Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
|Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor|
First light novel volume cover
(Roku de Nashi Majutsu Kōshi to Akashikku Rekōdo)
|Genre||Action, fantasy, harem|
|Written by||Tarō Hitsuji|
|Illustrated by||Kurone Mishima|
|Published by||Fujimi Shobo|
|Imprint||Fujimi Fantasia Bunko|
|Original run||July 19, 2014 – present|
|Written by||Tarō Hitsuji|
|Illustrated by||Aosa Tsunemi|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Magazine||Monthly Shōnen Ace|
|Original run||March 26, 2015 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Minato Kazuto|
|Produced by||Shintaro Yoshitake|
|Written by||Tōko Machida|
|Music by||Hiroaki Tsutsumi|
|Original network||AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, BS11|
|Original run||April 4, 2017 – June 20, 2017|
Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor (ロクでなし魔術講師と
Sistine Fibel and her best friend Rumia Tingel are students at a prestigious magical academy, where Sistine hopes to be trained by the best there is in order to unravel the secrets of the mysterious Sky Castle per her grandfather's last wish. When her favorite instructor suddenly retires, his replacement, Glenn Radars, is anything but what Sistine had hoped for, as he appears lazy, incompetent, and not that skilled at magic. However, following an attack on their school, Sistine quickly realizes that Glenn's unorthodox teaching methods may have more merit than she originally assumed.
- Glenn Radars (グレン レーダス Guren Rēdasu)
- Voiced by: Sōma Saitō (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English)
- Glenn is lazy, and constantly bored by everything, with his primary focus being sleeping. He becomes the substitute teacher in Sistine's class, after the retirement of her favorite teacher. While he may seem incompetent, he is actually very skilled in magic, but not in the traditional sense. Glenn used to be as passionate about magic as Sistine, but became disillusioned by it due to his former partner Sara Silvers' death and his past as the infamous military assassin known as "The Fool." He developed his own type of magic, called "The Fool's World" which negates the activation of all magic within a certain radius, including his own. However, this does not nullify spells that have already been cast. While nullifying the enemies' magic he then beats them using superior hand-to-hand combat skills. He cannot use combat magic coherently due to it being far away from his area of expertise, but he has an in-depth understanding of the concept of all types of magic, which makes him a good instructor.
- Sistine Fibel (システィーナ フィーベル Shisutīna Fīberu)
- Voiced by: Akane Fujita (Japanese); Rachael Messer (English)
- Sistine admires magic greatly and wishes to discover the secret of the Flying Castle, which no one knows. She maintains a strict, no-nonsense demeanor throughout, and often scolds Glenn for his lackadaisical attitude. She initially hates Glenn, believing him to be as incompetent as he looked due to his lack of enthusiasm. When he actually starts doing his job, however, she begrudgingly begins to respect Glenn as a highly effective teacher. Her personality and appearance resembles Sara Silvers, whom Glenn was very close to. As the series progresses, it seems as though Sistine has developed feelings for Glenn, but is too shy to speak of them. She is called "Sisti" by Rumia, and "White Cat" by Glenn.
- Rumia Tingel (ルミア ティンジェル Rumia Tinjeru)
- Voiced by: Yume Miyamoto (Japanese); Monica Rial (English)
- Rumia is Sistine's best friend who lives with her family. She is close to Glenn, who often treats her well, in contrast to the teasing that Sistine faces from him. Rumia's real identity is the Princess Ermiana, the "cursed" princess who was supposed to have died three years ago. She possesses a high level of spiritual essence as well as an unique ability known as Amplifier, which, as the name suggests, amplifies spiritual essence, marking her a primary target by greedy scientists. She remembered Glenn being the one who saved her life when he was the infamous assassin named "The Fool" three years ago.
- Re=L Rayford (リィエル レイフォード Ryieru Reifōdo)
- Voiced by: Ari Ozawa (Japanese); Leah Clark (English)
- Re=L is a gluttonous girl with a stoic expression. She is known as "The Chariot", being highly skilled in creating giant swords through alchemy. She is an artificial human, a product of "Project: Revive Life", also known as "Project Re=L" which was led by Sion Rayford, the older brother of the girl whom Re=L derives her appearance and memory from. When Glenn and Albert shut the project down, they "adopted" her into the military. She did not know her true origins until later in the series. When she learns the truth and comes to accept it, she resolves to live on for Glenn's sake.
- Albert Frazer (アルベルト フレイザー Aruberuto Fureizā)
- Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)
- A long-haired military magician with sharp eyes who is known as "The Star". He is partners with Re=L and another former colleague of Glenn, whose aid he occasionally enlists for military operations.
- Celica Arfonia (セリカ アルフォネア Serika Arufonea)
- Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese); Morgan Garrett (English)
- Celica is an immortal mage and a professor at the academy. She adopted and apprenticed Glenn at a very young age and as such, she puts in a recommendation for him to be the substitute teacher despite his profile suggesting that he is unfit for the job. She forces Glenn to take the job against his will, hopeful that it may provide fulfillment in his life. It's hinted in the light novel that she has feelings for Glenn.
