During a recent stage event for Tsutomu Satou and Kana Ishida’s Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School) light novels, Aniplex staff announced that the series’ Reminiscence Arc (Tsuioku-hen) will be adapted into an anime.
Details about the nature of the upcoming adaptation have not been revealed, including whether the anime will be a full series or film.
The Reminiscence Arc was featured in the light novel’s 8th volume.
Here is the short teaser promotional video for the anime’s announcement:
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 in July 2011, with illustrations by Kana Ishida. To date a total of 29 volumes have been published; the latest volume released on June 9th. 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). The series was followed up by a film in June 2017, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo. The film featured new production, directed by Risako Yoshida (Diabolik Lovers More, Lostorage conflated WIXOSS) and produced by 8-Bit (Grisaia no Kajitsu, IS: Infinite Stratos). A second season of the anime was produced for the Fall/Autumn 2020 anime season.
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.
A new Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei focusing on the Reminiscence Arc has been announced and is in production.