>The first chapter starts with the flea guildy fight.
>She's been going full demon mode as Blue since their fight with isuna two weeks ago scaring everyone shitless now.
>"Ohhh! What beautiful legs! The form a perfectly staight line with your chest!! I pride myself on these legs and here we have a magnificent pair on one such as you!!"
>"Here, it's the leg that you love oh so much... Makes you happy doesn't it? Tell me just how grateful you are." Damn you Mizusawa. I did not need this in my life.
>Erina tries to get Souji to step on her breasts since Aika's been taking all the guildies for herself
>Aika finishes him off using the bloomer elemera to imprint him right in to the ground and following it up with a point blank brake release sans aura pillar.
>She has the remaining ultiroids record a message to take back to the base and lets them leave alive. The ultiroids debate amongst themselves on how Aika would just attack once they turn around, running off one by one
>The guildies now fear Aika so much that they force themselves to do proper research on her. Her data apparently would increase the load on their computers by 20x.
>They had scrapped some tail blue figure plans
>Isuna brags about taking Red's first kiss and blows the guildies some air kisses to ease their jealousy. They're not thrilled about it. "What's this!? I've unconsciouly activated my barrier!? I-I'm not defending myself at all!!"
>Souji actually scolds Aika for taking things far and the public actually sees them as lovable perverts now.
>The twintail news reports don't consider Aika to be human and have designated her as the fastest land mammal alive.
>They talk about countermeasures to take if you encounter tail blue. Yellow has fewer in comparison but is treated as a flasher.
>Aika's battle hogging have worsened Erina's stripping tendencies to the point that it's popping up in her normal self. Its gotten so bad that Souji tells her it's okay for her to strip.
>Souji still hasn't told the rest that Isuna is the idol they like so much
>Aika catches Souji as Tail Red during her morning call
>"This again!? Don't tell me you had another weird idea and went to bed like that!"
>"No, not today. The transformation just happened on its own... Also, I did come up with that one a long while ago but I gave up on that since it was hard to sleep in the tailgear."
>Mouth agape, Aika falls to her knees and her shoulders begin to shake.
>"What do I do... Just what do I have to do...?"
>I guess she must be tired from rampaging around too much lately.
>While Erina's cozying up to Souji on the way to school, Twirl tells Aika to beat her up to ruin their love comedy moment. Aika thought it was a great idea.
>Aika and Twirl mix it up with their routine and keep on finding new creative ways to do it
>Guildies have made the tail blue figure but everything about it besides her twintails is of bad quality. They've officially started anti blue stragetiizing process.
>Since Red is min maxing twintails and Yellow's got a whole arsenal, Aika's really the only getting stronger from defeating them and they can't help but take it as her feeding on them.
>Twirl's never used the excelion shorts built in toilet herself and tries to get Souji to finally field test the feature. Souji's already transformed and very tempted.
>Twirl's digging the situation so much that she tanks Aika's beatdown without even flinching. It causes the base to shake enough to bother Souji.
>Erina wants to "share the pain" with him so she opens up the base's store of sodas and drinks and starts downng them down in single gulps.
>Twirl offers the incontinence poison she was trying to slip into aika's food all day to Erina and immediately downs it.
>Souji's so aggravated by this he momentarily concludes that girls go in groups to the toilet because they're "sharing the pain" too.
>"If... you could... make something like... that... couldn't you have... made the opposite... twoe..."
>"Hip hip hooray! Double hold-ins! Double hold-ins!!"
>Twoearle... I owe a lot to you but right now, just this once, won't you let me hit you with a grand blazer.
>Aika takes SOuji to the toilet and has to undo his pants and underwear for him since he's at his limit. He closes his eyes the whole time and Aika is completely red in the face.
>They come back to see twirl convulsing in pain on the floor with all the damage from earlier beatings finally taking their toll and Erina blue in the face at her own limit. Aika has to take her to the toilet too.
>Miharu's got a peculiar style of walking that makes it look like she's hovering in addition to her skating style walking. I've had experience with those myself but I could never get the hovering one right.
