The Irregular at Magic High School the Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars has earned more than 400 million ($3.53 million) at the Japanese box office, making it a hit. The movie is currently entering its fourth week playing in theaters.
The Irregular at Magic High School the Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars is the latest late-night anime to have a sequel theatrical movie. We’ve seen a surge in movie projects and compilation films – box office earnings for anime based movies have been rising since 2011’s K-On! the Movie.
The Irregular at Magic High School the Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars is an original story written by series creator Tsutomu Satou. It follows siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki on their spring break. They venture to their villa on Ogasawara Island but are greeted by a mysterious girl named Kokoa. She has abandoned the National Defense Navy’s base to tell Tatsuya her wish.
The movie opened in Japanese theaters on June 17 and Aniplex of America will host screenings of the movie in the U.S. on July 28.
Do you think the movie’s box office success will lead to a second season?