News LiSA to Perform Irregular at Magic High School Anime's Opening Theme
posted on 2014-01-03 11:45 EST
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Tsutomu Satou's Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei (The irregular at magic high school) light novel series announced on Friday that singer LiSA will perform the show's opening theme song. LiSA made the announcement at her first solo live show at Tokyo's famous Nippon Budōkan arena on Friday. LiSA also announced that she will hold a countrywide tour in June-July.
LiSA previously preformed songs as part of the in-anime band "Girls Dead Monster" in the Angel Beats! television anime series. She has also performed the opening theme song "oath sign" for Fate/Zero, and the opening theme song "crossing field" for Sword Art Online.
The anime's story takes place in a world in which magic is not a fairy tale, but has existed for nearly one hundred years. In the spring, the Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short) is welcoming its new students, and names the top student with the best grades at the time of their arrival the Bloom (read as "garland" in Japanese), and the student called the Weed is the Bloom's replacement.
Siblings Tatsuya (Yūichi Nakamura) and Miyuki Shiba (Saori Hayami) are designated as the Weed and Bloom, respectively. Miyuki is given the title of Bloom due to her amazing grades, while Tatsuya is given the title of Weed due to his poor magical practical scores. Tatsuya, the young man who always has a farsighted expression, and Miyuki, the young woman who feels far more for her brother than sibling love. Since the day the two entered the gates of the elite school, the establishment's peaceful days have become chaotic.
Other cast members include Takuma Terashima as Leonhart Saijō (Leo), Yumi Uchiyama as Erika Chiba, Satomi Satou as Mizuki Shibata, Sora Amamiya as Honoka Mitsui, Yuiko Tatsumi as Shizuku Kitayama, and Atsushi Tamaru as Mikihiko Yoshida.
Manabu Ono (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Saki Episode of Side A) will be directing the anime at animation Studio MADHOUSE. Kana Ishida handled the original character designs for the novels, and is also handling the anime character designs. Taku Iwasaki (Black Butler, Gurren Lagann, Soul Eater) will handle the music for the series.
The light novels have 3.15 million copies in print, and ranked as the third top-selling light novel series in Japan this year.
The anime series will premiere in Japan in April.