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Crunchyroll Adds Okitenemuru, Star Light Woman Manga

posted on 2014-01-20 19:20 EST
Ousama Game artist's new series launching this week & Rie Kanou's sci-fi comedy

Media service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it is releasing Hitori Renda's Okitenemuru manga series and Rie Kanou's Star Light Woman manga series as they are published in Japan. Both semi-monthly series are launching on the website worldwide (outside Japan) on Monday at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Crunchyroll describes Okitenemuru:

Kanata and his friend Tokiji are ordinary teenagers in modern Japan. Mysterious deaths have begun to occur in their city, where the victim's head will transform into an animal face and explode. There are rumors about these strange incidents, but one day it happens at Kanata's school. Kanata is caught up in the incident and gains the special ability to "remove his limiter". This allows him to greatly enhance a single ability of his, but after he uses it, another ability will go out of control. He encounters a mysterious, beautiful woman in a black skin-tight combat suit named Shiki. She forces Kanata and Tokiji to become deeply involved in these incidents. Just what is going on? What mysterious organization is behind this!? A world-spanning conspiracy begins to unfold.

Renda is launching Okitenemuru in Futabasha's Manga Action magazine in Japan on Tuesday, just hours before it begins on Crunchyroll. Renda's previous work include the art on the 3-million-selling Ousama Game (King's Game) manga with story by Nobuaki Kanazawa.

Crunchyroll describes Star Light Woman:

The fate of the Earth has been entrusted to a single woman! A new SF comedy series! As more and more witnesses report seeing UFOs, a plain woman named Hoshi is working late at her part-time job. But she has an important secret!

Kanou also launched Star Light Woman in Manga Action last September.


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