The Irregular at Magic High School Gets Spinoff Novels About Assassin Challenging Tatsuya
posted on by Karen Ressler
Author Tsutomu Satou's official website announced on Friday that The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei) is getting its first spinoff novel, titled Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku (The Irregular at Magic High School: Tatsuya Shiba Assassination Plot).
Satou published the first chapter of a story with the same title online on January 10. The first chapter will run in the 63rd issue of Dengeki Bunko magazine on August 9, and the first volume will ship in October. New chapters will serialize on the website on Fridays, though the website did not confirm when serialization will start.
The novel features a new heroine named Yuki Hashibami, a magician assassin who is not a magician herself. She challenges Tatsuya in the story.
Satou launched the original light novel series with illustrations by Kana Ishida (Aquarion Evol character designs) in 2008, and the 26th volume will ship on August 10. The story is heading towards the climax.
The series has inspired multiple manga adaptations for its various arcs, as well as several spinoff manga. Yen Press licensed the original The Irregular at Magic High School light novel series and Yu Mori's spinoff manga The Honor Student at Magic High School, which is ongoing in Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh.
The novel series inspired a 26-episode television anime adaptation that debuted in April 2014, directed by Manabu Ono at Madhouse. Aniplex of America licensed the anime and released it on home video in 2015. The novels have also inspired the The irregular at magic high school The Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars anime film, which opened in Japan last June. Aniplex of America screened the film in theaters in the United States.