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Figure News: Goodsmile’s Nendoroid Petit Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu #1 up for preorder

Goodsmile updated their site today with an official page for the Nendoroid Petit Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu #1 trading figure set, and Hobby Stock responded almost immediately with a preorder listing. Haruhi, Mikuru, Yuki, Tsuruya-san, and Kyon are represented, each in two pose variations for a total of ten figures in the set plus one secret; the figures are 6.5 cm tall and will retail in November at 500 yen each (or 6,000 yen for a box of 12). Those in search of Haruhi Nendoroid goodness on a budget should be happy with this news, provided they don’t vanish as fast as some of Goodsmile’s other recent offerings… In other Goodsmile news, word is in today that their Melissa Serafi PVC from Waga Mama Cappricio, originally released last August, will be reissued! Those who missed this most flamboyant of castoffs will have a second chance to procure her in December. (no more)

Manga News: Young Animal Island vol. 6 on sale September 28th, to feature Kimikiss

Kimikiss fans take note! In anticipation of the upcoming October airing of Kimikiss Pure Rouge as well as celebration of the simultaneous 09/28 release of Shinonome Taro-penned Kimikiss – various heroines – vol. 2, volume 6 of the very occasionally released (twice yearly?) Young Animal Island manga compilation is scheduled to feature an alternate cover for various heroines 2, a double-sided Pure Rouge poster, a new installment of various heroines as well as one-shot stories from a host of famous ecchi seinen manga artists (what’s Hiroyuki doing there? I can’t wait to find out). Looks to be a volume for the collectors indeed. :3 (no more)

Manga News: Queen’s Blade stories to begin serialization in Comp Ace, Dengeki Black Maoh

In a habitual browsing of the the official Queen’s Blade site this morning I noticed that they’d updated back on September 10th with the news that the Queen’s Blade franchise will be extending beyond game books, figures, pillows and anthology comics to the world of serialized manga. The first of two manga will be running in Kadokawa Shoten’s monthly Comp Ace beginning with its October 26th issue, and will be penned by Minasaki Iku of doujin circle Doropanda Tours; while lacking in a personal website it seems that the bulk of Minasaki’s published work consists of My HiME parody doujin, an appropriate topic given that his QB manga is scheduled to focus on Hisayuki-designed character Elina and her search for her sister. The second of the two Queen’s Blade manga will begin serialization in new Media Works magazine Dengeki Black Maoh, the first issue of which is on sale tomorrow, September 19th. It will be penned by doujin veteran Astroguy II, be entitled “Queen’s Blade Struggle”, and comprise a variety of side story episodes featuring the various QB heroines. We’ll keep an eye on these projects as they unfold… (no more)