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The Irregular at Magic High School / Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei

The Irregular at Magic High School / Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei


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Genres: action, comedy, drama, magic, romance, science fiction, tournament
Themes: blunted affect, mafia, military, military technology, organized crime, school, school life, social hierarchy, special abilities, supersoldier, terrorists
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: In a world where magic is not a fairy tale but has existed for 100 years, siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba prepare to begin their studies at the elite Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short). Entering on different levels of the academic spectrum the two turn the once peaceful campus into a chaotic one.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2014-04-05
Opening Theme: 1. “Rising Hope” by LiSA
2. “grilletto” by GARNiDELiA
Ending Theme: 1. “Millenario” by Elisa
2. “Mirror” by Rei Yasuda

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Official Japanese Website

The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc / Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Raihōsha-hen

Plot Summary: Miyuki Shiba’s classmate Kitayama Shizuku is on her way to study abroad. For magicians, this is normally impossible, since allowing the genes of someone who can use magic outside their home country’s borders is tantamount to giving up national secrets. But it’s allowed to happen in one case—exchange programs. nd that’s how Angelina Kudou Shields, known as Lina, has arrived in Japan from the USNA to study at First High. Around the time Lina arrived in Japan, magicians began getting attacked by a mysterious being who leaves his victims drained of blood.
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2020-10-03

ANN Info Page

The Honor Student at Magic High School / Mahōka Kōkō no Yūtōsei

Vintage: 2021-07

ANN Info Page

The Irregular at Magic High School - The Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars - Vintage: 2017-06-17

Episode 2 –


I wonder what Tatsuya’s big secret is that he wants to keep hidden from everyone. I also wonder why he looked so sad after defeating Hanzo in the duel. I’m not sure why Tatsuya is so concerned about his supposed lack of magical skills. He does all right. Well, for better or worse, Tatsuya is now on the Disciplinary Committee.

Episode 3 –


Tatsuya won the duel, and although he explained his technique, the girls are still puzzled how he did it. Hanzo apologizes to Miyuki, but not to Tatsuya, before leaving the room. Nothing good will come of that, I’m sure. Tatsuya has the spot on the Disciplinary Committee, but he isn’t too sure about his new job. The other older members accept him, but will the students?

After saving Erika from a group of overenthusiastic students wanting her to join their clubs, Tatsuya has to handle his first serious altercation. Just as he expected, the students did not take well to being disciplined by a first year Weed. As a fight breaks out, one student that can see Spirit Particles thinks Tatsuya is “interesting”. If Tatsuya was worried about Mizuki seeing things he didn’t want her to see, I think he should really be worried about this guy!

I’ve heard good things about this one-even that it is the “best new show”-but Aniplex of America getting its paws on this one makes it less appealing.

Sadly I’m more inspired to simulcast this now that I know it is an AoA release.

Episode 4 –


I wonder why Tatsuya lied about the magic users. He’s later attacked and seems to know his attacker. Perhaps he should have reported all the magic users.

Mibu asks Tatsuya to join the kendo team, but she has an ulterior motive. Looks like there is more than discrimination going on here.

Miyuki is way too jealous! Every little thing gets her going! She needs to let her brother go already.

Tatsuya is asked to participate in counseling. I think there is an ulterior motive there as well. Ono is a bit of a flake, but I think it’s a cover. Tatsuya seems to think there is more to her request as well. And she asks him about dating Mibu. Perhaps Ono is more interested in Mibu than Tatsuya. Mibu seems to be working with Tsukasa too.

Tatsuya fills his sister in on Blanche and Egalite and the fact that they are operating at the school. But there is someone else behind them. This is getting very political, and Tatsuya is getting too involved. How does he know so much about this anyway?

Would it be wrong to declare this to be the best show of the season right now?

It’s Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero without the awesomeness-I mean arrogance…yeah, that’s what I meant.

Out of all the Wincest/quasi-wincest shows this season, this is the least offensive. Maybe because I’ve convinced myself that they’re not really blood related (ie:Aesthetica) but still…best show season.

Episode 5 –


It seems that Mizuki sees the talent that Tatsuya is trying to keep hidden, but he covers it up well, and Mizuki ends up being inspired by Tatsuya instead. Tatsuya says that he was forced to become a magician, which is on the interesting side. Now, I am really curious about his background.

Tatsuya rejects Mibu’s offer, and her group later takes over the broadcasting system in order to negotiate better conditions for the Weeds. Power is cut so they can’t broadcast anymore, but they’ve locked themselves in the broadcasting room. Tatsuya calls Mibu and lets her know that they are willing to negotiate with her. But he’s also ready to trick her. And of course Miyuki is annoyed that her darling brother has Mibu’s phone number. The group comes out of the broadcasting room and is apprehended. However, Mayumi has them set free in order to ease negotiations with them.

Mayumi later tells Tatsuya and Miyuki how those negotiations are going. The group wants equality between weeds and blooms, but has no idea how to achieve that, so of course the negotiations are not going well. However, they did agree to hold an open forum. Tatsuya catches Tsukasa mildly harassing Mizuki about joining a special club and he chases him off. Once again, Tatsuya seems to recognize him from an earlier incident and has his suspicions about him. I think Tsukasa is trying to recruit Mizuki for some other reason.

Tatsuya and Miyuki find out that Tsukasa’s step-brother is the leader of the Japanese branch of Blanche. This open forum may not be such a good idea after all. Mayumi handles the forum well admits to the discrimination between Weeds and Blooms. She, too, wants to break through that discrimination and ends up looking like a hero as the students applaud her. Mayumi then announces her first step in getting rid of the unseen barriers between Weeds and Blooms, and vows to make as many improvements as she can. The students applaud her again.

Several explosions suddenly rip through the school. The terrorist members of Blanche make their move. Tatsuya and the others grab them and a gas bomb is tossed through a window. It’s quickly gotten rid of, but then armed men break into the auditorium. Mari attacks them with magic and subdues them, but then finds out that there is a whole army of terrorists on the school grounds. Tatsuya and Miyuki insist on investigating.

Episode 6 –


Tatsuya and Miyuki meet up with Leo and Erika. Tatsuya quickly explains that the intruders are terrorists and Ono joins them. She tells them that the real target is the library and that the main force is already inside. Ono also tells Tatsuya that Mibu is with them, and he says that she will have to explain it to him later, but she refuses. At least she’s like to. In return, Ono asks for a favor. She wants Tatsuya to give Mibu a chance. She may just be a victim in all this mess. Tatsuya makes no promises and runs towards the library.

Leo stays back to fight while Tatsuya, Miyuki, and Erika enter the library. Tatsuya determines where the terrorists are. They seem to be after the classified documents in the Special Reading Room. Erika takes care of the guards while Tatsuya and Miyuki move on. Meanwhile, Mibu begins to question the goals of the terrorists. Tatsuya and Miyuki break in to the Special Reading Room and subdue them. Mibu is with them and Tatsuya tells her to face reality. There is no equality without discrimination. Tatsuya tells Mibu that she was being used, but the girl still believes in her ideals and defends them.

The terrorists try to attack. Tatsuya takes care of them and Mibu runs away. Tatsuya lets her go, certain that Erika will capture her. Sure enough the girls fight and Mibu is defeated. Leo confronts Tsukasa. They know about his involvement and he is also captured. Mibu later explains how she got involved with Blanche. After things are cleared up with her, Tatsuya wants to come up with a plan to destroy Blanche. But they need to find them first. This is where Ono comes in. She gives them the location – an abandoned factory.

Now, to come up with a plan. Jyumonji will join Tatsuya, Miyuki, Erika, and Leo, and will provide the car they need. Kirihara later tells Jyumonji to let him go as well, but Jyumonji refuses, not liking his reason for wanting to go. Jyumonji gives Kirihara another chance to state he real reason, and once Kirihara explains about Mibu, Jyumonji will allow him to go. I think Kirihara might have some feelings for Mibu!

Why did AoA have to get this one? It’s in the running for best show of the season, and has a good shot of continuing that into next season and it is going to have a bogus “bluray as a luxury” release with a barely-serviceable dub.

BTW, episode 7 drew a character off-model and it was a good thing.

Pretty much because it’s an Aniplex JP title and no other reason.

