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Megami Magazine Vol. 137

September 30, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Megami Magazine

Today I bring to you Megami Magazine Volume 137 (October 2011). Since we’re in the transition period between the summer and fall anime seasons, this volume contains a lot of posters from recently finished and to-be-aired series. The cover for this volume features two characters from a new anime that just happened to be announced right in this magazine (which explained why I couldn’t find any extra info on it). More on that once I get to that section in the magazine, but for now, here’s a look at the pin-up posters. As usual, linked images are ecchi (NSFW).

This IS poster was nice with the two girls all dressed up, but I think Laura’s knees look a bit awkward. Megami is usually good with this stuff.

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Usami, Kanade, and “Punyuru” in a single bed = every man’s fantasy. It’s too bad that it looks like they’re floating over the covers rather than laying down.

This poster of Saber is nicely done with detailed drawing and lots of shading and textures. The one thing that would have made it perfect is some shadows from the sun streaming through the trees above.

Here is a lovely illustration of Minko in a wedding dress with Ohana and Nako in Kissui Inn’s kimonos. They really captured the characters’ personalities in their facial expressions.

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Did anyone watch Ro-Kyu-Bu and not get annoyed by the “quality” animation? At least the quality here is 10x better than the anime, but having the lockers create a vanishing point effect doesn’t really seem to work here.

This was a rather plain swimsuit/beach poster of the Yuru Yuri girls.

I realize that the feet are smaller because this is in perspective view, but either those stone blocks are huge, or the Milky Holmes girls have extremly tiny feet. Otherwise, I actually liked this one.

Since this is Mawaru Penguindrum, I won’t question why Himari and Ringo are in cowboy outfits. Penguin #1 has an awesome view.

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I’m not usually big on the swimsuit posters, but I absolutely love this one of Yozora and Sena from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. The character designs were done by Buriki, the same artist that did the characters for Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko.

Yune x Alice fans will probably like this poster. It’s amusing that they’re wearing fancy clothing and nekomimi at the same time, but it’s also so detailed that you can’t help but appreciate the work that went into drawing this.

Guilty Crown is one of the new anime that I’m looking forward to, one of the reasons is because I think Inori’s outfit is cool, it’s like a mix between a kimono, battlesuit, and swimwear.

The 3D girl featured in this volume is again another host from Megami Radio. Eri Kitamura just recently finished voice acting as Kanade from Mayo Chiki and this season she will be playing Kirika from C3 as well as Tatiana in the new Last Exile series.

For those of you who have been wondering which anime the characters on the front cover are from, it’s called Ano Natsu de Matteru. It was announced in this volume of Megami Magazine and will reunite Taraku Uon and Yosuke Kuroda, the pair that brought us Onegai Teacher and Onegai Twins. Like the Onegai series, Ano Natsu de Matteru will also be a romance comedy anime. There is nothing in the magazine indicating the scheduled air date, but there is a link to the official site: http://www.ichika-ichika.com/ Apparently Kotoko, one of my favourite singers, will perform the theme song and the background music will be done by I’ve Sound. I also liked Onegai Twins so much that I created an AMV for it 7 years ago. This is definitely an anime on my watch list.

All that’s missing is Minami…

The Girl’s Avenue featured artist in this volume is Coffee Kizoku (珈琲貴族). He is part of the circles Innocent Grey and Noesis. One of the more famous titles he has worked on is Kara no Shoujo, a dark eroge that also received an anime adaptation. As for his featured illustration, I love the simplicity of the character design coupled with beautiful scenery.

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Is it just me, or is that chair floating in the air?

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R-15 provides quite a bit of ecchi material.

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If you don’t recognize this character, she’s Horizon from Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, a new anime to be aired this fall. I know it was the intention, but I find her bottom detracts from the rest of the picture.

A rather plain and dull bathing scene. The chair that Utao is sitting on doesn’t even have any detail to it other than the outline.

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The last poster is of Haruka and Himea from Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi. The show was too fanservice-focused for me, but I still like the multi-coloured hair that the characters have.

A previous issue of Megami Magazine already covered an album released by Kanon Nakagawa from Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai; apparently there’s also an album by Ruka Suirenji from the Hayate no Gotoku movie. It’s interesting to see albums released by anime characters rather than their voice actresses.

Some highlights from the last Wonder Festival were featured in the figures section. Like many people, I plan on getting all of the scaled Puella Magi figures, and I am very tempted to get that one of Milhi from Dog Days.

On the back cover of the magazine was another Steins;Gate advert.

Included in the magazine was a Puella Magi Madoka Magica catalog of official goods that you can buy up till now.

