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Shin・Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Kigunasu no Otometachi (新・魔法科高校の劣等生 キグナスの乙女たち) is the manga adaption of the 'Cygnus Maidens' spin-off light novels. The adaption is by La-na and the series is serialised in New Comic Alive, beginning in March 2021 and is currently ongoing.
Magic, youth, and love. The wind of a new wind blows through the Magic High School!
It has been a year since the legendary magician, Shiba Tatsuya, and his sister, Miyuki, graduated. Two young girls now enter the magic high school.
Although raised as real sisters from an early age, Alisa was entrusted to the Juumonji family for two years due to ‘certain’ circumstances. After enrolling at First High School, they will meet again for the first time in a long time.
Innocent and defenceless Alisa and Marika. Studying magic, club activities, friendship, youth, and love ―― With many heart throbs pounding in their chests, the pairs life at the magic high school begins!
February 27th 2097, Hokkaido.
Tookami Marika and Iba Alisa are walking home from school in the snow. Upon arriving Tookami Serika greets Alisa. Alisa heads to the main room where she finds Tookami Ryoutarou and Juumonji Katsuto waiting. Ryoutarou prompts Alisa to introduce herself and she gives a formal greeting.
Upon seeing her, Katsuto’s mind flashes back to the conversation with his father prompting this meeting in which his father explained to Katsuto he has an illegitimate daughter, Katsuto’s half-sister, Alisa. The decision of how to precede is left to Katsuto.
Back in the present, Katsuto explains the situation to Alisa, that they are siblings and that she likely inherited the magic of the Juumonji family. He then asks her to join the Juumonji family as they would like to welcome her as a member.
Outside the room, Marika has been listening in on the conversation.
Prologue Continuation Part 1
Having said what he needs to, Katsuto leaves the Tookami residence.
Meanwhile Marika bursts into the main room and asks what the man was here for. Alisa explains he is from the Juumonji and her half-brother and that she was invited to live in Tokyo with them. Marika immediately objects and Alisa teases her by kissing Marika’s nose to clam her down and explains she doesn’t want to leave either, but her life is at risk if she stays. Ryoutarou ends the conversation here, telling them to get changed and that they’ll all discuss it together later.
Alone in her room, Alisa thinks things over.
Later, the Tookami family and Alisa sit and the table and discuss the situation. Ryoutarou explains about Katsuto’s offer to Alisa, explaining they appeared not to have known about Alisa’s birth until just recently. Ryoutarou goes on to explains that the Juumonji were the regarded as the strongest of the ‘Tens’ but that power came at a cost, it damages their own bodies. Ryoutarou then explains the issue in detail as well as that only the Juumonji can teach her how to control the ability ‘overclock’ which is causing the issue. Serika interjects after the explanation and asks why she can’t simply return after learning the ability and Ryoutarou explains they won’t let her leave after learning a secret family technique.
Marika asks Alisa if she’ll be ok, making it clear she is unhappy to see Alsia leave and Alsia tries to reassure her saying they can still chat by phone and she’s not leaving Japan.
Sunday, March 3rd.
Katsuto is driving to the Tookami residence then he is forced to pull over as Marika is standing in the middle of the road. Katsuto gets out of the car and Marika apologises for being rude and then asks Katsuto not to take Alisa away. Katsuto tries to explain it’s too risky to leave Alisa here. Marika asks them to send a trainer instead and Katsuto explains he can’t let a family technique leave the family.
Negotiations having broken down, Marika puts some distance between her and Katsuto and then tells him she’ll make him listen by force.
Prologue Continuation Part 2
Maidens Prologue Continuation Part 2.
At the Tookami household, Marika’s parents and Alisa all sense Marika activating magic on the road nearby. Realising she must be heading off Juumonji Katsuto, all three rush to get into the car and intervene.
Meanwhile, Marika attacks Katsuto using 'Reactive Armor' but she cannot penetrate his 'Phalanx'. Despite the lack of progress, Marika attacks over and over until Katsuto decides to put a stop to things before she hurts herself as continuing would be risky for her.
Rushing to stop Marika, the others sense the fight continuing. Alisa senses Marika is about to be attacked by Katsuto and triggers the Phalanx remotely, blocking Katsuto’s attack. The three arrive at the scene this point, and the fight is stopped. Ryoutarou apologises to Katsuto as Serika checks on her daughter. Ryoutarou then explains they haven’t taught Marika the magic of the ‘Tens’ but will start her training immediately after this.
Sunday March 31st.
Marika and her parents see Alisa off at the airport as she heads to Tokyo to live with her father and the Juumonji family.
Yuuto drives the pair to Marika’s apartment and then gives them drinks before leaving to give the pair some space.
Later, Alisa calls home to have Yuuto pick her up. Marika is a little jealous of how close them seem, but Alisa confirms nothing is going on romantically. When they get home, Juumonji Tatsuki is heading out. Alisa tries to greet him, but he is less than friendly.
A few days later, Alisa is having lunch with Marika in her apartment. The situation with Tatsuki going to Third High School is mentioned but Marika reassures her that it will all work out if she is patient.
