News Yen Press Adds 2 More Madoka Magica Spinoff Manga
posted on 2014-08-27 15:22 EDT by Karen Ressler
Yen Press confirmed with ANN on Wednesday that it has licensed Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story and Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of Jeanne d'Arc. The one-volume side story to to Puella Magi Oriko Magica is slated for March 24, 2015, while the first volume of Puella Magi Tart Magica is slated for April 21.
The Amazon listing describes Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story:
Oriko's ability to see into the future led her to commit bloody acts in her efforts to forestall an even greater tragedy later on. But what if Oriko had met Yuma Chitose before she predicted the end of the world? Would she still have chosen to manipulate the young girl if Yuma had been no stranger, but a dear friend? Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story explores the might have been, and further explores Kirika's devotion to her beloved Oriko.
Mura Kuroe, the artist behind Puella Magi Oriko Magica, also drew the side-story. The story ran in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Magica, and Houbunsha published the compiled volume last September.
The Amazon listing describes Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of Jeanne d'Arc:
Joan of Arc is revered as a hero of the Hundred Years' War and a saint of the Catholic Church. But her leadership and strength of character in her time did not escape the notice of Kyubey, who, even in the fifteenth-century, sought Magical Girl candidates for their valuable energies. With her friends and fellow Magical Girls fighting at her side, Joan fights the English occupiers of France--but will she soon find herself fighting something much more sinister?!
Masugitsune/Kawazu-ku drew the series for Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine. Houbunsha published the first volume in Japan in June.
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