Irregular at magic high school Film Tops 300 Million Yen

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Theatergoers for 3rd week screenings will get 130-page "what-if" bonus story

The official website of 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 revealed on Tuesday that the film has earned over 300 million yen (about US$2.67 million) as of its second weekend.

In addition, the website revealed that theatergoers who attend the film's third-week screenings will receive a new The irregular at magic high school short story while supplies last. The new story, titled Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei IF, will be a "what-if" story that will portray the female characters becoming idols in the entertainment industry, starting with Miyuki and Mayumi. Tsutomu Satou, the series author, is writing the 130-page story, with cover art by Kana Ishida (seen right).

The film earned about 163 million yen (about US$1.47 million) and sold approximately 107,000 tickets to rank #5 in its opening weekend. The film ranked at #6 in its second weekend.

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...

Aniplex of America will host the U.S. premiere of the film at Anime Expo, which takes place July 1-4. The company will then host a wider screening of the film in the U.S. starting on July 28.

Risako Yoshida, who served as a unit director and a storyboarder on the television anime series, directed the film at studio 8-Bit. Original light novel series artist Kana Ishida returned to serve as the character designer and chief animation director. Original light novel author Tsutomu Satou wrote an original new story for the film, and he and WriteWorks wrote the script. Taku Iwasaki composed the music.

[Via Otakomu]

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