Hatena Illusion

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Hatena Illusion
Hatena Illusion light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
First light novel volume cover
GenreRomantic comedy[1]
Light novel
Written byTomohiro Matsu
Illustrated byKentaro Yabuki
Published byShueisha
ImprintDash X Bunko
Original run20142015
Illustrated byPochi Edoya
Published byShueisha
MagazineNiconico Seiga
Original runNovember 2018 – present
Anime television series
Directed byShin Matsuo
Written byTatsuya Takahashi
Music byKenichi Kuroda
StudioChildren's Playground Entertainment
Licensed byFunimation
Original networkBS NTV, MBS, Tokyo MX
Original run January 9, 2020 – present
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Hatena Illusion (はてな☆イリュージョン, Hatena☆Iryūjon) is a Japanese light novel series by Tomohiro Matsu, with illustrations by Kentaro Yabuki. A manga adaptation by Pochi Edoya began serialization online via Niconico Seiga website in November 2018. An anime television series adaptation by Children's Playground Entertainment premiered on January 9, 2020.


Makoto Shiranui dreams of becoming a magician and arrives in Tokyo to become a student of the world-famous illusionist Mamoru Hoshisato, a friend of his family. At the station, he is robbed, and when he arrives at the teacher's mansion, it turns out that Kana, the daughter of his future teacher, has changed a lot. And now they do not understand each other at all.


Makoto Shiranui (不知火真, Shiranui Makoto)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka[2]
Kana Hoshisato (星里果菜, Hoshisato Kana)
Voiced by: Aina Suzuki[2]
Yumemi Hoshisato (星里夢未, Hoshisato Yumemi)
Voiced by: Miyu Tomita[2]
Emma Sakurai (桜井エマ, Sakurai Emma)
Voiced by: M.A.O[2]
Jeeves Wodehouse (ジーヴス・ウッドハウス)
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama[1]
Mamoru Hoshisato (星里衛, Hoshisato Mamoru)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya[1]
Maeve Hoshisato (星里メイヴ, Hoshisato Maeve)
Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjō[3]
Mariah Grene (マライア・グレーネ)
Voiced by: Satomi Arai[3]
Kokomi Kikyōin (桔梗院心美)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka[3]


Light novel[edit]

Shueisha have published four volumes of the light novel series since 2014 under their Dash X Bunko imprint, with the latest volume published in November 2015. The series is unfinished owing to the author's death in May 2016.


Pochi Edoya launched a manga adaptation of the series in Niconico Seiga online website in November 2018. Shueisha published the first tankōbon volume on September 19, 2019.[2]


In March 2017, an anime adaptation of Hatena Illusion was announced at AnimeJapan.[4] The adaptation was later announced in 2019 to be a television series animated by Children's Playground Entertainment and directed by Shin Matsuo, with Tatsuya Takahashi handling series composition, Ruizu Nakano designing the characters, and Kenichi Kuroda composing the music.[2] The series premiered on January 9, 2020 on BS NTV, MBS, and Tokyo MX.[5] Liyuu performed the series' opening theme song "Magic Words", while Aina Suzuki performed the series' ending theme song "Hikari Iro no Uta" (ヒカリイロの歌).[2] Funimation has licensed the series for a simuldub.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Hatena Illusion Romantic Comedy Anime Reveals More Cast, January Debut". Anime News Network. October 31, 2019. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Hatena Illusion Anime's Staff, Cast, Theme Song Artists Announced". Anime News Network. July 29, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Yoshino Nanjō, Satomi Arai, Sumire Uesaka Join Cast of Hatena Illusion Anime". Anime News Network. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Tomohiro Matsu's Hatena Illusion Light Novels Get Anime". Anime News Network. March 25, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "Hatena Illusion Anime Premieres on January 9". Anime News Network. December 11, 2019. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Stay Cozy with Funimation's Winter 2020 Lineup". Funimation. January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2020.

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