If you’re both a visual kei and manga fan, then we definitely have something for you!
「バンギャループ」 (Bangyaloop) is a manga about bangya (girls who are fans of visual kei), which was first released this past June. The first story from the serial can be found on “GANMA!”, a free smartphone app that delivers manga right to your device.
Now, along with the e-book, they’re releasing a special comic called, 「王子様コンプレックス」 (Oujisama Complex) that is available for Kindle, which features both Squall and Kameleo! “Bangyaloop” has previously featured Squall, however, in this special comic, the members of Kameleo will each have their own roles as characters.
Kameleo’s HIKARU commented on how he feels to be featured in the manga.
Thank you for making me a character in the manga.
I was a little bit embarrassed reading it, but the story really stirred up some wild ideas, which made it really interesting. (Laughs)
And it really is how bangyan-chans think about bandmen, isn’t it? It’s made me really curious.
Please use Kameleo’s HIKARU in your dreams.
You can do whatever you want. m（__）m
For anyone who’s interested in checking out the manga, you can find it on Amazon Japan for Kindle. The e-book is 540 yen, and includes “Bangyaruupu”, as well as the special comic, “Oujisama Compex”. You can also get the first story of “Bangyaruupu”, which features Squall, on GANMA! for free from the iTunes store.
“Bangyaloop” is the story of the protagonist, Meiko, who attends the live of her favourite band, Squall. It’s her first live show, and she’s overwhelmed by the impressiveness of the show, and becomes captivated by the visual kei world. Then, one day, disaster strikes at the livehouse…. it’s a story of love, friendship, bands, bangya, and all of the complications that arise.
In “Oujisama Complex” we meet Emily, a reader of of “Bangyaloop” who while reading the manga, was wonering whether her prince would appear. While she was walking through the city, she unexpectedly meets the members of Squall who are drinking together with their senpai. The senpai is Kameleo. Emily gets the shock of her life when joins in the party…