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Love Pistols is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tarako Kotobuki. It was renamed from "Sex Pistols" to "avoid any legal trouble".[1] The premise of the story is that 30% of humans are not descended from apes but from other animals (these people are called "Zoomans"), and they can interbreed with humans, and with other male Zoomans by the use of a symbiote. Norio, an ordinary high school student discovers his Zoomanity and deals with the advances of many male Zoomans who want him to have their babies. The series is licensed and published in English in North America by Tokyopop's Blu imprint.[2] Geneon released a series of four Drama CDs for Sex Pistols between November 27, 2004 and April 25, 2008. A two-episode original video animation adaptation will go on sale in 2010.

Media

Manga

Biblos published the manga's 5 tankōbon between January 10, 2004 and December 9, 2006.[3][4] Libre Publishing published the manga into 4 kanzenban volumes between June 1, 2007 and September 1, 2007.[5][6] In December 2009, a new chapter ran in Magazine B-Boy, now owned by Libre.[7] Blu released the manga's 5 tankōbon between January 2007 and May 2008.[8]

Drama CDs

Geneon released a series of four Drama CDs for Sex Pistols. All four CDs were voiced by Hiroki Takahashi, Jurouta Kosugi, Sayaka Ohhara, Kentaro Ito, Koji Yusa and Naoki Bandou. The first was released on November 27, 2004.[9] The second was released on March 26, 2005.[10] The third was released on February 24, 2006.[11] The fourth and final was released on April 25, 2008.[12]

Anime

The manga was adapted into a 2 episode original video animation, called Sex Pistols.[13] The first volume is expected to be on sale in March 2010. It has been announced that Sex Pistols OVA2 due for 25th Jun 2010 release will be postponed till 26th March 2011, the official site stated: "In order to offer you better a quality product, we have to postpone the release date."[14]

Reception

Anime News Network's Casey Brienza commends the manga as the "most original--and weird--BL manga series on the market today".[15] Sequential Tart's Margaret O'Connell criticises the manga for its characters's occasional "disproportionately small heads".[16] ActiveAnime's Sandra Scholes commends the manga's "skilfully drawn" art.[17] Coolstreak Cartoons's Leroy Douresseaux criticises the manga approaching the “Zoomanity” topic, labeling it "convoluted and not all that interesting".[18]

References

  1. Brill, Ian; Kai-Ming Cha (October 24, 2006). "New Publishers, More Titles at Yaoi-Con 2006". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2009-04-15.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)[dead link]
  2. "Love Pistols - Introduction". Blu. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
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  7. "Sex Pistols/Love Pistols Boys-Love Manga Returns". Anime News Network. 2009-11-19. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  8. "Love Pistols - Volume Summary". Blu. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  9. "BE X BOY CD Collection: SEX PISTOLS". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  10. "BE X BOY CD Collection: SEX PISTOLS 2". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  11. "BE X BOY CD Collection: SEX PISTOLS 3". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  12. "BE X BOY CD Collection: SEX PISTOLS 4". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  13. "Sex Pistols Boys-Love Manga's OVA to Be 2 Volumes Long". Anime News Network. 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  14. http://s-pistols.com/ova/index.htm
  15. Brienza, Casey (April 8, 2009). "Love Pistols GN 1-3". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  16. O'Connell, Margaret (August 20, 2007). "Tarako Kotobuki's Love Pistols, Volume One". Sequential Tart. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  17. Scholes, Sandra (January 7, 2008). "LOVE PISTOLS VOL. 1". ActiveAnime. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  18. Douresseaux, Leroy (May 25, 2007). "Love Pistols: Volume 1". Coolstreak Cartoons. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 

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