Thanks to the live action Strobe Edge movie that debuted in Japan last week, the most recent edition of Bessatsu Margaret had Strobe Edge: Toku Betsu Hen, or Strobe Edge: Extra Story. Since I just covered the series Strobe Edge a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d do a quick take on this short that ran in Betsuma.
First I’ll show you the furoku that came with this issue. There’s a plastic sleeve that can hold small pages with Ren and Ninako on the front. There’s also a small volume with the first chapter of Strobe Edge in it.
The magazine has the special story with a colored frontis page. The frontis page pictured below has a greeting to the characters in black text – “It’s been a long time! Ninako & Ren, Andou! and now Danchou!”
The story is shorty after the ending of the series, and revolves around Danchou, who you may remember as the third-year cheerleader guy that has to quit school. He’s the dark-haired character in the background.
Here’s a summary with a few pics:
Ren is jealous of Danchou because he sees him talking one-on-one with Ninako. The guys in class are giving him a hard time about it. When he asks Ninako about their conversation she tells Ren about it, but he thinks Danchou is still trying to make a move on her. When Ando confronts Ren about his feelings, Ren can’t understand his jealousy towards Danchou.