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Strike Witches: Witches of Africa to Run in Comptiq Mag

posted on 2011-11-03 09:45 EDT
Takeshi Nogami's manga was "semi-official" dōjinshi with anime advisor Takaaki Suzuki

The official Twitter account of Kadokawa Shoten's Comptiq magazine announced on Thursday that Takeshi Nogami (Panzer fräulein ALTESEISEN, Sailor-fuku to Jūsensha) will begin serializing his Strike Witches: The Witches of Africa (Strike Witches: Africa no Majo) manga in the magazine's December issue on November 10.

Strike Witches: The Witches of Africa began as a dōjinshi (self-published) manga and text compilation illustrated by Nogami. Fans consider the all-ages work to be "semi-official" due to the involvement of Takaaki Suzuki, a military advisor for the Strike Witches franchise. The story centers around the Witches of Africa campaign of the war storyline first described in Noboru Yamaguchi's original light novels.

Translator Dan Kanemitsu already made the original dōjinshi version of the series fully bilingual for a Japanese/English compilation that was released in May. Nogami personally commissioned Kanemitsu to translate the dōjinshi as he was creating it. Nogami made news last year when he responded to CNN's article regarding the controversy over the Japanese erotic game Rapelay.

In the same December issue of Comptiq, original Strike Witches illustrator Humikane Shimada and Suzuki will run a World Witches installment. The installment will depict a panel from the previously unseen daily life of the character Jane T. Godfrey.

Crunchyroll streamed both television anime series of Strike Witches as they aired in Japan, and Funimation licensed both series for North America.

[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]


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