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Naisho no Tsubomi's Yabuuchi to Launch Mahochū! in March

posted on 2010-02-08 23:39 EST
Also starting in Ciao: Chikako Mori's Waza Ari— Kiwami-chan, Meme Iwaoka's Diamond Step

Yu Yabuuchi, the manga creator behind Naisho no Tsubomi and Mizuiro Jidai, is launching a new manga series called Mahochū! in the April issue of Shogakukan's Ciao magazine on March 3. The story centers on Airu, a girl who enrolls into a magical middle school that teaches witchcraft. Yabuuchi is also resuming her critically acclaimed Naisho no Tsubomi sex education manga in the April issue of Shogakukan's Shōgaku Yonensei (literally, "Elementary Fourth-Grader") magazines in March.

Yabuuchi drew another manga called Hatsukoi Shinan in Shogakukan's chuchu magazine from 2008 until 2009. However, Shogakukan announced in October that it would end both chuchu and Shōgaku Gonensei (the former home of Naisho no Tsubomi) on December 28 and February 3, respectively. The last issue of chuchu published the final installment of Hatsukoi Shinan. Both Naisho no Tsubomi and an earlier Yabuuchi manga, Mizuiro Jidai, had been adapted into anime, but none of Yabuuchi's works have been released in North America yet.

In the same April issue of Ciao, Chikako Mori is launching a gag comedy manga series called Waza Ari— Kiwami-chan (pictured at far left) about Kiwami-chan, the world's most powerful girl. Meme Iwaoka is starting still another series call Diamond Step (pictured at left), which follows an ice-dancing figure skater named Arisu as she deals with her genius partner Towa.

Source: Comic Natalie


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