New Revue Starlight Manga Launches in January
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The January issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Bushiroad magazine revealed on December 7 that Bushiroad and Nelke Planning's Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise will receive a new manga titled Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight #2 Transition by Tsubaki Ayasugi. The manga will launch in the magazine's next issue on January 8.
Ayasugi also draws the Butai Shōjo Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight - The LIVE - Show Must Go On manga, which also runs in Monthly Bushiroad. The manga adapts the story of the stage musical. Kadokawa published the manga's first volume (seen right) on June 27.
After receiving a mysterious invitation to audition for a coveted spot with, Starlight, a popular musical revue troupe, star-struck contestants begin honing their talents and competing against each other for a chance of a lifetime. Among the hopefuls are childhood friends, Karen and Hikari, who once promised each other that they would take the stage together. With each contender working tirelessly hard to win, it's the girls' passionate dedication to their lifelong dream that'll truly transform their performances as the curtains rise.
Bushiroad announced the franchise in April 2017 with a stage musical and television anime project. The musical Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight The LIVE, billed as a "2.5 dimension musical and live concert," ran in Tokyo in September 2017. The 12-episode television anime series premiered on July 12. Sentai Filmworks streamed the series on HIDIVE with English subtitles and an English dub.
Sora Goto and Kanata Nakamura launched Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Overture, the first manga for the franchise, in Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Comic magazine on January 30, and ended it on October 30. The manga's second compiled volume shipped on October 26.
Source: Monthly Bushiroad January issue