Interest Overrun! Novels to Change Artists on Every Volume
posted on 2011-08-03 13:00 EDT by Egan Loo
The September issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine is announcing on Thursday that Tomohiro Matsu will resume his Mayoi Neko Overrun! light novel series with the 10th volume on August 25. However, every light novel volume from now on will have a different illustrator, starting with Yasu (Toradora!) on the 10th volume (pictured right).
Peco was the illustrator of all the previous volumes since the light novel series began in 2008. However, there has not been a new volume since the ninth volume shipped in July of 2010.
The story revolves around Takumi Tsuzuki, a boy who lives with his older "sister" Otome, although the two have no blood ties between them. Otome manages a run-down confectionary store called Stray Cats. Otome picks up a mysterious beautiful girl off the streets, and more "stray cats" arrive at the store.
Last year's television anime adaptation of Mayoi Neko Overrun! employed a similar strategy; every episode of the anime had a different director, starting with Shin Itagaki, Kenichi Yatani, and Yoshimasa Hiraike. Kentaro Yabuki (To Love-Ru -Trouble-, Black Cat) has been drawing the manga version of the story in Jump Square since last year.
Image © Peco/Shueisha
Update: The 11th light novel volume (pictured left) will ship on November 25 with illustrations by Pani Poni manga creator Hekiru Hikawa. The Pani Poni manga is ending in September.
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