>Aika tells him he cant just splash water over himself and needs to handwash his body now since girl bodies are sensitive. He thinks she's joking since she uses her own hands to break up concrete-hard stuff everyday in her normal form.
>Twirl tries to accompany him and Aika tries to stop her.
>Twirl insists on the basis that she has large breasts herself while Aika tells her she wouldn't be wash Souji's twintails properly. Cue awkward pause.
>Smiling and patting Aika's shoulder, Twirl gives in and says she'll let Aika have this one while she'll just enjoy things from the other side of the magic mirror.
>Aika tells Souji to go in ahead and strip. Thinking he's out earshot, she tells Twirl to do the same and apologizes for going there i.e. her lost twintails.
>"Apologizing and gently stripping my clothes off at the same time!? Go back to that raunchy anime world you came from!"
>She wears string tied panties in case someone ever requests to untie a pair.
>Just like Souji's twintail senses, Aika's apparently developed the ability to tell when someone's thinking about her chest. She tells Souji he can fix his bra problem after he considers how easily her towel would fall off.
>Aika hangs twirl upside down by her panties.
>Aika understands Twirl's drowning sounds to know where she keeps her shampoo in her labcoat.
>Souji inadvertantly said a line his dad said during his youth whilst bantering with his mom. He's mortified when his mom tells him so.
>Swan Guildy is training himself by replying to Isuna's texts. He's skiping out on meetings to do so but Sparrow Guildy, Isuna and Hopper Guildy are letting it slide so he can get stronger.
>"Title: Dappii~ Body: Hiya Swan Guildy-chan! It's me, Dark Grasper! You can just call me Da-chan(music symbol) Lemme tell you something neat (star symbol) In Da-chan talk Dappii~ means hello~"
>Just reading it blows his body into the wall. Sparrow Guildy cheers him on.
>Isuna has a giant shark costume made for Meganep so she can be on stage with her and appeal to kids as Meganedon. She's also gone back to normal twintails as opposed to tribraided ones.
>Twirl sews up a bra for Solar and Mikoto sets up transfers procedures for a Solar Metca while Souji is marked down for treatment overseas.
>Erina has Solar introduce herself to the entire school at an assembly and Souji's medical treatment for Twintailenza gets announced the same way. His classmates are glad to hear he's getting the help he needs. They're still riffing him about this in vol 8.
>Solar is of course a huge hit with the school and still gets mobbed by girls.
>Arachne guildy runs a dojo for trap affinity elemarians out of his own room and has quite a few students. One of their practices involve putting on tht face powder make up thing(foundation?).
>Isuna drops in to tell him about Worm Guildy's and Snail Guildy's deaths.
>He takes it really hard as it turns out that he had fallen for his student and cries tears of blood.
>Isuna is shocked and disgusted at the sudden revelation but quickly comes around to it after picturing a scene of flower petals falling around Arachne Guildy and Worm Guildy as the former embraces the latter with all eight of his spider legs.
>Scene ends with Arachne Guildy remembering good times with worm guildy whilst holding up his sword, the Girly Boy Rod. I did not get this joke until now.
>"Oh my! It's so majestic! Mind if I touch it?" "Fufu. I would not mind at all."
>Meanwhile at school Solar is being paraded around on a palanquin the boys clad in Fundoshi are carrying around while the girls do strange dances ahead of them. The whole school's really going all out to celebrate her with all the clubs joining in one by one adding their special touch to the parade.
>Twirl feels like she's lost to Solar's natural girliness at seeing her press down her skirt on the palanquin.
>The boys take the chance to get Erina to approve a Solar fan club. Mikoto scares them with a faustian deal involving them signing her marriage forms in exchange for her as their club supervisor.
>Erina's home is the size of a shopping mall fully equipped with facilities like tennis courts and helicopter pads.
