This is my first Megami Magazine post since mid-May, so I’ve got a few volumes to catch up on. First, I’ll start with volume 120, which features Mio and Yui from K-ON on the cover. This volume came out in May, which was right around the end of the spring season so there are lots of posters from then in here. There was also a section with an interview of some voice actresses, but I couldn’t translate any of it. Anyways, here’s a look at what posters came with this volume:
I only watched the first couple of episodes of Working!!, but I was told that it was a “meh” kind of anime. I was surprised to hear which girl the main guy ended up with though, I thought for sure that Poplar was going to be chosen.
I like this Railgun poster because Kuroko is actually wearing something other than her micro-bikini *gasp*. She’s so weird and crazy sometimes, I just love her; she’s by far my favourite character of the series. Hopefully Kuroko will make a few appearances in the upcoming second season of To Aru Majutsu no Index.
As much as I liked the character designs in Mayoi Neko Overrun, I was upset that they had Fumino and Nozomi in this poster but not Chise. Like Kuroko, I liked Chise for her sometimes outrageous personality.
I don’t recognize which anime this is from, but the poster is nice.
I didn’t think this Ikki Tousen poster was that great.
On the other hand, I was blown away when I saw this poster. I’m not as big a fan of Nagato as Haruhi, but this illustration is just amazing. There’s so much detail in it and it’s beatifully coloured. I’d say this is one of the best Megami posters I’ve seen in a while.
Here’s the full image of Mio and Yui that was used on the cover. I didn’t notice this at first, but after looking at it more carefully, it seems that Yui has just dislocated Mio’s shoulder…
This was a funny poster of the girls from Baka To Test To Shokanju. While I wouldn’t say the anime was great, it was good enough for me to look forward to the second season.
Ayakura Juu was featured in this volume’s Girl’s Avenue section. Juu was the one behind the popular series Spice and Wolf.
I still haven’t gotten around to watching Strike Witches. One of the main reasons is because the ecchi level just doesn’t make it feel very serious to me.
Likewise, Seikon no Qwaser’s ecchi level was just too high for me, as you can probably tell from this poster.
When I first looked at this poster, I thought Yamada was wearing her school uniform, then I realized that she’s just holding it up.
I liked the simple character designs for Ako and Riko, but I don’t recall seeing any reviews for KissxSis after it finished airing. Either no one really watched it or it was just too boring.
Ladies vs Butlers posters always seem to show a lot of skin. At least this one has a nice background, I like how well the palm trees were drawn.
While blue skies is technically a background, I don’t think it’s much better than when they use a gradient. It’s always surprising to see how wide the gap is in quality between illustrations within the same volume of Megami Magazine.
Some of you probably have already heard about (or bought) the first volume of Girl’s Avenue. I believe it contains all of the art featured in the Girl’s Avenue section of Megami all the way up to the 100th artist. For reference, Ayakura Juu is the 102nd artist.
I would’ve liked to have had a poster with this image on it. I don’t know what this fasion style is called, but Mio looks pretty good in it (though I guess some people would say she looks good in everything).
Even after the Nanoha movie has passed, Megami still seems to be promoting it a lot. The freebie that came with this volume was a pencil board with images from the movie on both sides.
That’s pretty much it for this volume. I absolutely loved the Nagato poster, but otherwise I thought the quality was average. I was also hoping the freebie would be something else other than Nanoha, but like I’ve said before, someone at the Megami offices really likes the Nanoha series so she’s going to be around for a long time.