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Otomen Shōjo Romantic Comedy Manga to End in November

posted on by Egan Loo
Aya Kanno's manga about masculine boy with feminine side inspired live-action show

Manga creator Aya Kanno confirmed on Monday that she will end her Otomen series in the January issue of Hakusensha's Bessatsu Hana to Yume (Betsuhana) magazine on November 26. She added that she does not know yet when the final book volume will be published, but it will probably be next year.

The manga begins with a high school junior named Asuka Masamune: manly boy and judo/karate/kendo master on the outside, lover of caramel macciato, shōjo manga, sweets, and pink things on the inside. Asuka tries to keep his feminine side a secret, but his life changes when he meets Ryō Miyakozuka. Ryō cannot sew or bake a cake to save her life, and she is only attracted to masculine men.

Kanno launched the manga in Betsuhana in 2006, and Hakusensha is publishing the 16th book this month. Viz published the 13th volume in North America earlier this month. The story inspired a 2009 live-action television series with Masaki Okada and Kaho as the main leads.

[Via Manga News]

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