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Old 2012-01-15, 07:34   Link #1
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Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei LN - Archived Discussion

This discussion thread is intended for "Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei" Light Novel series only! Remember to use Spoiler Tags when appropriate.

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Makouka Koukou no Rettousei (魔法科高校の劣等生), literally "The Poor Performing Student of a Magic High School", and also known officially as "The Irregular At Magic High School", is a Japanese light novel series written by Satou Tsutomu (佐島勤), with illustrations by Ishida Kana (石田可奈), published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko label. The novel began as a web novel serialization in "Let's Become a Novelist" on October 12, 2008. It then became the second web novel after "Sword Art Online", to be commercialized and published by Dengeki in July 2011.
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Magic.
Is a product of neither legends nor fairy tales, but instead has become a technology of reality since a time unknown to people.
Supernatural power became a technology systematized through magic, while magic became a technical skill. A "Supernatural Power User" became a "Magic Technician".
Magic Technicians (in short, Magicians) are nurtured through Magic High Schools and Universities.
This is a story about:
A defective elder brother low achiever.
A perfect, flawless younger sister high achiever.
After both siblings entered a Magic High School,
The stage of daily turbulence was unveiled ---.
Novel Cover Illustrations:
Spoiler for Covers:
(thanks to Belgaesh)

Other Interesting Facts:
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As of July 2011, the web novel has received over 30 million page views.
As of December 2011, the web novel has received over 50 million page views.
The web novel, including the Gaiden (side stories), have been taken down at the end of 2011.
The Dengeki published volumes were edited, supplemented with more text on some occasions, and overall improved over the web versions.
The web novel consisted of only 6 web chapters written covering the First Year arc, and the author has already planned for a total of 15 web chapters to cover the entire three years of Magic High School. As of August 2011, web chapter 1 has been been compiled into volumes 1 and 2, and as of December 2011, web chapter 2 has been compiled into volumes 3 and 4. The author expects the series to be compiled into a total of 20 to 25 volumes (ie. if Dengeki allows him to finish the series) [SOURCE: Author's tweet on 6-Nov-2011, #dengeki_mahouka]
Volume 5 will be a special chapter that has never been released on the web.
This series debuted in "This Light Novel is Amazing 2012" rankings at the rank of 29.
Volumes 1 and 2, published in July and August 2011 respectively, made it into the top 50 sales ranking on Oricon for the year 2011 (to be precise, from 22-Nov-2010 to 20-Nov-2011), at the ranks of 36 (99,047) and 42 (88,743) respectively.
dengeki page here

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Old 2012-01-15, 09:01   Link #2
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Here are the covers from volume 01 to 04.

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I really like the art of the series, it's gorgeous.
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Old 2012-01-15, 10:19   Link #3
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Ishida Kana apparently draws illustrations for several magazines like Newtype, so people here would likely be familiar with her drawings

another pics
Spoiler for pic2:
Spoiler for illustrations setting:

I really like the uniforms, esp girls' not a sailor fuku but it looks really nice.
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still not translated....
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Besides me, I know Suiri Megami Alice, Allen, and n0m@n also follow the series. But if they start talking about stuff beyond volume 2 without spoiler tags, I'd have to avoid the thread.
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oh that's nice! come discuss it here then people!

and add me to that list larethian also I'll use spoiler tags
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Old 2012-01-15, 11:28   Link #7
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still not translated....
http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/in...u_no_Rettousei

Courtesy of Lare. And he thinks that it'll be the next big thing. (As for me, give it 2 years down the road)
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someone spoil me on how exactly badass the mc is xD
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Old 2012-01-15, 12:28   Link #9
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larethian already mentioned how badass he is on manga thread
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wincest is very sweet indeed. Or is twincest? I forgot if the siblings were twins.
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wincest is very sweet indeed. Or is twincest? I forgot if the siblings were twins.
I think one is older by 11 months, if I remember...
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Old 2012-01-15, 14:49   Link #12
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Reading what's translated so far, it seems pretty interesting. Hopefully some more people pick it up and translate it. To those who are currently working on it, thank you!
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Old 2012-01-15, 18:17   Link #13
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would kill for a translator for this series ^^

any1 offering...

i'll do a clean job ^^
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Old 2012-01-15, 21:14   Link #14
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Okay I made the light novel discussion thread,

魔法科高校の優等生, published by Dengeki Bunko, already released until volume 4 while volume 5 will be released in about April.

dengeki page here
Looks interesting, what is the relation to the similarly names title, 魔法科高校の劣等生?
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Old 2012-01-15, 22:03   Link #15
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aah sorry I put that wrong (too much ctrl + c is not good I guess xD)
the title for this thread should be 魔法科高校の劣等生, fixed it.

and also, 魔法科高校の優等生(mahouka koukou no yuutousei) is a spin off manga that will out start this year(still don't know when) on Dengeki Daiou magazine with Miyuki, the sister as its main character.

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would kill for a translator for this series ^^

any1 offering...

i'll do a clean job ^^
Try to take over my job are U? but fine by me hehehehe
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http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/in...u_no_Rettousei

Courtesy of Lare. And he thinks that it'll be the next big thing. (As for me, give it 2 years down the road)
and here you are...still thinking that Viper (my subordinate) have wrong taste when she told me that you are a 'good looking' Singaporean guy? She has good eyes for men I see hehehehehe

Thank You, for your kindness to put this series into already-packed-schedule of yours in Baka-Tsuki project
aww don't see me like that, even Killers have manner too you know?

*bow down to Ping-Bro and Larethian - Kenshin Style*

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Old 2012-01-16, 07:41   Link #17
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aah sorry I put that wrong (too much ctrl + c is not good I guess xD)
the title for this thread should be 魔法科高校の劣等生, fixed it.

and also, 魔法科高校の優等生(mahouka koukou no yuutousei) is a spin off manga that will out start this year(still don't know when) on Dengeki Daiou magazine with Miyuki, the sister as its main character.
gotcha, I'll check it out.
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gotcha, I'll check it out.
you're not alone...
Warlock radar already detected huge input in Google search engine with this series name or protagonist name as keywords since 15 days ago
mostly from China ISP address

hmm...look like anime version wont be a long achieved dream hahahaha
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err...there's two volume right?, why I can't find any 1 who share the 2nd?
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Old 2012-01-16, 11:29   Link #19
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China ISP, that means the translators there are probably already working on it.

The official release might still be a while consider Taiwan and Hong Kong usually don't act until there are 5-7 books and then they play catch up.
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Old 2012-01-16, 11:59   Link #20
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^ do the chinese also have their own version of bakatsuki then?
or do you mean it's the legal release?

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err...there's two volume right?, why I can't find any 1 who share the 2nd?
2 volumes?
novel has 4 vols
manga only 1 chapter
and the spin off still 0 I think.

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someone spoil me on how exactly badass the mc is xD
would like to add something on that. Tatsuya is just like Layfon minus the emo useless part I dropped that novel because my emo meter couldn't hold any longer and emo-layfon is keep getting further and further off the main conflict, he is now not the mc isn't he, leerin is.

maybe not layfon as I thinking again about it, cause Layfon is really weak xD

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