News Kampfer Light Novels Have Anime in the Works
posted on 2009-03-17 05:01 EDT by Egan Loo
A new wraparound jacket band on reprints of Toshihiko Tsukiji's Kämpfer light novel series has announced that an anime adaptation is being developed. Tsukiji also created the Maburaho light novels and the Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~ pachinko games, and both franchises have been adapted into television anime series. The story of Kämpfer centers on Natsuru Senō, an ordinary high school boy who suddenly wakes up one morning as a girl. Natsuru discovers that has he/she has been chosen to participate in Kämpfer battles with other girls.
Media Factory has published nine volumes since Tsukiji started the light novel series (pictured at right) in 2006, and a "volume 9.5" is shipping this month. A manga adaptation (pictured at left) has been running in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine since 2008, and the second compiled manga volume is shipping this month. Senmu draws the illustrations in the light novels, while the artist Yu Tatibana (Yū Tachibana) draws the manga version.
The current issue of Monthly Comic Alive had promised that three important announcements would be made in the next issue on March 27. The anime adaptation of Okina Kamino's Asobi ni Iku yo! light novel series was revealed last month. (The manga for Asobi ni Iku yo! runs in Monthly Comic Alive.)
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