Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei


The Honor Student at Magic High School

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Japanese: 魔法科高校の優等生
English: The Honor Student at Magic High School
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2021 to Sep 25, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Connect
Source: Manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.641 (scored by 3630036,300 users)
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Ranked: #58162
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Popularity: #1606
Members: 121,931
Favorites: 730

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Sep 25, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I loved Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, I gave it an 8/10! But this show, Yuutousei, does not live up to its predecessor whatsoever. The premise of this show is that it takes the exact same events from Rettousei, dumbs them down, and adds more incest. The best part about Yuutousei, in my opinion, is the sound design, not really a great compliment in perspective of my other ratings since this is a TV series and not a CD. The art is good, but the characters seem flat and one dimensional. This show is a hollow shell of Rettousei with all the goodie scooped out. Yuutousei ...
Jul 25, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/13 eps)
First of all, let me foreword by saying that I'm one of those people who loved the main series, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. In spite of it, I can't say the same for the spin-off, Mahouka Koukou no Yuutosei. It may take the same general events from the original series, but it tells them in a way that disappoints me. Many important scenes are shortened down, and a lot of details aren't fully explained, leaving viewers who didn't watch the original confused. A good alternate perspective story shouldn't have to rely on the main series to do most of the world building for it, that's ...
Aug 13, 2021
Preliminary (5/13 eps)
Generally the show is truly a "spin-off" of the first season. Light hearted and focused more towards Miyuki's thoughts and her group of friends.

This is an underrated anime. You MUST watch the first season first or at least read the Yuutousei manga before watching as it is not a standalone anime. It is not part of the main timeline series.

Spinoff Definition: a spin-off (or spinoff) is a radio program, television program, film, video game or any narrative work, derived from already existing works that focus on more details and different aspects from the original work (e.g. particular topics, characters or events)
Sep 27, 2021
Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei (2021)

First off, if you have not seen the first season of the parent show then do not watch this until you have done so unless you are open-minded. Going into this various people jumped on the 'its a new season then slated the show for being confusing since the story is already well established. This is because it is a spin-off, not the parent story. It does a marvellous job of filling in masses of gaps in the main show to bring us to the end of the first season and slightly beyond.

The art of the show is a slightly ...
Sep 25, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I'm not the biggest fan of the mahouka, and to be blunt, I enjoyed this less than the parent story. It definitely wasn't the worse thing in the world, but it isn't good.

The story goes through the enrolment arc and the 9 schools competition arc, mainly through the perspectives of characters such as Miyuki, Honoka, Shizuku and new characters from third highschool. However we barley got to see any other characters, no erika, leo or mizuki. But this is a spin-off thats specifically not about those guys, so i'll let it slide.

These new characters; for example Airi, were basically all the same character. Over confident ...
Jul 27, 2021
Preliminary (4/13 eps)
There isn't much that needs to be said here. As a stand alone anime, if the second episode is an indication of how the story is going to be structured then I cannot recommend this to anyone other than diehard fans of the original.

The first season of Mahouka is REQUIRED to understand the events and resolutions in the second episode, but if you have seen the original then all this does is give a bit more context to what some of the minor characters were thinking and doing while the plot played out.

Because of this, the story and characters take major hits, but Studio ...
Jul 28, 2021
Preliminary (4/13 eps)
*Spoiler warning!*

Story/Plot 7/10 - In the 4 episodes I've seen, the plot is pretty well-paced. Compared to the manga it adapts around half of one volume per episode, and it doesn't really leave out any important parts. (It does alter some parts though, so that might bother some people.) While Miyuki is the main character in this anime, the 2 most recent episodes have seemed to focus more on Shizuku and Honoka. We also get to see many new scenes that weren't in the Irregular at Magic high school. (Because this is Miyuki's pov obviously.) This is actually pretty enjoyable for a spin-off anime, but ...
Aug 28, 2021
Preliminary (9/13 eps)
this "Season" is HUGE SHAME on the series that i wish i did not know about, and here is why;

The art is just so bad to the point i want to look away, they even forget to draw some details and even if they do it looked bad.

The animation is HORRIFIC to the point it cased my eyes to bleed, some scenes are animated with like 3 badly dawn frames.

story was so poor and filled with boring clichés, (the "good girl" gets ahead then the "bad girl" catches up but then we get a flashback about the "good girl" which makes her ...
Aug 9, 2021
Preliminary (6/13 eps)
This is a very poor quality retelling of the first arc of the main series as experienced by some of the side characters. It is incomplete and is most likely confusing to any who have not seen the original. The dialogue is inane and there are a lot of extra cringy incestual moments thrown in for some kind of measure.....

The animation varies greatly from frame to frame and while the character designs are mostly the same from the original the only change that happens is some extreme degradation of quality in motion. Janky running animations and odd stretch effects during pivots of characters are just ...
May 30, 2022
Preliminary (10/13 eps)
Not sure why all the hate.

I just binge watched Season 1 and Season 2, the movie, and now am up to finishing episode 10 of this series.

So far, yes it's a lighter tone in general, the focus is on different characters. I did notice watching the original 2 seasons that it felt like some of the "bloom" characters were a bit out of the blue. Honoka got more fleshed out in season 2, but some of the others just seemed to be "there" with little to no introduction. This season gives us that introduction. The focus is often more on events ...
Sep 25, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Ok so this anime is eh. Lemme explain, imma just make this short.

