Manga adaptation of the 1st arc of the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei series.
"Magic" is a product of neither legends nor fairy tales. It has become a technology of reality for nearly a century. Various countries in the world are locked in a race in nurturing "Magicians."
Shiba Tatsuya is an honors student without magic capability at First High School, a magic high school along with his sister who happens to the top student among the freshmen. What will happen to him, and how will he live his school life where he is one of the many reserves in the school looked down upon by the chosen magical students?
Okay so I recently bought the first volume of this manga in a bookstore and i was just like SHIT THIS IS THE SHIT!.... The characters are close to displayed perfectly. I can't even say it... The hero, Shiba Tatsuya is a really damn cool guy... I know i am a guy and its quite frustating to say it but DAMN he is TOO COOL! Normally, the guys in manga or anime are no good guys and start to become cool characters but this manga, the guy looks cool from the start and I am pretty sure he will look cool through out the manga. I gave this manga a 9 because not much of the manga came out and this is a review after reading the first volume... I was REALLY IMPRESSED.... I feel ashamed of myself for not realizing such an AWESOME and BEASTLY manga and it will be one of my favourite manga of all time, although only a few chapters came out... There are plots within a plot and it excels in nearly every aspect and you just can't help but feel like there is something that pulls you into this manga... This manga requires your every focus because its sci-fi and the facts about magic and stuff comes out so you need to be reading it diligently and not skipping every single pages... If you have any time at all, this manga must be read and i must recommend it to every one who have not read this SUPREME manga xDread more
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei? When I first heard of the title, I didn't expect something like this, especially when I heard its official English name, which was "The Irregular in the Magic High School." I thought it would be like some manga that'd be heavy on the action part, it might be later, but definitely not now.
Basic Plot: Tatsuya and his little sister Miyuki enrolls in a magic high school which puts emphasis on the practical part of magic. Tatsuya gets top grades in the written part of the entrance exam and Miyuki gets top grades in the practical part. In the end though, Miyuki gets placed in class 1; the elite class and Tatsuya gets placed in class 2; which is the reserve class.
So far, the development, if there is any has been pretty good. It had quite an impact on me since it made me feel that I wanted Tatsuya to be an elite instead of a reserve.
Art is very 'clean' as I should put it. My definition of clean is that you can clearly tell what's happening in a panel.
Even though I felt that Tatsuya should have been enraged because of his placement, he stayed cool. Instead, it was his sister that got enraged. He acted cool at that time and said that he was happy that Miyuki was angry for him. This is why I rated character an 8.
I enjoyed this very much. Its probably due to the feeling that I want to know what Tatsuya will do to achieve the Elite role. I also want to see how the school is.
At first I was looking for a light novel, the only light novels I've read are SAO and Hidan no Aria. Considering how hard it is to read a light novel compared to other medias (I dunno if it's just me), I was a bit reluctant. I found Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is quite popular, so I looked it up. I found the manga instead.
I tried to read it and by the time I reached the first page, the cover, I knew it that it is gonna be epic. The art, the story, characters, are all amazing. Even how the magic system works, it's not just some shallow understanding of overly mainstream magic, but instead fused it with technology. The plot isn't shallow either, just can't stop reading.
The main character gives of the cool and a really serious atmosphere, which make where the story going interesting. The art is excellent as well. I really love how the little sister and the main character interact, somehow romantic but hilarious.
I really enjoyed the manga but I'm the impatient type, so I'm probably reading the light novel, after knowing what potential it's holding. I really hope this manga can be adapted to anime soon