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Takeshi Nogami to Start Shidenkai no Maki Manga Next Month

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Author penned Strike Witches dōjinshi, designed characters for Girls und Panzer

The September issue of Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine announced on Friday that manga creator Takeshi Nogami will launch the new series Shidenkai no Maki in the next issue on August 19. The Shidenkai is the Japanese name for the Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden fighter plane used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. The announcement's taglines read: "This time it's female high school students x fighter aircraft!" and "A dogfight star is born!"

The Sai-Zen-Sen website published Nogami's original online manga Marine Corps Yumi in English in May. His other original works include Sailor-fuku to Jūsensha, Yamato Nadeshiko Zero Zero Seven, and Zerokan of the Moonlight Lua.

In addition to his original manga, Nogami created several dōjinshi and spin-off manga based on the Strike Witches franchise. Kadokawa Shoten's online magazine Kadokawa Niconico Ace published his Strike Witches: The Witches of Andorra manga with an English translation. Nogami also co-created The Witches of the Sphinx dōjinshi with Takaaki Suzuki, the historical adviser on the Strike Witches anime series. Nogami also served as assistant character designer for the Girls und Panzer tank anime.

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