News Natsu no Arashi! Manga to End in September
posted on 2010-08-20 21:00 EDT
The September issue of Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine has announced on Saturday that Jin Kobayashi's Natsu no Arashi! science-fiction romance manga is ending in the next issue on September 22. This story from the creator of School Rumble centers on a boy named Hajime Yasaka who meets an older high school girl named Sayoko "Arashi" Arashiyama in an old town coffee shop. "Arashi" happens to have a secret that Hajime learns one fateful summer vacation.
The manga launched in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Wing in 2006, and it moved to Gangan Joker after that magazine replaced both Gangan Wing and Shōnen Gangan Powered in 2009. The anime studio Shaft adapted the story into a television series in 2009, and Crunchyroll simulcasted the anime outside Japan. A second television anime series titled Natsu no Arashi! Akinai-chū inspiredpremiered later that year.
Del Rey published the omnibus version of the 14, 15, and 16th volumes of Kobayashi's School Rumble manga last month. Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine indicated in February that Kobayashi is planning a new series in that magazine, but has not revealed its title or launch date.
[Via Moe Otanews Sokuhō]