Houbunsha, Ume Aoki to Start Manga Time Kirara Carino Mag
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine revealed this week that Houbunsha will launch a new magazine called Manga Time Kirara Carino on January 27, 2012. The magazine will run a new story from Ume Aoki, the creator of Sunshine Sketch (Hidamari Sketch) and the original character designer for Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Manga Time Kirara had revealed at Comic Market in August that Aoki was working on a new story manga. (The illustration to the right is preliminary and not the finalized version.)
Manga Time Kirara's spinoff magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat published Sunshine Sketch in Japan. Yen Press publishes the Sunshine Sketch manga in North America, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the three television anime series that the manga inspired.
Aniplex of America, the American arm of the Japanese production company Aniplex, will start releasing the Madoka Magica television anime on February 14. Aoki herself is working on the new three-part theatrical film project of Madoka Magica.
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