Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
The Irregular at Magic High School
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Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

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Japanese: 魔法科高校の劣等生
English: The Irregular at Magic High School
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Volumes: 32
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 8, 2011 to Sep 10, 2020
Genres: Action Action, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Satou, Tsutomu (Story), Ishida, Kana (Art)


Score: 8.241 (scored by 79057,905 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3312
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #487
Members: 26,456
Favorites: 1,308

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Magic is a product of neither legends nor fairy tales, but instead has become a technology of reality since a time unknown to people. Supernatural power became a technology systematized through magic, while magic became a technical skill. A "Supernatural Power User" became a "Magic Technician." Magic Technicians (in short, Magicians) are nurtured through Magic High Schools and Universities.

This is a story about:

Tatsuya, a defective elder brother low achiever.
Miyuki, a perfect, flawless younger sister high achiever.
After both siblings entered a Magic High School,
The stage of daily turbulence was unveiled—.

(Source: Baka-Tsuki)


Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei originally was published as a web novel series on Shousetsuka ni Narou website (小説家になろう) between October 12, 2008 and March 21, 2011. The first official volume was published on July 8, 2011 by Ascii Media Works under Dengeki Bunko label.

The series has been published in English as The Irregular at Magic High School by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since April 19, 2016.

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Apr 26, 2021
EddyFiend (All reviews)
I started off watching the first season of The Irregular at Magic High School and was absolutely blown away. Alternate universe? "Scientific magic"? Political themes dealing with the military and espionage? Unstoppable main character? The show had everything I wanted, and I craved for more.

I'm happy to tell others that enjoyed the series as much as I did that the light novel series is even better. This was my first entry into the world of light novels, and it was great.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the series, Irregular does a great job at portraying the vast relationships in a world that takes place read more
Jul 12, 2014
Obelisx (All reviews)
Okay so let me just put this in perspective for you guys who are kinda edging towards reading it, but not to sure.

This is an amazing light novel, hands down one of the best, it has comedy, combat, romance to some extent, action, drama, intelligent and mind blowing scenes as well as interesting characters.

If you enjoy a strong male lead in a world fulled of magic and mystery, then this book is definitely for you. It's set in a world where magic can be used in everyday lives, mostly for the use of combat, but only by a select skilled few. In this read more
Feb 19, 2013
Darkazuyagami (All reviews)
This is my first review,but just one thing that i can say about this novel from beginning, "Amazing"! So,there is my little review about MKnR:

Story: 9/10
The story is great (from my point of view). The siblings with very strong bound,a lot of 'comedy' between the siblings act that make the others have a misunderstanding about their relationships. The progress of story is very interesting,when tatsuya have to keep secret about his identity and his true power. But still his true power will be revealed little by little with the progress of story. Another side that make this novel more interesting is his relationship with the read more
Dec 29, 2012
bla1204 (All reviews)
Well, since theres no reviews on the novel, might as well write one. I've been reading this novel for several months, probably before summer, and I eagerly await updates. So heres my 2 cents:

(Spoiler Alert)
Story: 8/10
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is an interesting novel with a decently unique storyline. It starts off with a touching introduction that automatically makes the reader empathize with Tatsuya: a hardworking, intelligent, but naturally untalented highschool boy. He is put into the "reserve" program, AKA "The Weeds", because he is not talented enough to be part of the main student body, AKA "The Blooms". On the other hand, his beloved sister, read more


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