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Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (Novel)  
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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 ---.


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Associated Names
魔法科高中的劣等生 (Novel)
魔法科高校の劣等生 (Novel)
The Irregular At Magic High School (Novel)
The Poor Performing Student of a Magic High School (Novel)

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.Prologue by Baka-Tsuki (3d ago)
v.5 c.2 by Baka-Tsuki (24d ago)
v.8 c.Afterword by Baka-Tsuki (91d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (307 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.96 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 21st 2014, 10:59am PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dengeki Bunko Magazine (ASCII Media Works)

Licensed (in English)

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Weekly Pos #55 decreased(-2)
Monthly Pos #45 increased(+68)
3 Month Pos #99 increased(+52)
6 Month Pos #99 decreased(-25)

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Makouka Koukou no Rettousei Gets Anime 165 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes ago
Genre 493 days, 10 hours, 6 minutes ago

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it too good   
Rating: N/A
by archknight
February 7th, 2013, 1:39am
one of the must read series
main character is super op and it makes a great story
the series starts to get even better after volume 2
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Good, if it wasn't for...   
Rating: N/A
by RoxFlowz
July 17th, 2013, 10:11am
While the author did a good job in building the world and going in-depth about the way magic works, there are two things that bother me a lot.

1. As in most Shounen stories, there are a lot of characters introduced (since it's set in a school) but most of them are quite flat or just play a very minor role. While the author seems to try to not leave out any character, the minor characters don't have any depth to them.

2. This is what annoyed me the most, as it got worse and worse later on. Almost every time a female character appears (preferably the younger sister), we get 10 lines about her clothing, how beautiful she is and how all male teens get an instant boner by looking at her (or something along those lines).

Now, don't get me wrong. It's a good story, especially for a shounen. At least the major characters have some depth to them and the author does a good job in foreshadowing and revealing information little by little. I'm just getting a headache because he's focusing so much on outer appearance.
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Read it   
Rating: N/A
by dwanex
July 23rd, 2012, 2:40am
REad it because it is a good novel that is entertaining. If you are into reading japanese novels on Baka-Tsuki or any other place, go and read it because this is a novel (at least so far) that is serious enough. Not overly serious like Sword Craft Online, where everything matters, and not overly unserious like many other novels.
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The development feels forced...   
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by wotonito
October 23rd, 2012, 11:34pm
The story development can feel pretty forced. Early on in the story, a very very important detail on the MC is shown very abruptly with no warning whatsoever, like in The Clash of the Titans (2010) when Perseus finds his sword just sticking right the crap out of the ground one morning. Similar things happen later; the MC is like (Note: This exact scenario doesn't actually happen as far as I'm aware but you get the idea) *GET SUPERMAN-SLAPPED BY RANDOM PERSON* *Bam! Character Development!* It just feels out of place.

Other than that it is quite entertaining.

... Last updated on October 23rd, 2012, 11:35pm
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This series' writing is painful to read   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
February 12th, 2014, 1:53pm
I'm not sure whether its the author or the translator's fault for this light novel's terrible style of writing, but this series is unreadable.While light novels in general tend to tell instead of show, Mahouka takes it to the next level with its endless amounts of dull descriptions, boring narration and painful syntax. There might be an interesting world here to be explored and the illustrations are pretty good; but as is, this is an editor's worst nightmare.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2014, 5:59pm
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Seems to lack any suspense and direction   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Nins_Leprechaun
May 1st, 2013, 4:20pm
Normally I love overpowered main characters, but this series takes it too far. The main character is so overpowered there isn't even a semblance of suspense or challenge. What little timbits the author provides for the main character's back story are few, far between and typically come off as forced. I won't go into the plausibility of many of the other characters' actions or the fact that there seems to be no recognition even in the professional (adult) world of talent, only one very particular form of measurement and how completely ludicrous that is.

After reading the first two volumes of this I see no reason to waste any more time on it.
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