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Schoolgirl Strikers Franchise Gets 'Twinkle Melodies' Manga in January

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Schoolgirl Strikers Twinkle Melodies spinoff game launched on August 31

The January 2018 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine revealed on Tuesday that the Schoolgirl Strikers franchise will get a manga serialization titled Schoolgirl Strikers Twinkle Melodies that will launch in the magazine's next issue in January. Hinata Aoi is drawing the manga, and the first chapter will include color pages. The manga shares a title with the franchise's spinoff "idol rhythm action" game (pictured below) that launched on August 31 earlier this year.

Crunchyroll streamed the franchise's recent anime adaptation earlier this year, and it describes the show:

The newly established private high school for girls, Goryoukan Academy, has a hidden face that people on the outside don't know about...

Mysterious apparitions called "Oburi" have appeared from a rift in space-time. The only ones capable of fighting this enemy of mankind are girls known as "Strikers," who have the ability to sense the fifth dimension. Goryoukan Academy is actually an organization that seeks out girls who are more than meets the eye and trains them up for the "Fifth Force," a combat force created to subjugate the Oburi. The story of the battles and friendships of five girls who comprise the newly assembled team "Altair Torte" is about to begin!

The anime premiered on January 6 earlier this year. Square Enix launched the original smartphone game in April 2014.

The game previously inspired a manga titled Schoolgirl Strikers Comic Channel by Hinase Momoyama (Umineko When They Cry: Dawn of the Golden Witch, Higurashi When They Cry: Massacre Arc). The manga serialized on the Gangan Online site beginning in October 2014, and Square Enix published the fifth and final compiled book volume in January 2017.

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