Yuki Midorikawa Draws 1-Shot, Puts Natsume's on 1-Month Break

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The March issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine revealed on Saturday that Yuki Midorikawa will publish a one-shot manga in the magazine's May issue, which will be released in Japan on March 26.

This will be Midorikawa's first completely original one-shot manga in the ten years since she published "Hoshi mo Mienai" in LaLa DX magazine in 2005. (She has published a one-shot manga of Hotarubi no Mori e since then.)

The magazine also notes that Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Friends manga will go on a one-month hiatus in the May issue as well.

Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Friends manga follows Takashi Natsume, a boy with the ability to see spirits. He inherits a strange book from his deceased grandmother containing the names of the spirits, and realizes that they are trapped by a binding contract. Natsume decides to free the spirits and dissolve the contracts.

Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and the story has received four television anime adaptations, with the first season airing in 2008. Crunchyroll streamed the four anime seasons as they aired in Japan, and NIS America announced and released all four seasons for home video in North America. The manga already inspired an original anime DVD in 2013.

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