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Megami Magazine Vol. 117

March 22, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Megami Magazine

Alrighty, for everyone that’ve been waiting patiently I’ve finally gotten around to another Megami Magazine post.  This is Volume 117 of Megami Magazine, for February 2010, only 1 month later than usual (or 2 if you consider that Megami releases 1 month before the printed month). With all the hype over the Nanoha movie, it’s only natural that Nanoha would once again find her way onto the cover of Megami Magazine. By my count, this is the 10th time that Nanoha has been featured on the cover, more than any other character. She has appeared in volumes 68, 77, 82, 84, 88, 90, 91, 100, 112, and 117. When you do the math, that works out to be 8.5% of all the Megami covers. I think it’s pretty obvious that someone at Megami has a soft spot for Nanoha, especially when you consider that other characters like Haruhi have only made it on to the cover twice.

The first poster in the volume is of Yuki Nagato and Ryouko Asakura from the Haruhi movie. I don’t think I’ll get the chance to see the movie until this summer when I go to Japan, but it seems like a lot of people are going fan crazy over Yuki. I guess she has an important role in the movie, or I just never realized how many fans she had.

Moving on, here’s another Nanoha poster to add to my collection. Since I don’t have all of the Megami Magazines, I don’t know how many Nanoha posters there are, but like the cover appearances, I’m sure she has a lot more than most other characters.

I really liked this poster, not for the art or anything, but because it has my two favourite Seitokai no Ichizon characters: Mafuyu and Kurimu.

I don’t know what I’m supposed to think about this poster. In case any of you haven’t seen Baka to Test to Shokanju, Hideyoshi (the one in the middle) is a guy, but everyone sees him as a girl (in otherwords, he’s a trap). In the anime he gets his own changing room because the boys don’t want him changing with them and he doesn’t want to go into the girls’ changing room so I’m surprised he’s changing with Himeji and Minami.

I think Queen’s Blade might be able to rival Nanoha in terms of the number of posters shown in Megami Magazine.

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun also had a good chance early on, but considering how the anime went, I don’t think we’ll be seeing much biri biri by the end of the year.

Originally, I thought that Hidamari Sketch was about a bunch of elementary school students, but I just found out recently that they’re in high school. I guess that explains why they’re so developed in this poster.

I had completely forgotten about watching the second season of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu until now. I don’t recall seeing any reviews of it anywhere, has anyone seen it and was it better than the first season?

I decided not to watch Omamori Himari since it looked like an average harem anime, but it does produce some yummy posters :)

This was a cute poster. I like Mio’s clothes, it’s too bad Yui and Ui didn’t dress up too.

From the looks of it, it doesn’t seem like the girls in Ladies vs Butlers wear any bras. Either that or their clothes are extremely tight around the chest. I don’t mind some ecchi stuff every once in a while in an anime, but when an anime is all about the fanservice (like this one), then there’s really no point in watching it.

That statement also applies to Seikon no Qwaser.

Fate/stay Night Unlimited Blade Works also came out in theatres around the same time as Haruhi and Nanoha, but I think those two kinda pushed FSN to the back of everyone’s minds.

This is an interesting scene. I don’t think I’ve ever seen people snowboarding/skiing/tobogganing in the snow naked.

Did anyone bother watching Chu-Bra? I didn’t like the first episode so I didn’t watch any more of it and it seems like no one else watched it either.

I don’t follow the Koihime Musou series so can someone enlighten me as to who this pink-haired girl is?

Cute catgirl.

I really like the character designs for Seto no Hanayome, but I just have too much anime to watch to get around to it.

This illustration is part of the Girls Avenue section. I like the style of the armour.

I’m not familiar with this anime, it looks too childish for me.

Not sure why they decided to put a Kurokami poster in here when the anime ended so long ago. I was a bit disappointed with how the story turned out.

I didn’t really like Fight! Ippatsu Juuden-chan either, but I thought that Plug was a cute character, especially with those bunny ear-like things sticking out of her head.

It’s always funny to see anime characters cosplaying as other anime characters ^.^

I just have to say that that is a huge bed. I wish I had one.

I watched Kowarekake no Orgol, but I don’t remember seeing those three girls in the background in the anime. Is there another part of the story that I don’t know about?

There was quite a bit of information regarding the Nanoha movie, certainly a lot more than the Haruhi movie.

Weib Schwarz looks like it’s trying to capitalize on Haruhi fans recently. If I knew anyone that played with Weib Schwarz cards I’d probably buy some, but right now I would have no one to play with.

Another free card came with this volume. This time it’s Fate from the Nanoha movie, but I think she looks a bit scary in here.

In case any Umineko no Naku Koro Ni fans missed it, the DVD and Blu-ray for the 4th volume was released on January 22. I thought the anime was better than most, but it wasn’t as good as Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, which was a big disappointment.

This time the large poster had Nanoha on both sides. The first side has Fate and Nanoha in their barrier jackets with the city at night in the background.

The opposite side has Nanoha and Fate in the middle of their transformation sequences (aka naked). I’m sure a lot of guys out there would be happy to have this poster, but I’m sure a lot of them would also get into trouble with someone if they stuck it on their wall :)

I really liked the first several posters in this volume, but the ones in the middle and end seemed very average to me. There also wasn’t much content in the magazine that caught my attention except for the Nanoha stuff. Overall, it felt like Nanoha was the main focus of this volume so it’s certain to please any Nanoha fan, but the number of non-Nanoha posters helped to balance it out if you don’t like the series.

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10 Comments to “Megami Magazine Vol. 117”

  1. Loved the poster of yuki & asakura iss soooo sweet!!
    i would have trouble too if i put in my wall the fate & nanoha transformation poster ^^;…

  2. Every poster in megami is a must get.
    No doubt megami editors like a lot Nanoha’s show. ^^

  3. Well every or most posters is megami are fan service.
    but ye some are them are nice ^^

  4. If I remember correctly, the pink-haired girl in Koihime Musou is Sonsaku Hakufu.

  5. ZOMG again too much fanservice and moenes no wonder I haven’t watch any single new anime this year
    do need variation!!!
    but still I fallen with moenes lol

  6. The pink hair Koihime Musou character is Renfa (Sonken) – younger sister and heir to the throne of Sonsaku Hakufu. The 3 characters in the poster are from the Go army (Wu faction), which is to be the focus of the next Shin Koihime Musou season + Kanu in the back. Can’t wait :D.

    I’ve been watching Chu-Bra and it’s rubbish :P.

    Omamori Himari :lol: only good for the posters. Another rubbish show this season.

    I’ve started watching Seikon no Qwaser. I think “pron” describes it better than fan service. Still early day though… (I’m not expecting it to clamber out of the gutter :lol:)

  7. @lightoss:
    I like the Yuki and Asakura poster too.

    Yep, seems like they like it the most.

    I don’t mind fanservice posters, but it’s bad when it disrupts the story in an anime.

    I know, moe-overload!

    @Lisa & @BioToxic:
    Thanks for helping to identify her ^.^

  8. Yep, the Hidamari girls are in high school. Hard to believe isn’t it xD? I love the series but the poster is misleading as it’s not a echi show ^^;;. The girls in Ladies vs Butler do wear bras, so maybe it’s just tight like you said xD. I got bored of Chu-Bara as well after the first episode :P. Omamori is developing a story right now so there isn’t as much fan service as the first few episodes (they had a beach episode so fast into the game ^^;;).

  9. @AS:
    I’ve been hearing Omamori Himari was decent so I might go back and watch it.

  10. Thank you for sharing again Nopy.
    I didn’t know any of these anime, except that I recognize QB.
    But, I really like those illustrations :)


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