Irregular at magic high school Film Tops 500 Million Yen
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for 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 announced on Tuesday that that the film has earned more than 500 million yen (about US$4.46 million).
The website also announced that theater attendees for the film's sixth week (July 22-28) in theaters will receive a clear file with an illustration (pictured right) by character designer Kana Ishida.
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 surpassed 400 million yen (about US$3.53 million) by July 4.
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 was 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.