Juujin Omegaverse: The Best of Both Worlds?
If you are a BL fan, more than likely you have heard of omegaverse, an alternative universe taking the Boys Love genre by storm in Japan. While normally omegaverse and kemono don’t overlap, Hana Hasumi’s Pendulum and Remnant Juujin Omegaverse (also known as Kemonhito Omegaverse among English fans) series envisions a world where beastmen and humans coexist and live in a system of secondary genders. The Juujin Omegaverse series, comprising of the Pendulum and Remnant arcs, currently has over 350,000 copies sold and has a large fan following.
To celebrate the release of Remnant: Juujin Omegaverse Volume 1’s drama CD and second volume, the Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store held the Remnant and Pendulum Fair from April 21 to May 20, 2018. At the fair, fans have a chance to buy limited edition bromides along with the manga and drama CDs! Hana Hasumi also visited Kinokuniya held a signing for her dazzling manga.
Thanks to our friends at Kinokuniya, we had the chance to take photos for all our fans!
What is Pendulum: Juujin Omegaverse and Remnant: Juujin Omegaverse?
In the Juujin Omegaverse (aka Kemonohito Omegaverse) series, beastmen can only be born from an omega human. However, society treats omega as merely a tool for reproduction, and many human omegas struggle to find a good life.
Kai is one such omega in Pendulum. Abandoned by his parents at a young age, Kai finds refuge with Ruard Siegfried, head of the most influential beastman clan in the country. At first, Kai enjoys his life with Ruard and spends his days reading and studying. However, over time he develops feelings for Ruard and discovers a secret in the Siegfried family that might ruin his dreams of sharing his life with Ruard.
Daato from Remnant is also an omega struggling to find happiness. Living in an orphanage with his sister, Daato works to earn enough money so he and his sister can stay with each other. Within the orphanage, Daato believes omega who reach their heat are married and sent away. But, he suddenly discovers that the orphanage is actually selling omegas after their first heat. Shocked by the truth, Daato finds himself in a race against time to leave the orphanage before either he or his sister go into heat. When his sister suddenly goes into heat, Daato encounters Juda, a beastman that shares a deep connection with him, even though neither of them knows this yet.
For more information on this manga series, be sure to check the official website: http://www.fwinc.co.jp/pendulum/
Remnant and Pendulum Fair at Kinokuniya Fair Photo Report
Remnant: Juujin Omegaverse Volume 2 ranked number 3 at Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store’s weekly manga ranking. According to store staff, BL manga don’t often rank so high.
Kinokuniya has a museum featuring the limited edition bromides and goods based on Hana Hasumi’s Juujin Omegaverse.
The museum celebrating Daria’s 20th Anniversary displays an acrylic stand of Juda and Daato from Remnant.
Hasumi left a signed illustration of Kai thanking customers for coming to Kinokuniya.
The Kinokuniya staff decorated the Remnant and Pendant corner of the BL section for fans to enjoy.
Hasumi also signed the Kemonohito Omegaverse posters at the bookstore.
The DNP bromide printing is easy to use and has many limited edition prints. To find out how to use, check out our last article on it! Each bromide is 200 yen for L size or 400 yen for 2L size.
When we visited, we indulged ourselves with the staff recommendations!
There are six different kind of bromides with Daato, Juda, Ruard, and Kai. These bromides are available until August 31, 2018!
If you are interested in other manga and anime events in Tokyo, be sure to read our articles on the Kizu Natsuki at Manga10 and Yoneda Kou’s Op: The Colourless Days of Yoake Itaru Book Fair@Shosen