I only hope that this doesn’t follow in the footsteps of Sword Art Online, another “two season” show that AoA released here. I’m enjoying the sub of this one to the point that, with AoA’s history, there’s a good chance that I’d put the sub over the dub, which rarely happens. If Bryce Papenbrook winds up as the main character in this dub (…) then that chance shoots up to just barely below 100% :wink:

…though I do hope that AoA’s release will contain a clearer explanation as to the technological development shown in episode 7. Crunchy’s explanation was servicable but they way that they chose to explain it was closer to “shenanigans” than I’d like. I do give the show props for going in a slightly different direction than it lead us to believe though.

Episode 7 –


With Tatsuya in charge, the team heads for the factory where Blanche is hiding out, and ram the car right through the front gate. Tatsuya and Miyuki go after the terrorists, while the others take care of their assigned duties. Tatsuya and Miyuki enter a room where guns are aimed at them while Hajime Tsukasa introduces himself as the leader of the Japan branch of Blanche. Tatsuya orders everyone to put their guns down and tells Hajime to surrender, but he just laughs. He actually has the nerve to tell Tatsuya to join him.

Hajime was after Tatsuya all along and now that Tatsuya has refused his offer, Hajime tries to use his magic to hypnotize him. Of course it doesn’t work on Tatsuya. Hajime orders his guys to shoot, but their guns fall apart, and Hajime makes a run for it. Miyuki sends her brother after him while she stays to deal with the rest of the terrorists. The others are dealing with the terrorists they find as well.

Tatsuya catches up to Hajime and more of his men. After taking care of their guns, Tatsuya is attacked with jamming magic. Now, where would these guys get antinite from? And because they have it, Tatsuya knows that Ukraine-Belarus and the Great Asian Alliance are backing them. He takes out the terrorists and Hajime tries to run again, but his back door exit is blocked by Kirihara. Tatsuya introduces Kirihara to the leader of Blanche and Kirihara’s anger was a beautiful thing to behold!

Taking revenge for Mibu, Kirihara cuts off Hajime’s arm. If Jyumonji hadn’t stopped him, Kirihara probably would have done a lot more. The authorities are called in to take everyone into custody. Tatsuya visits Mibu at the hospital and lets her know what happened. Apparently, Tsukasa was also hypnotized by his brother and won’t be arrested, although he will be under observation for a while. The rest of the students that were involved won’t be reprimanded either. Mibu will also have to remain in the hospital a while longer. None of the students will be arrested and the school will cover the incident up. Outside of Mibu’s hospital room, Tatsuya meets Mr. Hayama and he in turn reports back to a member of the Yotsuba family – all very mysterious.

When Mibu is discharged, the friends go to pick her up and it turns out that Kirihara has been visiting Mibu every day. Tatsuya meets Mibu’s father, who takes him aside to thank him. He also mentions a Major Kazama, which surprises Tatsuya. Apparently, he and Mibu’s father are old friends and Kazama told him a little about Tatsuya. He promises Tatsuya that what Kazama told him won’t go any further. Very mysterious again!

When Tatsuya rejoins his friends, Erika teases Mibu into confessing that she once had feelings for Tatsuya, but she knows now that he’s beyond her reach. Mibu also confesses her feelings for Kirihara and that gives Erika more ammo for teasing. Tatsuya graciously steps aside for Kirihara and signals to Miyuki that they should leave. Miyuki gives another half hearted confession to her brother and he chooses to misinterpret it.

It’s time for them to return to school and Miyuki questions that it must be hard for Tatsuya with his abilities, and says that he’s only attending school for her sake. Tatsuya explains that it isn’t a burden. In fact, it’s the only ordinary that life he can experience for the moment. He tells his sister that he enjoys just being a normal student with her. That pleases her and they join hands to return to school together. I guess the mystery of Tatsuya continues! This boy is anything but normal and I enjoy the tiny hints that are being dropped here and there.

Episode 8 –


Tatsuya learns that Ono is also a student of Yakumo’s when she appears at his training. Ono asks Miyuki if she will be competing in the Nine Schools Competition. Yakumo says that she will be participating in the Mirage Bat and Ice Pillars Break tournaments. As to what she’s doing there, Yakumo tells Tatsuya and Miyuki that Ono is a secret Public Safety investigator for the police department. Tatsuya will keep her secret if she helps him with such things as the Blanche incident in the future.

