The August issue of Kodansha‘s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Wednesday that Kakeru Kobashiri‘s Mahōtsukai no Reimeiki novels are inspiring a manga adaptation by Tatsuwo that will launch in the next issue on July 26.
The light novel series is set in the same fantasy world as Kobashiri’s Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho light novel series, now at peace after having endured a conflict between the church and witches for 500 years. However, embers of war still burn in some regions of the world. The story centers on Savil, a hopeless student at the Kingdom of Wenias’ College of Magic. Savil has somehow lost all memory of his time before attending the college. The school’s headmaster Albus sends him for special training to the southern part of the continent, where persecution against witches runs strong.
Kobashiri launched the novel with the first volume last August. Takashi Iwasaki (Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho (manga) provides the art, and Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho illustrator Yoshinori Shizuma has partial credit for character designs. Kodansha published the second volume on March 1.
Kobashiri’s Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho (Grimoire of Zero) light novels ran for 11 volumes from 2014 to 2017. The series inspired a manga adaptation by Takashi Iwasaki, a separate Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho nano! manga by Yasuoka, and a television anime that premiered in Japan in April 2017. Amazon’ Anime Strike service streamed the series as it aired.
Tatsuwo launched the manga adaptation of the Macross Delta anime April 2016 and ended it in January 2018. The manga has four compiled book volumes.
Sources: Monthly Shonen Sirius August issue and Twitter account