Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced in a television advertisement on Friday that they will air the first season of The Irregular at Magic High School this January.
The anime will start on October 3, which airs every Sunday nights at 11:30pm PHT, two episodes back-to-back, with an encore telecast on Wednesdays at 01:00am PHT.
The Irregular at Magic High School is an anime adaptation of the Japanese sci-fi action novel series by Tsutomu Sato.
The series initially started as a self-published web novel from October 2008 to March 2011, which was serialized by Kadokawa’s ASCII Media Works from July 2011 to September 2020, under their Dengeki Bunko imprint, with a total of 32 volumes with several short-stories. Kana Ishida joined the light novel as its illustrator.
Yen Press, which distributes the light novel series in North America, described the story:
The year is 2095. Magic has been tamed as another form of technology, and the practice of magic is now a rigorous discipline. Brother and sister Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba are just about to start their first year at the renowned First Magic High School of Japan. But the school’s ironclad rules mean that the brilliant Miyuki enters the prestigious Course 1, while her older brother, Tatsuya, is relegated to Course 2–and that’s just the beginning of their troubles!
Tsutomu Sato’s light novel has been adapted into several manga adaptations, which are illustrated by several artists and published in several magazines, as well as inspiring a spinoff series titled The Honor Student at Magic High School, authored by Yu Mori and started publishing in June 2013.
The series has also inspired two spinoff novels, The Irregular At Magic High School Magian Company, which began its serialization last October, and New – The Irregular at Magic High School Maidens of Cygnus, which is set to release its first volume this month. Both Sato and Ishida work on the spinoff novels.
The novel has received a television anime adaptation in April 2014, which was followed up by a theatrical film adaptation, The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars, released in Japanese cinemas in June 2017.
The series has just aired its second season, The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc, from October to December last year.
The first season was directed by Manabu Ono, who worked on the two seasons of Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, while the team of Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukie Sugawara and Yukito Kizawa handled the scripts, which was produced by Madhouse.
The anime film and second season is directed by Risako Yoshida, who worked on the Lostorage conflated WIXOSS anime series, with Munemasa Nakamoto handled the series composition, which were produced by 8 bit.
Saori Hayami, who voiced “Yukino Yukinoshita” in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU! anime series, and Yuichi Nakamura, who voiced “Yuzan Yoshida” in My Little Monster anime, lead the voice cast as Miyuki and Tatsuya Shiba, respectively.
Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia previously aired the first season in July 2015.
ANIPLUS Asia aired the second season, The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc, on a simulcast basis during the Autumn 2020 season.
Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX screened The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars anime film in cinemas across Southeast Asia in 2017.
For more details on the channel and program schedule, please visit aniplus-asia.com.