At this year’s AnimeJapan, one of the biggest anime events in the country, The irregular at magic high school The Movie -The Girl Who Summons the Stars-’ (Gekijoban Mahoka Koko no Rettosei: Hoshi wo Yobu Shojo) held an event on the Red Stage.
The guests were the main hero, Yuichi Nakamura (as Tatsuya Shiba), his younger sister and heroine of the movie Saori Hayami (as Miyuki Shiba) as well as Yumi Uchiyama (as Erika Chiba), Satomi Sato (as Mizuki Shibata), and Yoko Hikasa (as Angeline Kudou Shields).
After each character was introduced through a short movie, the cast came on stage. It was a surprise to see that Hayami, Uchiyama, and Hikasa all coincidentally wore a dress with a black top. They revealed that they just recently finished recording and that it only took two days.
During the game segment, the guests were asked how many times Miyuki said ‘Onii-sama’ in the anime series. The answer was presented in a movie that had meddled together all the scenes where Miyuki said the word. The audience broke out in laughter. Over the course of 26 episodes, Miyuki said ‘Onii-sama’ 172 times. Hayami was surprised about that number and said she had a hard time putting different emotions in the word.
It was the last stage of the day and some fans were concerned about Hayami who had hurt her back. But she reassured them with a smile that she was fine. The last stage of AnimeJapan 2017 ended with a live performance of the duo GARNiDELiA, who provide the theme song for the movie. Supported by the loud claps of the audience, they performed the second opening of the anime, grilletto. Their new single Speed Star, the theme song of The irregular at magic high school The Movie -The Girl Who Summons the Stars-, was performed for the first time.
Last, the A.I Project Samanta was presented on stage with the A.I Tatsuya and Miyuki having a small conversation. You can experience the A.I from 9 June 2017 on their official homepage, so try it out yourself!
Anime Movie The irregular at magic high school The Movie -The Girl Who Summons the Stars-
In cinemas from 17 June 2017
(C)2016 佐島 勤／ＫＡＤＯＫＡＷＡ アスキー・メディアワークス刊／劇場版魔法科高校製作委員会