The official website of the anime adaptation of Tsutomu Satou and Kana Ishida’s Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School) light novel series has revealed a brand new visual and the third promotional video for the upcoming original anime film, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo (The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Calls the Stars). The movie is scheduled to screen in theatres across Japan on June 17.
The third promotional video introduces a new character to the anime, Angelina Kudou Shields who is voiced by Yoko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!). It also previews the main theme song, “SPEED STAR” by GARNiDELiA.
Here’s the second promotional video:
The first promotional video for the movie was streamed last October:
The main cast of the upcoming film includes:
The main members of the anime’s production staff were revealed, but a different studio and director will handle the animation:
- Director: Risako Yoshida (Diabolik Lovers More, Blood, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Unit Director)
- Series Composer: Tsutomu Satou and WriteWorks (Tsukimonogatari)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Kana Ishida (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Aquarion Evol)
- Art Directors: Hiromasa Ogura (xxxHOLiC, FLCL) and Kazushi Fujii (Medaka Box, KonoSuba)
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
- Music Composer: Taku Iwasaki (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Noragami)
- Animation Studio: 8-Bit (Grisaia no Kajitsu, IS: Infinite Stratos)
Here is the film’s synopsis:
The seasons have changed, and it will soon be the second spring. The poor student older brother Tatsuya and the honor student younger sister Miyuki have finished their first year at their magic high school, and are on their spring break. The two go to their villa on the Ogasawara Island archipelago. After only a small moment of peace, a lone young woman named Kokoa appears before them. She has abandoned the Naval base, and she tells Tatsuya her one wish.
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.