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Gokicha/Cockroach Girls Manga Serialized in Magazine

posted on 2011-07-28 11:30 EDT
Former dōjinshi manga about anthropomorphized cockroach by Rui Tamachi

Rui Tamachi launched the magazine serialization of the Gokicha!! (Cockroach Girls) four-panel comedy manga in the September issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine on Thursday. The title character Gokicha!! is an anthropomorphized cockroach (gokiburi in Japanese) who came to the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido from Tokyo's Kanto area to look for a human friend.

Tamachi originally created the manga under the dōjin (self-published) circle name Rui-Tomo at the Comic Market 77 event in December of 2009. Plans for a mobile anime were revealed in January. Nerd-Goods.com already sells a t-shirt based on the character. Aoshima is releasing plastic models of Gokicha!! and fellow cockroach girl Chaba this month.

The September issue of Manga Time Kirara Carat also launched Uro's Power of Smile school comedy manga about a boy and a girl entering high school together after being childhood friends. The issue announced that a television anime adaptation of Kaduho's Baby, Please Kill Me! (Kill Me Baby) four-panel comedy manga has been green-lit.

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Source: Comic Natalie


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