Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Tsuioku-hen

The Irregular at Magic High School: Reminiscence Arc

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Japanese: 魔法科高校の劣等生 追憶編
English: The Irregular at Magic High School: Reminiscence Arc
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2021
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: 8bit
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 11 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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The extremely talented siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba shine bright in their own right as they start their second year at First High School, the premier institute for magicians. Seeing as the pair are inseparable, it seems unimaginable that their loving bond did not exist just four years ago. Back then, the middle schooler Miyuki was uncomfortable around her older brother. She and her family thought of Tatsuya as nothing more than a lowly servant to perform guardian duties for Miyuki; a mere tool lacking emotions and his own will. However, their relationship was fated to change forever once their innocuous family trip to Okinawa transformed into a life-threatening incident.

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The anime adaptation of Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Tsuioku-hen was announced on February 28, 2021 and it aired on December 31, 2021 at 11:57 p.m. as a New Year's special.

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"Ripe Aster" by Kairi Yagi (八木海莉)


Dec 31, 2021
For starters, if you plan to watch this special, then you are quite acquainted with Mahouka and the various anime that have already come out in previous years. What this special did was shed a lot of light on the relationship between Tatsuya and Miyuki and how it evolved to its current state. A lot of background information was also provided, and some rather important characters made an appearance as well. To say more would be spoilers, so I'll refrain from going further.

The art and sound were just great overall, and anyone who knows anything about Mahouka should have an idea of how things will ...
Jan 1, 2022

Story: 7.5 This light novel Volume (8) was one of my favorite in the series story-wise. This anime was not. This arc in the anime was good, but the first season was better. A big part of this was the shift from Madhouse to 8Bit which brought a new director, the same one who jumbled up the visitor arc. Without going into spoiler territory, the light novel was much more interesting because the storytelling was not linear. It jumped between right where the Visitor arc left off and a few years prior on the island, as ...
Jan 1, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This special is par for the course when it comes to the Mahouka franchise - bad

However it fulfils an interesting role in that it is the missing link to understanding who Tatsuya is, how he came to be, and his relationship with Miyuki. I'll get more into that later (spoilers I guess), but now for my surface level problems.

As usual the show has an over-narration problem. Miyuki narrates throughout the whole anime and it's used as a means of dropping meaningless exposition and lore dumps and telling us things that really should have been conveyed from the direction and animation instead. The entire Mahouka anime ...

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Poll: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Tsuioku-hen Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Dec 31, 2021
67 repliesby Hei »»
Mar 2, 12:01 PM
Poll: Watch order ?
xnub - Aug 25, 2023
7 repliesby xnub »»
Aug 28, 2023 11:42 PM
Can you watch this before the series?
Geeljire - Jan 1, 2022
9 repliesby xnub »»
Aug 25, 2023 1:33 AM
Those LJNs should have adapted this just after or close to the first season when Mahouka was still fresh.
removed-user - Jan 23, 2022
2 repliesby CrazyButNot4U »»
Jan 23, 2022 12:50 PM
Why Miyuki's mama.. (SPOILER)
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