Shogakukan publisher's Manga One service announced that writer Fumiaki Maruto (Saekano) and artist Sabu Musha have started publishing a new manga titled Mixed Media Maiden. This new work focuses on an unlucky man who gets a "divine intervention" by the "goddess of entertainment."
Fumiaki Maruto is the writer of the light novel series Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend), published through Fujimi Shobo Publishing House's Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint with illustrations by Kurehito Misaki between July 2012 and October 2017, with a total of thirteen volumes.
The play inspired a twelve-episode animated adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures Studios and released in January 2015, followed by an eleven-episode second season in April 2017. The animated adaptation concluded with the film Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fine, released in October 2019.
Synopsis of Saekano
Tomoya Aki, meets a beautiful girl one day during spring break. A month later, he discovers that the girl is his classmate, Megumi, who is barely sensitive to her classmates. Hoping to create a novel visual, he turns to school beauties like Eriri Spencer Sawamura to design the art and Utaha Kasumigaoka to write the game's setting. Tomoya then recruits Megumi, the star, as the "hero" of his game, thus forming the development team for "Blessing Software". The series follows his adventures in game development and his plans to sell at the Comiket Convention, as well as the emotional entanglements between the team.
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