

Chapter 14

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The moment Tatsuya tried to fly, he loses all sense of direction. The one who appears in front of Tatsuya is Yakumo.

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Raymond explains that he is trying to hinder Tatsuya, and that they will be increasing their speed soon.

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Tatsuya is angry that Yakumo is standing in his way. Yakumo also tells him that the riot police will be here soon. Tatsuya asks Yakumo to move aside but he refuses.

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Raymond explains that “The Coral” (the ship they are on) can fully submerge like a submarine to move at faster speeds.

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Tatsuya and Yakumo start out with close quarters combat, Yakumo then leads Tatsuya away from their current position.

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Fumiya and Ayako are trying to convince Mitsugu to send reinforcements to help Tatsuya, but he refuses. He tells them that Maya ordered them to not interfere. Ayako is still not convinced and plans to get in contact with Maya.

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Yakumo led Tatsuya to a nearby high school. There were no students or people in the nearby vicinity.

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Ayako is told by Maya that their sponsor is the one who wants the Yotsuba to not interfere with Minoru’s escape.

Maya: “I want you to refrain from continuing to work tonight.”

Maya explains that they are not giving up on Minami.

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Tatsuya’s fight with Yakumo continues but now it switches to a fight more concentrated on magic. Yakumo casts an illusion to help hide himself from Tatsuya “eyes”.

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Minoru and Minami are shown to their rooms on the ship, they are told their destination is an Hawaiian Naval Base.

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Yakumo is using more illusions against Tatsuya and Tatsuya is trying to counter them with his magic. Yakumo uses an illusion that causes pain to the body. Tatsuya is able to overcome the illusion and defeats Yakumo.

Tatsuya heals Yakumo and asks for an explanation. Yakumo explains that there is an organization in Japan which is the second most powerful in their nation. Yakumo tells him that this organization wants the Parasites to be expelled from the country. He also mentions that Aoba is part of this group.

After the explanation Tatsuya walks away.

Chapter 15

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Tatsuya returns home and has a discussion with Miyuki and Lina. With the recent attack on his friends Tatsuya suggests bringing all of his friends under the protection of the Yotsuba for the time being. Miyuki didn’t object because he also included his male friends, or else she might have interpreted it as a “harem declaration”.

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July 16th. The Coral has arrived at the USNA Naval Base in the Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Hawaii. (End)

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