Read or Die's Kurata, Sola's Abeno to Start New Manga (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
ASCII MediaWorks is revamping its Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine with more pages and manga titles. The August issue (on sale on June 27) will launch with sola artist Chako Abeno's manga adaptation of the White Album game from Aquaplus (Comic Party, To Heart). Honoka Level Up! artist MATSUDA98 will adapt Tomytec's Tetsudō Musume (Railroad Girls, top right image) series of female railway worker characters. Hiroshi Sakurazaka's Saitama Chainsaw Girl novel will also get a manga (center image) by Uguisukagura.
In addition, the August issue will include the one-shot manga "Mahō-I Neko to Ibara Hime" by Daisuke Moriyama (Chrono Crusade, World Embryo), Yasuhiro Miyama's manga adaptation of Yūsaku Igarashi's (soon to be animated) light novel Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, and Short Summer Vacation by Yoshi-Wo.
In the September issue, Read or Die author Hideyuki Kurata will start an unnamed manga (bottom right image) with artist Hanaharu Naruko. The second of three limited installments of Short Summer Vacation will also run on this issue.
Besides increasing its title count from about 30 to about 40, the magazine will expand from about 700 pages to about 900 pages with the August issue. Despite this, the cover price will drop from 680 yen (about US$6.50) to 580 yen (US$5.50).
Update: Yasuhiro Miyama, Yūsaku Igarashi, and Hanaharu Naruko's name spellings corrected. Thanks, tenkado-shujin.