On Thursday, Aug 27 the October issue of Kadokawa‘s Monthly Comic Alive magazine revealed that Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Raihōsha-hen (The irregular at magic high school: Visitor Arc), the second season of The irregular at magic high school television anime, will premiere in Japan on October 3.
The series was delayed from July to October due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The anime adapts the arc of the same name from Tsutomu Satou‘s original light novel series.
Risako Yoshida (The irregular at magic high school The Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars) is directing the season at 8-Bit. Original character designer Kana Ishida is credited as the character designer, and Taku Iwasaki is returning to compose the music.
Returning cast members include Yūichi Nakamura as Tatsuya Shiba, Saori Hayami as Miyuki Shiba, and Yōko Hikasa as Angelina Kudō Shields.
The arc covers volumes 9-11 of Satou’s light novel series. Majiko! drew a manga adaptation of the arc in Square Enix‘s G Fantasy magazine that launched in December 2015 and ended in June 2019. The manga’s sixth and final volume shipped last September.
Satou’s The irregular at magic high school (Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei) light novel series launched in 2008. The series will end with the 32nd volume, subtitled “Sacrifice-hen/Sotsugyō-hen” (Sacrifice/Graduation Arc), on September 10. The novels are getting two sequels. The first sequel, tentatively titled Zoku・Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei Magian Company (Sequel・The irregular at magic high school Magian Company), will debut around fall 2020. The second series, tentatively titled Shin・Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei Cygnus no Otome-tachi (New・The irregular at magic high school Maidens of Cygnus), will launch around winter 2021.
The novel series inspired a 26-episode television anime adaptation that debuted in April 2014, directed by Manabu Ono at Madhouse. Aniplex of America licensed the anime and released it on home video in 2015. The novels have also inspired The irregular at magic high school The Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars anime film, which opened in Japan in June 2017. Aniplex of America screened the film in theatres in the United States. Funimation began streaming the first season of the anime in April and streamed the film for two weeks only starting on May 1.