We’re now officially in the New Year, and that means lots of celebrations. Fans of the light novel series The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess (known in Japan as Tensei Ōjo to Tensai Reijō no Mahō Kakumei) have two reasons to celebrate: not only is it the New Year, but it’s days away from the anime adaptation’s January 4 debut. And to celebrate both occurrences, the anime released a special New Year’s visual yesterday.
This was placed on the anime’s website, along with handwritten notes from VA Sayaka Senbongi (who plays Anisphia) and VA Manaka Iwami (who plays Euphyllia). Their note reads, “TenTen will revolutionize the trend.” TenTen is a nickname for the series in Japanese, shortening its name.
The light novels are written by Piero Karasu, who started publishing them in 2019 on the website Shōsetsuka ni Narō! It was later picked up by Kadokawa and received illustrations from Yuri Kisaragi. Shortly after that, a manga adaptation from Harutsugu Nadaka began to be published in Dengeki Maoh magazine, which is owned by Kadokawa.
The light novels and manga are published in English by Yen Press, which gave this description for the plot:
“Despite her supposed ineptitude with regular magic, Princess Anisphia defies the aristocracy’s expectations by developing ‘magicology,’ a unique magical theory based on memories from her past life. One day, she witnesses the brilliant noblewoman Euphyllia unjustly stripped of her title as the kingdom’s next monarch. That’s when Anisphia concocts a plan to help Euphyllia regain her good name-which somehow involves them living together and researching magic! Little do these two ladies know, however, that their chance encounter will alter not only their own futures, but those of the kingdom…and the entire world!”
The light novel series has officially concluded, though the creator also published epilogue chapters and a prologue chapter.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.