News Kadokawa Launches Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi's Manga Magazine Emerald in Real Life
posted on 2014-05-27 01:00 EDT
Japanese publisher Kadokawa announced on Monday that it is launching a real-life version of the Emerald manga magazine from Shungiku Nakamura's Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi manga.
The first summer issue of the Ciel special edition magazine will launch on August 31. In the Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi manga, the magazine is a shōjo manga magazine, but the real-life version will feature both shōjo and boys-love manga. Nakamura's Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi and Junjo Romantica manga will switch publications to Emerald, as will Miyuki Abe's Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun and SUPER LOVERS manga.
The new magazine's tagline is "You can read both BL and shōjo manga!? The strongest-in-history super wonderful women's magazine!!" The magazine will also include new works and new authors as well as extras.
The first issue will publish 200 pages of Nakamura's works, including a chapter of Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi ~Onodera Ritsu no Baai~, Junjo Romantica, and Junjo Terrorist, as well as a chapter of the Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai novel and a reprinting of the first chapter of Hybrid Child in commemoration of the anime adaptation. The issue will also include 100 pages of Abe's works, including a chapter of Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun and SUPER LOVERS.
The first issue will also include manga by Kyōko Aiba and Machiko Sugihara. The extra item for the issue will be a DVD with a promotional video for the Hybrid Child anime.