The Irregular at Magic High School Novel's Two New Series in The Works
The TV anime's second season is also set for October 2020
As reported, the final 32nd volume of Tsutomu Sato's sci-fi action fantasy light novel series Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei / The Irregular at Magic High School is set to be released in Japan on September 10, 2020. But the saga will continue. The novel's official Twitter announced on July 24 that two sequels of the novel are already in the works.
According to the tweet, the first sequel is tentatively entitled Zoku Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Magian Company (Sequel・The Irregular at Magic High School Magian Company), which focuses on the protagonist Tatsuya Shiba and the others after their graduation from First High magic high school. It will be available in the fall of 2020.
The second one is tentatively entitled Shin・Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Cygnus no Otome-tachi (New・The Irregular at Magic High School Maidens of Cygnus), which is set at First High magic high school after Tatsuya's graduation and focuses on two girls named Arisa and Matsurika who have a connection to the Jumonji family. Its scheduled publishing date is the winter of 2021.
【緊急速報！！】— 電撃文庫『魔法科高校の劣等生』 (@dengeki_mahouka) July 24, 2020
魔法科高校を卒業した達也たちを描く『続・魔法科高校の劣等生 メイジアン・カンパニー（仮）』と、達也たちが卒業した魔法科高校を描く『新・魔法科高校の劣等生 キグナスの乙女たち（仮）』の2シリーズの展開を予定しています！ pic.twitter.com/jGUPYMbfCQ
Meanwhile, in commemoration of the conclusion of the series, a two-part short novel Cygnus no Otome-tachi, which was a prequel to the second sequel, was posted on the novel author's official website on July 10 and 17.
【魔法科高校の劣等生完結記念小説公開！】— 電撃文庫『魔法科高校の劣等生』 (@dengeki_mahouka) July 10, 2020
魔法科高校の劣等生の完結を記念して、佐島 勤OFFICIAL WEB SITEにて短編小説『キグナスの乙女たち』を公開！
Since July 2011, the novel series has released 35 volumes from KADOKAWA's Dengeki Bunko imprint: 31 volumes from its main series, one short story collection, and three from its spin-off series "Plan to Assassinate Tatsuya Shiba." The whole series had printed more than 15 million copies in total by November 2019.
It was adapted into a 26-episode TV anime in 2014 and a feature film The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars in 2016, both were animated by Eight-Bit. The TV anime's second season based on the novel's "Visitor Arc" was originally set to premiere in July 2020, but has been delayed to October 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Novel 1st and 31st volume covers:
Source: "The Irregular at Magic High School" novel official Twitter
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