The second season of Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School), Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Raihousha-hen (The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc), ended with a television anime announcement of Yu Mori’s Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei (The Honor Student at Magic High School) spin-off manga on Sunday.
Aniplex also opened an official website for the anime series, revealing a teaser visual (pictured), announcement commercial, and its 2021 debut. The television anime is commemorating the franchise’s 10th anniversary.
A century has passed since magic—true magic, the stuff of legends—has returned to the world. It is spring, the season of new beginnings, and a new class of students is about to begin their studies at the First National Magic University Affiliated High School, nickname: First High.
A manga spin-off of the immensely popular light novel series Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School), Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei (The Honor Student at Magic High School) follows the events of the original series as seen through the eyes of Miyuki Shiba, Tatsuya’s sister. The life of an honor student comes with a lot of expectations…and unexpected hidden feelings?!
Mori began drawing the spin-off manga in Dengeki Daioh in April 2012 and ended in on June 27. Kadokawa shipped the 11th and final volume on September 10. Yen Press licensed the manga in English in March 2015 and released the tenth volume last November. A sequel for the manga is currently under planning.
Tsutomu Satou began penning the original sci-fi action novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in 2008. Dengeki Bunko began printing the novel with illustrations by Kana Ishida (Shounen Maid, Wakaba*Girl) in July 2011. After a 12-year run, Kadokawa published the 32nd and final volume on September 10. The light novel has a cumulative 12 million copies of its volumes in print, with the combined circulation of the manga adaptations and spin-offs exceeding 20 million.
Satou launched the sequel light novel, Zoku Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Magian Company (The Irregular at Magic High School: Magian Company), on October 10.