November 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm #8097
This is the thread for discussion of “Mahou Josei Chimaka,” the first full chapter of which will launch in December, in Issue #017 of Sparkler Monthly, with chapters 2 & 3 following in February and April respectively.
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Have fun!November 5, 2014 at 10:29 am #8215corinthianParticipant
I am 100% down for this series. The title alone makes me want it. I kind of like magical girl series but they tend to be repetitive and deal with the same themes. A magical woman series has promise though. A character who has grown up with the job, maybe missed out on a lot because of it. And maybe some not entirely chaste romance? I’m really looking forward to it regardless.
Also, more work from KaiJu and and adorable little winged snake. Yay!November 5, 2014 at 9:46 pm #8220
Yay!! Glad to have you on board! :D Yes! We’re excited to explore themes that tend to get ignored in most Magical girl series as well as themes that come from being a working adult. Don’t wanna give away too much before the chapter comes out, but It’s gonna be fun ;)November 7, 2014 at 11:08 pm #8254Olivia WilliamsMember
As someone who is a rabid magical girl fan (Cardcaptor Sakura will forever be a part of me), I am more than excited for some affectionate parody and a closer look at what happens after one goes to all the trouble of saving the world.November 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm #8265
Woohoo! As giant Card Captor Sakura fans ourselves (We own the series, the manga, and the deck of Clow cards ;) ) we are thrilled to have the chance to draw frilly things! The idea for this story actually spurred from watching Card Captor Sakura while we were working on Saturn. We started to wonder what a magical girl’s life would be like when examined more closely and where her life would turn as an adult… and Chimaka was born!November 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm #8348
Ha ha! Chiming in here Re: Sakura–after I saw the first costume designs and thumbnails, I was like, “Hey ladies, if you haven’t read CCS in a while, you should totally review it! That’s definitely the clean-line style + spot-blacks + frilly costumes I’d like to aim for with this!” And Team Kaiju was like, “…do you have cameras in our house, or what?”November 12, 2014 at 11:03 pm #8352sglMember
Ha! After the last story this is certainly a surprise. Also rather amused by the ending of this installment. For some reason it made me think of One Punch Man…which means I hope this is going to be one ironically funny series :)November 13, 2014 at 6:55 pm #8364
Lillian – (whispers) we still think you do… you know too much… O____O
sgl – We snicker every time we see the crater page. We are having a ton of fun working on this series and are happy to have the chance to bring our own sense of humor to the table! We want there to be more feels than One Punch Man and hope that our readers enjoy “Chimaka” as much as we do. :DNovember 17, 2014 at 11:32 pm #8514caporushesParticipant
I’m so excited for this. ♥ Her design is so ultra cute, I can’t even deal! ♥♥November 18, 2014 at 1:58 am #8518
Awww Thanks Caporushes! (☆^O^☆) We’re glad you like her design! We tried to make her magical girl outfit as cute as possible while keeping a snake motif in mind :3December 1, 2014 at 10:31 pm #8958Olivia WilliamsMember
The silly code names and magical chants had me snickering pretty quickly. Seriously, what kind of name is “Agent Coyote Boulder?” I started getting really strong Puppycat and Bee vibes about halfway through the chapter, which is awesome. It’s a shame this is only going to be a short story.December 2, 2014 at 1:39 am #8968
Olivia – Haha, we are glad that you liked that ridiculous chant, we are inclined to say it every time we see it! We were inspired by old magical girl series like “Creamy Mami” (If you want to watch more gibberish transformations here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BNlOh4Ckcw). Coyote Boulder’s name is a parody of another popular agent *coughX-filescough*. Thanks for the encouraging comment! There’s all sorts of magical girl ideas buzzing in our heads now, it’s interesting to envision “Chimaka” as a longer series, that’s for sure!December 2, 2014 at 7:21 pm #8986
OH MY GOD, I can’t believe I didn’t get the X-Files reference with Coyote Boulder! I though it was just a funny name! *editor fail*December 3, 2014 at 6:44 am #8993siroeMember
Loved the teaser and the full chapter made me SO HAPPY! As someone who loves magical girl series, this fills an empty space in my heart that I didn’t know I had. Can’t wait to read the rest.December 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm #8999
Lillian – Hehehe~ We got such a kick out of that. My sister didn’t get the reference either even though she is such a huge fan.
siroe – Yay~ We’re really happy that it made you so happy. We can’t wait to continue the story, there are several scenes in the next two chapters that we are really looking forward to draw!
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