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.
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.
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.
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.
One day I am going to find a tap that you can twist like that.
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.
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.
Does anyone else find it weird that they had wine glasses in the Sengoku era?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can bet that every Hagure Yuusha no Estetica poster will be ecchi.
The same goes for every Queen’s Blade poster.
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.
Volume 147 contained a drama CD, unfortunately I never got around to learning Japanese.
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.
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.
I’m still looking forward to the second episode of Code Geass Akito the Exiled, we finally get to see CC again :D
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.
In commemoration of the second Nanoha movie release, this volume included a little booklet containing information on the characters, staff, and merchandise.
The large poster included this time has a character from Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon in a rather revealing pose.
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.