In the end I guess it is a matter of personal preference
and i still don't like him ...
But since nakamura was picked for drama cd i doubt they would pick someone else for the possible anime. I mean they most possibly explored other options and still decided on him, so why would they change him all of sudden ?
Personal preference, yeah. Ah well. The part where he was a cat (is it a cat? or a dog? I have no idea) had me laughing, though. Thank you for that. I mean, what the hell, a small animal. Haha
It's all about the politics ... If they weren't needed or were truly feared, clans themselves would erase yotsuba as a direct threat. That don't happens though, why ? They contribute greatly to national power and defense as one of the most powerful families in the country, at the same time they have neither means nor ambitions to reign and maintain status quo with others.
Destruction of yotsuba would leave great void impossible to fill by masters clan(i mean damn didn't yotsuba went against asian aliance by themselves ?)and saegusa would be the new one everyone are vary of). Leaving aside turmoil, opening for attack by the New Soviet Union or Asian Alliance or even war over secrets left by yotsuba. You can't exacly leave alone something that fell short of declearing a war against masters clan(nation?)without an answer especialy since it was all done by a single person. Guilty has to be found in order to recive fair trial and capital punishment.
Now that's just part of the problem since the person in question is strategic level magician and a part of the military. Forget treason consequences or value as an asset for external enemies, the potential threat posed by rogue stratetic magician earns him death penalty. Even assuming he's too valuable to kill only life in seclusion under surveillance and supervisor awaits(we can forgive but won't forget). So reasumming yeah i think no one benefits from this from this
Hmm... I think the other families leave the Yotsuba alone because they don't exactly know how to deal with them. The Yotsuba are defined as very secretive and very powerful, after all, so if an all-out war broke out between the Yotsuba and the other families, the families would still suffer irredeemable loss because of the power of the Yotsuba. But yeah, I agree with you about the Yotsuba not having the ambition to reign. I think they have the means though, haha, if Miyuki and Tatsuya were to formally be conscripted into the family.
I also agree that the destruction of the Yotsuba would leave an impossible void to fill, but from the perspective of the ten Master clans, if the Yotsuba were to be erased, then the secrets that they carry will no doubt reinforce the powers of magicians, even if the means to empower them are non-standard/artificial. That is, unless the greedy people get a hold of the information and maybe sell them to the enemies of magicians, like Blanche. Then Blanche would profit from the whole thing.
But yeah, Tatsuya going rogue is a bad idea (he still can, though! hahaha), since Miyuki will be caught up in the mess and no one wants that.
P.S.: I feel like I forgot what we were originally talking about. Heh.
Replied: March 15, 2013, 01:21:44 PM
Expressing deep regret:
Just listened to the drama CD. I only understand the basic Japanese terms for mother and brother, so I just focused on the voices, but judging from those alone, it seems like the setting is Volume 8.
Anyway, I take back what I said about Nakamura being too "adult" (I still have no other word for that). He sounds awesome as Tatsuya. Although isn't Tatsuya supposed to be around 13 when he is first seen with Miyuki? Hm...
Miyuki sounds cute, too. I thought her VA would sound more girly, but I do prefer Hayami's voice. I mean, it's Haqua!