News Hanasakeru Seishōnen Shōjo Manga to Get 1-Shot Sequel
posted on 2009-04-02 17:57 EDT
The June issue of Hakusensha's Melody magazine has announced that Natsumi Itsuki (Jyu Oh Sei, Eight Clouds Rising/Yakumo Tatsu, OZ, Demon Sacred) will draw a one-shot sequel to her Hanasakeru Seishōnen manga in the next issue on June 27. The original story focuses on Kajika Louisa Kugami Burnsworth, the product of a Caribbean encounter between the international magnate Harry Burnsworth and a Japanese woman 14 years ago. Kajika has been living in Japan as a middle school girl, until the elder Burnsworth summons her to America to choose a husband from three suitors. Kajika gets involved in international intrigue over oil and wealth in Southeast Asia, France, and America.
The special supplemental booklet in the next Melody issue will feature an anthology of short stories to tell what happens to the characters Li Ren, Eugene, Rumati, and Carl after the main Hanasakeru Seishōnen story. The original manga ran in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine from 1987 to 1994. Chiaki Kon (Junjō Romantica, Nodame Cantabile: Paris, When They Cry - Higurashi) is directing Studio Pierrot's anime version (pictured at left), which will premiere in Japan on April 5.
Source: Comic Natalie
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