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Asahinagu Sports Manga Gets Important Announcement This Month

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

This year's 12th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Ai Kozaki's Asahinagu sports manga will get an important announcement in the magazine's next issue on February 27. The magazine also reveals that the manga's 22nd compiled book volume will ship on February 28.

The manga centers on Asahi Tōjima, a first-year high school student at Futatsuzaka High School. She had been in the art club throughout middle school, but begins training with the naginata (Japanese halberd), saying that even people without talent in sports one day can shine in the nationals the next. Along with her beloved upperclassman Maharu Miyaji, her classmate with experience in kendo Shōko Yasomura, and a girl who has worries about her height named Sakura Konno, Asahi forms a new group of "Naginata Girls."

The manga won the Best General Manga award at the 60th Shogakukan Awards in 2015.

Kozaki, the younger sister of Fire Emblem: Awakening and No More Heroes character designer Yūsuke Kozaki, launched the manga in Big Comic Spirits in 2011. Shogakukan published the manga's 21st compiled book volume in November.


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