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Udon Entertainment Licenses Sugar Sugar Rune Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: Artbooks for Bayonetta 2, Persona Q, Battle Chasers, Shovel Knight

Udon Entertainment announced at its Comic Con International panel on Saturday that it has licensed Moyocco Anno's Sugar Sugar Rune manga. The first volume is slated for the second quarter of 2016.

The company also revealed that it will release artbooks for Bayonetta 2, Persona Q, Battle Chasers, and Shovel Knight. The Shovel Knight art book is slated for the first quarter of 2016 while the others are slated for the second quarter.

Udon Entertainment additionally revealed that it will release a new Street Fighter comic, Street Fighter Unlimited, as a monthly comic beginning in December.

Udon describes the story of Sugar Sugar Rune:

In the Magical World, the future queen is chosen by selecting two young witches and sending them to the Human World, where they'll compete to capture the hearts of boys. Whoever has collected the most by the end of the competition is crowned queen. This generation's Queen Candidates are best friends and polar opposites Vanilla Mieux and Chocolat Meilleure, the daughters of the current queen and her former competitor (respectively). They're aided by their assigned mentor and guardian, pop idol witch Rockin' Robin, and their two animal familiars, Blanca the mouse and Duke the frog. But the girls have more to deal with than just competing for hearts at school. There's something weird about the cool, mysterious middle school boy Pierre, who resembles the evil king Glace—and he seems to be after Chocolat. Now, both trapped within their own new goals, the two witches must fight their way and retain a friendship which no magic can defeat.

Anno serialized the manga in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine from 2004 to 2007 and Del Ray previously licensed and released all eight volumes in English. A television anime adaptation premiered in 2005.

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