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Gainax, Subaru's Hōkago no Pleiades Project Gets 4-Panel Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Mirai Denki will draw series based on magical girl collaboration between anime studio, car maker

The January issue of Ichijinsha's Manga 4-Koma Pallette magazine announced on Saturday that Hōkago no Pleiades, the animation collaboration project between car maker Subaru and animation studio Gainax, will get a four-panel manga adaptation starting in the magazine's February issue on December 22. Mirai Denki will draw the series.

The project's story centers around an afterschool club of magical girls who help recover fragments so that an alien from Pleiades can return home. The Pleiades is the English name for the star cluster that the Japanese call "Subaru" — the origin of the car maker's name and six-star logo. Subaru and Gainax streamed the original anime online with English subtitles.

Gainax announced a Hōkago no Pleiades film project in 2013 and a television anime project in February.

Fantasista Doll character designer Anmi previously launched a manga adaptation of the franchise in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine in October.

4-Koma Pallette will also launch Purapa's (R18!, G's Under Ground) new manga series, temporarily titled Fushidara x Junjō, in the same February issue.

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