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The Irregular at Magic High School Novel Series Gets 2 Sequels

posted on by Alex Mateo
Sequels slated for fall 2020, winter 2021

The official Twitter account for Tsutomu Satou's The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei) light novel series announced on Friday that the novel series is getting two sequels. The first sequel, tentatively titled Zoku・Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei Magian Company (Sequel・The Irregular at Magic High School Magian Company), will debut around fall 2020. The story follows Tatsuya and the others who have graduated from high school.

The second series, tentatively titled Shin・Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei Cygnus no Otome-tachi (New・The Irregular at Magic High School Maidens of Cygnus), will launch around winter 2021. The story follows students who attend Tatsuya's high school after his graduation. The franchise's official website began publishing a prequel to this series, which centers on students Arisa and Marika, on July 10.

The Irregular at Magic High School light novel series will end with the 32nd volume, subtitled "Sacrifice-hen/Sotsugyō-hen" (Sacrifice/Graduation Arc), on September 10.

Yen Press publishes the light novel series in English, and it describes the story:

The year is 2095. Magic has been tamed as another form of technology, and the practice of magic is now a rigorous discipline. Brother and sister Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba are just about to start their first year at the renowned First Magic High School of Japan. But the school's ironclad rules mean that the brilliant Miyuki enters the prestigious Course 1, while her older brother, Tatsuya, is relegated to Course 2--and that's just the beginning of their troubles!

Satou launched the novel series in 2008. Satou and Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko light novel label published the 31st novel volume on April 10, and Yen Press published the 15th volume in English on April 7. Yen Press also releases Yu Mori's The Honor Student at Magic High School spinoff manga. The novel series has inspired multiple manga from different authors, based on different arcs of the novels.

The novel series inspired a 26-episode television anime 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. Funimation began streaming the season in April. The novels 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 and released it on home video.

The anime will have a second season titled Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Raihōsha-hen (The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc), which was originally scheduled to premiere in July, but delayed to October due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Sources: The Irregular at Magic High School franchise's Twitter account, Oricon

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