Megaevolutionary Animal Death-game
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Name: Megaevolutionary Animal Death-game (Daishinka Doubutsu Death-game / 大進化どうぶつデスゲーム)
Publisher: Hayakawa Shobo
Date: April 14, 2019 (ongoing, Volume 2 this coming December)
Author: Gengen Kusano
Synopsis: From the same author who wrote Last and First Idol, comes another hard yuri sci-fi adventure and this time it's about 18 Japanese school girls time-travelling to the past to save humanity from extinction. Each girl has a unique personality type, mostly finding out more about themselves while put in life threatening situations (this is where the yuri comes in, I would say). Kati from Twitter discussed more about what to expect from this in a chain of tweets that you can find here.
Reason: I saw this way back when the translation for the part 2 yuri interview was posted (link below for reference) and I thought, this might be another crazy work of Gengen I would surely enjoy if ever it gets licensed. I was waiting for someone to post about it here but I guess not, so it's time a suggestion thread was made for it.
Amazon JP Volume 1 | Volume 2 / Sequel 大絶滅恐竜タイムウォーズ
Hayakawa Blog - has illustrations and short profiles for the characters appearing in the novel
Yuri made me human, part 2
(will add more/edit links later if needed)
Each girl has a unique personality type
18 personality types? Hmm, I know the Enneagram has 9 basic types, and each type can then be split into two "wings"; wonder if that's what they're based on.
So yeah, the psychology/personality aspect would be what I'd be mainly interested in.
@stardf29 that could be the case, couldn't find anything online about 18 personality types at all, like on its own. There was a mention of tackling teenager psychology in this novel as well so that's something to look forward to. Might get confusing with this huge cast of characters, at least some getting used to anyway.
For more on the Yuri aspect:
"Evolutionary Animal Death Game (volume 1's) yuri content is singularly focused on 'skinship' -- on the sensual intimacy of ordinary physical contact.
Kind of striking how none of the sexy shenanigans in regular light novels ever involve touching (at least, not without pratfalls.)"
So It's FGO mixed with evolution girl?
Well, if it's from the author of Last and First idole, I definitely want to try it. I hope this series is as gory as his other work.
Actually, I just realized... There are 18 girls between the main casts of Love Live and Love Live Sunshine... and given that the titular story of Last and First Idol was just a retooled Love Live fanfic...
...now I wish I could read Japanese well enough to go through the character profiles in that blog post and confirm or deny my theories...
@stardf29 Now that you brought that up, I tried reading the machine translation of the profiles, some of the girls do have similarities with the LL girls but there were some that don't come close to any of the LL girls at all.
Looks like the 'Volume 2' has a different title and I should actually referred to it as its sequel in the first post 😅
Still same release date.
@harunachiep It's now called Mega-Extinction Dinosaur Time Wars. They are promising it is Maximum Gengen.
Forgot to post this but here's the cover of the sequel, courtesy of the editor himself: https://twitter.com/marumizog/status/1201417039757185024?s=19