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Crunchyroll Manga Adds Princess Jellyfish, Takahashi-san Is Listening, Scum's Wish, Sweetness and Lightning, The Morose Mononokean

posted on 2015-07-05 18:19 EDT
Some manga to launch Sunday; some slated for July 15

Crunchyroll announced at its manga panel at Anime Expo on Sunday that it will add the Princess Jellyfish, Takahashi-san is Listening, Scum's Wish, Sweetness and Lightning, and The Morose Mononokean manga to its web distribution service.

Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish manga inspired a 2010 television anime series that Funimation released in North America.

Kodansha Comics licensed the first 12 volumes of the series for North America and will release the firs 2-in-1 volume in February 2016. Kodansha Comics describes the story:

Tsukimi, who has loved jellyfish from a young age, resides in Amamizukan, a fangirl-only dorm. One evening at the local pet store, Tsukimi sees a lovely jellyfish in danger, but a beautiful woman comes to the rescue. They go back to Amamizukan together, but this "woman"... is actually a man!

Higashimura launched the manga in Kodansha's Kiss magazine in 2008, and Kodansha published the 15th compiled volume in Japan in January. The manga also inspired a live-action film adaptation that opened in Japan in December 2014.

The first four volumes will launch on Crunchyroll on July 15 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Volumes will be added afterward at regular intervals.

Yū Hokuō serializes Takahashi-san is Listening (Takahashi-san ga Kiiteiru.) in Square Enix's Gangan Joker. The series began in 2013 and Square Enix shipped the fifth compiled volume in April.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

High school student idol Ena Takahashi has a hobby she can't tell anyone about... and that is listening in on the ridiculous conversations of class representative Nara-kun and the plain boy Mikage-kun. If her secret is discovered, people's trust in her will be destroyed! She wants to retort, but she can't! The eavesdropping short-gag manga full of tension and guilty conscience begins!

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Mengo Yokoyari's Scum's Wish (Kuzu no Honkai) began in Big Gangan magazine in 2012, and Square Enix shipped the fifth compiled volume in June.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

Hanabi and Mugi are bathed in envious gazers from all around as a beautiful couple with excellent moral conduct. But these two apparently perfect people in an apparently perfect relationship share a secret they can't tell anyone.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Gido Amagakure (100 Blossoms to Love) began Sweetness and Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma) in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine in 2013. The fourth compiled volume shipped in March.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He's pretty bad at cooking and doesn't have a huge appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures. With those three cooks in the kitchen, it's no wonder this dinner table drama is so delicious.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 15 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Kiri Wazawa began The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) in Square Enix's Gangan Online in 2013 and the fourth compiled volume shipped in May.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a youkai attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called "Mononokean" for help. This is volume 1 of the mysterious stories involving the very morose owner of Mononokean guiding the youkai that happened to wander into this world go to the next world.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. EDT.


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