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5 Loveplus Virtual Girlfriend Manga Series Detailed

posted on 2010-03-03 23:31 EST
The April issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Rival magazine has announced the titles of the five Loveplus manga series on Wednesday. Loveplus is Konami Digital Entertainment's popular "virtual girlfriend" simulator for the Nintendo DS game console. The five manga series will run in five different Kodansha magazines, and each series will launch with an accompanying poster by the game's character designer, Tarō Mino.

Loveplus Manaka Days
Monthly Shōnen Rival magazine (every month on the 4th)
Start date: April 3
Artist: Mikami Akitsu (Sōkyū no Fafner - Dead Aggressor)

Loveplus Rinko Days
Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine magazine (every month on the second Tuesday)
Start date: April 9
Artist: Kouji Seo (Suzuka, Cross Over, A Town Where You Live)

Loveplus Nene Days
Monthly Young Magazine (every month on the 14th)
Start date: April 14
Artist: Takaaki Kugatsu

Loveplus Girls Talk
Magazine E-no magazine (every even-numbered month on the 20th)
Start date: April 20
Artist: Daisuke Sakura

Loveplus Kanojo no Kako
good! Afternoon magazine (every odd-numbered month on the 7th)
Start date: May 7
Artist: Hiroaki Wakamiya

Konami launched Loveplus in Japan last September and eventually sold at least 180,000 copies. A Tokyo man named "Sal 9000" performed a "wedding ceremony"with his copy of Loveplus last year, although he acknowledged to CNN that the "wedding" was not legally binding. Last month, Zoids manga creator Michiro Ueyama even posted a parody manga that imagines if the iconic manga cat Doraemon gave his owner physical "Jittai Loveplus" ("Real Loveplus") girlfriends from the future.

Source: Temple Knights, Game Watch

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