If you’re one of those otaku (like us) who just can’t get enough of that good fantasy anime action, prepare to get excited. The Irregular at Magic High School, the anime based on Tsutomu Sato and Kana Ishida’s hit light novel series, is returning for a second go-around in 2020.
The anime’s second season is set to adapt the novels’ ‘Visitor Arc’. Risako Yoshida returns from directing The Irregular at Magic High School the Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars to helm this second season. Returning main cast members include Yuichi Nakamura as Tatsuya and Saori Hayami as Miyuki, among many other names fans will find familiar.
Soon after the official announcement went out, Sato himself released his own thoughts about season two. Here’s what he said:
“Production of the ‘Visitor Arc’ anime is decided. I think many people were surprised by this news. I was also surprised when I heard it for the first time. I had thought that ‘The Girl Who Calls the Stars’ film was the last one in The Irregular at Magic High School’s anime adaptation project. So I am especially happy that we will show the activities of Tatsuya, Miyuki, and their friends in the anime once again. Also, I feel lucky that we will be able to introduce Lina (Angelina Kudou Shields), who made a sudden appearance in the film, including her character’s background.
In contrast to the previous ‘Enrollment Arc,’ ‘Nine School Competition Arc,’ and ‘Yokohama Disturbance Arc,” this ‘Visitor Arc’ includes strong occult elements, but I am confident that viewers will enjoy it more than the previous arcs. The highlight of ‘Visitor Arc’ is not a big destruction like the one happened in ‘Yokohama Disturbance Arc,’ but the team play supported by friendship (a part of it is love). Please look forward to seeing the power of the young characters’ bond.”