At the event for Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei franchise (The Irregular at Magic High School) on Sunday, Aniplex announced that it is producing a new anime titled “Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Tsuioku-hen” (The Irregular at Magic High School: Reminiscence Arc), covering the 8th volume of the Light Novel series. The staff did not give a format for the project.
Aniplex is streaming a teaser video for the anime:
You can see the original tweet here:
— TVアニメ「魔法科高校の劣等生」シリーズ (@mahouka_anime) February 28, 2021
This chapter is taking place between the first and second season of the anime. Yen Press has released the volume in English, and it describes the story:
Looking at Miyuki and Tatsuya now, it might be hard to imagine them as anything other than loving siblings. But it wasn’t always this way…
Three years ago, Miyuki was always uncomfortable around her older brother. The rest of their family treated him no better than a lowly servant, even though he was the perfect Guardian, watching over Miyuki while she lived a normal middle school life. But what really bothered her was that he never showed any emotions or thoughts of his own.
However, when danger comes calling during a fateful trip to Okinawa, their relationship as brother and sister will change forever…
Satou Tsutomu’s light novel series launched in 2008. The series ended with the 32nd volume, subtitled “Sacrifice-hen/Sotsugyou-hen” (Sacrifice/Graduation Arc), on September 10. Two sequels to the novels shipped on October 10 and January 9.
The light novel has 12 million copies in circulation, while the franchise as a whole including manga has 20 million copies in circulation. The novel series has inspired multiple manga from different authors, based on different arcs of the story.
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School) TV anime premiered in April 2014 and aired for 26 episodes. A second season, titled Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Raihousha-hen (The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc), premiered on October 3, 2020 and ran for 13 episodes. The anime franchise also includes the Movie Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo (The Girl Who Summons the Stars), which opened in Japan in June 2017.
A spin of manga, Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei (The Honor Student at Magic High School), is inspiring a television anime that will premiere this year.