>Her own room is huge and both she and Emu are discussing her future with Souji inside. She's taken to calling him son-in-law by this point
>Emu is asking about how far she's gotten with him and the context of illicit sexual relations completely fly over her head
>It takes Emu offering to show Erina how satisfy Souji by leading by example with while she takes notes during.
>She calls Erina pathetic when she tells her they haven't done it even once and that it is her duty to invite her man "to the floor".
>That said Emu sees that Erina may be objecting to being so forward with Souji but isn't denying that she wants to snag him for herself
>Emu strategizies some plans up for Erina. It leads to having her invite them to their beachhouse and Erina learning the secret dance of her people.
>Solar, Day 2. Souji wakes up and gets dressed without looking at his new body by touch. He's completely mastered the feat.
>He's more fixated on tying up his twintails the way Aika does. Two minutes is too long and he's set up a training regiment to practice tying them 30x a day.
>Aika's trained so hard with her twintails she doesn't need a mirror and does them up perfectly when she wakes up.
>Twirl comes in see through negligee, locks the door and gives Souji her once loved Barrettas since she can't bring herself to throw them away even after not being able to wear twintails anymore. Described as not quite plastic or glass and they were designed to quickly do up twintails upon wear.
>He wonders why Aika hasn't come in after her like usual and she tells him Anti Aika System No. 4 should have put her to sleep some minutes ago.
>Twirl and Souji sit shoulder to shoulder on the bed, the former doing up the latter's twintails.
>It's a touching moment for SOuji but then Twirl takes advantage and gets him to strip down quickly acting like she's figured out the cause of the predicament.
>Aika stops her just in time. The sleep gas did work on her but she countered it by jabbing her little toe.
>Souji still doesn't catch on what Twirl was trying to do.
>"But look! My clothes are all off but I still have my twintails tied up!"
>"...and? What did you do that for exactly?"
>...She's right... What was the point in doing that...
>Aika proceeds to take care of Twirl on Souji's bed.
>"Noooooooo! I don't want Aika-san to be the one forcing me down onto the bed completely naked! Noooooooo!"
>Miharu quietly exits Souji's closet and excuses herself. She's a little miffed at just how close Twirl was to pulling it.
>Later at school Erina and Mikoto have to publicly ban palanquins and Aika has to pave the way for Souji to move around the school.
>Their only sanctuary is the Twintails Clubroom and once they're there Erina starts fidgeting around anxiously taking peeks at Souji.
>"...Do you want to strip, Erina?"
>"Why is the first thing you think I want to do stripping, Mitsuka-kun!?"
>She tries to invite them to the beach but Twirl but her to the punch by an instant.
>Aika is unwilling to go. So is Souji since he thinks he'd draw the line at swimsuits.
>Erina and Mikoto tell them it's a private beach and their course is set.
>Meanwhile at Ultimaguil base, Isuna is using a corridor to practice for her next show.
>She's in a school swimsuit and doing fashion catwalks with pride.
>Everytime a guildy walks in they go "Oh yeah! I've got something to do in another corridor.", do a 180 and walk away.
>Meganep is fretting about what all those eroges she's played has done to her common sense.
>Isuna declares they're off to an uninhabited island for her next idol gig.
>They find themselves on the Erina's private beach only to realize that private island cottage happens to fall under the term as well. Erina apologizes for her excessive wealth.
>They expected Miharu to come but she put on a pained smile and says nobody would want to see an old hag in a swimsuit. Souji wonders how it's any different from her cosplay outfit.
>Twirl takes a knock at Aika about accidentally mistaking her for a rock to cover herself with in the sauna. Aika takes it as come-on and shies away from her instead of beating Twirl up like usual. Twirl balks at her reaction.
>While shenanigans go on, Souji slinks off into the changing room to get into one of the more reasonable swimsuits Twirl gave him.
>Down at the beach the girls get Souji to compliment them on theirs.
>He does a double take at Aika. Souji takes pity on her by ignoring all the pads under her bikini top. He does find her legs remarkable bringing up Flea Guildy's praise.
