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Broccoli Books has announced on its fan club mailing list and on its blog that it will be releasing the sola manga by Chaco Abeno in North America. The manga just began its Japanese serialization on December 21 of last year in MediaWorks' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine, and one volume has been compiled so far. Sola is a fantasy multimedia project which features the story writer Naoki Hisaya (Kanon) and the original character designer Naru Nanao (D.C. ~Da Capo~, ef: a tale of memories).
The story is seen through the eyes of Yorito Morimoto, a boy whose hobby is taking photos of the sky. One day, when he goes to a park to take a picture of the moment when blue skies turn to night at dusk, he comes across an unusual girl named Matsuri Shihou. Matsuri has a lifelong secret that is only hinted by her longing to see blue skies. That secret brings the two together as Yorito protects Matsuri from a pursuer that is intent on harming her.
In addition to the manga, sola aired as a 13-episode television anime series this year. (Two unaired episodes were released on DVD with the other episodes.) Parts of the story were also told in audio drama format, and were then released on CD and on the Internet.
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