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Dengeki G's Comic to Launch New Utawarerumono, Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu, Love Live! Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also to launch manga for BanG Dream!, Ange Vierge

This year's February issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Comic announced on Tuesday that the magazine will publish new manga based on Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen, Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu, Love Live! School Idol Diary, BanG Dream!, and Ange Vierge.

The Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen will begin in the March issue on January 30. Kosaka Taira is drawing the series based on Aquaplus' story.

The Utawarerumono -Itsuwari no Kamen- video game shipped for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in Japan in September. The anime premiered on October 3 and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for North America.

The Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu manga will premiere in the April issue on February 29. Kazuchi will draw the series with Matsuryū's character designs.

MinatoSoft first announced the PC game collaboration in 2013, and the game will ship on March 25. An anime adaptation will premiere on January 7.

In the story, Buntarō is a student who wants to be something, but doesn't know what. One day his female classmate Sayuki announces she is working on a bishōjo (pretty girl) game. Sayuki scouted him because he wrote a good script for drama club, but Buntarō doesn't know anything about bishōjo games.

The tentatively-titled Love Live! School idol diary 2nd season manga will also debut in the April issue on February 29. It will be the second manga to adapt Sakurako Kimino's Love Live! School idol diary novel series with illustrations by Yūhei Murota. Shōji Shibasaki is drawing the series.

Masaru Oda began the first Love Live! School idol diary manga in the inaugural June 2014 issue of Dengeki G's Comic in April 2014.

The Love Live! franchise has inspired two television anime series, as well as a film on June 13. The franchise also includes manga, CDs, books, card games, radio performances, and live events.

BanG Dream! is a mixed-media project that Bushiroad launched last January. Hakuto Shiroi will draw the manga based on an original plan by Kō Nakamura and character designs by Hitowa. The manga will begin this year.

The project features the fictional band Poppin Party. The five members play the same instruments as the voice actresses who play them.

Bushiroad and OLM's joint anime brand ISSEN animated a music video for the project. Novelist Kō Nakamura also launched a manga titled BanG_Dream! Star Beat in Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad magazine on January 8.

The new Ange Vierge manga is slated for early 2016. Sakaki Yoshioka is drawing the series.

Ange Vierge is a trading card game released by two Kadokawa brands, Fujimi Shobo and Media Factory. First announced in 2013, it features illustrations by popular artists, such as Kantoku (HENNEKO, Magical Suite Prism Nana), Kira Inugami (Student Council's Discretion, Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmon-Bu), Kaito Shibano (Ben-To), and abec (Sword Art Online).

The story of the card game follows what happens when "Hairō" portals suddenly open, fusing three different worlds together. As a result, various mysterious "Exceed" powers are awakened in teenaged girls. An academy for these so-called "Progress" girls is built on the isolated Seiran Island in the Pacific.

The game inspired two promotional anime by Production I.G and Point Pictures in 2013 and in 2014. A new anime adaptation from studio Silver Link will debut this year.

The Ange Vierge Linkage manga by Mako Komao already ran on Kadokawa's Dragon Age magazine and ComicWalker app until this past March.

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