Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi from Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko is featured prominently on the cover of Megami Magazine volume 157 (June 2013). While Tsukiko looks cute in the anime, I think she looks cuter in Kantoku’s original illustrations of her, as shown here. There also happens to be a nendoroid petit in the same pose as on the cover. In order to get this nendoroid you will need to order a copy of Megami Magazine Goods+ August 2013. For those not familiar with the Goods+ line, it’s separate from the main Megami Magazine and rather than focusing on posters, it includes random goodies like figures. Keep in mind though that a Goods+ volume costs twice as much as a regular Megami Magazine. Those looking for other Henneko goodies might want to check out the goodies section after the posters below. As always, any super ecchi content is censored by the text links.
The first poster has Tsukiko dressed in a nekomimi x maid costume. Even if the lack of a setting is just terrible, I still think it’s cute.
The second poster uses the same image as the magazine cover. I think Tsukiko is going to need a much larger spoon in order to finish that massive parfait.
I like Nyaruko, but this poster was disappointing. Stock backdrop, minimal shading and textures, and their faces look a lot more cartoony than anime-like.
Photo Kano once again shows that it has very little class.
Bright, colourful, and dynamic, despite the ecchiness this Hyakka Ryouran poster is actually very nice. I think it’s funny how they used ketchup to make a heart shape.
For an onsen scene, I actually think this Date A Live poster was done very nicely. One of the odd things about it is that it doesn’t use the steam as a censor tool so it looks more natural. Not to mention that the characters are cleanly drawn and the rocks have some very detailed textures.
Here is an example of how censorship shouldn’t be done. It’s disappointing for those that want to see because they can’t and for those that don’t because it’s so blatant what the illustration is aiming for. With regards to the illustration itself, everything would be fine if Rias’s head didn’t look so small and detached from her body.
Yukari from Girls and Panzer looks cute in her inumimi outfit. I wonder who that letter is for…
It’s no surprise to see another Star Plus One poster in this volume. This one maintains the extremely bright appearance of the characters by having a dynamic action shot.
Anyone who’s a fan of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru will probably enjoy this poster of Yukino and Yui in swimsuits at the beach. The perspective of the shot makes their bodies seem a bit awkward, but I do like the choice of attire and the random items scattered around them help to draw your attention towards the girls by creating a frame.
Hinagiku is a bit blinding with all that white and pink.
I was happy to see Emi appear in Megami magazine but I’m very upset with this poster. Not only is she not doing anything funny, but her face looks totally off.
This is what good shading looks like. Amy, Saya, and Melty look so happy together, it’s a shame that they had to split up in the latest episode of Gargantia.
I was not impressed with Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge, and I am not impressed with this poster. Iwai appears smaller than Kashiko despite being closer, the chair must be floating, the handlebars are not parallel with the edge of the pool, and Iwai must have super strong arms in order to lift herself out of the water like that. At least the sparkles are pretty.
I don’t know how the animation for Aura will turn out, but I sure hope it doesn’t have a purple filter like this poster does.
Chikaoka Sunao’s latest poster just makes me want to go “aww”; best friends are adorable.
That’s it for the posters, now onto some of the content.
If the Tsukiko nendoroid petit didn’t tickle your fancy, then you may be interested in some other Henneko items. Some items that are now available or soon to be available are Tsukiko and Azusa figures, folder, pillow covers, and plushies. Personally I’d like one of those stony cat plushies and the figure of Tsukiko sitting in a crescent moon.
Most of you are probably already looking forward to the Summer anime line-up, but Megami mentions some good-looking series that won’t be airing until this Fall. One of them is Kikou Shoujo wa Kizutsukanai (Unbreakable Machine-Doll), which looks amazing. You can check out the PV below.
Another series mentioned on this page is Non Non Biyori, which is a slice-of-life series about a girl that moves to the countryside and attends a school with only 5 students.
One of the anime that caught my eye on the next page is Nagi no Asukara, and you can see why in the following PV. P.A. Works always stuns me with their beautiful animation.
Included in this volume was some kind of passcode for Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha Innocent. I’m not sure what to do with it though.
The back cover wraps everything up with an ad for the Henneko Blu-ray and DVD, which will begin selling on June 26.
It has been a while since Infinite Stratos appeared in a Megami Magazine, but with the second season coming up the editors felt it was a good time to give it a B2 poster. I love how they included all of the main girls here.
Misaka really doesn’t seem too happy standing beside one of her rivals, Misaki. This side is a bit plain, but I find most Railgun posters are, which is upsetting.
This volume of Megami Magazine seemed to really be lacking in quality. A lot of the posters used stock backdrops and some of the characters weren’t depicted in their best light. There were a lot of cute/adorable posters, but none of them really stood out for me. Would I recommend this volume? Only to someone who really likes Henneko.