The number of students (players) are getting decreased and decreased these days. Kagayaki high-school, the oldest school in the TMO world, is no exception.
I can easily remember that the school gymnasium was filled with students celebrating of the official launch of TMO. However, as days went by, not a small number of students dropped out because of hard-to-understand "management of schools"
This kind of depopulation is without doubt invariably fatal because depopulation leads to further depopulation. This "avalanche effect" jeopardizes the existence of TMO itself.
So, school integration will take place next month (October, 2006)
to halt the progression of depopulation.
It is a good chance to get acquainted with new classmates IMHO.