Tatsuya and Leo befriend another student named Mikihiko. He’s a childhood friend of Erika’s, but he’s been avoiding her the past few months. When she comes up to them now, Mikihiko acts very embarrassed. He doesn’t like the way Erika is dressed either. Actually, all the boys aren’t sure she should be wearing bloomers for training. Leo has a really strange idea about the history of bloomers which earns him a nice kick from Erika. LOL

The Nine Schools Competition is discussed during a student council meeting. They still need to fill the engineer spots. Everyone looks at Tatsuya, but he isn’t volunteering. In fact, he tries to leave the room. But as he gets up, Azusa mentions him. They others agree, but Tatsuya says that a first year has never been elected to the technical staff before. Mayumi tells him that there’s a first time for everything. Tatsuya also mentions that he isn’t well liked and trust is an important factor for the job. However, it looks like Miyuki may talk her brother into it. It will be discussed further at the prep session after school.

Azusa is enchanted by Tatsuya’s guns and loves to look at them. But her caressing hands seem to irritate Miyuki. LOL Azusa is also fascinated by the maker of the guns, Taurus Silver, and asks Tatsuya all about him. Although he really doesn’t know anything about the inventor, he tells her that Taurus Silver might be a Japanese youth like them and Miyuki goes off the deep end again. LOL Does she think that Azusa is making a move on her brother?

Tatsuya is officially nominated to the engineering staff for the upcoming competition, but there are protests, so Tatsuya must prove his skills. Kirihara volunteers to be the guinea pig. The demonstration is successful, but there is still some opposition to Tatsuya. However, Hanzo supports Tatsuya and between his vote and Jyumonji’s the others come around.

At home, “Special Officer” Tatsuya receives a secure call from Major Kazama. He tells Tatsuya about “Third Eye” and wants Tatsuya’s help with running the tests. Tatsuya tells him that he is supposed to report to “FLT” on his next day of anyway. Kazama goes on to mention the Nine Schools Competition, taking place in the Southeast Fuji Training Area and tells Tatsuya to be careful. Members of an international crime syndicate are also in that area and will probably target the competition. He will supply more information as he receives it. Tatsuya thanks him and the call is ended. Another interesting piece of Tatsuya’s puzzle!

Miyuki later serves coffee to her brother, wearing her Mirage Bat costume, and Tatsuya tells her that she looks very pretty. He also shows her that he’s perfected the Flying Spell. Miyuki is very proud of him and Tatsuya tells her that he is one step closer to his goal. He has Miyuki try out the device and it works perfectly as Miyuki dances around in the air. LOL Every time a tiny piece of Tatsuya’s puzzle falls into place, a bigger hole opens up!

GARNiDELiA, Rei Yasuda Perform The irregular at magic high school’s New Songs

posted on 2014-06-16 00:35 EDT
Duo behind 2nd Kill la Kill ending & singer behind Yamato 2199/Kindaichi Returns endings

Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei Novels Gets Anime With Yūichi Nakamura, Saori Hayami

posted on 2013-10-06 07:10 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
Promotional video animated by Mad House also unveiled at Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival 2013 event

The irregular at magic high school TV Anime Slated for April

posted on 2013-12-11 06:22 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

If only Sentai could have licensed this…

Would it be too much to ask for AoA to do us fans a solid and pass this one on to TX?

Clint Eastwood said that a man’s got to know his limitations. The same goes for anime studios and this one is beyond AoA’s.

Episode 15


Finlay Monolith Code. Been wondering what the heck it was since we have seen everything else. Next episode will be a land war in Asia.(After that will the go up against a sSicillian when death is on the line?) Russia vs Japan. Honestly, there is so little emotion from Mr Genius, Someone just needs to slap him around with some hentai to see if ANY kind of reaction occurs. He just looks forever constipated, and it is getting old. I know he is on guard for several reason, but he is standing out more than green girl would in the Blue Man Group.

GARNiDELiA, Rei Yasuda Perform “The Irregular at Magic High School” New Theme Songs

June 15, 2014 11:30pm CDT
The songs will be started to be featured in July

Robin Thicke wants his pants back.

More like Barnum & Bailey.

I thought it was David Bowie or just the 70s (disco) in general.