The latest volume of Tsutomu Satou and Kana Ishida’s Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School) light novel series has announced that a new anime film is being produced.
The announcement was made in the series’ 19th volume, which is being released on March 10th in Japan. The volume also contains a special CD. There will also be an OVA being released on April 22nd.
The series was first adapted into a TV anime in 2014, where the main cast includes:
- Yuuichi Nakamura (Kyousuke Kousaka in Oreimo) voices Tatsuya Shiba
- Saori Hayami (Yukino Yukinoshita from Oregairu) as Miyuki Shiba
- Yumi Uchiyama (Yoko Inokuma from Kiniro Mosaic) voicing Erika Chiba
- Takuma Terashima (Shiroe from Log Horizon) voiced as Leonhart Saijou
- Satomi Sato (Ritsu Tainaka from K-ON!) played the role of Mizuki Shibata
Here is the anime’s promotional video:
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The irregular at magic high school) began as an online novel series written by Tsutomu Satou that ran from 2008 till 2011 for a total of 6 volumes. The supernatural school series was then picked up by Dengeki Bunko and under their imprint since July 2011 – with Kana Ishida illustrating. To date a total of 19 volumes have been published, the latest on March 10th. The series was adapted into an anime series during the Spring 2014 season for a total of 26 episodes; produced by Madhouse (Death Note, Hellsing Ultimate) and directed by Manabu Ono (A-Channel, Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon).
Here is the series synopsis:
Magic has been recognized and analyzed over the last century. What was once the realm of folklore and tales is now a formalized practice and applied science. And magicians—those capable of using magic to its fullest potential—hold the power to change the world on every conceivable level.
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei follows Tatsuya Shiba, a magician who excels at magical combat and technical knowledge, and Miyuki Shiba, his sister and the heir of the Yotsuba family who Tatsuya is assigned to protect, as they begin their first day at a school for magicians known as First High School. However, the school segregates the students based on their entrance exam scores, with the best students (known as “Blooms”) being assigned to First Course and the worst students (known as “Weeds”) being assigned to the Second Course. Due to the exams not accounting for his talents, Tatsuya is placed in the Second Course, making him an irregular student within the magic high school.
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is being adapted into an anime film and is currently in production. Further information about the movie, including whether it will take place after the anime series, will be revealed at a later date.
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