After flipping through it, I can say it covers just about every anime merchandise you can think of. If you’ve never tried canned bread, I definitely recommend it (though maybe not the Kyubey one, who knows what he’ll do).

The large B2 size poster this time has some of the Idolmaster girls posing on a very glitter-filled bed. What caught my eye though, was on the reverse side.

This Madoka poster is just too cute not to love; the attention to detail and vibrant colours are also a big bonus, not to mention Homura is actually smiling. When I saw this poster, I immediately stuck it on my wall, which is quite an acheivement nowadays since I have to remove an older poster. The last poster I put up was from volume 122.

I was not impressed with some of the posters in this volume, but there were a few that I really liked: the Fate/Zero, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Guilty Crown, and Coffee Kizoku posters. Needless to say, the big Madoka poster also made me happy. Volume 137 is good to get if you want variety, but if quality is a big factor, then you should probably wait for the next volume unless there’s a poster you must have.

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15 Comments to “Megami Magazine Vol. 137”


  1. The first volume after the start of the fall season will be the most important to wait for…:D
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  2. I liked the Ano Natsu de Matteru cover lot for its appealing characterdesign, lovely girls ^^, also the Idolmaster poster looks beautiful drawn, with my fav Lori in the middle.

    Im really looking forward that Mikatan finally shows us a colored Milhi figure, she looks so promising as grey prototype.
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  3. I like that Saber poster and also Hanasaku Iroha’s, especially the color of the sky.
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  4. OMG, that Minko and those two lovely Croisee girls. As always, another stellar magazine with some gorgeous illustrations! You must have a billion of them by now.
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  5. There’s quite a lot of interesting posters in this issue. I’ve not been paying much attention to the previous volumes of Megami or Nyantype since I wasn’t following anything enjoyable from the summer season.

    Guilty Crown looks to be interesting. Inori is it? Her outfit looks awesome, it reminds me a bit of Aldras from Queen’s Blade.

    Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai looks as though it’s going to be really good. The animation of episode 0 was amazing and the posters here look perfect too.

    The Baka Test poster is nice since it features Shouko.

    R-15, who is the pink hair girl meant to be. She looks nothing like Fukune.
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  6. @feal87:
    True, that’s when all of the new anime starts appearing.

    @Wieselhead:
    I like the Ano Natsu character designs too, they remind me a lot of the Onegai series. Milhi is on my wishlist right now, hopefully she doesn’t sell out before pictures of the painted figure comes out.

    @Hoshiko:
    The sky does look nice, I didn’t notice it at first because I was admiring Minko’s dress.

    @Yi:
    Lol, I do have a ton of illustrations on my shelf, it’s getting to the point where I will need to box up some of them and put them away soon.

    @BioToxic:
    Inori is by far the coolest looking character in Guilty Crown, hopefully she’ll get a lot of screentime in the anime. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai is at the top of my watchlist of anime that isn’t a continuation, I love the character designs and the animation from episode 0 was nice. I’m not sure who the pink haired girl is in that R-15 poster, I didn’t follow the series.

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  7. There is always a good poster of Saber or Fate/Stay available for fans! ;)
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  8. Kurisu really looks better in black than the white and blue swimsuit XD

    Ano Natsu looks interesting, love the character design of the brown haired girl
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  9. @phossil:
    Saber seems to be more popular than Rin, I guess people like tough girls more than tsunderes.

    @duqs:
    Yeah, I agree, black suits her much more. The brown haired girl reminds me of Ichigo Morino from the Onegai series.

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  10. I really like Alice and Yune’s poster. That really made me smile.
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  11. now this is what I want! More ! Another great review!
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  12. @snippett:
    Yeah, that one was cute.

    @dreaming Artemis:
    Don’t worry, more Megami is on its way :)

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  13. I noticed that you live in Canada, and I was just curious if you’ve ever had trouble with customs when importing Megami and Nyantype? I’m interested in purchasing them myself, but am afraid that they’d be seized at customs…

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  14. @Dano:
    The CBSA actually checks most of my Megami volumes when they’re shipped here. Since there’s no pornography, they have no reason to keep it out, it’s like a Maxim magazine but with 2D girls instead of 3D girls.

    It’s very annoying though, because sometimes they hold it for 2 weeks and delivery takes forever. It looks like they flip through every page because I’ve gotten some with smudges all over. They don’t repackage it very well either, I’ve received some volumes with the “opened by the CBSA” sticker stuck on the cover and torn pages.

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  15. Ah, I see. Thanks for the help. :)

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