So it appears my assumption last episode was correct – they cannot reproduce the pills in a short time span. It seems as though it’s going to take them at least half a year to accurately reproduce the compounds present in the pill…quite problematic considering that they only have one month’s worth of material left before they croak. Watching Ryouta convey this info to our heroines was some hard stuff to watch, even if most of them pretended as though they never had their hopes up in the first place.
While I agree with Ryouta that this is a problem, can’t they just raid a couple more laboratories until they get what they need? Sure, it’s dangerous, but so is bleeding to death and I don’t think they have much of a choice. Something else to consider is that the last time they raided a laboratory the enemy knew they were coming – what’s to say it’s always going to be like that? Choose your targets carefully and utilize Kana’s forecast and they should be able to handle things without casualties. Of course, there’s always a limit to what you can get away with and I sincerely doubt it would work in succession, so get as much as you can as quickly as you can and run the hell on out of there. Give it six months and you will essentially have immortality.
A magician’s life is still far from glamorous, however – having to ingest a pill every 30 hours still sucks as well as having a power that sacrifices a small bit of your humanity every time you use it.
Ryouta is a good guy to have on your side though – he never gives up and unlike several other MC across anime – he’s not a complete moron. As a matter of fact, he’s quite bright and has saved our heroines on multiple occasions. While it seems they backed themselves into a corner this time, I’m fairly confident he will think of something. But whatever it is, it had better be relatively fast…time is ticking.