News Towa Oshima to Resume Girl's High Manga & End Shitorasu Encount
posted on 2014-02-23 12:30 EST
The March issue of Futabasha's Comic High! magazine announced on Saturday that Towa Oshima will resume her Joshi Kōsei Girls-High (High School Girls or Girl's High) manga in the next issue on March 22. Oshima and this week's issue of Enterbrain's Weekly Famitsu magazine also announced that her Shitorasu Encount manga is heading towards a climax.
Joshi Kōsei Girls-High will run every other month, alternating with Oshima's Joshi Kōsei Girls-Live manga. Joshi Kōsei Girls-High follows close friends Eriko, Yuma, and Ayano at a girls' high school. Joshi Kōsei Girls-Live is set several years later and follows Hanako, Mariko, and Akiko.
Shitorasu Encount centers around Mirai Konno, a 20-year-old who moves back to his hometown after a decade away. There, he gets reacquainted with four sisters who were his former childhood friends.
Oshima launched the Joshi Kōsei Girls-High manga in Futabasha's Weekly Manga Action magazine in 2001 and ended its first run in Comic High! in 2007. She then started Joshi Kōsei Girls-Live in the inaugural issue of Futabasha's Comic Sumomo magaazine in 2010 before moving that series to Comic High! (after Comic Sumomo ended publication last year).
Oshima started Shitorasu Encount in 2009. She started the Futago Zaurus series about twin sisters in 2011, but ended it last year.
Comics One licensed Joshi Kōsei Girls-High in 2004, and DrMaster published all nine volumes of the manga under the title High School Girls between 2005 and 2008. JManga also hosted the first volume of the series before ceasing operations. The manga inspired a television anime series in 2006, and Media Blasters licensed the series under the title Girl's High for North America that same year.