Mitsuba Takanashi's Sumika Sumire Ends Serialization in March

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The April issue of Shueisha's Cocohana magazine announced on Wednesday that Mitsuba Takanashi's sumika Sumire manga series will have its final chapter in the next issue on March 28. Takanashi previously announced that she plans to end the series in the 11th volume.

Takanashi launched the manga in August 2013 in Shueisha's Cocohana magzine. The manga inspired an eight-episode live-action television adaptation that premiered in February 2016.

In the story, Sumi Kisaragi has always nursed her grandmother, father, and mother, and before she knows it she has turned 60 without ever knowing love. After her mother's funeral she's alone, but a shapeshifting cat appears and grants her wish to redo her youth. She is rejuvenated as the 17-year-old Sumire and returns to high school.

Takanashi ended her Crimson Hero manga in 2008, and Viz Media published the manga as one of the four launch titles in the Shojo Beat magazine in 2005 in North America. DC Comics' shuttered CMX Manga imprint also published Takanashi's The Devil Does Exist series.

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