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Shueisha to Launch Super Dash & Go! Light Novel/Manga Mag

posted on 2011-10-19 09:00 EDT
October 25 debut with light novel-based manga such as Ben-To

The Japanese publisher Shueisha will launch Super Dash & Go!, a magazine that combines light novels, manga, and other media, on October 25. Shueisha had revealed in August that the editors of its Super Dash Bunko light novel imprint were launching a manga magazine this fall. The magazine will feature light novel-based manga, manga-based light novels, and projects with anime and other media tie-ins.

The launch lineup includes:

  • Ben-To another Ripper's night, based on the Ben-To light novels that inspired the ongoing anime. Kaito Shibano, the illustrator of the original novels, is also drawing the manga
  • Tatsuma Ejiri's Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! -Sora-Iro no Hibiki- (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! -Sky-Blue Echo-) manga, based on the Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! light novels by Tomohiro Matsu (Mayoi Neko Overrun!). There is also an anime adaptation green-lit.
  • Manga adaptations of the light novels Campione! (drawn by Jirō Sakamoto), Nina to Usagi to Mahō no Sensha (Nina, the Rabbit, and the Magical Tank), Owa Rande!, and Rokka no Yūsha
  • Two original manga titles: Latin by Enaga Takasato and 1-gatsu no Pluviôse (Pluviôse in January) by Hoshikuzu 7-gō. Shueisha indicates that these titles will be adapted into Super Dash novels.

The main target audience of the new magazine are male readers from middle school to college. Some of the existing titles in the Super Dash imprint are Kure-nai, Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Tatakau Shisho - The Book of Bantorra, Dragon Crisis!, Ben-To, Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō, and Akikan! — all of which have been adapted into anime.

Source: Anime Anime Japan

Update: Tatsuma Ejiri's credit corrected. Thanks, ^__^v.


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