Magical Somera-chan

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Magical Somera-chan
Fushigi na Somera-chan volume 1.jpg
Cover of Magical Somera-chan volume one.
不思議なソメラちゃん
(Fushigi na Somera-chan)
Genre Comedy[1]
Manga
Written by Choborau Nyopomi
Published by Ichijinsha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Manga Palette Lite
Original run 2009April 2011
Volumes 2 (List of volumes)
Manga
Fushigi na Somera-chan Haute Couture
Written by Choborau Nyopomi
Published by Ichijinsha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Manga 4-koma Palette
Original run 22 April 201522 May 2018
Volumes 7 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Itsuki Imazaki
Produced by Dream Creation / Itsuki Imazaki
Written by Itsuki Imazaki
Music by Fūga Hatori
Studio Seven
Original network AT-X, TVS, KBS, TVK, Sun TV
Original run 7 October 2015 23 December 2015
Episodes 12[2] (List of episodes)
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Magical Somera-chan (不思議なソメラちゃん, Fushigi na Somera-chan) is a Japanese four-panel manga series written and illustrated by Choborau Nyopomi (ちょぼらうにょぽみ, Choboraunyopomi), author of Ai Mai Mi. It ran in Ichijinsha's Manga Palette Lite magazine until the magazine was cancelled in 2011, and was relaunched as Fushigi na Somera-chan Haute Couture (不思議なソメラちゃんオートクチュール, Fushigi na Somera-chan Ōtokuchūru) in Manga 4-koma Palette in 2015, where it ran until 2018. An anime television series adaptation began airing in October 2015.

Characters[edit]

Somera Nonomoto
Voiced by: Sayaka Nakaya[3]
Somera Nonomoto (野々本ソメラ, Nonomoto Somera)[4] or Somera-chan[5] is a girl who can wield the mysterious and invincible "Nonomoto Mahou-ken" form of magical kenpō, which she inherited from her late mother.[3][4][5]
Kukuru Nonomoto
Voiced by: Kaede Hondo[3]
Kukuru Nonomoto (野々本ククル, Nonomoto Kukuru)[4] is Somera-chan's younger sister.[3]
Shizuku Tendō
Voiced by: Rika Momokawa[3]
Shizuku Tendō (天童 雫, Tendō Shigeku)[3][4] is Somera-chan's friend and neighbor.[3][4]
Ai Matsushima
Voiced by: Maria Naganawa[3]
Ai Matsushima (松嶋あい, Matsushima Ai)[4] is a girl who is looking for her missing sister.[4]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Choborau Nyopomi published the Fushigi na Somera-chan manga in Ichijinsha's Manga Palette Lite magazine beginning in its 6th issue and ending in its 38th issue in April 2011, when the magazine ceased publication.[5][6][7] The series was compiled into two tankōbon volumes, both of which are out of print and only available on Amazon Kindle.[5][6]

A sequel, titled Fushigi na Somera-chan Haute Couture, began publication in the June issue of Ichijinsha's Manga 4-koma Palette on 22 April 2015 after the announcement of the anime television prompted a number of readers to request the return of the series.[3][7] The series ended on 22 May 2018.[8]

Volume list[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 22 July 2010[9]ISBN 978-4-75-808093-4 [9]
2 22 June 2011[10]ISBN 978-4-75-808126-9 [10]
Fushigi na Somera-chan Haute Couture
No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 22 December 2015[11]ISBN 978-4758082556 [11]
2 22 February 2017[12]ISBN 978-4758082815 [12]

Anime[edit]

An anime adaptation, directed by Itsuki Imazaki, was originally teased as an April Fools' Day joke, but Imazaki later confirmed that production had begun and he was working on storyboards for the series.[5][6] It was later revealed that the anime, a television series, would be animated by animation studio Seven and produced by Dream Creation. Imazaki was also confirmed to be writing, producing, and creating character designs for the series.[13] Masakatsu Oomuro serves as the show's sound director, and Fūga Hatori produces the music. Sound production for the series is provided by DAX Production.[1] The anime will adapt material both from the original manga and the sequel.[3]

The anime is the third installment in the "Choborau Nyopomi Theater",[6] after the Ai Mai Mi and Choboraunyopomi Gekijō Dainimaku Ai Mai Mi: Mōsō Catastrophe television series, both of which were also directed by Imazaki.[5]

The series began airing on 7 October 2015 on AT-X, TVS, KBS, TVK, and Sun TV.[14] It is streamed worldwide by Crunchyroll.[15]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Here We Go! Say Hello to the Nonomoto Magic Fist"
"Hajimatteru yo! Kore ga Nono hon Mahō ken!" (始まってるよ!これが野乃本魔法拳!) 
7 October 2015
2 "Here We Go! New Character Auditions"
"Hajimatteru yo! Daiichikai Shin Kyaraōdishon!" (始まってるよ!第一回新キャラオーディション!) 
14 October 2015
3 "Here We Go! An Alien Invader!"  21 October 2015
4 "Here We Go! Matsushima the Popular"  28 October 2015
5 "Here We Go! Dr. Wommy's Human Catastrophe Project"  5 November 2015
6 "Here We Go! Kukuru and the Female Pakkun"  12 November 2015
7 "Here We Go! Somera vs. Matsushima"  19 November 2015
8 "Here We Go! Domunperg the Creator"  26 November 2015
9 "Here We Go! Goodbye Matsushima"  3 December 2015
10 "Here We Go! Christmas Invader"  10 December 2015
11 "Here We Go! Human Massacre Project"  17 December 2015
12 "Here We Go! Final Episode"  24 December 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chapman, Paul (18 July 2015). ""Fushigina Somera-chan" Anime Slated for October 2015". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (23 July 2015). "Main Visual, Staff for "Fushigina Somera-chan" TV Anime Revealed". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Sayaka Nakaya Stars in Magical Somera-chan Anime From Ai Mai Mi Creators". Anime News Network. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g 不思議なソメラちゃん. Ichijinsha (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Magical Somera-chan Manga by Ai Mai Mi's Choboraunyopomi Gets Anime". Anime News Network. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d Komatsu, Mikikazu (2 April 2015). "Anime Adaptation of Choborau Nyopomi's "Fushigina Somera-chan" Manga Confirmed". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Komatsu, Mikikazu (22 April 2015). ""Fushigina Somera-chan" Manga Relaunches Thanks to TV Anime Adaptation". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Ressler, Karen (17 May 2018). "Magical Somera-chan Sequel Manga Listed as Ending on May 22". Anime News Network. Retrieved 17 May 2018. 
  9. ^ a b 不思議なソメラちゃん 1. Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  10. ^ a b 不思議なソメラちゃん (2). Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  11. ^ a b 不思議なソメラちゃんオートクチュール(1): IDコミックス/4コマKINGSぱれっとコミックス. Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  12. ^ a b 不思議なソメラちゃんオートクチュール(2): IDコミックス/4コマKINGSぱれっとコミックス. Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "Seven to Produce Magical Somera-chan TV Anime". Anime News Network. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Fushigi na Somera-chan TV Anime Premieres on October 9 (Update)". Anime News Network. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Magical Somera-chan Anime". Anime News Network. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 

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