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Funimation Announces Irregular at Magic High School Season 2 Anime's English Dub Premiere, Cast

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Alejandro Saab, Anairis Quinones, Suzie Yeung star in dub premiering on Saturday

Funimation announced on Friday that it will stream Aniplex of America and Bang Zoom! Entertainment's English dub of The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc, the second season of The Irregular at Magic High School television anime, on Saturday. Funimation also revealed the English cast.

The cast includes:

  • Alejandro Saab as Tatsuya Shiba
  • Anairis Quinones as Miyuki Shiba
  • Suzie Yeung as Angelina Kudou Shields
  • Erica Mendez as Erika Chiba
  • Mick Lauer as Leonhard Saijo
  • Xanthe Huynh as Mizuki Shibata
  • Landon McDonald as Mikihiko Yoshida
  • Kimberly Woods as Honoka Mitsui
  • Ryan Bartley as Shizuku Kitayama
  • Maureen Price as Mayumi Saegusa
  • Amber Lee Connors as Mari Watanabe
  • Kaiji Tang as Katsuto Jumonji

Erica Mendez is directing the English dub, and Rachel Robinson is writing the ADR script. This will be the first English dub for the series.

The season premiered on October 3. Funimation is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

The series was delayed from July to October due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The anime adapts the arc of the same name from Tsutomu Satou's original light novel series.

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

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

Singer ASCA is contributing the opening theme song "Howling," while Miki Satō is making her debut on a major label with the ending theme song "Na mo Nai Hana" (The Nameless Flower).

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 in June 2019. The manga's sixth and final volume shipped last September.

Satou's The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei) light novel series launched in 2008. The series ended with the 32nd volume, subtitled "Sacrifice-hen/Sotsugyō-hen" (Sacrifice/Graduation Arc), on September 10. The novels are getting two sequels. The first sequel, tentatively titled Zoku・Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei Magian Company (Sequel・The Irregular at Magic High School Magian Company), debuted on October 10. 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.

Yen Press releases 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 novel series has inspired multiple manga from different authors, based on different arcs of the novels. 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 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. Funimation began streaming the first season of the anime in April, and streamed the film for two weeks starting on May 1.

Sources: Funimation's website and Twitter account

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