Charlotte, Release the Spyce, Seishun Buta Yarō, Tenka Hyakken Manga End in December
posted on by Karen Ressler
- Release the Spyce - Naisho no Mission
- Seishun Buta Yarō wa Puchi Devil-kōhai no Yume wo Minai
- Tenka Hyakken -Sai-
Shin Ikezawa and Yū Tsurusaki launched the manga adaptation of the Key/Visual Art's original anime Charlotte in July 2015, shortly after the premiere of the anime. The fifth compiled volume shipped on April 27.
Aniplex describes the story:
One day, a small percentage of adolescents start to experience an onset of special abilities. Yu Otosaka is one of these ability-wielders and he decides to use his power – the ability to take over any target's body for five seconds, to get accepted into a prestigious high school. Just when he is about to start his dream high school life as the popular honor student, a girl named Nao Tomori appears before him. Little does he know, this encounter reveals the cruel fate awaiting the special ability-wielders.
Jun Maeda provided the original scenario for the anime, and also wrote the scripts. P.A. Works animated the series, and Na-Ga provided the original character designs. Aniplex of America streamed the anime outside Japan on several platforms as it aired.
Meia Mitsuki's Release the Spyce - Naisho no Mission (Secret Mission) manga debuted on January 30, the same day as the announcement for the Release the Spyce anime. The first volume of the manga shipped on September 25 and the second volume will ship on December 27.
To everyone around her, Momo lives a quiet life of solitude: going to school and keeping to herself. To the members of the private intelligence agency Tsukikage, she is their newest recruit, learning to hone her skills to help fight against a global crime organization. Under the guidance of senior member Yuki, Momo undergoes a series of dangerous, deadly and diabolical training scenarios and missions. With each victory, Momo's confidence in her skills grows but it'll take more than that to help keep not just her home but the world safe.
Tsukumo Asakusa's Seishun Buta Yarō wa Puchi Devil-kōhai no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of Petit Devil Underclassman) manga adapts Hajime Kamoshida's novel of the same name. Asakusa launched the manga on March 30. Kadokawa published the first volume on October 10 and will publish the second volume on December 10.
The original novel is the second in its series, after Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai). The novel series is inspiring a television anime and an upcoming anime film. Aniplex of America is streaming the series on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Funimation as it airs in Japan.
In the story, there's a rumor about a mysterious phenomenon call "puberty syndrome." For example, Sakuta Azusagawa is a high school student who suddenly sees a bunny girl appear in front of him. The girl is Mai Sakurajima, Sakuta's upperclassman and also a famous actress who has gone on hiatus from the entertainment industry. For some reason, the people around Mai cannot see her bunny-girl figure. Sakuta sets out to solve this mystery, and as he spends time with Mai, he learns her secret feelings. Other heroines who have "puberty syndrome" start to appear in front of Sakuta.
The franchise centers around sword maidens called the "Mitsurugi," who are physical incarnations of ancient swords. They have pledged to live peaceful lives after the era of warfare, but are now returning to battle to fight a new foe that has arisen during an alternate version of the Meiji Era, three hundred years after the Battle of Sekigahara.
Tenka Hyakken -Shun- is ongoing. The franchise previously inspired several other manga, novels, and a smartphone game titled Tenka Hyakken -Zan- in April 2017.
Source: Dengeki G's Comic January issue