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Megami Magazine Vol. 147

February 05, 2013 By: Nopy Category: Megami Magazine

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Here we have volume 147 (August 2012) of Megami Magazine. It might be 6 months late, but better late than never. The cover features mahou shoujo Nanoha and Fate from the second Nanoha movie, which was released in theatres last summer. I’m still waiting for it to come out on DVD/Blu-Ray so I can watch it. In case anyone has forgotten how my Megami posts work, anything over a certain ecchi threshold are not shown directly on the page, you’ll have to click on the links to view them. Generally swimsuits and any other clothing you can expect people to wear outside are fine. Provocative poses are maybes and if they need to cover themselves, then you have to click on the link.

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The first poster in this volume features the ladies of Accel World decked out in their swimwear. This is rather plain for an Accel World poster as they usually include some kind of special effect like butterflies or sparkly lights.

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While there isn’t anything wrong with this Nyaruko poster, there really isn’t anything to compliment on either. The only thing I have to say is that it’s interesting how their clothes seem to only be transparent for certain things.

 

For all of you Mahjong-playing Saki fans, here’s a fanservice-y poster.

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I liked some of the posters I’ve seen of Lisara with flames around her, but having a bunch of girls in lingerie just doesn’t look as cool.

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One day I am going to find a tap that you can twist like that.

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I have commented before on how the limbs for the characters in Star Plus One look oddly placed, but seeing them here, it seem like they just have extremely long arms and legs.

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This is an absolutely lovely poster of Wakana enjoying some cake and wearing glasses at the same time, a rare sight. Considering how uptight she usually seems, this poster really brings out her cheerful side.

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Does anyone else find it weird that they had wine glasses in the Sengoku era?

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Dog Days posters are usually full of colour and this one fits right in. It’s cute how Nanami seems like she’s taking Becky on a ride and I love the dynamic fantasy-like feel of the scene.

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It might be a bit pervy, but you have to admit that this poster of Miyabi is nicely drawn. It has a clean outline, good use of different colour shades, and the water actually sparkles in the sunlight.

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With this volume comes the 127th artist featured in Girl’s Avenue, a person by the name of Aka Ringo. I’m going to assume from the name that Aka Ringo is female. She has drawn a lot of Touhou and Vocaloid fanart and did the art for a manga called Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin. I’m not quite sure how to describe her style other than that it uses bright colours conservatively but still manages to give off an air of cheerfulness. Aka Ringo’s site is at http://azplay.net.

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I thought this was something you would see from the 2000′s, and when I looked at when the series aired, I was right. This poster is of the characters from the OVA of a series called Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru, which aired in 2006.

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I would really like to see a Shining Hearts poster with all of the characters in it, but having individual ones isn’t bad either.

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I’m a bit surprised that Megami finally published a dark Fate/Zero poster. All of the FZ ones up until now have been rather happy. I can’t say that this is very flattering to Iri though.

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Sometimes cute and simple does the job, as is the case with this Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita poster. It’s adorable how the fairies are jumping after the candy.

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You can bet that every Hagure Yuusha no Estetica poster will be ecchi.

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The same goes for every Queen’s Blade poster.

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I was surprised to see a Galaxy Angel poster in here considering the series ended over a decade ago. I’m sure fans of the series are happy to see a new image come out, it’s even in the same style as the Megami Magazines of the early 2000′s with the spotted background.

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Volume 147 contained a drama CD, unfortunately I never got around to learning Japanese.

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Madoka was still a big thing last summer and the series got several pages dedicated to it. From the pictures, it seems like the girls have done a lot of travelling.

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The Anime Character Catch Up section is a bit outdated now, but we’re still waiting for the Index movie and Vividred Operation only recently came out.

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I’m still looking forward to the second episode of Code Geass Akito the Exiled, we finally get to see CC again :D

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For those intrested in the Otome anime I mentioned earlier, the first volume was apparently released at the end of August. I can’t say it looks very interesting.

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In commemoration of the second Nanoha movie release, this volume included a little booklet containing information on the characters, staff, and merchandise.

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The large poster included this time has a character from Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon in a rather revealing pose.

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The reverse side has the main cast of Yuru Yuri in the bath. This is the first time in a while that I haven’t been impressed with what was printed on the large poster, mainly because I’m not a big fan of either series or the art style.

Flipping through the posters a second time this volume of Megami Magazine was rather mediocre. Most of them lacked any artistic expression and went with standard poses. The ones that stood out were the Tari Tari poster, Dog Days poster, and Kono Naka ni Hitori Imouto ga Iru poster. This is not a volume I would recommend getting unless you really liked the swimsuits.

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17 Comments to “Megami Magazine Vol. 147”


  1. I totally agree with you on Nanoha’s art style, and it’s quite a shame because the art style of the spin-off revolving around Vivio is really awesome in comparison to the original series…*cries*
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  2. Oooh a Galaxy Angel poster! What a blast from the past. The art even seems slightly updated.

    Not going to lie, I love the GA series so much that I would probably have gotten this magazine just for that one poster. Everything else in this issue seems really “meh” though.
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    • It really is a blast from the past. They usually only have posters of old series like this if there’s some sort of OVA or movie release but I couldn’t find anything.

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      • Maybe it’s some kind of special anniversary thing? I think it’s been ten years since the series really “ended.” The last of the games that was made was released in 2002, I think. But I could be completely off-base on that theory. It’s been a long time since I really followed the Galaxy Angel franchise.
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  3. i always liked your magazine scans ^^.
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  4. Sad to say, but volume doesn’t seem to feature many pictures I really like myself, though picture of Sakai chilling at her room is nice, and picture of Yui drinking from a turned-around tap is sexy. Also, already looking up on Aka Ringo as we speak, I’m always a sucker for good illustrators, lol. Interestingly, she had contributed in a Fate/Extra artbook before.

    Out of curiosity, how much do one of these magazines cost?
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    • They’re usually 790-990 yen depending on what extras they come with. You can get them shipped for under $20, but they tend to sell out fast so I just have a subscription with Jlist and get charged $22 a month (includes international shipping).

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  5. The Accel World world girls look better in their casual stuff, hehe I finally finished the show recently, it was very good actually after Haru became a man ;D

    I would say the TariTari and the one frome Aka Ringo are the best posters.

    This 2nd Nanoha Movie can be preordered, it already has subtitles in the Japanese version, but it’s not that cheap, unfortunately. But I wanted it.
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  6. Akaringo’s art style is quite recognisable: clear and bright colours with sharp borders, even in shadings. The one featured in the Megami Magazine uses a more gothic and darker theme compared to the ones I see, well at least those in displayed in the artist’s website and from the phone online card game of which a couple of cards are drawn from Akaringo.

    I must say that seeing a couple of illustrations from the older animes popping up is completely unexpected, but a bit of nostalgia won’t hurt, I suppose!
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    • I didn’t know Aka Ringo had a hand in some drawings for a card game, that’s pretty interesting.

      A little bit of nostalgia is nice every now and then.

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  7. The Clockwork Alchemist says:

    I know its a bit late to say this, but Aka Ringo means “red apple”, a psuedonym.

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