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The October issue of Shogakukan's Monthly CoroCoro Comic magazine announced on Saturday that an anime adaptation of Konami's arcade card game Monster Retsuden Oreca Battle (Monster Chronicles Oreca Battle) has been green-lit. The main character Fire Orega and the monster Kerogon are featured in the magazine.
The original arcade game allows players to fight, capture, raise, and combine monsters to create new creatures. The first machines appeared in Japan in March 2012. A manga adaptation of the game by Satoshi Yamaura has been running in the magazine, and the third compiled volume shipped in Japan in August.
Tokuma Shoten is republishing Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's Fist of the North Star manga in an "Ultimate Edition" that will include a new chapter. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the manga's original magazine launch, the Ultimate Edition will reissue the manga in 18 volumes, starting with two volumes on September 20. Hara is drawing exclusive new cover illustrations for this edition, and all of the color pages from the original magazine run will be reproduced.
In addition, the 11th Ultimate Edition volume will include a new chapter about Kenshirō and Black King a few years after Raoh's death.
The official website for the Little Busters! anime projects updated on Monday to confirm that production on the Little Busters! EX anime has been green-lit. The announcement was first made at a "KSL Live 2013" event earlier in the day.
The Wallflower manga creator Tomoko Hayakawa is drawing her first new manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine in 13 years. Hayakawa will publish the one-shot "Real Face" in the November issue of the magazine on October 12. The 42-page manga with a color opening is based on an original story by Tomihiko Tokunaga (Akahori).
The story follows the unusual buddy relationship that forms between an ikemen (handsome) detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's 1st Criminal Investigation Division and a naive female rookie detective.
Hayakawa is still drawing The Wallflower (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge), which premiered in Bessatsu Friend in 2000 and has 33 collected book volumes so far.
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Macross, Good Smile Company is releasing a set of Japan-exclusive Nendoroid Petite figures featuring the heroines of Macross. The set includes Lynn Minmay, Sharon Apple, Mylene Jenius, Sara Nome, Ranka Lee, Sheryl Nome, and a secret character.
The Nendoroid Petites are a smaller version of the popular Nendoroid figure series. Each new Macross Nendoroid Petite will retail for 600 yen (~$6) and will be released in December.