When we reviewed Comp Heroines vol. 6 a few days ago I came away with the hope that Megami would field a more solid offering this month by comparison, and boy did they pull through. This is the magazine’s 90th issue, and it’s a great example of why it’s had such staying power through the years against rivals such as Dengeki Animaga and now Comp H’s; the latter is going to have to get its act together if it wants to be more than a Kadokawa / Kyoani shill and really compete against Megami on its good months, like this one. The usual batch of pictures below:
There are posters in this issue to please almost everybody, and while the Kimikiss reversible poster card and the Your Under Arrest poster are my personal favorites, the offerings from Zero no Tsukaima, Lucky Star, Seto no Hanayome, Kodomo no Jikan (the first Kojika magazine poster ever?), Onegai Teacher/Twins, School Days, Moetan, etc. etc. are also quality. In addition to a very solid poster lineup (including a reversible extra-large Nanoha poster) the issue contains an insert file on the heroines from this fall’s upcoming anime – no frills, just lots of designs and information. Quite useful for anyone tracking bishoujo trends in the fourth quarter of 2007 (aside from those already mentioned Rental Magica, Ghost Hound, and the Uno Makoto designed Dragonaut are looking great). I can’t forget to mention the POP-illustrated Moetan special, which continues in this issue and is amazingly moe as always.
All in all, this is the most solid Megami issue in awhile! I just hope they keep this up through the next few months (Genshiken and Kimikiss posters are a must). Those looking to score a copy of the mag can support HD by ordering at J-List or Amazon.co.jp.