The May 2008 issue of Megami Magazine was released today, and we’ve got a thorough review of it here! The sticker price was bumped up from the standard 780 yen to 840 yen for this issue, but it comes with a couple of great extras that more than make up for the slight price increase – a double sided pencil board brings us a look at Saber of Fate/stay night as drawn by Nanoha creator Tsuzuki Masaki, with the reverse side an illustration of Fate Testarossa by Takeuchi Takashi. Other extras include large Clannad and Shana posters and an alternate cover for Nanoha StrikerS manga vol. 2, as well as the continuation of Ditama Bow‘s Yotsunoha manga. Oh, and there are lots of great posters, too. :3


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Summer is here in Megami land, and that means swimsuits galore. I’m especially happy with the Kanokon offering (the damn show is making me want to watch it in spite of myself), and the attention to detail on the second Bamboo Blade poster is really nice. Though it’s not drawn by Uno Makoto I really like the Sieglinde from Dragonaut as well. This month’s Girl’s Avenue features artist Matsushita Makako, whose work has appeared in Hook eroge HoneyComing and the upcoming FairlyLife. All in all a nicely balanced issue that plays a strong hand against the recently released Comp H’s vol. 9. We’ll have a review of the latter up as soon as it comes in!

If you’d like to support HD with your Megami purchase, it can be had at J-List in both single issue form and a revolving subscription (on an unrelated note, J-List is now offering Dengeki Moeoh subscriptions as well – worth checking out for your bimonthly fix of moe/ecchi artbook goodness. Need to get a review of that done too…).