WARNING: The next accommodates spoilers for The Irregular at Magic Excessive College, “Reminiscence Arc,” now streaming on Funimation and Crunchyroll.
Tatsuya Shiba and his sister Miyuki are the protagonists of The Irregular at Magic Excessive College. Regardless of being her older brother and a strong magician in his personal proper, Tatsuya is handled as nothing greater than a servant by his household aside from Miyuki. Though he possesses impeccable fight expertise and robust management of magic, he’s nonetheless positioned in Course 2 when he formally enrolls on the Nationwide Magic College Affiliated First Excessive College.
Whereas Tatsuya is well-liked and revered by his sister and classmates, a lot about him stays a complete thriller. For instance, he’s by no means bothered by the way in which different folks deal with him and appears overwhelmingly accepting of his place in life. Mockingly, regardless of his seeming lack of emotion, he’s extremely protecting of his sister and maintains a really intimate relationship along with her, a lot to the discomfort of everybody else of their interior circle. Whereas the prior two seasons of Irregular did not reveal a lot about his previous, the “Reminiscence Arc” fills in numerous gaps.
Three years previous to the occasions of Season 1’s “Enrollment Arc,” a really younger Tatsuya accompanied Miyuki and their mom on a visit to Okinawa. Whereas the latter two flew first-class, Tatsuya was seated with the aircraft’s economic system passengers. He was additionally in command of choosing up their baggage and escorting them to their trip house like a bellboy. On the time, Miya was the pinnacle of the Yotsuba Clan as a substitute of her sister (and the present-day head) Maya. Regardless of being handled as a servant by his mom and sister on the time, even again then Tatsuya did not reveal any emotions of anger or degradation.
All through The Irregular at Magic Excessive College‘s “Reminiscence Arc,” Tatsuya continues to indicate his potential as a robust magician. He even impresses Miyuki together with his prowess as a hand-to-hand combatant after they encounter Left-Bloods — descendants of US troopers put up World Conflict III — throughout her walks. Regardless of his extremely protecting habits, it puzzles Miyuki that he sees his personal nature as nothing greater than his accountability. This leaves her feeling slightly harm and even a bit jealous of her cousins when he genuinely smiles at them at a cocktail party. Not having the ability to reconcile his habits together with his feelings, Miyuki at one level asks Tatsuya about this inconsistency. He tells her to ask their mom about that.
Whereas Tatsuya is keeping off an assault towards Okinawa by the Nice Asian Union, Miyuki asks her mom Miya about why her brother behaves the way in which he does. Miya agrees to inform her about his origins — on the situation that she stops treating him like a brother. It seems Tatsuya was born a faulty magician, fully unfit to steer the Yotsuba Clan. Whereas regular magicians have the capability to control and remodel matter, Tatsuya is just able to disassembling and reassembling objects. This posed an issue for the Yotsuba Clan, however they nonetheless discovered some use for his unusual energy.
Deciding he could possibly be helpful as a bodyguard, each Miya and Maya carried out a magical surgical procedure on Tatsuya to enhance his current powers. This surgical procedure is just like different modified magicians who’ve additionally had their genetic data altered. Whereas the process was successful, it additionally value Tatsuya his capability to expertise feelings comparable to anger, grief and jealousy. He is not even able to feeling any love towards his circle of relatives members, besides Miyuki. Miya rationalizes that if he has to really feel affection for somebody, it ought to be the individual he’ll be assigned to guard.
Studying concerning the surgical procedure her mom and aunt carried out on Tatsuya proves too painful for Miyuki to listen to, nevertheless it does assist deliver closure to her conflicted emotions towards him. The Irregular at Magic Excessive College‘s “Reminiscence Arc” not solely explains why Tatsuya behaves the way in which he does within the current, nevertheless it additionally explains Miyuki’s personal attachment to him, nevertheless discomforting it’s to the folks round them.