Student Council's Discretion, Haganai Get Crossover Novels
posted on by Egan Loo
The Japanese publishers Fujimi Shobo and Media Factory launched a joint website to announce a collaborative project between two light novel series: Sekina Aoi's Student Council's Discretion (Seitokai no Ichizon) and Yomi Hirasaka's Haganai (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai/I Don't Have Many Friends). Aoi and Hirasaka will both write crossover stories between the two school romantic comedies.
Hirasaka will pen a prose story in the May issue of Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Magazine, which will ship on March 19. Aoi will then write a prose story that will be bundled as a bonus supplement in the June issue of Media Factory's Comic Alive magazine on April 27.
Student Council's Discretion revolves around Ken Sugisaki, a boy who becomes part of the student council of his private high school. He is the only boy on the council, where he is surrounded by cute girls. The story inspired a television anime series that Crunchyroll has been streaming outside Japan since 2010, and a second anime project is in the works.
In Haganai, Kodaka Hasegawa is a half-Japanese/half-British transfer student whose delinquent-like blonde hair scares people, while Yozora Mikazuki is a seemingly perpetually sullen girl. The two decide to form Rinjinbu, a club for people with hardly any friends. The story inspired a television anime series that Funimation streamed into several countries as it aired in Japan.
In addition, Fujimi Shobo's Fantasia Bunko imprint and Media Factory's MF Bunko J imprint state that the crossover novels are just the first phase of the collaborative project. More details will be announced on the website in the future.
Not coincidentally, Kadokawa Group Holdings, the parent company of Fujimi Shobo, purchased Media Factory last year.
Update: Only Funimation is streaming Haganai now. Thanks, The Ancient One.
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