Irregular at magic high school Film Tops 400 Million Yen
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
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 more than 400 million yen (about US$3.53 million) as of Tuesday. The film fell off the top 10 box office charts in its third weekend.
In addition, the website revealed that theatergoers who attend the film's fourth-week screenings will receive one of three mini colored paper boards illustrated by the film's character designer and chief animation director Kana Ishida. Screenings offered similar mini colored paper boards in the film's second week.
The film opened on June 17 and sold about 107,000 tickets during its opening weekend to earn about 163 million yen (about US$1.47 million) and debut #5 at the Japanese box office. The film earned more than 300 million yen (about US$2.67 million) to rank 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 hosted the U.S. premiere of the film at Anime Expo, which is being held at Los Angeles Convention Center on July 1-4. The company will 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.