• remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
Subscribe to the ANN Newsletter • Wake up every Sunday to a curated list of ANN's most interesting posts of the week. read more

Irregular at Magic High School Anime's Ad Streamed, More Cast Announced

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Takuma Terashima, Yumi Uchiyama, Satomi Satou, more join cast; new key visual revealed

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 began streaming a television commercial for the anime on Tuesday.

The video also reveals six more cast members:

Takuma Terashima as Leonhart Saijō (Leo)

Yumi Uchiyama as Erika Chiba

Satomi Satou as Mizuki Shibata

Sora Amamiya as Honoka Mitsui (pictured right) and Yuiko Tatsumi as Shizuku Kitayama (pictured left)

Additionally, Atsushi Tamaru will play Mikihiko Yoshida (pictured far left in below image).

The official website also revealed that Taku Iwasaki (Black Butler, Gurren Lagann, Soul Eater) will handle the music for the series. 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.

The official website has also revealed a new key visual.

The 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.

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.

[Via Yaraon!, Moca News]

Images © Tsutomu Satou / KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works Publication / Mahōka Kōkō Production Committee

Embedded video via kagayaki.

discuss this in the forum (19 posts) |
bookmark/share with: short url

this article has been modified since it was originally posted; see change history

News homepage / archives