Irregular at Magic High School Anime Film Reveals New Visual, Additional Cast

posted on by Karen Ressler
Jin Yamanoi, Satoshi Hino, Masaki Aizawa play USNA Magicians

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 revealed three additional cast members and new key visual on Wednesday. Original light novel artist Kana Ishida illustrated the visual, pictured below.

The new visual will feature on the third round of advance tickets, which will include an A3 clear poster of the visual as a bonus item. These tickets will be on sale beginning April 29.

The new characters, listed below, are all STARS Magicians from the USNA (America):

Jin Yamanoi as Benjamin Canopus
Satoshi Hino as Ralph Algol
Masaki Aizawa as Ralph Hardy Mirphak

The film's previously announced new cast includes:

Konomi Kohara as Kokoa, who is a deserter from the National Defense Navy's base, and who ends up in Miyuki's care. Her appearance is that of a very young woman, but her true character is shrouded in mystery.

Yōko Hikasa as Angelina Kudou Shields

Kana Hanazawa as Mayumi Saegusa

Marina Inoue as Mari Watanabe

Junichi Suwabe as as Katsuto Jyumonji

The film's returning cast includes:

The 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.

Other staff members include:

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.

Tsutomu Satou began writing the novel series with character designs and illustrations by Kana Ishida (Aquarion Evol character design) in 2008 under the Dengeki Bunko label. The novel series has more than 7.7 million copies in print in Japan. Yen Press licensed the original light novel series and the spinoff manga The Honor Student at Magic High School.

The earlier 26-episode television anime adaptation debuted in April 2014 from director Manabu Ono at Madhouse. Aniplex of America licensed the anime and released it on home video in 2015.

Source: Moca News

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