Ranked #819

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Alternative Titles

English: The irregular at magic high school
Japanese: 魔法科高校の劣等生


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.801 (scored by 101,377 users)
Ranked: #8192
Popularity: #126
Members: 192,003
Favorites: 2,919
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Magic—A century has passed since this concept has been recognized as a formal technology instead of the product of the occult or folklore.

The season is spring and it is time for a brand new school year.

At the National Magic University First Affiliate High School, a.k.a. Magic High School, students are divided into two distinct groups according to their academic performances. The "Bloom," who demonstrate the highest grades and are enrolled in the "First Course," and the "Weed," who have a poor academic record and are enrolled in the "Second Course."

This spring, a very peculiar brother and sister enroll as new students. The brother is an under achiever with some deficiencies and enrolls as a "Weed," while his younger sister is an honor student, who enrolls as a "Bloom." The brother, with a somewhat philosophical expression, and the younger sister who holds feelings a little stronger than sibling love for him... Ever since these two have entered through the gates of this prestigious school, the calm campus was beginning to change...

(Source: Aniplex USA)


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Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 Enrollment Part I
Nyuugaku-hen I (入学編I)
Apr 6, 2014
2 Enrollment Part II
Nyuugaku-hen II (入学編II)
Apr 13, 2014
3 Enrollment Part III
Nyuugaku-hen III (入学編III)
Apr 20, 2014
4 Enrollment Part IV
Nyuugaku-hen IV (入学編IV)
Apr 27, 2014
5 Enrollment Part V
Nyuugaku-hen V (入学編V)
May 4, 2014

Opening Theme

#1: "Rising Hope" by LiSA (eps 2-3, 5-13)
#2: "grilletto" by GARNiDELiA (eps 14-26)

Ending Theme

#1: "Rising Hope" by LiSA (ep 1)
#2: "Millenario (ミレナリオ)" by ELISA (eps 2-13, 18)
#3: "Mirror" by Rei Yasuda (eps 14-17, 19-26)

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Sep 28, 2014
- This Review Contains Spoilers -

I'm not entirely sure why I watched all of Mahouka. At some point it was a scholarly interest in why this was the latest hottest thing in light novels. It might have been because people said it gets better in the novels later and I wondered at what stage that would be. At another point it was purely to see if I could finish it as a personal challenge. If I could keep watching I might be able to find something good about this anime. Something that at the end of the day I could say "sure it was mostly read more
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Jul 5, 2015
Alright, despite giving a score of 9, allow me to make this perfectly clear, THIS SHOULD NOT BE WATCHED BY EVERYONE!!! There are three very crucial aspects to this show that form a fissure among the viewers. If you are able to tolerate or enjoy these aspects, watch this show. If you find these elements unbearable then you should definitely walk away because they are ubiquitous throughout the entirety of the 26 episodes.
I: An over-powered protagonist. When I say over-powered I mean it in the most literal sense possible. This guy does not lose, ever. He's a genius with combat capabilities surpassing every other person read more
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Nov 18, 2015
Here goes my first review. There may be a spoiler or two in here. Sorry.

A while ago, an irl friend told me to watch Mahouka when I asked him what I should watch next. I found that it was on Netflix, so I watched it. I went about eight episodes in. I felt I wasn't going to like this around the fifth episode. After the eighth, I put Mahouka on hold. A few weeks had passed, and I considered dropping Mahouka, but my friend asked me how far I'd gotten into it. When I said I was eight episodes in and I had stopped, he read more
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Nov 10, 2015
The irregular at magic high school/Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei/魔法科高校の劣等生 Review

Story (2/10) Dreadful

The in The irregular at magic high school is something anyone can tell that this series was really trying to push as the did not really focus on really anything else and by anything else I mean characters, characterization, character development, comedy/enjoyment, fan service, good/satisfying amount of conflict/fight scenes anything that you could possible find enjoying as absent and I will talk about that more in the enjoyment section. But all you need to know from my perspective is that this anime series tried TRIED to push a story that was dreadfully uninteresting to read more
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