Introducing Media Factory’s newest publication ‘COMIC GENE‘
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)::
COMIC GENE ISSUE 08/11
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. ^_^
::KYOKO NO OU – REX FABULA::
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.
::ORENCHI NO FUROJIJOU::
::GINYUU GIKYOKU BLACK BARD::
::RYUU WA TASOGARE NO YUME NO MIRU::
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?
::HOSHI O OU KODOMO: AGARTHA NO SHOUNEN::
-Makoto Shinkai/Asahi Hidaka-
RECENT NEW ADDITIONS TO COMIC GENE
-Gin Tokiwa/Hana Yakou-
::MAKAI ISHI MEPHISTO::
-Hideyuki Kikuchi/ Kairi Shimotsuki