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Bandai Visual Launches Free Magazine Website in Japan

posted on by Egan Loo
Manga, novels, essays from Banner of the Stars' Morioka, Halko, others

The anime distributor Bandai Visual has launched a free Japanese magazine website called Yomban on Monday. The magazine offers original manga, novels, and essays aimed at one of Bandai Visual's core target audiences: males in their 20s.

As of February, the lineup includes:

Manga

  • Ontama. by Mutsumi Sasaki (Happy Lesson)
  • Bukatsu Shōjo Yū by AM-DVL (Original story by Trigun character designer Takahiro "Something" Yoshimatsu)
  • Miss Maverick ni wa Sakarau na by Mizuki Sakakibara (in cooperation with Dance In The Vampire Bund creator Nozomu Tamaki)
  • Band Yarō-ze! by Sokra Tesla (Original story by musician Porche Okite)
  • Gachapokke by Daisuke Arakubo
  • Garettoderowa ~Jo-ō Heika no Kashi Shokunin~ by Rami Hato

Novels

  • Kaze to Tanpopo ~Wakusei-kan Monogatari~ by Banner of the Stars author Hiroyuki Morioka (characters: Sachiko Kōno, mechanic: Bakugan Battle Brawlers' Susumu Imaishi)
  • Blood*Arm by Takahiro Ōkura (illustrated by Hitoshi Yoneda)
  • Splash Zone ~Rakka no Jikū~ by Stellvia's Tatsuo Sato (illustrated by Gainax, Ryōta Hayatsu)

Essays

  • Sekka Sange-roku by Alika Takarano
  • Momōi no Oto by singer/actress Halko Momoi

Other Materials

  • Cover calendar by Okama (February), Jun Suemi (March)
  • Readers' illustration corner by Kakban
  • Editorial staff blog from Aomono-yokochō (a train station in western Tokyo)

Source: animeanime.jp

Update: Yomban will add a novel written by Tō Enjō and illustrated by iqu in March.


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