Ranked #852

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.791 (scored by 112,137 users)
Ranked: #8522
Popularity: #119
Members: 209,798
Favorites: 3,318
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Shiba, Tatsuya
Shiba, Tatsuya
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Shiba, Miyuki
Shiba, Miyuki
Main
Hayami, Saori
Japanese
Hayami, Saori
Saegusa, Mayumi
Saegusa, Mayumi
Supporting
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Chiba, Erika
Chiba, Erika
Supporting
Uchiyama, Yumi
Japanese
Uchiyama, Yumi

Staff

Ono, Manabu
Ono, Manabu
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Shiraishi, Michita
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director
Kizawa, Yukito
Kizawa, Yukito
Script

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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5camp
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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TheHonestThief
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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SBphiloz4
Sep 27, 2014
Set in 2095, magic is now a form of technology and science. After the 3rd world war, magic wielders were high in demand in the world to defend their individual countries from further chaos. Mahouka follows two siblings, Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba, who are enrolled in Fist High School. Based on enrolment test scores, the brother becomes a Weed, a presumed low-achieving magician, while his little sister becomes a Bloom, a presumed high-achiever in magic. However, there's more to these two siblings than as first thought. And school life at First High School will no longer be the same...

And thus, the most anticipated, but highly read more
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Vene
Sep 29, 2014
The conception of "perfection" we previously had is going to change, because after watching Shiba Tatsuya (the protagonists show) in action, the word we used to describe the type of character which is sightly too powerful among his peers, overpowered, is going to be "Onii-sama" from now on. With Shiba Tatsuya, better known as Onii-sama, we reach a level of perfection never seen before in the anime industry, characters we reputed as OP, notable recent examples such as Kirigaya Kazuto (Sword Art Online) or Gilgamesh (Fate/Zero), are practically nothing next to our glorious Onii-sama, capable of turning the Impossible into something actually possible.

> Is a read more
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- The main character in both these series is cold, serious and also skilled in fighting.
- Both MCs have a harem, although MKNR is based more around action than romance.
- Yuuji and Tatsuya both have a sister, which is better-viewed in their family than they are.
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-Chrome Shelled Regios has a far more interesting setting and a more stylized art direction.

-The characters in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei all look bland, but the dialogue between them tends to be a bit more clever.

-Both have pretty good action sequences. 
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These two anime both feature a futuristic world which is filled with magic and magic-related elements. Strike the Blood goes a bit further by also adding in some supernatural elements. They both contain action and romance, but Strike the Blood also adds in some ecchi and comedy.

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