Here is Akiduki Sorata’s Shiro Lala one-shot “Ginsekai no Shoumei” (“The Snowscape’s Emblem”). The image above is a scan of one of the freebie post cards. The large size image (click on the image to see it larger) can be used as wallpaper on your PC or mobile.
A note about the spelling of “Akiduki”. A few people have asked me about the change in the spelling. I had been spelling it “Akidzuki” and “Akizuki” is another common spelling. The mangaka herself began romanizing her name and the titles of her works a few months ago. Whether right or wrong, she has been consistently spelling her name “Akiduki”. Since that’s her preferred spelling, I’m using it. That is not the proper romanization, but…when using roman letters to generate hiragana and katakana づ is “du”, so perhaps that’s where she’s getting it from.
Moving onto the one-shot! In my opinion this is the best one-shot from Akiduki-sensei that this group has released. The characters are interesting and their interaction is nice. The end, though, leaves much to be desired, It’s very rushed and doesn’t fit considering what happened to make the main female lead, Leah, return home. There should have been more conflict and reflection on Leah’s part about leaving home for a second time. I think this would have worked better as a 50 – 60-page one-shot or a 2 or 3 chapter short series.
We have one more Shiro Lala that we want to get out immediately — Toyota Yuu’s “The Magician and the Love Potion”. Hopefully, we can get that out this weekend. After that, we will go back to our regular schedule on our series, plus 2 or 3 one-shots a month. Through Spring 2012, we will be releasing one-shots from Kuro Lala and Shiro Lala, so look out for them! The next Shiro Lala one-shot will by Sakura Tsukuba’s “Sabaki no Mon”. It will be released in early December.