The Irregular at Magic High School Reminiscence Arc Anime Revealed - Why Fans Are Hyped?

What we know on the new The Irregular at Magic High School anime.

March 1, 2021

Aniplex announced a new anime is coming for The Irregular at Magic High School, also known as Mahouka, adapting the Reminiscence Arc. A teaser trailer was revealed as well. The series will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in July 2021, and this new anime project is part of the celebrations. However, no release date was announced yet.

What’s the Reminiscence Arc?

The Reminiscence Arc features an extremely important episode from the past of protagonist Tatsuya Shiba and his little sister Miyuki. There’s a particularly hype moment with Tatsuya happening in this arc, hence why fans are particularly excited.

While it’s a flashback, it’s not a prequel, and was part of the main light novel series in its 8th volume. It’s an important part of the story for what’s to come next. You definitely shouldn’t sleep on it.


Is the new The Irregular at Magic High School anime project an TV anime series of a movie?

Moreover, it’s important to note the Japanese press release for the announcement only states  an “anime adaptation” of The Irregular at Magic High School Reminiscence Arc is happening.

In other words, we don’t know yet if the Reminiscence Arc will be adapted with a TV anime series, or an anime movie.

If it’s the later, it might only be released in Japanese theaters first. With no version on Netflix and Hulu, where the TV anime seasons can officially be watched. And we can’t count on anime events’ exclusive screenings with the current state of the world.

If you haven’t read the Mahouka novel, beware of spoilers in the trailer’s comments.

The Irregular at Magic High School Reminiscence Arc – Teaser Trailer

The final it’s important to note this is likely to be a movie seeing The Irregular at Magic High School  actually already has a new TV anime in production.

Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei, also known as The Honor Student at Magic High School, is a new Mahouka TV anime coming in 2021. The series was announced back in December 2020. This is an anime adaptation of the spinoff series with Miyuki as its protagonist.

It’s also interesting to note Miyuki’s seiyuu is Saori Hayami, known to Genshin Impact fans for voicing Inazuma character Ayaka. It’s definitely nice to see her get yet another protagonist role in her seiyuu career..

The Irregular at Magic High School, known as Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei in Japan, is a light novel series. Written by Tsutomu Sato, with illustrations by Kana Ishida. So far in Japan, ASCII Media Works published over 13 novel volumes for the series, through Dengeki Bunko since July 2011.

Mahouka had at least five different manga adaptations so far, each covering different arcs and stories. The first TV anime adaptation by Studio Madhouse was aired in 2014.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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