So this anime is basically a recap, all they did was add characters and add to the character development. It's fundamentally flawed, we know exactly what's gonna happen, and unlike other prequel/spinoff anime, that give more exposition or backstory, this doesn't do that.

Sure it gives us new characters, but you can't really root for them, because in the original story, they were nobodies. Slap some overdramatic characters with a op character (that we know will lose), you get this show.

The only redeeming quality is the growth of existing characters and how ...
Jul 28, 2021
Preliminary (4/13 eps)
Curb your expectations

Bad animation? Check
Cringey characters? Check
Inconsistent plot? Check
EXTRA brocon? Check

I'm kinda pissed. I was looking forward to some more Mahouka. But this ain't 8-bit and it CERTAINLY ain't Madhouse. The faces being wrong wouldn't bother me so much if they didn't get them right half the time, oftentimes in the same shot.

The real problem I have with this is it covers events that happened in season 1, but with added cringe. Like, imagine a high school anime where all of the characters actually act like high schoolers. *shudders* The events not only happen not the way they actually happened, but the extra events happen ...
Aug 29, 2021
Preliminary (9/13 eps)
If I have to pick a generic school magic anime, I would definitely pick this one. It is extremely generic! The characters do not have a shred of original personality, they are very boring, and the like its history, where the drama and action are virtually nonexistent, thank to the protagonists are above all, and on top of all, they add an incestuous relationship, probably made with the only excuse attract attention (which personally makes it more obnoxious).

The first arc begins with a certain mystery, but in the middle of the story you realize that the "enemies" are not important at all, they are ...
Sep 11, 2021
Preliminary (11/13 eps)
Disclaimer: I rate this anime 1/10 just because it doesn't deserve to get beyond 6.5/10

I wrote this review just because it's unbearable to watch.

If it was stand alone anime I might give 6.5~6.9/10, but It's in fact a spin-off of the popular anime, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei , which is big shoes to fill and it failed miserably to the point it became pure blasphemy to the original anime in my opinion. The scenes are inconsistent and incoherent to the scenes in the OG anime (at some scenes they put exactly the same dialog but with completely different setting than ...
Jan 8, 2022
Preliminary (6/13 eps)
Mahouka is one of my favorite anime, but only Rettousei. This ripoff rewrite attempt from position of other character, Miyuki, is just bad.

Beginning can be tolerated but after that is beyond messed up.
Even on the image on MAL you can see characters which weren't in 1. season.
Only good thing in it is character art, but that can't fix the messed up story.

I was happy to have another season of this anime but remakes just ruin the experience.

I highly don't recommend watching this if you liked Rettousei if you don't want to ruin your view on Mahouka.

Apr 10, 2022
Preliminary (6/13 eps)
Every episode feels like it's just a recap episode of the main series. The new scenes from different perspectives don't add anything new at all and don't even form a cohesive story. If you haven't seen the main series, you won't have any idea what's going on. Don't bother watching if you're hoping for more fan service than the main series, but if you want more of the ridiculous levels of bro-con antics then there's plenty of that.
There's nothing more worth saying about this series, so here's some empty words to fill out the arbitrary word count MAL requires for reviews, to ...
Sep 27, 2021
This show had so much potential. If Irregular was about his brother Honor could've been about Miyuki. Instead all we get is a generic slice of life with some throw-ins from the main series.

I know they could've done something better here, that short flashback on episode 13? Those would've been nice. Explain the secrecy their past, what they've been through. This could've been a perfect setup for another season. Seeing their past through Miyuki's eyes, things she went through during the series. I mean in Irregular we had everything going on in-between his school life and his covert operations, surely Miyuki did more than just ...
Aug 9, 2021
Preliminary (6/13 eps)
I cannot talk about this series without mentioning the original Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei because there is no connective plot to events that happen. This is basically a behind the scenes look at a few side characters. It doesn't explain what is going on, or why and jumps between scenes like you should know what is already happening while adding a bit of an alternate perspective and leaving out the main plot.

That is one of it's biggest flaws in that by showing other characters doing things outside of Tatsuya's umbrella, the story is changed. You can't watch this spin off if you haven't seen ...
Oct 20, 2021
Preliminary (1/13 eps)
I'm a huge fan of the mahouka series and loved each installment.....until yuutousei.All I gotta say is that I couldn't even finish the first episode because I cringed every time I saw how the butchered tatsuya.They made him so fucking ugly.He looks a dead frog the fucking thing!I had to cough every time I looked at his face.His charm is fucking gone,man.Looking at him felt like passing a kidneystone the size of an elephant.It was absolutely painful.Sure,miyuki looked much more appealing,but what's the point of watching this if the reason I started the series is reduced to nothing but a shadow of his former self.If ...
Sep 29, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/13 eps)
You can take this as a something similar to a "What if" route.

(Alt) Story circled around sub characters instead of the main Tatsuya with a little more focus onto Miyuki. Sub character taking on a role of "What if", eg: "What if Honoka was charmed by Miyuki first?"

Also, You can expect HUGE contents of fan service from them. By reviewing their previous project they took on.

--- I strongly recommended this series to those who enjoy re-watching the whole series but wanted some supplementary or a side dish. Yuutousei as a spin-off anime will do great. ---

First of all, it was mainly processed by a different ...