LovePlus Virtual Girlfriends Get Shōnen Mag Photoshoot
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Manaka Takane, Rinko Kobayakawa, and Nene Anegasaki — the three "girlfriends" in the Konami's LovePlus dating simulation franchise — will star in a four-page photo spread in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine next Wednesday. They will be the first game characters to get their own gravure photo spread in the magazine.
The three characters will return in New LovePlus, the franchise's latest entry which will ship for the Nintendo 3DS system on Valentine's Day. The game will depict the current season in real time and have the girls doing appropriate activities for any given time of year. In that spirit, the theme of the four-page photo spread is "The Four Seasons."
The same issue of the magazine will run a "New LovePlus Special One Shot" manga by Kouji Seo, the creator of Loveplus Rinko Days, A Town where you live, and Suzuka. Loveplus Rinko Days is ending in the January issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine on December 9.