>He finds Erina's swimsuit cute, Mikoto's adult and Twirl's beautiful. She's disappointed in that he only said just that even though he was actually stunned by how well it suited her. She's still wearing her labcoat over it too.
>Soon the pads in Aika's bra start plopping out from the seams and she drags Twirl away by a rope tied around her waist ala that dragging tire strength training after her shamefur display.
>Mikoto is outraged that Souji's the one that looks best in his swimsuit. Erina's even a little jealous.
>He undoes his twintails as an apology for trampling over their efforts to look good. They are confused till he explains he didn't want to offend them.
>Mikoto calls him out on having twintails in place of a heart. He actually finds what she said to be a good line and plans on getting her to sign away rights to let him use it in a future speech. Mikoto picks up on that through intuition and tries to get him to sign the marriage form along with it.
>Mikoto and Erina play with the undone hair and ties it up in their respective low and high twintails.
>Souji pledges to master their styles as well and Aika comes running back to make sure he remembers that they have to bring him back to being a boy again.
>Mikoto and Erina get into a fight over who gets to put sunburn lotion on him.
>Twirl takes the chance to make loli-related innuendos and piss off Aika at how she's an amazoness who'll end up like Mikoto.
>Aika pushes Twirl right down neckdeep into the sand with one hand and preps up for some watermelon smashing.
>Some roughhousing in the sea later by Aika against twirl washes away Souji's bikini
>Twirl's reaction is to butterfly stroke over and get mad at him for getting that event when she's been trying to get right timing for the waves to do it to her the whole time.
>Aika dives in and comes back up with the top. She goes into dere mode after Souji compares her to a mermaid.
>Erina gets Souji to watch her do "pre-swim stretches". It's actually the secret Shindou seduction dance and it drives Souji's twintail lust over the edge and makes him pin down Erina to the ground.
>Shocked at first, Erina tells Mikoto not to interfere and timidly says to Souji can do what he wants with her.
>He fondles her soft fluffy twintails.
>Twirl shows up at the ruckus and Souji gets the urge to tie her hair into twintails but manages to drive back that impulse. Might be because I already read the payoff for this bit but wanting to tie Twirl's hair comes off as a pretty serious moment narratively.
>Mikoto sends Souji to the other end of the island to cool off but his twintail senses pick up a familiar refreshing pair of twintails.
>He turns into tailred and sneaks up on a Isuna and Meganep talking about the ridiculous show Isuna wants to put on as an idol.
>They're going over the stage gag where Meganedon would tsukkomi her wearing goggles and glasses at the same time. Souji is not impressed by Isuna's attempt at playing the fool.
>Isuna's accidentally written down Dark Grasper on her school swimsuit namecard and Meganep tears it off to rectify the mistake and it surprises Souji enough to give away his position.
>Isuna greets him smugly teasing him about the kiss and correctly guesses that he hasn't told Aika and the rest about her civilian identity as an idol so that Aika wouldn't cause any casualties attacking her on live tv.
>The rest of the team shows up. Twirls goes nuts over the hole in Isuna's swimsuit and Meganep slaps on big white sticker meant for her cardboard boxes over the cleavage.
>Upon noticing how Souji's staring at her, Isuna teases him more about wanting to handle her breasts and Aika claims that it'd be impossible for that to be true given how small they are. Everyone takes a moment to let that jab sink in and nobody takes a pass on tsukkomi'ing her. Souji mentally notes for Isuna to up her gags from learning by Aika's example.
>A guildy then washes up to the shore in front of them all of a sudden.
>Souji is about to ask who he is but Isuna beats him to the punch. She was not expecting him at all.
>Turns out he's an old-timer looking to back-up his boss Levia-Guildy so he travelled by drifting in the sea.
>Aika is ready to maul him when he reveals his unit but doesn't when Coelacanth Guildy reveals his actual affinity is Six-packs.
>Isuna and Meganep leave the twintails to him and the ultiroids and take off.
>Twirl's system couldn't pick up on him since his elemera-using activities were low. She'd be picking up on all human readings too to detect a non-active elemarian like him.
