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ATASHIn'CHI Comedy Manga Ends After 17+ Years

posted on 2012-03-04 20:00 EST
Story of typical Japanese family inspired 2002-2009 TV anime, 2 anime films

Manga creator Eiko Kera announced on Sunday that she is ending her ATASHIn'CHI manga on March 11 after drawing it in the Yomiuri Shimbun paper for 17 years and 10 months. The manga follows the everyday life of a high school girl named Mikan and her family — her homemaker mother (pictured at right), her salaryman father, and her younger brother Yuzuhiko. The manga has been running in the Sunday edition of Yomiuri Shimbun since 1994, and there are over 10 million copies of the 17 currently compiled book volumes.

The manga already inspired a television anime series (pictured at left) that aired from 2002 to September of 2009. There was also an ATASHIn'CHI film which premiered in 2003, along with a 40-minute film 3D ATASHIn'CHI film in 2010.

[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]


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