Mag Updates: Something new and it’s called ‘Comic Gene’


Introducing Media Factory’s newest publication ‘COMIC GENE

COMIC GENE ISSUE 09/11
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HELLO EVERYONE! Ok, that sounds like a corny opening greeting doesn’t it? I reckon that I’m losing my touch due to being absent from tBPII intermittently. The reason for this post? (Like, do I ever need one?) There is a new manga magazine publication in town and it is Media Factory‘s latest effort in bringing more new manga titles to mangadom. The first issue of Comic Gene was launched and released back in June 15. It is a monthly publication which is currently on my trial subscription. That means you’ll be seeing snippets from Comic Gene on top of the other manga mags, starting with the September issue.

So far, I am impress with the titles on offer which means I may continue subscribing beyond the 6 months trial period.  Having said that, I’ll drop Avarus and decide to retain Gfantasy. ‘Toxic‘ is likely to come to an end soon and it is one of deciding factor for me to not continue with Avarus subscription. I didn’t find the new series as enticing as the ones that had ended in the past year thus it made sense to stop.  I suppose I’m glad Comic Gene came along.  There are  several scanlation groups expressing interests in scanlating the manga titles from Comic Gene. Therefore, manga fans won’t have too long to wait for English translation of the chosen or selected series to pop up in the foreseeable future.  For the gist of the various titles, you can get an idea of what they are on TZA or visit Comic Gene’s official website for more updated info.

ONWARDS TO THE SNIPPETS

As much as I like to showcase teasers from every single title that CG publishes, I’m obviously not going to do that. Instead, we’ll have a quick run down of the more notable ones that I like (and I’m sure manga fandom would be interested in). Short and sweet, I’d say. Enjoy!

::BRAVE 10S (SPIRAL)::
-Kairi Shimotsuki-

COMIC GENE ISSUE 08/11
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As can be seen on the front cover of CG’s August issue, Kairi Shimotsuki’s manga ‘BRAVE 10‘ is getting a TV anime and the anime website is now up. Guess who’ll be voicing Kirigakure Saizo? It made me even more curious about the anime now that I know the main voice cast. ^_^

More promo to hype the upcoming anime production
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Brave 10 Spiral is actually a continuation of Shimotsuki’s original manga of the same name…without the ‘S’. I love her art and the manga is actually hilarious in parts.
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::KUROINU O’CLOCK::
-Endou Minari-

About a boy who can see a person’s life ticking away just like a timer that goes tick-tock. Death is an inescapable fate. What can the boy do?
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::KYOKO NO OU – REX FABULA::
-Fujiyama Kairi-

What’s real and what’s not? That’s the theme of this manga where the protagonist thought he’s seeing weird things like one of his classmate suffering a grisly death when in actual fact, he incidentally stepped into a mirror world.
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::DICTATORIAL GRIMOIRE::
-Kanou Ayumi-

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::ORENCHI NO FUROJIJOU::
-Itokichi-

Comedy about a bishie merman who lives in a bathtub of the guy who found him. *LoL*
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::GINYUU GIKYOKU BLACK BARD::
-Sazanami Ichiya-

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::ANTIIMAGIA::
-Kyu Aiya-

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::RYUU WA TASOGARE NO YUME NO MIRU::
-Himekawa Akira-

Poor dragon boy being captured from his peaceful life on an Island by a  seemingly *ruthless* hunter who has a dark tragic past and an organization who wants to experiment on him. Will the boy and the hunter bond?
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::HOSHI O OU KODOMO: AGARTHA NO SHOUNEN::
-Makoto Shinkai/Asahi Hidaka-

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RECENT NEW ADDITIONS TO COMIC GENE

::MALICIOUS:CODE::
-Ikeno Masahiro-

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::CARD MASTER::
-Gin Tokiwa/Hana Yakou-

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::MAKAI ISHI MEPHISTO::
-Hideyuki Kikuchi/ Kairi Shimotsuki

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*FREEBIE*

-Lucky Dog 1 Blast Sticker from the August issue. Love the chibi-kuns ^^
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Postcards Booklet from the September issue.
To see all 16 postcards click on the cover image to where they are. ^_^
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Here’s a little teaser image of the collection
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Note:
You may use the images for graphical purposes, etc but please do not claim them as your own and re-post them elsewhere w/o permission. It would be pitiful if you do. You may, however, link to this post for reference.

4 thoughts on “Mag Updates: Something new and it’s called ‘Comic Gene’

  1. Hooray for COmic Gene xD

    The new series look more awesome than I anticipated *_*

    Wait, no Servamp and Lucky Dog in this issue? ;_;

    Ah, no other interesting series in Avarus aside from Toxic? Wait, Ilegenes 2 and Number already ended? O_O I think they’re the only ones left which I follow in Avarus, ahaha.

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    • xD Lucky Dog and Servamp were both in the issue. I just did pick them for snips. I’m not into Servamp as much as Grimoire which turns out to be more interesting of the two. As for Lucky Dog, it is already getting popular since it is adapted from a game. The others deserved to be highlighted more, me thinks. Hehehe…
      Oh yes, the 3 new additions are awesome….esp Mephisto and Card Master which already has a volume out. It should be good to have them scanlated as well as Malicious:Code which is a mix of futuristic sci-fi and drama.

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  2. Wow! Lots of them look awesome, I’m glad you found some time to scan the pics.^^ I’m most delighted at Shinkai’s new work though I haven’t seen the movie yet. From the teaser I feel the graphic grew more similar to Miyazaki’s works but I preferred Shinkai’s peculiar works like The Place Promosed in Our Early Days and 5 cm per second. Oh well this post is not about Shinkai, right?^^

    Hope to see some of these manga scanlated in the near future.😀
    Thank you for the update! *chu*

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    • @Polly90,
      I’m glad I managed to share those snippets as well since I found available time to do them.
      I love the manga adaptation of Shinkai’s movie. It is a sad, tragic tale of separation between siblings. Yeah, I have seen Shinkai’s earlier works and loved it for his story telling and gorgeous graphics.
      You won’t have too long to wait for some of them to get scanlated. There groups picking them up already. Lucky Dog 1Blast is already being fan scanlated and released. More titles coming soon.

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