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The Absurdity of Harry Potter’s New Magic School in Asia

J.K Rowling recently announced the inclusion of a few new wizarding schools into the Harry Potter world. The Japanese one, Mahoutokoro, caught my eye. Especially in where it’s geographically placed.

I just have lots of questions to ask.

Well Mahoutokoro resides on the summit of Minami Iwo Jima. It’s not exactly inconspicuous in any manner, compared to the other schools. Brazil’s  Castelobruxo is described to be somewhere within the rainforests. Uagadou is mentioned to be in “The Mountains of the Moon” and no one really knows where it is. Meanwhile Mahoutokoro is given an actual named non-fiction island.

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