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The July issue of ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine is revealing on Sunday that a manga about the Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) anime's Saki Rukino character will launch in the follwing issue in June. The manga titled Kakumeiki Valvrave Ryūsei no Valkyrie (Valvrave the Liberator: Shooting Star Valkyrie) will tell the story of the heroine during her time as an idol and other events, and will be penned by manga creator Yutaka Ōhori.
A novel project will also debut in the July issue of Dengeki Hobby Magazine on Saturday. Yomoji Otono will pen the novelization with illustrations by Yūgen. Two other manga projects were previously revealed; the first manga project will be a one-shot drawn by manga artist Karega Tsuchiya in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in the July issue on June 4. A second manga project will be drawn by Ichiya Sazanami in ASCII Media Works' Sylph magazine, and will begin serialization in the magazine's August issue on June 22.
The story of the Valvrave the Liberator anime is set the year Shinreki ("True Calendar") 71, when 70% of the human race lives in space due to the development of a space city called "Dyson Sphere." Between two major powers — the Dorrssia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS) — there is a small neutral nation called JIOR that has prospered economically. The protagonist Haruto Tokishima (voiced by Ryota Ohsaka), a high school student who lives in JIOR, encounters the mysterious "forbidden" humanoid weapon Valvrave when the Dorrssian army invades.