>He admits he was actually sensing out a girl who might have a chiseled sixpack but laments on how she ended up training her chest but not her abdomen. He's looking straight at Aika.
>She sends him flying. Erina tells her they shouldn't be hitting old people but Aika quotes her grandpa in that "Taking it easy on the elderly is to dishonour them".
>Souji recalls that her grandpa kept making up excuses to get out of fighting her at the end. Aika never picked up on that.
>He comes dashing right back at her super fast and comments on how she just might have potential after all.
>Aika tells him she's done her best to avoid toning her muscles to keep her skin smooth.
>While Aika and Coelacanth Guildy trade a flurry of chops at each other, Erina is blasting off the Ultiroids. Souji notices she's purging armor without firing her weapons and she tells him she just came to the epiphany that she doesn't need to keep fire her weapons to strip.
>Souji panics at her uncovering that and tells her to stop when she she announces she feels like she can take everything off now.
>Aika and coelacanth guildy debate the change in the times about what's acceptable for women with regards to sixpacks as the latter gets a powerful blow in.
>Souji goes to save her but his strikes are severely weakened and Coelacanth Guildy deflects his blows too easily.
>They go for the fusionic buster and blast him away. Souji can't handle the recoil so Aika singlehanded redirects the weapons on their mark.
>Coelacanth Guildy uses his parting words to tell Aika to get her sixpacks ripped and she shouts out she'll never let that happen.
>Later on Twirl and Aika discuss Souji's outburst earlier and Aika asks about how Twirl's been acting when it comes to twintails.
>Aika's noticed that Twirl's helmet is designed to give the impression of twintails without actually tying her hair in twintails and that she keeps her distance from the hairstyle.
>Twirl does so that Souji would never think that she wants her twintails back and would keep on fighting with the tailgear without hesitation.
>She's fine with not being able to have them again but does bring up the main drawback is that she and Souji will never be able to laugh about how much they both like twintails together.
>Aika shyly tells her not to bottle things up and that she's always there if Twirl needs to release her pent up frustrations.
>Twirls turns it into yuri innuendo and Aika starts beating her again leading to a wardrobe malfunction. Twirl bemoans always giving her fanservice moments to Aika.
>Meganedon is taking off with the kids. Isuna wants to package Meganedon figures with her next album.
>When asked about how she should get to Ultimaguil work instead of idoling around so much she says she entrusted it to Arachne Guildy because the trap elemera is budding around the world. She then admits that idoling is fun and her suboordinates are a pain.
>Arachne Guildy is bidding his students farewell with the pretext of training alone in the mountains. His students see through it and calls him out on heading out to avenge Worm Guildy.
>An absurdly described melodramatic scene involving make-up and tear ensues where they let slip that Snail Guildy accompanied Worm Guildy because he fell for him as well.
>Then they own up to them all feeling the same way but bottling up their love in honor of their teacher.
>Isuna is overwhelmed by the ridiculousness of the scene and exhausts herself trying to keep quiet outside their room. She's also envious of their Boke levels that she decides to just focus on idoling.
>Souji wakes up to an Aika checking up on him early in hopes of him returning back to normal only to discover that Souji's managed to speed up his twintail tying skill to under 30 seconds(thanks to Twirl's barretas). She goes dead-eyed at how he's nonchalant he is about things.
>They leave the house only to find Miharu's regulars outside shambling around like zombies waiting for the store to open.
>They call Aika by name now and think she's a trap. She gets them to scram when that comes to light.
>School's still going crazy for Solar. Even the girls are trying to get close to Souji, one even tries to change into gym clothes.
>Aika gets called up for action on the Twirlphone. Onlookers hear the decryption hide it up with her talking like a super slut.
>She and Erina go on ahead. Souji hesitates for a bit since he's weakened but decides to go. He tells the crowd he needs to go to the toilet to ditch them and they go crazy at the chance to go with her.
