Reaction to prototype issue positive, first issue ships in April
Following their prototype issue released several months ago Studio Happy
Chicken has announced the upcoming release of their premier issue. According to Studio Happy
Chicken's president Charles Maib the prototype issue was well received and feedback from readers was used in planning and creating the premier issue, which will be released in April.
Previews of their premier issue, as well as their entire prototype issue in .pdf format, are avilable on their website at www.serviceservicemagazine.com.Please note, Service2 has gone under since this article was posted, and their domain has been taken over by a "Cartoon Porn" website.
Excerpts from Press Release:
The way America views anime and video games is about to change forever. Studio Happy Chicken, LLC is pleased to announce the release of Cute Anime & Game Girl Magazine Service Service.
Service Service Magazine breaks down pre-conceived ideas about animation and video games by bringing the Cute Girl Culture to the forefront. How is that possible? Simply put, Service Service covers a wide variety of products that share one wonderful feature: they revolve around cute girls.
"What happened is we took a look at the magazines we (the studio) bought, and discovered they were all Japanese magazines that had pages and pages of cute girls." explains Company President Charles Maib "So we said, let's make an English language anime and game magazine that we'd like to buy. It was a lot of hard work, but it's finally here. It's all very Gainaxtastic."
In it's premier issue, Service Service features such anime as Alien Nine, FLCL, Tenshi ni Narumon (I Wanna Be An Angel), Cream Lemon, and the Daicon IV Opening Animation. It's games section explores titles like Space Venus staring Morning Musume for the Playstation 2, Tokimeki Memorial 2 for the Playstation, and Viper V16 and Water Closet for the PC.
Service Service also breaks new ground by covering animation and video games that were once taboo in the anime community. "There are great companies out there, like Peach Princess, Hobibox Europe, and NuTech Digital that are releasing products that companies are refusing to cover" says Charles. "Studio Happy Chicken realizes that these are important parts otakudom as a whole, and we've committed ourselves to presenting them in a tasteful manner."
Service Service Magazine is published bi-monthly by Studio Happy Chicken, LLC and distributed by Desert Moon Periodicals.