A stage event at the Dengeki Game Festival 2017 event in Tokyo on Sunday revealed more details about the Gekijōban Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Hoshi o Yobu Shōjo (The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars) anime film, including more cast members, the theme song artist, and a fourth key visual.
The film’s official website also began streaming a new promotional video on Sunday (Note: the linked video is region locked to Japan). The video reveals and previews GARNiDELiA‘s theme song “Speed Star.” The duo previously performed the second opening theme song for the original television anime series.
Those who purchase tickets in advance starting on March 25 will get one of four available clear files, with each featuring one the four key visuals released so far. Those who purchase tickets at AnimeJapan 2017 on March 25-26 will receive a separate clear file with a specially drawn image.
The film’s new cast includes:
Yōko Hikasa as Angelina Kudou Shields
Kana Hanazawa as Mayumi Saegusa
Marina Inoue as Mari Watanabe
Junichi Suwabe as as Katsuto Jyumonji
Additionally, the staff revealed that Konomi Kohara will play the previously revealed new character Kokoa (pictured below), who is a deserter from the National Defense Navy’s base, and who ends up in Miyuki’s care. Her appearance is that of a very young woman, but her true character is shrouded in mystery.
Risako Yoshida, who served as a unit director and a storyboarder on the television anime series, is directing the film at studio 8-Bit (Madhouse animated the television series). Original light novel series artist Kana Ishida is returning to serve as the character designer and chief animation director. Original light novel author Tsutomu Satou is writing an original new story for the film, and he and WriteWorks are in writing the script. Taku Iwasaki is returning to compose the music.
Other staff members include:
- Art: Hiromasa Ogura, Kazushi Fujii
- Art Design: Yuuho Taniuchi,
- Mechanical Design: Junji Okubo
- CAD, Sub Character Design: Jimmy Stone
- 3D Director: Yasutaka Tanaka (MAD BOX)
- Director of Photography: Yuuki Kawashita (MAD BOX)
- Editing: Kashiko Kimura (MAD BOX)
- Color Key: Yukie Noguchi
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
- Sound Effects: Tomoji Furuya
- Sound Production: Studio Mausu
The film will open in Japan on June 17.
In the story, the seasons have changed, and it will soon be the second spring. The poor student older brother Tatsuya and the honor student younger sister Miyuki have finished their first year at their magic high school, and are on their spring break. The two go to their villa on the Ogasawara Island archipelago. After only a small moment of peace, a lone young woman named Kokoa appears before them. She has abandoned the Naval base, and she tells Tatsuya her one wish.
The film’s returning cast includes:
- Saori Hayami as Miyuki Shiba
- Yūichi Nakamura as Tatsuya Shiba
- Yumi Uchiyama as Erika Chiba
- Takuma Terashima as Leonhart Saijo
- Satomi Satou as Mizuki Shibata
- Atsushi Tamaru as Mikihiko Yoshida
- Sora Amamiya as Honoka Mitsui
- Yuiko Tatsumi as Shizuku Kitayama
Tsutomu Satou began writing the novel series with character designs and illustrations by Kana Ishida (Aquarion Evol character design) in 2008 under the Dengeki Bunko label. The novel series has more than 7.7 million copies in print in Japan. Yen Press licensed the original light novel series and the spinoff manga The Honor Student at Magic High School.
The earlier 26-episode television anime adaptation debuted in April 2014 from director Manabu Ono at Madhouse. Aniplex of America licensed the anime and released it on home video in 2015.