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Nodame, Saki Manga Resume after Creators' Illnesses

posted on 2009-07-17 23:57 EDT
Nodame Cantabile manga's end to coincide with final live-action film next spring

Manga artist Tomoko Ninomiya confirmed on her personal blog on June 21 that she will resume her Nodame Cantabile romantic comedy manga in Kodansha's biweekly Kiss magazine on July 25, after putting the manga on hold last month due to acute appendicitis. She added on July 7 that she plans to draw new manga installments in the next three issues. She had previously written that she will end the manga soon, and the Asahi Shimbun paper reports that the end of the manga will coincide with the opening of the final live-action film (pictured at right) next spring. The cast is filming on location in Vienna, Austria this month.

Not coincidentally, the third television anime series, Nodame Cantabile: Finale, will premiere next January. If it lasts three months like the second anime series did, Nodame Cantabile: Finale will end at about the same time that the live-action film finale opens in Japan. Del Rey publishes the manga in North America.

Another popular manga creator, Ritz Kobayashi, has resumed the Saki mahjong high school club manga in this year's 15th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine on Friday. Saki has been on hiatus since the 11th issue due to Kobayashi's sudden illness. The 15th issue marked the occasion by bundling an alternate cover for the manga's sixth compiled book volume.

Source: Comic Natalie


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