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Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.801 (scored by 67912 users)
Ranked: #8152
Popularity: #157
Members: 135,760
Favorites: 1,795
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Other: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Yoku Wakaru Mahouka!

Characters & Voice Actors

Shiba, Miyuki
Shiba, Miyuki
Main
Hayami, Saori
Japanese
Hayami, Saori
Shiba, Tatsuya
Shiba, Tatsuya
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Stark, Christian
German
Stark, Christian
Aoki
Aoki
Supporting
Satou, Haruo
Japanese
Satou, Haruo
Inagaki
Inagaki
Supporting
Taki, Satoshi
Japanese
Taki, Satoshi

Staff

Ono, Manabu
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
LiSA
Theme Song Performance
GARNiDELiA
Theme Song Performance



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Sep 27, 2014
SBphiloz4
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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Sep 28, 2014
5camp
- 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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Mar 7, 2015
Shyunko
Have you ever watched an anime centered around a completely over powered male character and wondered what makes this particular genre so appealing. That's exactly what Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei or The Irregular at Magic High School is all about.

Story:
The problem the characters face in this series is generally the idea that there are specialized groups such as yakuza, gangs, terrorists, and other groups who have ulterior motives for magic causing violence involving the school and the students and it is up to a bunch of kids from a high school to deal with these problems. At first the introduction of the story read more
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Sep 29, 2014
Vene
The conception of "perfection" we previously had la 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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Recommendations

Exposition-heavy dystopian societies who share common themes of discrimination, ethics that are subject of change as regimes pass, political intrigue and a large support cast of varied characters define both of these Sci-fi shows.
The series revolves around siblings whose presence and influence are well known to those around them. Through unorthodox means, they challenge the accepted systems of the world and society. As a team, they are an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.
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.

Both anime also feature annoying, yet skillful female main characters. You have Miyuki from Mahouka who calls her brother Tatsuya by "Onii-sama" about a hundred times per episode and Yukina from Strike the Blood who insists on interrupting Kojou's catchphrase "This is my fight" with her infamous "No Senpai, this is OUR fight."
-Protagonist is considered "weak", but is actually really strong
-Both deal with magic and science
-Mahouka is like Majutsu no Index but with more explanations about how magic works
Similarities:

Both have the same setting where it is set in a magical school.

Both involves the same brother and sister tandem attending the same school and are in the same year level.

Both have the same action, magic, adventure and supernatural genre.

Both have the same character where the brother is a top performing student.

Dissimilarities:

One involves a true brother and sister tandem, while in the other anime the siblings are unrelated.

The main guy in one anime was cocky, arrogant and a pervert, while the main guy in the other anime is noble, respectful and a gentleman.

The school uniform for girls in one anime is kinda conservative while the school uniform for girls in the other anime was the usual thing where the skirts are short.

One has an extra ecchi genre, while the other has an extra martial art element.
A boy with exceptional combat skills enrolls in a combat oriented high school to meet his brand new harem, with no initial intention of actually participating in combat. His dreams are shortly crushed by the student council president within the first couple of episodes.

-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.

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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