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Kodocha, Honey Bitter Get Crossover Manga in Japan

posted on 2010-06-27 06:06 EDT
Cookie starts 2-part story in July to mark Miho Obana's 20th year making manga

Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: Shueisha's Cookie magazine will mark the 20th anniversary of manga creator Miho Obana's debut by launching a two-part crossover manga between Obana's Kodomo no Omocha and Honey Bitter shōjo manga series on July 26. In the Deep Clear manga's story, the actress (and Kodomo no Omocha's main character) Sana Kurata asks the Office S detective agency (from Honey Bitter) to take on a strange case. The first half of the 100-page story will run in Cookie's September issue next month.  

Kodomo no Omocha (Kodocha) ran in Shueisha's Ribon magazine from 1994 to 1998, and the manga inspired a television anime series that aired in Japan from 1996 to 1998. Both versions followed the slice-of-life school life of the child actress Sana and her polar-opposite classmate Akito. In 2004, Obana launched Honey Bitter, her current suspense manga about a girl who sees premonitions and works at her aunt's detective agency. Tokyopop published the Kodomo no Omocha manga in North America, and Funimation released the anime version.

In the same September issue, Koi Ikeno (Nurse Angel Ririka SOS) will launch her new if no Frame series (pictured at left), and Yukie Satō will launch her Hanamizuki manga.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: The current August issue, which shipped on Saturday, includes a Kodocha Book with the first ever Kodocha manga installment and the first installment from the middle-school story arc.


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