2 More Arcs of The Irregular at Magic High School Novels Get Manga Adaptations
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The December issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine announced on Saturday that two more arcs from Tsutomu Satou's original The Irregular at Magic High School light novel series will get manga adaptations.
A manga adaptation of the Yotsuba Keishō-hen (Yotsuba Succession) arc will run in Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine starting in its January 2020 issue on December 18. Tsuna Kitaumi is drawing the manga, and Fumino Hayashi and Chiaki Nagaoka are credited with composition. The manga will adapt volume 16 (pictured at right) of the original novel series. Kitaumi has previously drawn the Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Double Seven-hen, Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Kyūkōsen-hen, and Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Nyūgaku-hen manga.
A manga adaptation of the Shizoku Kaigi-hen (Master Clans Conference) arc will also run in Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine starting this winter. Hazumi Takeda is drawing the manga. The arc follows volumes 17-19 of the original novel series.
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.
The Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Raihōsha-hen (The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc) arc is also inspiring a television anime adaptation that will serve as the show's second season. The anime will adapt volumes 9-11 of the original novel series.
Source: Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh December issue