Archive for the ‘Manga’ Category

Purifying Fire manga has begun!

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

The Dengeki adaptation of Laura Resnick’s novel The Purifying Fire has begun its serialization in Dengeki Maoh, under the title 燃え尽きぬ炎 (Moetsukinu Honou, I think).

Samukun, who is studying in Japan at this time, has acquired a copy of the latest Dengeki Maoh, and it comes with a foil Cunning Sparkmage, which is not only a card that has proven its worth in Luis Scott Vargas’s deck in the recent Pro Tour San Diego, but is extremely appropriate for a magazine named 電撃魔王 (Dengeki Maoh, Electric Shock Overlord (literally, devil king)).


By Yoshino Himori

Once there was a flame-wielding red mage, a planeswalker who could travel across the multiverse. Her name was Chandra Nalaar.


“Shall I show you the fire in my heart?”

Check out the online preview today!

If this does well and we get a J.C.Staff Magic the Gathering anime my existence in this world will be validated.

Magic Comics News

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Remember when I learned about the Dengeki Maoh Magic manga? Well, now there’s more!

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Dengeki Maoh Official Magic the Gathering Manga

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

It’s real, people.


Chandra Ablaze, by Steve Argyle


And here’s how she’ll appear in Dengeki Maoh!


Now I’m hoping for the story to be awesome so that it gets an anime adaptation, by J.C.Staff of course. Why not? J.C.Staff has had a long history of adapting Dengeki materials, from Azumanga Daioh to Shana, Toradora, Index, and more.

All in the family

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Having been decisively turned to the shrine maiden side after finishing the Shrine of the Morning Mist anime, I decided to check out the manga to get more shrine maiden goodness.

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Sweet Blue Flowers

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

As you know, the schoolgirl yuri drama manga Sweet Blue Flowers by Takako Shimura is getting an anime adaptation by J.C.Staff. The manga so far has struck me as slow, low-key, sweet, charming, but not particularly awesome. Still, every show J.C.Staff makes has a chance of rocking like a mother.

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The end of the world as we know it

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Hoshi no Samidare: Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, by Satoshi Mizukami, is conclusive proof of Hinano’s theory that cute girls with wimpy boy servants, violent tempers, superiority complexes, and flat chests are evil demons from hell.

At certain times during the Earth’s history, a gigantic hammer has appeared in the sky, and evil magi and their grotesque golem servants have walked the streets. During these times, magical talking animals have partnered up with special humans, known as knights. They have granted these knights super powers and compelled them to fight the magi, hoping to put an end to them before the hammer – known by the ominous name of “The Biscuit Hammer” – descends to Earth and shatters the planet to pieces. And these knights are also charged to protect and obey the Princess Anima, a special girl with super powers of her own, as she leads them in battle.

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Miu Hiiragi

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Manga Tsukiyo no Fromage, by Tinker, begins with the male lead, Miu Hiiragi, dreaming that he’s on a date with a girl from the dating sim he was just playing.

Is it just me, or is he a little on the girly side? And although “Miu” may be one of those Japanese names, like “Tsukasa” or “Kagami”, that can belong to either a boy or a girl, because of my limited exposure to Japanese names, I immediately associate the name “Miu Hiiragi” with a little girl. Maybe even with twintails.

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When little sisters attack

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Coming this spring from J.C.Staff is First Love Limited (the katakana reads “Hatsukoi Limited”, but they do use the English words “First Love Limited” in the manga).

It’s a complex (in both the “complicated” and “to have a complex” senses of the word) love comedy adapted from the manga by Mizuki Kawashita, best known in the USA for Strawberry 100%. It’s fanservice shonen but not a harem story; each boy or girl is the object of affection of only one or two suitors and there are almost as many male leads as female leads.

So here’s a scene from First Love Limited: the attack of the little sister.

And then, you know.

In unrelated news, here’s another preview for Miao Diary’s final installment. No relation to First Love Limited, I just didn’t want to make two posts. 11 pages completed out of 18. I’m posting this today because I’ll be out playing Magic the Gathering tomorrow. Still, release date of 01 March will be maintained.