Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

The Irregular at Magic High School

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 魔法科高校の劣等生
English: The Irregular at Magic High School
German: The Irregular at Magic High School
French: The Irregular at Magic High School
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.391 (scored by 582785582,785 users)
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Ranked: #22532
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #140
Members: 1,053,178
Favorites: 10,998

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In the dawn of the 21st century, magic, long thought to be folklore and fairy tales, has become a systematized technology and is taught as a technical skill. In First High School, the institution for magicians, students are segregated into two groups based on their entrance exam scores: "Blooms," those who receive high scores, are assigned to the First Course, while "Weeds" are reserve students assigned to the Second Course.

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei follows the siblings, Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba, who are enrolled in First High School. Upon taking the exam, the prodigious Miyuki is placed in the First Course, while Tatsuya is relegated to the Second Course. Though his practical test scores and status as a "Weed" show him to be magically inept, he possesses extraordinary technical knowledge, physical combat capabilities, and unique magic techniques—making Tatsuya the irregular at a magical high school.

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The anime closely follows the events of the first seven light novels (excluding the fifth novel: Summer Holiday Arc + 1). There are three video game adaptations of the series.

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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

1: "Rising Hope" by LiSA (eps 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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Artorias94 - Feb 19
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Is it just me or Tatsuya's character design underappreciated?
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