>They find Arachne Guildy meditating in a bamboo forest. His natural elemera levels are so high that Twirl's detection system picks him up even though he's doing nothing.
>Erina questions him about the cosmetics he's got on and he tells them it's his warrior way to trap it up.
>He gives them a poem reading as a farewell gift and they realize that he didn't come to win but to die.
>He wants a duel but Aika just tells him they're going to rush him all at once. He answers back by making 50 clones of his pre-trap self, Spider Guildy.
>Souji freaks out at all the spider legs. Aika's fine with it since they're not tentacles and Erina's gone into tokuhype mode since he's an insect type monster. He feels stupid for letting it get to him.
>The fight and Souji's gear is so badly weakened it starts breaking up on getting hit.
>Arachne Guildy corners him and this sends him into his inner world to chat with the Twintails.
>Tailred doesn't just spread twintail elemera but also encourages the growth of other elemera as well like say a bunch of boys at Souji's school awakening to trapping it up out of admiration for Tailred.
>When he fought the first trap elemarian, his concern wasn't if he'd get busted but if just transforming into Tailred was good enough.
>Souji realizes that Solar is the result of him feeling that not being a genuine twintail was going to be his eventual downfall so the tailgear reflected that wish to fix that problem.
>Him becoming Solar is akin to being a trap by way of their desire to become their ideal.
>He understands his inner twintail is himself and ends the dream with pride.
>He fends off Arachne Guildy's attack just in time and tells them he was just having a chat with the twintails inside of him. Aika reacts by asking herself if smashing him in the head was the only way to fix him at this point.
>Arachne Guildy may have come to die but he's not going down easy. Aika and Erina exhaust themselves taking down the clones.
>The barettas come out and Twirl tells him to go for it even at the cost of the items.
>Riser Chain debuts
>Back at base Twirl tells Aika she's entrusted Souji with the most important thing to her right from the start.
>Arachne Guildy tries to steal away Aika and Erina's elemera with the ring but Souji brings out faller chain to save them.
>Twirl alerts him of the time limits to the power up. Apparently routing all the power through either the top or bottom half of his gear destablizes the gear's energy systems to hazardous levels and he needs to switch back to normal chain before hitting the time limit to reroute the energy evenly.
>Arachne Guildy is awed by his twintail love but warns him that if he takes it too far he may just become literal twintails.
>"And I wouldn't have it any other way!!". Aika screams not to want that thinking he means it instead of just bantering Arachne Guildy.
>Arachne Guildy goes into his Spider Centaur form announces it as his battle form that he never wanted his beloved Worm GUildy to see.
>The twintails are way more shocked at the trap on trap elemarian love though.
>Aika and Erina seem to feel a little guilty at the realization that they're people too but Souji declares that he's not going to take pity and is going to meet him with everything he's got. Arachne Guildy is grateful to him for doing so.
>"My Twintails are bonds!"
>Souji ends the fight changing into Faller Chain to make a big aura pillar, flies under arachne guildy and slices off his spider legs before thrusting the swords straight up through his torso.
>Arachne Guildy's sword crumbles away and compliments his performance.
>"I'm coming to you now Worm Guildy... Please forgive your unworthy teacher for this..."
>They warp back to the clubroom and Souji finally transforms back into his real form to the girls' relief.
>They're about to head back out but Aika immediately closes it.
>It's pandamonium outside with the whole school running around searching for Solar. The clubroom has soundproofing installed apparently.
>Souji wonders if he should transform into Solar one more time to quell the panic but the girls stop him from doing so with all their power.
>Meanwhile at Ultimagui base, Isuna is watching the new battle footage fanatically.
>She pulls off her pants to take off her undies but meganep stops her.
>She wants to give Tailred her panties but Meganep isn't about to let that happen.
>A message from the leader bursts into the room
>They think it's because he's mad at all her idolry but it turns out to be orders to capture a rebel alive.
>The picture sent along with the message burns to ashes as Isuna refers to him as the once called strongest ultimaguil warrior and the sole holder of the twintail rivaling ponytail elemera.