Mikagura School Suite (ミカグラ学園組曲, Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku) is a Japanese light novel series written by Last Note., with illustrations by Akina. The novels are inspired by songs written by Last Note. which use Vocaloids for the vocals. Media Factory has published six volumes since July 2013. A manga adaptation by Sayuki began serialization in the August 2013 issue of Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Gene magazine. An anime television series produced by Dogakobo and directed by Tarō Iwasaki aired in Japan on April and June 2015.
A story based on the super popular song series from NND. Eruna Ichinomiya, a freshman who dreamed of a school life filled with cuteness, entered a boarding school—Mikagura Private School. In this school, each of the cultural club representatives have to battle each other, with unique powers…!! What will happen to Eruna, who somehow ended up becoming the representative of a certain club?!
As far as depth, there wasn’t much to the story. Much of it felt like filler and when the important stuff came up, it was near the end and because of that everything felt rushed. What disappointed me the most was how the one thing that this anime’s all about (that clubs battle each other) weren’t shown off as much as they could have been. There were only about 2 or 3 club battles and much of it wasn’t shown off. However, I must commend the writers for avoiding allowing the main characters to always win. It’s so overdone and it gets repetitive and predictable when they do it. I also have to say that they did a good job keeping things lighthearted in the more serious times.
Opening Theme: Houkago Kakumei – Houkago Rakuenbu
Ending Theme: Rakuen Fanfare – Houkago Rakuenbu
Bonus CD for Purchasing OP & ED: [Last Note. Rearrange Special CD]
1 – Character Song CD vol. 1
2 – Character Song CD vol. 2
3 – Character Song CD vol. 3
4 – Character Song CD vol. 4
5 – Original Soundtrack Vol. 1
6 – Original Soundtrack Vol. 2