Tatsuya Tops Irregular at Magic High School Character Popularity Poll
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the Gekijōban Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Hoshi o Yobu Shōjo (The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars) anime film published the results of a character popularity poll on Monday for the franchise. Protagonist Tatsuya Shiba won the poll with 6,851 votes. Aniplex began streaming a special promotional video to commemorate the win. (Note: The YouTube video below is region-locked in the United States, South Korea, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.)
Fans cast a total of 19,877 votes. The top 20 results are:
- Tatsuya Shiba: 6,851 votes
- Miyuki Shiba: 5,770 votes
- Mayumi Saegusa: 3,903 votes
- Shizuku Kitayama: 3,292 votes
- Honoka Mitsui: 2,035 votes
- Erika Chiba: 1,710 votes
- Masaki Ichijo: 1,382 votes
- Mari Watanabe: 1,229 votes
- Mikihiko Yoshida: 1,161 votes
- Kyoko Fujibayashi: 1,032 votes
- Maya Yotsuba: 875 votes
- Leonhard Saijo: 644 votes
- Mizuki Shibata: 626 votes
- Azusa Nakajo: 610 votes
- Yakumo Kokonoe: 535 votes
- Midori Sawaki: 375 votes
- Hattori Gyobu: 366 votes
- Katsuto Jyumonji: 347 votes
- Eimi Akechi: 335 votes
- Suzune Ichihara: 326 votes
The website lists the top 45 characters, although only the first 35 characters are listed in both Japanese and English. Voting took place between February 9-22.
The Gekijōban Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Hoshi o Yobu Shōjo film will open in Japan on June 17. Advance screenings will be held in Tokyo and Osaka on June 5; the screenings are open to 750 people, and applications must be submitted by May 12.
Risako Yoshida, who served as a unit director and a storyboarder on the television anime series, is directing the film at studio 8-Bit (Madhouse animated the television series). Original light novel series artist Kana Ishida is returning to serve as the character designer and chief animation director. Original light novel author Tsutomu Satou is writing an original new story for the film, and he and WriteWorks are in writing the script. Taku Iwasaki is returning to compose the music.
In the story, 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.
Thanks to Dennis R for the second embedded video.