Yen Press announced another light novel acquisition today on their Twitter feed:
The Irregular at Magic High School (AKA Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei) is a light novel series by Tsutomu Satou, with illustrations by Kana Ishida. There have been 15 volumes released since 2011. The franchise has also grown to include several manga adaptations, a 26-episode anime in 2014, and a couple video games.
Magic—A century has passed since this concept has been recognized as a formal technology instead of the product of the occult or folklore. The season is spring and it is time for a brand new school year. At the National Magic University First Affiliate High School, A.K.A Magic High School, students are divided into two distinct groups according to their academic performances. The “Bloom,” who demonstrate the highest grades and are enrolled in the “First Course,” and the “Weed,” who have a poor academic record and are enrolled in the “Second Course.”
This spring, a very peculiar brother and sister enroll as new students. The brother is an under achiever with some deficiencies and enrolls as a “Weed,” while his younger sister is an honor student, who enrolls as a “Bloom.” The brother, with a somewhat philosophical expression, and the younger sister who holds feelings a little stronger than sibling love for him… Ever since these two have entered through the gates of this prestigious school, the calm campus was beginning to change…
I will update this page if more details regarding this new license surfaces!