Wedding Peach

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Wedding Peach
Wedding Peach manga vol 1.png
Cover of the first manga volume
愛天使伝説ウェディングピーチ
(Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedingu Pīchi)
Genre Magical girl
Manga
Written by Sukehiro Tomita
Illustrated by Nao Yazawa
Published by Shogakukan
English publisher
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Ciao
Original run 19941996
Volumes 6
Manga
Wedding Peach Ai Tenshi Tanjou hen
Written by Mami Tachibana
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Shōgaku Yonensei
Published 1995
Volumes 1
Anime television series
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Produced by Hirofumi Umeshita
Keisuke Iwata
Takao Asaga
Written by Hideki Sonada
Kenji Terada
Shikichi Ohashi
Sukehiro Tomita
Music by Tomoki Hasegawa
Hiroyuki Kouzou
Studio KSS, OLM
Licensed by
Network TV Tokyo
English network
Original run April 5, 1995March 27, 1996
Episodes 51
Original video animation
Wedding Peach DX
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Produced by Hirofumi Umeshita
Koji Iwakawa
Shukichi Kanda
Music by Hiroyuki Kouzu
Studio KSS, OLM
Licensed by
Released December 24, 1996July 25, 1997
Episodes 4
Manga
Wedding Peach Young Love
Written by Nao Yazawa
Published by Shogakukan
English publisher
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Shōgaku Sannensei
Original run 20042004
Volumes 1
Anime and Manga portal

Wedding Peach (Japanese: 愛天使伝説ウェディングピーチ Hepburn: Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedingu Pīchi?, literally "Legend of the Angel of Love: Wedding Peach") is a shōjo manga written by Nao Yazawa and illustrated by Sukehiro Tomita that was originally serialized in Shogakukan's Ciao magazine. In North America, it was translated and published by VIZ Media in its entirety, consisting of six volumes.

The manga was later adapted into an anime television series directed by Kunihiko Yuyama that ran for 51 episodes on TV Tokyo, from April 5, 1995 to March 27, 1996 as well as 2 omakes | Ai Tenshi Robot| Wedding Peach and Ai Tenshi Sentai and a 4-episode OVA sequel (Wedding Peach DX) in 1996.

In 2004, Wedding Peach| Young Love was released, a compilation of Wedding Peach stories made specifically for the monthly magazine Shogaku Sannensei ("Elementary School Third-grader"). To better fit the magazine's target audience, the "Young Love" version of Wedding Peach features younger-looking characters, less complex storylines, and simpler dialogue.

Plot[edit]

Momoko Hanasaki is a middle school student at St. Flower Junior High. She, along with her friends Yuri Tanima and Hinagiku Tamano, are members of the newspaper club where they mostly cover the school's soccer team and all have a crush on the star player Kazuya Yanagiba. But they are also constantly annoyed by the team's other player Yousuke Fuuma, who calls Momoko, Momopi, much to her dismay. On their way home from school one day, they are attacked by a devil by the name of Pluie who is a servant to the high ruler of the devil world, Reine Devila. When her friends are hypnotized into attacking Momoko, a beautiful man comes down from the sky named Limone, who is from the angel world and gives Momoko a compact case. Opening the compact, she is told by Aphrodite, the ruler of the angel world, that she is one of the legendary Love Angels, Wedding Peach. Momoko transforms into Wedding Peach and manages to snap her friends out of Pluie's control. Over the course of the story, Yuri and Hinagiku also find out that they are also love angels and the three must protect the humans from the devils and defeat Reine Devila. They are later joined by the fourth love angel, Scarlet, who doesn't get along with the other love angels, but manages to warm up to them by the end. At the same time, the relationship between Yousuke and Momoko turns to love, but a terrible secret from the Yousuke's past could tear them apart.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga was written and illustrated by Nao Yazawa. It was serialized the Shogakukan's Ciao magazine from March 1994 to April 1996. Shogakukan released the manga in six volumes from September 1994 to April 1996. Viz Media licensed the manga in North America and released the manga from July 10, 2003 to May 26, 2004. The series is now out-of-print.

List of Volumes[edit]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN North American release date North American ISBN
1 September 1994 ISBN 9784091361813 July 10, 2003[1] ISBN 9781591160762
2 April 1995 ISBN 9784091361820 October 15, 2003[2] ISBN 9781591160779
3 August 1995 ISBN 9784091361837 November 10, 2003[3] ISBN 9781591161059
4 January 1996 ISBN 9784091361844 January 28, 2004[4] ISBN 9781591161325
5 March 1996 ISBN 9784091361851 March 24, 2004[5] ISBN 9781591162575
6 April 1996 ISBN 9784091361868 May 26, 2004[6] ISBN 9781591163237

Anime[edit]

A television anime series premiered on TV Tokyo on April 5, 1995 to March 27, 1996 and ran for 51 episodes. The anime was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and was co-produced by KSS and OLM, Inc.. A four-episode OVA series, titled Wedding Peach DX (Deluxe) was released from November 1996 to March 1997. ADV Films licensed the anime in 2003 and released the anime in ten DVDs.[7]

Games[edit]

A Super Famicom game was released only in Japan in 1995. In the game, the player plays as one of the three main girls (either Momoko, Yuri or Hinagiku) to compete with the others in a series of mini games. The ultimate goal is to win the right to ask the guy that all three girls are in love with (Yanagiba) to the school dance. The game has a three player option as well, where two other people can play the other two girls.

Wedding Peach games have also been released for the Game Boy (Jama-P Panic! - 1995) and PlayStation (Wedding Peach| Doki Doki Oiro-naoshi Fashion Dai-sakusen - 1996).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wedding Peach, Vol. 1". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Wedding Peach, Vol. 2". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Wedding Peach, Vol. 3". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Wedding Peach, Vol. 4". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  5. ^ "Wedding Peach, Vol. 5". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  6. ^ "Wedding Peach, Vol. 6". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  7. ^ "Fanime Licensing Announcements". Anime News Network. 2003-06-22. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 

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