Lychee Light Club

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Lychee Light Club
Lychee Light Club manga vol 1.jpg
Cover of the first manga
ライチ☆光クラブ
(Raichi☆Hikari Kurabu)
Genre Horror comedy
Manga
Written by Usamaru Furuya
Published by Ohta Publishing
English publisher
Magazine Manga Erotics F
Original run May 7, 2005May 3, 2006
Volumes 1
Manga
Bokura no Hikari Club
Written by Usamaru Furuya
Published by Ohta Publishing
Magazine pocopoco
Original run April 15, 2011March 15, 2012
Volumes 2
Anime television series
Litchi DE Hikari Club
Original run October 2, 2012November 20, 2012
Episodes 8
Anime and Manga portal

Lychee Light Club (ライチ☆光クラブ Raichi☆Hikari Kurabu?), also commonly known as Litchi☆Hikari Club, is a Japanese horror manga series written and illustrated by Usamaru Furuya and based on the Tokyo Grand Guignol production of the same name. It was serialized in Ohta Publishing's Manga Erotics F magazine between May 2005 and May 2006. A prequel to the original story, Our Light Club (ぼくらの☆ひかりクラブ Bokura no☆Hikari Kurabu?), was serialized in Ohta Publishing's online pocopoco magazine between April 2011 and March 2012.[1]

A comedic anime adaptation began airing in October 2012.[2][3] An upcoming stage play has also been announced.[4][5]

Synopsis[edit]

The story centers around a nine-member club of middle school boys called the Light Club, in their endeavor to create an AI in order to abduct beautiful girls. As the club uses increasingly depraved methods to reach their goal, the original leader, Tamiya, tries to reclaim his position after he becomes unhappy with the way the new leader, Zera, runs the club.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Lychee Light Club premiered in Ohta Publishing's Manga Erotics F magazine on May 7, 2005 and finished serialization on May 3, 2006, concluding at one volume. The series is licensed in North America by Vertical.[6]

A prequel to the original story, Our Light Club (ぼくらの☆ひかりクラブ Bokura no☆Hikari Kurabu?), was serialized in Ohta Publishing's online pocopoco magazine between April 15, 2011 and March 15, 2012, concluding at two volumes.[1] The first volume is referred to as Our Light Club Before: Grade Schoolers Volume (ぼくらの☆ひかりクラブ 上[小学生篇] Bokura no☆Hikari Kurabu Ue [Shōgakusei-hen]?), while the second volume is referred to as Our Light Club After: Middle Schoolers Volume (ぼくらの☆ひかりクラブ 下[中学生編] Bokura no☆Hikari Kurabu Shita [Chūgakusei-hen]?).[7][8]

Anime[edit]

Kachidoki Studio made an 8 episode long anime adaption of the series in October 2012. Each episode is 2:30 minutes long. [2][3] The series is currently available to watch on Crunchyroll. There has been no news of an English dub of the series in the future.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Usamaru Furuya's Our Light Club Prequel Manga Ends". Anime News Network. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Lychee Light Club Horror Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Lychee DE Light Club TV Anime to Be Comedy Shorts". Anime News Network. 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  4. ^ "Lychee Light Club Inspires Prequel, Music, Stage Play". Anime News Network. January 4, 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Lychee Year". Litchi Hikari Club Official Website. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  6. ^ "Lychee Light Club — Vertical, Inc.". Vertical Official Website. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  7. ^ "Our Light Club — Ohtabooks". Ohta Publishing Co. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  8. ^ "Our Light Club — Ohtabooks". Ohta Publishing Co. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 

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