A second anime season of Tsutomu Satou's Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School) light novel series was announced at the Dengeki Bunko Aki no Namahousou Festival event on Sunday. The new season, titled Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Raihousha-hen (The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc), will adapt volumes nine through eleven, and debut in 2020.
Risako Yoshida (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo) will direct the second season at animation studio 8bit. Taku Iwasaki (Noragami, Katanagatari) is returning as the music composer. The main cast members will also reprise their roles.
Shiba Miyuki's classmate Kitayama Shizuku is on her way to study abroad. For magicians, this is normally impossible, since allowing the genes of someone who can use magic outside their home country's borders is tantamount to giving up national secrets. But it's allowed to happen in one case-exchange programs. And that's how Angelina Kudou Shields has arrived in Japan from the USNA to study at First High.
Around the time Lina arrived in Japan magicians began getting attacked by a mysterious being who leaves his victims drained of blood. Will Tatsuya be able to discover the identity of the 'Vampire?' (Source: Mahouka Wikia, edited)
Satou originally launched the sci-fi action novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in 2008. Dengeki Bunko began printing the novel with illustrations by Kana Ishida (Shounen Maid, Wakaba*Girl) in July 2011. Kadokawa will publish the 30th volume on October 10. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei has a cumulative 10 million copies of its volumes in circulation.
A manga adaptation of the Reihousha-hen (Visitors Arc) by Majiko! began in GFantasy magazine in December 2015 and concluded on June 18. Square Enix published the seventh and final volume on September 10.
Aniplex of America licensed the anime series in North America and released it on three Blu-ray volumes in 2015. The company also screened the Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo anime film in the United States theaters in July 2017 and released it on Blu-ray in July 2018. Yen Press licensed the light novel in English in 2015 and published the 12th volume on July 9. The 13th volume will ship on October 15.
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