Viz is getting a jump on the summer convention season by announcing two new shoujo series now: Strobe Edge and Demon Love Spell, both in their Shojo Beat imprint.
Of the two, Demon Love Spell looks like it will be a little quirkier. We have had a couple of shrine-maiden manga in the past year or two, including Viz's Kamisama Kiss and the unfortunately incomplete Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens.
Here's the executive summary:
In the series, Miko is a shrine maiden who has never had much success at seeing or banishing spirits. Then she meets Kagura, a sexy demon who feeds off of women’s feelings of passion and love. Kagura’s insatiable appetite has left many girls brokenhearted at school, so Miko casts a spell to seal his powers. Surprisingly the spell works – sort of – but now Kagura is after her!
This has the potential to be something a little different, and the manga-ka is Mayu Shinjo, the creator of Ai Ore and Sensual Phrase, so she's got some chops. The story started as a mini-series in Margaret magazine and was popular enough to be continued as a full series, which is a good sign. Read More...