Aniplex USA Hosts U.S. Premiere of Irregular at magic high school Anime Film at Anime Expo Before Wider Release
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Aniplex of America announced on Saturday at its panel at A-Kon that it will host the U.S. premiere of the The irregular at magic high school The Movie -The Girl Who Summons the Stars- (Gekijōban Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Hoshi o Yobu Shōjo) anime film at the Anime Expo event in Los Angeles next month. The screening will feature English subtitles. The company is also planning a "nationwide theatrical release to follow."
Aniplex of America describes the film:
Many months have passed and the spring season is almost upon them. The “irregular” elder brother Tatsuya and his smart younger sister Miyuki realize that their first year at Magic High School is about to come to a close. The siblings and their friends decide to spend spring break at a private villa on Ogasawara Island. Tatsuya and the others make the most of their brief vacation until a young girl named Kokoa appears before them. The mysterious young girl who escaped from a naval base tells Tatsuya her one wish...
The film will open in Japan on June 17.
The film's returning cast includes:
- Saori Hayami as Miyuki Shiba
- Yūichi Nakamura as Tatsuya Shiba
- Yumi Uchiyama as Erika Chiba
- Takuma Terashima as Leonhard Saijo
- Satomi Satou as Mizuki Shibata
- Atsushi Tamaru as Mikihiko Yoshida
- Sora Amamiya as Honoka Mitsui
- Yuiko Tatsumi as Shizuku Kitayama
The film's 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 Jumonji
Jin Yamanoi as Benjamin Canopus
Satoshi Hino as Ralph Algol
Masaki Aizawa as Ralph Hardy Mirphak
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 writing the script. Taku Iwasaki is returning to compose the music.
Satou began writing the novel series with character designs and illustrations by 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.
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