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Defunct Band Danity Kane Scores Manga Series

No, really.


I'm not ashamed to say that I am so out of touch with American pop culture that I had to look up Danity Kane, especially since I then learned that it's not a person, it's one of the girl-groups created via MTV's Making the Band.
 Danity Kane (the original)
 Danity Kane (the original)

Why bring it up? Because word is that eigoMANGA is putting together a Danity Kane manga series-- even though the group broke up in January of 2009. Yeah, I know.

The manga seris will feature illustration by Kim Jimin, is being written by Natasha McGough, and has ben "created" by Dawn Richard, the former frontwoman for the group. A comic book series was also put together for Danity Kane back in 2008 when they were still together, but the manga is apparently going to be a completely different kind of story: 
 

'Danity Kane' is a story about a naive yet powerful youth sent from a distant planet to liberate her people while combating a secret war between them and their oppressors which has spilled onto Earth.


Okay, it sounds really weird, especially for a band that hasn't even been together for over a year, but I looked over the preview images for the book at its official website and I will give it credit for some nice artwork and designs. So I'll actually probably take a look when the first issue comes out this spring. (It's currently planned to be 5 issues long.)
 
lanaswifton Feb. 9, 2010 at 12:35 p.m.
Didn't they learn anything from Avril Lavigne?
constanzadellarosaon Feb. 9, 2010 at 4:31 p.m.
Danity Kane is way worse than Avril Lavigne. What's next, a Jersey Shore Manga? 
Matteon Feb. 9, 2010 at 4:58 p.m.
@constanzadellarosa: Please, I just ate dinner!
Kason Feb. 9, 2010 at 5:04 p.m.
Yes! *Looks around* Nevermind.
geraldtheslothon Feb. 9, 2010 at 11:28 p.m.
@constanzadellarosa said:
" Danity Kane is way worse than Avril Lavigne. What's next, a Jersey Shore Manga?  "
I'd love a Jersey Shore Manga.

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