New Queen's Blade, Chaos;Head Game Manga Announced
posted on by Egan Loo
Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine will be launching new manga adaptations for two different games this year: the Queen's Blade combat picture book game series and the computer-based Chaos;Head psychological suspense visual novel. The magazine's October issue, which goes on sale on August 27, will have the debut of Kabao Kikkawa's Queen's Blade -Rurō no Senshi- (Queen's Blade: The Nomad Warrior, pictured at right). Queen's Blade is Hobby Japan's Japanese spinoff from Flying Buffalo's Lost Worlds game series, in which players simulate turn-based fighting with books that each represent a character. There are already two Queen's Blade manga: Iku Nanzaki's Queen's Blade -Hide & Seek- manga in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Comp Ace magazine, and Astroguy II's Queen's Blade Struggle manga in ASCII MediaWorks's Monthly Dengeki Maoh magazine.
Comic Alive's October issue will also announce details on Nagako Sakaki's upcoming manga adaptation of Chaos;Head. In the original visual novel software, a shut-in teenager named Takumi becomes embroiled in a series of mysterious deaths around the Tokyo neighborhood of Shibuya. There is already a manga by Sumihey in Monthly Dengeki Daioh magazine. Not coincidentally, both Queen's Blade and Chaos;Head will also be animated for television. The same issue of Comic Alive will launch Rino Fujii's unrelated manga adaptation of Kenji Nojima's Kyū Kyū Cute! light novels.