Arisa's Natsumi Ando Launches New Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New series in Kodansha's Nakayoshi mag centers on ballroom dancing

The February issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi shōjo manga anthology began serialization last Friday on Natsumi Ando's new Waltz no Ojikan (The Waltz of Time) manga series. The manga revolves around a boy who has lost interest in ballroom dancing for a certain reason and is instead distracted by the latest dancing fad, and a plain girl who has a hidden desire to change herself. The two youths who were destined to meet grow into adulthood together through ballroom dancing.

Ando ended her Arisa shōjo mystery manga in Nakayoshi in August. The story follows a girl named Tsubasa who disguises herself as her twin sister, the seemingly "perfect" Arisa, to uncover the secrets that led to Arisa's suicide attempt. Ando launched the manga in December 2008. Del Rey licensed the manga in North America, and Kodansha USA took over Arisa along with other Del Rey manga titles in 2010. Kodansha published the ninth of 12 volumes in October.

The same issue of Nakayoshi also launched Pedoro Toriumi's (Amai Akuma ga Warau) Hyakki Koiran (The Love War of One Hundred Demons) manga. The fantasy love story centers on a girl who can see yōkai. One day the girl meets a pair of brothers, a "wild" older brother and a "cool" younger brother, who are actually beautiful demons. The three together become involved in a mysterious incident.

Source: Comic Natalie

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