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: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2021
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: 8bit
Source: Light novel
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 1 hr. 11 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 1894918,949 users)
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Ranked: #10292
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Popularity: #2319
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Looking at Miyuki and Tatsuya now, it might be hard to imagine them as anything other than loving siblings. But it wasn't always this way..

Three years ago, Miyuki was always uncomfortable around her older brother. The rest of their family treated him no better than a lowly servant, even though he was the perfect Guardian, watching over Miyuki while she lived a normal middle school life. But what really bothered her was that he never showed any emotions or thoughts of his own.

However, when danger comes calling during a fateful trip to Okinawa, their relationship as brother and sister will change forever…

(Source: Yen Press)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakurai, Minami

Yasuno, Kiyono

Sakurai, Honami

Endou, Aya


Ono, Yuuki


Akachi, Kouga


Yamamoto, Itaru


Yoshida, Risako
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Takaoka, Junichi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Nakamoto, Muneo


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"Ripe Aster" by Kairi Yagi (八木海莉)

Jan 1, 2022
BedBug2479 (All reviews)
Before you watch this Prequel Special you need to have a better understanding of the story by watching S1 and S2.

The story is before the start of S1 ( before Miyuki had a brother complex) as to how they both interacted with each other before the start of the Anime.

The animation was greatly done by 8bit, there are character development and good sound. The story is good but not great as S1 or S2 and is a little small if it would have been a little longer I think it could have been better.

Looking forward to S3 as how the story progresses.
Dec 31, 2021
8igfan (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 1, 2022
theGodde (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 1, 2022
POKTZ (All reviews)

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 read more


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