They said it was made Legal in Ostia after the war meaning that after the take over.. the senate made it legal. its probably not legal in the other countries. with Ostia's gate port right there in Mahora (atleast I believe so) Mahora and maybe even all of (japan's magic association) is pretty much an occupied country making the headmaster head of a Vichy type government. (which fully explains the kyoto arc) Ostia was probably a great place before everything.
Setsuna and Kotaro were ostracized by their demon families
Kotaro stated that the half dog tribe gets abandoned after birth.. I always got this as like how Turtles survive or Sayians
Setsuna was more of a metaphor for Racism imo, ugly and hated by one set of people but beautiful to others. it happens in the real world all the time in japan as well.
so maybe the magic world is a Crap Saccharine World
under the meglomesoptamian (no way thats spelled right) goverment. but Earth is pretty normal and outside of the first couple of chapters it wasn't presented any different.
edited 25th Jul '10 3:56:51 PM by Raso