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
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 594831594,831 users)
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Ranked: #22922
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #140
Members: 1,077,346
Favorites: 11,064

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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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Jun 22, 2024
Note: This will be a review of the series in its entirety up until season 2. Information about season 3 will be added at a later date.

"The Irregular at Magic High School" is an anime that is surprisingly difficult to recommend. While the magic school setting is certainly appealing enough, if not particularly original, the series also has a number of highly controversial elements that can and have put off some people altogether, resulting in a series that is highly divisive in the anime community. Even so, if you don't mind highly over-powered protagonists and sisters with very obvious feelings for their brother then this ...
Jun 11, 2024
Mixed Feelings
The devil is in the details. What do I mean by that? Simple: while it may look like a well-thought, high-production value, engaging anime on the surface, there's little to no substance to talk about. Oversaturated with made-up fantasy-sci-fi jargon coming out of left field every time a character speaks, the show tries to hide its lack of depth behind a facade of pseudo-intellectual mumbo-jumbo. That's possibly the most annoying thing about the dialogue.

The plot is flat-out boring - with some hints here and there to an overarching narrative, all the way to the underwhelming ending, most of the episodes feel like SOL fillers, which ...
Apr 2, 2024
This anime is something else. The plot isn't great. The premise of the story isn't really a problem. The MC that does get bullied doesn't even care about the bullying and it doesn't effect him in anyway. Moreover, the only problem the MC has is that he cant be in multiple places at once. He is too broken. It's not like One-Punch Man where its actually funny and somewhat unique. The MC in this one is too powerful for there to be any relevance. There isn't any challenge. It's like watching a professional soccer player play against a bunch of 3 year olds. Congrats I ...

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