The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars

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The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars
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Japanese劇場版 魔法科高校の劣等生 星を呼ぶ少女
HepburnGekijōban Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Hoshi o Yobu Shōjo
Directed byRisako Yoshida
Screenplay byTsutomu Satō
Based onThe Irregular at Magic High School
by Tsutomu Satō
Starring
Music byTaku Iwasaki
CinematographyYuuki Kawashita
Edited byKashiko Kimura
Production
company
Distributed byAniplex
Release date
  • June 17, 2017 (2017-06-17)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office¥500 million[1]

The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars (劇場版 魔法科高校の劣等生 星を呼ぶ少女, Gekijōban Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Hoshi o Yobu Shōjo) is a 2017 Japanese animated film based on The Irregular at Magic High School light novel series written by Tsutomu Satō. The film is produced by Eight Bit and directed by Risako Yoshida, featuring an original story by Satō and music by Taku Iwasaki. The movie events will unfold between the 10th and 11th volumes of the original novel and the film itself was released in Japan on June 17, 2017.

Plot[edit]

In the story, the seasons have changed and it will soon be the second spring. Tatsuya and Miyuki have finished their first year at first magic high school and are on their spring break. The two go with their friends to a villa on the Ogasawara Island archipelago. After only a small moment of peace, they find a young girl named Kokoa. She has escaped an experimental lab at the Naval base and the group decides to save her and the others still beholden to the cruel CAD experiments.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Voice actor
Tatsuya Shiba Yūichi Nakamura
Miyuki Shiba Saori Hayami
Erika Chiba Yumi Uchiyama
Leonhard Saijo Takuma Terashima
Mizuki Shibata Satomi Satō
Mikihiko Yoshida Atsushi Tamaru
Honoka Mitsui Sora Amamiya
Shizuku Kitayama Yuiko Tatsumi
Mayumi Saegusa Kana Hanazawa
Mari Watanabe Marina Inoue
Katsuto Jumonji Junichi Suwabe
Angelina Kudou Shields Yōko Hikasa
Kokoa Watatsumi (original character) Konomi Kohara
Benjamin Canopus Jin Yamanoi
Ralph Algol Satoshi Hino
Ralph Hardy Mirphak Masaki Aizawa

Production[edit]

The development of the movie was revealed in the 19th light novel volume released in March 2016.[2] The film will feature a plot scripted by series creator Tsutomu Satō,[3] and will premiere in Japan on June 17, 2017.[4][5] All of the voice actors from the anime will reprise their roles.

At the Dengeki Game Festival 2017 event in Tokyo on Sunday March 12, more details were revealed about the film, including additional cast members, the theme song artist, and a fourth key visual. Also, the film's official website added the promotional video for the film. Risako Yoshida, who served as the unit director and a storyboarder on the anime television series, is directing the film at studio Eight Bit. Original light novel series illustrator Kana Ishida is returning to serve as the character designer and chief animation director. Original light novel author Tsutomu Satō is writing an original new story for the film, and he and WriteWorks are writing the script. Taku Iwasaki is returning to compose the music.[6] On April 19, the official website revealed three new cast members and a new visual,[7] and on April 29, the third teaser was shown, including the date of a special screening.[8] On May 31, the official website began streaming a trailer for film. This included information about the original novel from Sato about Lina's past. It included the date of a special screening and the date fora meet and greet with the film's main personnel.[9] On June 13, Aniplex showed the first two minutes of the film.[10]

On June 10, 2017, Aniplex of America announced they had acquired the film for an English-language release, and announced that it would screen the film beginning on July 28, 2017.[11][12][13] In Australia and New Zealand, Madman Entertainment announced at SMASH! 2017 that they had licensed the film for screening, and premiered the film on November 2, 2017.[14] The film was also screened in South East Asia by Odex.

Aniplex released Blu-ray & DVD versions of the film in Japan on January 24, 2018.

The film's theme song is "Speed Star" by Garnidelia.

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

On its opening weekend, the film debuted in 59 theaters across Japan and grossed a total of ¥163 million from 107,000 admissions, opening at #5 at the Japanese box office.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Irregular at magic high school Anime Film Earns 163 Million Yen in Opening Weekend". Anime News Network. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Irregular at Magic High School Light Novels Get Film". Anime News Network. March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Irregular at Magic High School The Movie's 1st Promo Video, Visual Revealed". Anime News Network. March 13, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "Irregular at Magic High School Movie Reveals New Character, Full Title, Early Summer 2017 Debut". Anime News Network. October 2, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Irregular at Magic High School Film Reveals June 17 Opening, New Visual". Anime News Network. February 9, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Irregular at Magic High School Anime Film Reveals New Promo Video, More Cast, Theme Song Artist, New Visual". Anime News Network. March 11, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "Irregular at Magic High School Anime Film Reveals New Visual, Additional Cast". Anime News Network. April 20, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Irregular at Magic High School Anime Film's 3rd Teaser Previews GARNiDELiA Song". Anime News Network. April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "Irregular at Magic High School Anime Film's Trailer Streamed". Anime News Network. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Irregular at magic high school Anime Film's 1st 2 Minutes Posted". Anime News Network. June 13, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "Aniplex USA Hosts U.S. Premiere of Irregular at magic high school Anime Film at Anime Expo Before Wider Release". Anime News Network. June 10, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "Irregular at magic high school Anime Film's English-Subtitled Trailer Streamed". Anime News Network. June 11, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  13. ^ "Irregular at magic high school Anime Film Opens in U.S. on July 28". Anime News Network. June 15, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  14. ^ Bortignon, Tegan (August 20, 2017). "Special Madman Announcements At SMASH 2017". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved May 13, 2018.

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