Manga: "Kill Me Baby"
What made you bring this up?
Volume 10 of Kill Me Baby just released on Bookwalker (volume 9 released in October of '17, so that's kind of insane to me, not to mention the volume 1 release was in 2012 so this is a long ongoing series).
What is this?
This is the story of a normal girl who tries to both defeat her blonde haired schoolmate at anything and everything, or trick her for the lulz. Unfortunately, this blonde haired schoolmate is an assassin, and our heroine is not the sharpest tool in the shed. Comedy ensues. They're joined by at least one other main character iirc, a ninja girl with a laid back, sleepy demeanor.
Why Should JNC look into this?
It had an anime adaptation. It's a light comedy series, which would be able to stand next to the Fairy Apartment manga. It's not fantasy, but there's enough zany stuff in this (ninja techniques that
Why Would JNC not pick it up?
The anime is a little old, and I'm not sure how much mindshare it has besides the awesome ending theme. It's certainly one that could have been meme material, but I don't see clips or images of it posted that often.
That's all I got for my quick pitch. You can go watch the show on HiDive to find out if it's for you and if you'd want to see more of these characters. =)
...can we just have a single rec thread to license “every major title from Manga Time Kirara available to license”?
This came out here in Finland too. Unfortunately it was discontinued after 7 volumes.
They have 344 series on Bookwalker. O_O
Well, I guess we can start by limiting it to ones with anime adaptations. Still covers great stuff like Is the order a rabbit?, Yuyushiki, Acchi Kocchi, Hanayamata, Koufuku Graffiti, Castle Town Dandelion, Sakura Trick for those who want actual yuri, and so many other great cute-girls-doing-cute-things titles (and then some).
And I'm sure there's plenty of great stuff among what still hasn't gotten animated, too, so... yeah. If this or any other Manga Time Kirara title gets licensed by JNC, they will have opened the doors to the biggest treasure trove in all of manga.
And Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazines romcom series are really sweet too (which are less lucky when it comes to anime adaptations)
Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou
7 Jikanme no Onpu
Itoshi no Karin
Futari no Renai Shoka (author of Frau Faust & The Ancient Magus' Bride)
We really need to separate the manga and novel suggestions soon...
All the Kill Me Baby volumes (11 in total) are on sale for 77 yen this week digitally in Japan.
Sale ends 23:59 on 7/16 Japan time.