Kigurumi Guardians Vol. 03
Hakka’s second year of middle school was dull as it could be, until a suspicious cow mascot (“kigurumi”) shows up in her room, holding a sign that reads, “My Name Is Ginger.” But this isn’t (just?) a stalker, it’s a magical being that’s come to convince Hakka (and her friends) to become Guardians, and save the world! Hakka is understandably confused, until she’s suddenly attacked, and a beautiful young man leaps in to save her. Can this handsome knight and the weird kigurumi be… one and the same?
Lily Hoshino, the beloved artist behind Mawaru Penguindrum, offers her cute and twisted take on the magical girl genre. You probably never thought Sailor Moon needed more hot older guys in full-body mascot costumes, but Kigurumi Guardians will bring you around!
A playful, satire of Sailor Moon and similar “magical girl” manga that blends exciting action, offbeat comedy, and an awareness of manga gender stereotypes.
Most fans are familiar with Hoshino as the designer behind the anime Mawaru Penguindrum, which was a hit on Crunchyroll and on DVD/Bluray from Funimation as well as a critical darling.
Hoshino is also a yaoi artist popular for Alone in My King’s Harem and others. Kigurumi Guardians is her first non-yaoi manga in English.
Ages 13 and up.
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