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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Afterschool Charisma: Goodies and Stuff So Far

Someone had asked at FormSpring if H*P could do news stuff regarding this series. I didn't think I could do it (because it's quite difficult to find resources.... it's always like that on not-so-popular series).

But one day, I felt like looking up on Afterschool Charisma stuff and... I found many interesting things *_*



To my surprise, Afterschool Charisma is actually quite popular *_* But not many people outside Japan are familiar with it so.... let's boost the fandom up ;D Anywayz, I'll be sharing things I discovered and stuff that a fan might be interested to know. However, well, I couldn't report about those in Japanese text, because my Japanese is still mediocre. But that wouldn't be a problem if we just focus on the images, right? xD So now, enjoy:

[ CHARISMA IN IKKI ]

Afterschool Charisma is being published in Ikki (which also handles series like House of Five Leaves, Bokurano, etc.) Charisma made it to Ikki's cover in three issues: June 2008 (the year it debuted), July 2009, and January 2010.
Those images look amazing! If only there's no text and is in a bigger version.... hehehehe.

[ CHARISMA IN IKKICOMIX ]

I am not sure of the difference between Ikki and Ikkicomix, but apparently, in Ikkicomix there's an issue(?) wherein there's a Charisma cover with the characters in swim wear by the pool!
It looks fun~ Poor Shiro, haha!

[ CHARISMA MANGA ]

There are three volumes released right now, both in Japanese and English. If you can get a copy at your bookstore or manage to buy them online, DO IT xD
By the way, Volume 4 (Japanese) will be coming this June 30!!!! Hooray!!!

[ CHARISMA MANGA EXTRAS ]

It appears that you get these (I'm not sure what exactly they are... postcards or something?) if you purchase the manga (the Japanese version only I think.... or it's a special edition)

[ CHARISMA MANGA AUTHOR DOODLES ]

Aside fom those mentioned above, you can also get these!!! But then again, perhaps it's only on Japanese versions or it's a special edition. Waaahh.... I want them.
My copies have the omake chapters though.... they were really funny xD I'm certain that these are just as cute and as funny~

[ CHARISMA EVENT ]
I think this happened sometime this year.... there appears to be a special Afterschool Charisma Event wherein the manga stores have been highlighting the Charisma products!

There are so many of them that it's impossible with my internet connection to spam them in a single post, so I made a collage Align Centerinstead, as you can see on the right and left image. For the bigger version of the image on the right, click here.

During that event by the way it also appears they are either selling or giving away these Charisma posters:

The group pic's still my favorite *_* It's a spread from the first chapter actually:


[ CHARISMA GOODIES ]

IT'S A DOLLY!!!!!!!! AWESOME xD

MORE DOLLIES IN THE BACKGROUND xD
And the one infront looks like a Shiro ID or something.

KYAAAAAAA!!!!!! CHIBIS!!! There seems to be a handkerchief and errr... pamphlete version?
SHIRO SAYING THAT HE'S A HERO REMINDS ME OF HETALIA'S ALFRED/AMERICA. DAAAAAAW xD

Not certain if this is a postcard or a handkerchief.... but Elizabeth and Florence look so sexy here *_*
I think I saw someone selling it at some Yahoo Japan site.... guuuhh... forgot the link.... Just look somewhere there if you want to buy it.

And these look like special illustrations from Kumiko-sensei! Me want *_*

This, by the way, is a smaller version of the wallpaper from the official english SigIkki site. I hope they make a Freud or Hitler soon xD

[ CHARISMA STUFF ]

In Volume 2, the characters are preparing for their School Festival wherein they perform and cosplay as their originals xD The image above is a sneak peek of what they wore. THEY ALL LOOK COOL!!! And oh I hope there'll be bigger versions of the colored versions xD

[ CHARISMA AUTHOR ]

Kumiko-sensei did a sneak peek of a new image she's working on. It looks like little Pandora clinging to the director. Hehehehe~ Hopefully the full version will be out soon~

Kumiko-sensei had a lot of other works (I want Once Upon a Glashma!!!! ;_;), not only in manga, but it appears that she has also done illustrations for games and drama CD's. Those boys in chibi are part of some drama CD, I think. The blonde one looks soooooooooo much like Napoleon except that he's the seductive type; while the main character (at the center) is like a Shiro and Hitler lovechild combo xD Oh this looks interesting~


Notes/Sources/Credits:
~ Suekano Kumiko's Blog
~ Viz / SigIkki
~ Ikki Site and Blog
~ Various Blogs
~ Amazon, Toranoa, and the like
~ Google Search




Alrighty, that's all for now =) Please help in spreading the love xD Hehehehehehe~

If you haven't read Afterschool Charisma yet,
READ NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW xD

4 comments:

ArcanaZero said...

lol:O

look awesome

xxgunxx said...

Awwwwwwww~ Awesome stuff! Afterschool charisma is such an amazing series *.*!
Thanks for sharing this with us :3

Sapphire Pyro said...

@ ArcanaZero
It really is! It really is!!!! xD

@ xxgunxx
Indeed. And np~

Imp said...

Hey. I'm the person that requested this and I must say I'm so jealous of the people who live in japan. I wish this series was more popular in other countries as well. I want the handkerchief with Shiro saying "I am a hero." DX Why?!? Must this world taunt me with I cannot have?

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