Kadokawa Shoten continues its assault on Megami‘s bishoujo poster magazine monopoly with the March 26th release of Comp H’s vol. 3. This latest installment offers the same high quality and great extras the previous two had to offer, at 750 yen to Megami’s 780, and if I were the latter I might consider switching to the brown pants right about now. (pictures below)

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

cover, featuring Haruhi and Lucky Star‘s Konata

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

extra #1: Haruhi school calendar (back)

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

extra #1: Haruhi school calendar (front)

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

extra #2: Haruhi / Konata pencil board

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

bonus post cards (Haruhi and Lucky Star)

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Lucky Star

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Saint October

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

freakishly well-drawn Shuffle

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Rocket Girls

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Kanon

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Hidamari Sketch

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Haruhi quadruple-wide centerfold

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Manabi Straight

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Sumomo mo Momo mo

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Sola

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Code Geass

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

Seto no Hanayome

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

bonus post cards #2

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

chotto H’s na fukubukuro (sealed “lucky bag”) front

Comp H's vol. 3 magazine review

chotto H’s na fukubukuro (sealed “lucky bag”) back

I haven’t cut open the sealed “lucky bag” pages yet, and probably won’t – whether here or in Dengeki Moeoh I find this to be a rather lame gimmick, all the more so because it’s devilishly hard to cut the pages open evenly and you’re often left with a ragged, uneven mess that ruins some of the artwork inside. That aside, Comp H’s vol. 3 gets high marks in my book for several quality posters (the Shuffle, Sumomo and Higurashi ones especially) and extras that could practically be sold as separate items. While content-wise a bit heavy on the Haruhi and the Lucky Star there are no two posters from the same show, which Megami could learn a thing (or twelve, or thirty) from. God damn Sister Princess and Tenshi no Shippo and Da Capo and Negima…

Anyway, word is that Comp H’s will continue with vol. 4 scheduled for release at the end of May. I’m looking forward to it a lot more than the next Megami issue. :3