29 Aug 2007 49 Comments
A special issue of Dengeki Maoh magazine will be released on September 19, 2007. This special issue magazine is titled: Dengeki Kuro Maoh (電撃黒「マ）王) and it will be published on a quarterly basis. Amongst this magazine's serialization will be a new Shakugan no SHANA manga.
This manga will be titled "Shakugan no SHANA X Eternal song -Harukanaru Uta-" (灼眼のシャナX Eternal song －遙かなる歌－), and it will be drawn by Kiya Shii. This new manga will be based on the tenth light novel volume of Shakugan no SHANA.
Shakugan no SHANA is a light novel series by Yashichiro Takahashi (author) and Noiji Itou (illustrator) with 17 volumes currently released in Japan. The first manga adaptation of it started serialization in Dengeki Daioh magazine since February 2005, and currently has 3 manga volumes released.
Note: though the news from the publisher suggests that the serialization of this new manga will start in September 10th, but according to MediaWorks release calendar, the first issue of Dengeki Kuro Maoh magazine will be released on September 19th.
Source: Ultimatum Talk
22 Aug 2007 42 Comments
Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan's light novel writer Okayu Masaki will be starting his next work, but this time its not a light novel, but its a manga.
The manga titled "Moriguchi Orito no Teiou Gaku" will start in the February 2008 issue of Dengeki Daioh magazine (on sale December 21, 2007). The manga will be Okayu Masaki's original work and it will be drawn by Sanada Rin.
Source: MoonPhase's Diary
20 Aug 2007 117 Comments
Our next review is "Watashitachi no Tamura-kun", a two volumes light novel series by Takemiya Yuyuko (the author of Toradora! light novel series).
Japanese title: わたしたちの田村くん
English title: Watashitachi no Tamura-kun
Author: Takemiya Yuyuko
Available volumes: 2 volumes (finished)
Label: Dengeki Bunko
Tamura Yukisada (Tamura-kun) is an ordinary boy who likes Japanese history, especially the history of the Kamakura era.
One day in July, Yukisada notices a strange atmosphere in his class, an atmosphere of romance. Some of his classmates are now lovey-dovey couples. Why is that? Because it's the last summer of their junior high school days. It's the summer of teenage romance.
Although he is not caught up in the same atmosphere, he becomes curious about a girl. The girl he's curious about is Matuzawa Komaki (short blue hair), a non-talkative girl who's good at running, but she has a problem; she tends to answer with "I'll return to my home planet" when she's asked by her teacher about what she wants to do after junior high school. Yukisada wanted to know about her true identity, so he joined her in her early morning exercise.
After the high school entrance exam, Yukisada meets Souma Hiroka (long brown hair), an unhappy girl who attracts all the attention because of her beauty. She can't and won't make any friends because of her trauma. Yukisada, by chance, knows about this and becomes acquainted with her.
But what happened between Yukisada and Komaki?
If you want to know further, please read this novel.
Reviewed by: wakataka423
9 Aug 2007 51 Comments
Today's review is of the "Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan" light novel series. a series thats partly based on "Doraemon", so if you know "Doraemon" you can enjoy this light novel series even more.
Japanese title: 撲殺天使ドクロちゃん
English title: Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
Author: Okayu Masaki
Available volumes: 9 volumes (ongoing)
Label: Dengeki Bunko
The character Doraemon from the "Doraemon" manga/anime is a friendly robot that comes from the 22ndth century to help Nobita-kun into becoming a somebody, but in the "Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan" light novel series, Dokuro-chan is a cute angel that comes from an angel committe to disturb the life of Sakura-kun and tries to make him into a nobody. The angel committe considers him to be dangerous because in the future he will invent an immortal drug which makes all women into 12 year olds.
"Bokusatsu" means beat to death, and thats because Dokuro-chan beats Sakura-kun to death with her spiked club. She often smashes his body to pieces, but immediately regenerates him by using a magic spell while saying "Pipiru piru piru pipiru pi".
This series is the most amusing "moe" slapstick lightnovel series.
Reviewed by: wakataka423
8 Aug 2007 29 Comments
4 Aug 2007 41 Comments
The light novel series Ookami to Koushinryou by Isuna Hasekura (author) and Juu Ayakura (illustrator) has been announced to be adapted to a TV animation. The announcement comes on the cover of the fifth light novel volume which can be seen here:
A review by Andrew Cunningham of the first light novel volume can be read in this link.
2 Aug 2007 42 Comments