- Sara Silvers (セラ＝シルヴァース Sera Shiruvāsu)
- Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)
- Sara was a member of Imperial Court Mage Corps who held position #3, "The Empress" and former partner to Glenn Radars. Not much is known about her past. She was very close friends with Glenn, being his only reason to stay with the Imperial Mage Corps. She died due to an attack by the hands of angel dust addicts. According to Glenn, she was a cheerful and ebullient person, and very frequently is noted to look like Glenn's student, Sistine. She was called "White Dog" by Glenn, much like how Sistine is called "White Cat".
- Eve Ignite
- She is Glenn's superior and manager of the Imperial Mage Corps. In the past, she didn't send reinforcements to Glenn and Sara that caused Sara's death. In the 7th volume, she met Glenn again and told him that she will show him that all her opinions are right. Later she was saved from Glenn in the battle with Jatice and acts like a tsundere around him. In the 11th volume, she's an instructor and works together with Glenn. She shows some affections for Glenn, but tries to hide them.
- Alicia III
- She is Alicia VII's ancestor and new director of the school where Glenn, Celica and Eve work as instructors. She warns Glenn to use the backyard library as a battlefield.
|1||July 19, 2014||ISBN 978-4-04-070231-5|
|2||November 20, 2014||ISBN 978-4-04-070232-2|
|3||March 20, 2015||ISBN 978-4-04-070515-6|
|4||July 18, 2015||ISBN 978-4-04-070516-3|
|5||November 20, 2015||ISBN 978-4-04-070517-0|
|6||June 18, 2016||ISBN 978-4-04-070974-1|
|7||October 20, 2016||ISBN 978-4-04-070975-8|
|8||March 18, 2017||ISBN 978-4-04-070976-5|
|9||August 19, 2017||ISBN 978-4-04-072417-1|
|10||November 17, 2017||ISBN 978-4-04-072419-5|
|11||March 20, 2018||ISBN 978-4-04-072420-1|
|12||July 20, 2018||ISBN 978-4-04-072722-6|
|13||November 20, 2018||ISBN 978-4-04-072723-3|
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||November 26, 2015||ISBN 9784041036723||August 22, 2017||ISBN 978-1-626925-38-0|
|2||December 26, 2015||ISBN 9784041036730||December 5, 2017||ISBN 978-1-626926-65-3|
|3||May 26, 2016||ISBN 9784041044292||April 10, 2018||ISBN 978-1-626927-17-9|
|4||October 26, 2016||ISBN 9784041044308||August 21, 2018||ISBN 978-1-626928-46-6|
|5||March 25, 2017||ISBN 9784041044315||November 6, 2018||ISBN 978-1-626929-51-7|
|6||September 26, 2017||ISBN 9784041060872||April 2, 2019||ISBN 978-1-642750-19-5|
|7||February 26, 2018||ISBN 9784041065600||—||—|
An anime adaptation was announced in March 2016, which was later revealed to be an anime television series. The series was produced by Liden Films and directed by Minato Kazuto, with Tōko Machida writing the scripts, Satoshi Kimura designed the characters and Hiroaki Tsutsumi composed the music. It aired from April 4, 2017 to June 20, 2017. The series ran for 12 episodes. The series' opening theme is "Blow Out" by Konomi Suzuki, and the ending theme is "Precious You" by Akane Fujita, Yume Miyamoto, and Ari Ozawa. Crunchyroll has licensed the series in North America and is streaming it on their website, and Funimation will release it on home video as part of the two companies' partnership.
|No.||Title[a]||Original air date|
|1||"The Unmotivated Bastard"|
"Yaruki no nai roku de nashi" (Japanese: やる気のないロクでなし)
|April 4, 2017|
|2||"Just the Slightest Bit of Motivation"|
"Hon'no wazukana yaruki" (Japanese: ほんのわずかなやる気)
|April 11, 2017|
|3||"The Fool and Death"|
"Gusha to shinigami" (Japanese: 愚者と死神)
|April 18, 2017|
|4||"The Magic Competition"|
"Majutsu Kyōgi-sai" (Japanese: 魔術競技祭)
|April 25, 2017|
|5||"The Queen and the Princess"|
"Joō to Ōjo" (Japanese: 女王と王女)
|May 2, 2017|
|6||"The Evil Being"|
"Jaakunaru Sonzai" (Japanese: 邪悪なる存在)
|May 9, 2017|
|7||"The Sea of Falling Stars"|
"Hoshi Furu Umi" (Japanese: 星降る海)
|May 16, 2017|
|8||"The Fool and The Star"|
"Gusha to hoshi" (Japanese: 愚者と星)
|May 23, 2017|
|9||"The Reason to Live"|
"Ikiru imi" (Japanese: 生きる意味)
|May 30, 2017|
"Gyaku tama!?" (Japanese: 逆玉！？)
|June 6, 2017|
|11||"Face-off! The Mage Corps Battle"|
"Kessen! Madō heidan-sen" (Japanese: 決戦！魔導兵団戦)
|June 13, 2017|
|12||"Finding One's Own Place[b]"|
"Mitsuketa ibasho" (Japanese: 見つけた居場所)
|June 20, 2017|
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