Kadokawa Shoten/Marukawa Shoten’s shoujo manga magazine ‘Emerald’ to be published FOR REAL! To feature two works each by Nakamura Shungiku and Abe Miyuki91
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There’s some HUGE movement in the works for Nakamura-sensei and Abe-sensei!
[translated from the source]
We’ve just learned that the shoujo manga magazine Emerald, featured prominently in the manga Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi, is going to actually be published for real. This project will see the actual publication as a real magazine of Emerald, the top-selling shoujo manga magazine released by Marukawa Shoten, the fictitious publishing house that forms the setting of Nakamura Shungiku’s popular manga-turned-anime/movie Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi. It will be published August 2014 as a special edition of Kadokawa Shoten’s Ciel.
The concept is: “I can read both BL manga AND shoujo manga?! Best-in-history★super extravagant magazine for women!!” This magazine will subsequently host full-time Nakamura Shungiku’s Junjou Romantica and Sekaiiichi Hatsukoi and Abe Miyuki’s Super Lovers and Hakkenden, which have received irregular serialization thus far; these four titles will be published every issue, now.
Further, this first issue will be packed to the gills with content, publishing 2 chapters each, with more female-oriented publications planned.
The first issue (the summer issue) will feature Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi ~ Onodera Ritsu no Baai, a special compilation of “Nakamura Shungiku’s 5 works” and “Abe Miyuki’s 2 Works”, as well as a preview DVD for the Hybrid Child anime.
This first issue will include, according to the cover:
- Onodera Ritsu no Baai (manga)
- Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai (novel) (yessssss more Trifecta already!)
- Junjou Romantica (manga)
- Junjou Terrorist (manga)
- Hybrid Child anime promotional video
- Super Lovers (manga)
- Hakkenden (manga)
AND MORE. This means works by Nakamura and Abe will be published FOUR TIMES A YEAR (seasonally; presumably at the end of February, May, August, November), all at once! No guarantee of WHICH cases/couples of Nakamura’s will get published, but this means you can 100% expect new Nakamura and Abe material every three months, instead of waiting in vain every two.