Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 12, 2021 at 9:05 PM PHT (GMT+8)
Japanese news outlet Mainichi Shinbun's The Mantan Web has reported on Tuesday that Tsutomu Satō's "The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)" book volumes of both manga and light novels have exceeded 20 million copies in circulation worldwide.
The original novel series "The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)" written by Tsutomu Satō was first launched as a web novel series on Shōsetsuka ni Narō between October 2008 and March 2011. The light novel format of the series was released beginning July 2011 with a deal with Dengeki Bunko.
A manga adaptation illustrated by varying manga artists and published by different publishers started in 2013. In the same year, a TV anime series adaptation animated by Madhouse and directed by Manabu Ono was aired from April to September 2014.
An anime film titled "The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars" featuring an original story by the author premiered in Japanese theaters on June 17, 2017. It was directed by Risako Yoshida and animated by 8 Bit with the cast and staff reprised their roles in the film.
The second season of the TV anime series adapting the "Visitor Arc" of the manga was aired from October to December 2020. The series was originally scheduled to broadcast in July 2020 but was later delayed due to the effects in production brought by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The series was animated by 8 Bit and the cast and staff of the first season have reprised their roles.