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Elex Media Licenses Akame ga Kill!, Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2.5D Boyfriend, "Kuzumi, Lihat Aku, Dong?," Prince & Hero manga also licensed

Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo announced last Friday that it has licensed Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro's Akame ga KILL!, Kuroe Mura's Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer, Mitsu Aoi's 2.5D Boyfriend (2.5 Jigen Kareshi), Mosuko's Kuzumi, Lihat Aku, Dong? (Kuzumi-kun, Kūki Yomemasu ka?), and Daisy Yamada's Prince & Hero (Ōji to Hero) manga.

Elex Media describes Akame ga KILL!:

Tatsumi came to the capital with the hope of joining the military, rising high, and lifting his home village from poverty. But his chance meeting with Akame and Leone, members of a secret assassin society Night Raid, completely changed his destiny! The admiration that he held for the capital city eroded once he saw its corruption. Tatsumi joins Night Raid with the determination to enact change in the kingdom.

Takahiro and Tashiro launched the manga in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine in 2010, and ended it in December 2016. Square Enix published 15 compiled book volumes for the manga. The manga inspired a TV anime, which premiered in Japan in July 2014.

The series also inspired a spinoff prequel manga titled Akame ga KILL! ZERO by Takahiro and Kei Toru, which launched in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine in October 2013. Square Enix published the manga's ninth volume on August 25, and the manga will end with its 10th volume.

Takahiro and strelka launched a new manga titled Hinowa ga CRUSH! (HINOWA ga YUKU!) in Monthly Big Gangan in June 2017. Square Enix published the manga's second volume on August 25.

Elex Media describes Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer:

Oriko's true desire is to know what her purpose is in her life. By selling her soul, she acquires the power to predict the future. In that future she finds her purpose: to save the world from an impending great disaster. But to fight destiny, she will need strength.

The manga is a spinoff of the Puella Magi Oriko Magica manga, itself a spinoff of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime franchise. Mura launched the manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Magica magazine in November 2013. Houbunsha published the manga's fourth compiled book volume in August 2017.

Elex Media previously published all three volumes of Kuroe's Puella Magi Oriko Magica manga. Elex Media also published the Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion- manga.

Elex Media describes 2.5D Boyfriend:

Tsumugi Koino, a game otaku, has been crazy about two-dimensional characters for the past 10 years. She whiles away her days with them without experiencing true love. Until one day she meets a man named Tokio who appears very similar to her favorite 2D character Tokki. Tokio helped her out when she was attacked by a drunkard on the street. "Is this just my fantasies?" thought Tsumugi. Who would've thought Tokio lived only one roof away?

Aoi launched the manga in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in November 2014, and ended it in June 2015. Kodansha published two compiled book volumes for the manga.

Elex Media describes Kuzumi, Lihat Aku, Dong?:

Erika Sakura is the most popular student in high school. In her class, she is treated as an "unreachable star" who makes everyone jealous of her. However, lately, she has started to become more and more curious toward Kuzumi, an unusual boy who has never been able to read the room. When a girl falls in love with a boy who has never socialized before, her unrequited romance turns into a comedy!

Mosuko launched the manga in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine in 2015. Square Enix published the manga's sixth volume on February 22, and will publish the seventh volume on November 22.

Elex Media describes Prince & Hero:

16-year-old Hana Katsuhira is a simple girl who recently moved to Tokyo. What she sees there stuns her, especially when her high school turns out to look like a beautiful castle, complete with amazingly cool students! This is her new and truly unexpected life! She meets a handsome boy named Ouji (which also means "prince" in Japanese), and also gets to know Hiro "Hero" Takara, the school's athletic ace! Ouji and Hiro are both popular idol figures in school, and now Hana is suddenly caught in between them!

Yamada launched the manga in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in October 2011, and ended it in 2013. Kodansha published four volumes for the manga.

Elex Media previously licensed Yamada's For My Teacher (Sensei ni, Ageru) and Began to Pursue First Love (Hatsukoi Hajimemashita) manga. The company published the fourth volume of Began to Pursue First Love on September 12.

Source: Elex Media Facebook page

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