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The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars (2017)
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)

Synopsis

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.
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Overview

The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars is produced by 8-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 were released in Japan on June 17, 2017.

Alternative title

– Gekijouban Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Hoshi o Yobu Shoujo
– 劇場版 魔法科高校の劣等生 星を呼ぶ少女
– The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie
– The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Calls the Stars

TL;DR Review

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 animation is better than the TV series, which is to say it is great. The combat animation is superb and fluid. The ending theme is “Speed Star” by Garnidelia.

The movie takes place after the TV series. What makes the TV series great was how everyone underestimated Tatsuya and how he overcome each of their prejudice and expectation. The movie just gives you a bunch of fan-service beaches and bath shots for most of the movie, then some action set near the end. The movie isn’t bad, it’s just a bit by the number and rather boring at the start.

The anime only get interesting about half to a two-thirds way through, when the action starts to pick up. Despite the fight scene being very enjoyable, it just lacks that satisfying feeling as Tatsuya just overpowered everything. The skirmish also feels really short.

The movie is best viewed by those that are a fan of the series. It is good if you are already familiar with these characters, and feel really flat if you aren’t. The Irregular at Magic High School movie contains graphic violence, nudity, and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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– “Speed Star” by Garnidelia

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