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We Were There's Obata Launches Forget-me-not Manga

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Yuki Obata's shōjo series about bullied girl who survives suicide attempt

Yuuki Obata, the creator of the popular shōjo romance manga We Were There (Bokura ga Ita), launched her new manga series Forget-me-not in the September issue of Shueisha's Cookie magazine on Thursday. The story follows Umeno Shinozaki, a high school freshman girl who tries to kill herself to escape bullying. She jumps off a bridge into a river, but narrowly survives and ends up in a hospital. There, she connects with other young patients and finds the courage to get through life.

Forget-me-not is Obata's first new manga since ending We Were There in Shogakukan's Monthly Betsucomi magazine in February. Cookie originally advertised Forget-me-not as a one-shot manga story, but the September issue published the first installment and revealed that the manga will be an ongoing series. Shueisha posted a sample of the first chapter online.

We Were There inspired a television anime series from the anime studio Artland in 2006, and Takahiro Miki's two-part live-action adaptation played in theaters this past spring. Viz Media, publisher of the manga in North America since 2008, will print the 15th compiled volume in November.

Source: Comic Natalie via Manga News

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