After lunch the pair head out shopping and have a fun time before heading home for a sleepover at Marika’s apartment.
The entrance ceremony is underway as President Shiina gives her address to the students. The student representative, Isori Mei, comes out to give her speech and Marika notices that Mei is wearing glasses, a rarity nowadays, which triggers a conversation with Nagatomi Koharu who theorises they are actually a type of terminal. The conversation is cut off my Alisa who tells them her speech is starting.
After the ceremony, the three head to get their student cards and see which classes they are in. Alisa gets into Class A, but Marika doesn’t and makes a bit of a scene when she discovers she is in Class B. Koharu informs the others she is also in Class B.
The three start chatting and Koharu notices Marika’s nickname for Alisa is Asha. She asks for permission to use Asha as well but is swiftly denied, explaining it is a special name between the two of them, the same as the nickname Mina. The conversation is joined by Joui, who comments Koharu is quick to make friends. The four exchange introductions and Joui explains that he and Koharu are childhood friends, though she denies it.
Alisa suggests they leave when they notice Mei and Shiina talking. Juumonji Yuuto interjects, explaining they are recruiting for the Student Council. After some late introductions, the conversation continues until Marika comments President Shiina feels more like a freshman, the remark supported by a student newcomer, Izayoi Souma. He banters with Yuuto a bit before being introduced as a member of the Public Morals Committee.
After some more banter, the conversation moves to venues where the girls could chat and Einebrise is suggested.
Koharu, Alisa and Marika head to Einebrise to chat. Liking the feel of the place they order their drinks as Isori Mei arrives and asks to join them. They exchange introductions and Mei recognises Koharu’s family name, linking it to Touhou Tech. The conversation turns to Mei’s family and her desire to be a magic artificer. This leads the conversation to Shiba Tatsuya and Mei goes into full fan-girl mode.
Alisa has arrived at Class 1-A and quickly finds her desk but anticipates being isolated from her classmates for two or three weeks due to her appearance. However, Mei arrives and greets Alisa, the pair then start discussing classes when Joui also arrives. He greets Alisa and Mei realises she is using his chair and apologises. The two exchange greetings.
Later, in the auditorium, Usui Takemitsu is giving a speech about the clubs and how important they are. Club demonstrations then take place on stage.
After school Alisa and Marika head home and go to Alisa’s detached room, though it is more of a house. They discuss joining clubs over tea and Marika will be joining the Magic Arts Club, but because Alisa is undecided the pair agree to go on a tour of the clubs.
Next day, Usui visits Class 1-A and mistaking Marika to be one 1-As members, asks her for Joui. Marika heads inside and fetches Joui for Usui, following behind as Joui goes to speak with the senior. Usui then explains he wishes to recruit Joui to the Club Activities Group. Joui agrees to hear Usui out but before they can depart to talk, they are interrupted by another senior, Urabe Aki, the head of the Public Morals Committee. She then tries to recruit Joui to the Public Morals Committee, citing the reason as being because he took second place in the entrance exam. This annoys Usuai and the pair begin to fight. Joui brings things to a close saying he will hear Usui out first.
After the pair leave, Aki notices Alisa and then tries to recruit her as well, citing her being third place in the entrance exam as the reason. Alisa tries to refuse but Aki is really insistent. Marika interjects and introduces herself, asking for some time for Alisa to think it through. Aki agrees and asks them to come see her after school the following day.
After school, Alisa and Marika head to Marika’s apartment to discuss the situation. Alisa doesn’t want to join as she feels she wouldn’t be able to do it and so the two consider how to decline. Asking Yuuto for help is not an option, so they discuss the options, settling on saying she will only join if the two of them can as a pair as Marika doesn’t mind joining if she is with Alisa.
The next day, the pair go to the Public Morals Committee headquarters and meet with Aki. There Aki tries to recruit Alisa again with more points, but Alisa counters with her proposal to only join if Marika does. As there is only one vacancy, Aki is put into a bind until Izayoi Souma suggests asking to have the limit raised. Aki thinks it over and tells Souma to write the proposal and asks the pair to confirm that Marika and Alisa will join if the limit is raised.
Having escaped Aki, Alisa and Mina head to the small gymnasium to see the Magic Arts Club give their demonstration.
After watching the matches, Alisa asks if Marika wants to spar with them, but Marika decides not to but before the pair can leave, Marika is recognised by one of the older students as the girl who won Hokkaido’s middle school championship. The overexcited club members rush over to greet Marika, but Alisa gets caught in the stampede. This causes Marika to snap, and she starts removing the students from Alisa’s vicinity to save her.
This attracts the attention of Kitahata Chika who rushes Marika. After a quick exchange, the pair decide to face off in a mock fight with the captain of the boy’s team acting as referee. The pair then get into a fierce exchange of Magic Arts, ending with Marika using her Reactive Armour magic to get out of a stranglehold. Marika begins to apologise for using magic but Chika rebukes her, reminding Marika this is the Magic Arts Club so magic is allowed. As the pair prepare to go for round two, but just as they get started, they are stopped by the captain of the boy’s team because Aki has arrived to break up their fight.