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The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc TV Anime Announced for 2020

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Risako Yoshida returns from film to direct 2nd season at 8-Bit

The "Dengeki Bunko Aki no Namahōsō Festival" event on Sunday revealed that the Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Raihōsha-hen (The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc) arc of Tsutomu Satou's original The Irregular at Magic High School light novel series will get an anime that will air in 2020. The anime will serve as the second season of The Irregular at Magic High School anime.

Risako Yoshida (The irregular at magic high school The Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars) will direct the anime at 8-Bit. Original character designer Kana Ishida is credited as the character designer, and Taku Iwasaki is returning to compose the music.

Returning cast members include Yūichi Nakamura as Tatsuya Shiba, Saori Hayami as Miyuki Shiba, and Yōko Hikasa as Angelina Kudō Shields.

The arc covers volumes 9-11 of Satou's light novel series. Majiko! drew a manga adaptation of the arc in Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine that launched in December 2015 and ended on June 18. The manga's sixth and final volume shipped on September 10.

Yen Press licensed the original The Irregular at Magic High School light novel series and Yu Mori's The Honor Student at Magic High School spinoff manga. The overall book and manga franchise has 15 million copies in print, and the original novels have 10 million copies in print.

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 in June 2017. Aniplex of America screened the film in theaters in the United States.

Sources: Dengeki Bunko Aki no Namahōsō Festival livestream, The Irregular at Magic High School anime's Twitter account


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