My copy of the second novel has arrived. As usual I can't make much of it, but I have managed to upload some scans of the new colour illustrations (which, to my knowledge, have not previously been published elswhere). I was using a different computer and scanner and the results are even worse then usual so I'll have to try and rescan sometime. There was a characters section at the back detailing the other GMB agents, I hope to have scans of that up soon also.
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I've been doing some more digging on the 2nd novel, since it was not listed on Amazon, and as soon as I turn something up elsewhere it suddenly appears on Amazon anyway..
The title is 「ジェミニ・ナイヴ 少女たちの遊戯盤」, which translates to something like "Gemini Knives: Girls' playing board", and it will be released on the 29th December 2006 (the same day as the release of the new Gocky Club at Comiket, although Amazon has it down for the 26th) priced at ￥578 and is also listed on the Gakken store along with a description and picture of the cover. For reference, the ISBN is 4059035130.
The novel arrived this morning. It contains all the chapters printed in Megami, although they've Engrished the titles for some reason, e.g. "Swiming Cloth" and "Porker Face" - I checked in the first relevant copy of Megami I could find before I left for work and "Poker Face" was definitely correct in that printing. They've also included single-page copies of all the posters and an epilogue that I think wasn't printed in Megami, but I'll have to check.
Also, the Obi lists Megumi Kadonosono as the character designer - the first time Meg's name has been specifically linked to Gemini Knives.
OK, it also states under the character profiles in the book that the character designs are by Megumi so that is confirmed. Another thing I've spotted in the epilogue section, "Relativity Relation", is the text "SC〇三五二年" which I assume means "Star Century 0352" - Star Century is the date scheme used in the Kiddy Grade universe so this may indicate some continuity between the two series (the KG anime starts around SC0328).
The subtitle of the book is 「Ｃ列の少女たち」 and it specifically says in the back of the book that the katakana reading for 「列」 is 「ファイル」 so that makes the title something like "C-File girls".
They mention someone called "Crawler" (クロウラー) quite a bit..not sure who it is but I think it might be their ship, as there's a line at the end of the prologue that reads something like "Kuro-chan, Warp please" (クロちゃん。 ワープよろしくねぇ) and also something about Crawler's cabin (《クロウラー号》の
And now, since my Japanese sucks, I'm going to list random bits and pieces that I have made out from the text (mostly katakana), for my own reference if nothing else.
From the Prologue, Twin Pieces:
Man-machine interface (マンマシンインターフェイス)
There's has not been an installment of Gemimi Knives in the last couple of volumes of Megami that made their way over to me, in fact the last volume didn't even have a poster, but it looks like a novel has been out for a while without me realising it:
Looks like gímik are working on a new project: "Gemini Knives".
In the latest two Megami magazines I managed to obtain (July and August) the ubiquitous Gotoh posters are neither from Uta Kata or an original artwork but from something new called Gemini Knives that is copyright gímik.
There's an article inside the one issue and from skimming it I can gather that it is billed as a Sci-Fi action comedy and the main characters are Chrysalis and Cocoon.
They seem to be sticking to their usual formulae of two lead girls, one quiet and one boisterous and have returned to the Kiddy Grade format of one buxom girl (Chrysalis) and one loli (Cocoon).
It's unclear at the moment whether this is a new anime, just a novel or both,
I have a couple of low quality scans online now at: