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Kyō no Asuka Show's Mori Starts Middle School Chorus Club Manga

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Kuchibiru ni Uta o joined by 3 other new series in Monthly Shonen Sunday

Manga creator Taishi Mori revealed on his Twitter account that he is launching a new series in the April issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday (Gessan) magazine on March 12. Mori is adapting Eiichi Nakata's acclaimed modern novel Kuchibiru ni Uta o (A Song on Our Lips, pictured top left in image above).

The story follows Kashiwagi, a stunningly beautiful, self-described NEET (Not in Employment, Education, or Training) part-time teacher who went to a music college in Tokyo. Her old middle-school classmate Matsuyama is now the advisor for a middle school chorus club on Nagasaki Prefecture's Gotō Islands, but she has to go on maternity leave. Matsuyama asks Kashiwagi to take over the club for one year.

The chorus club had only female members before, but the arrival of Kashiwagi suddenly attracts lots of boys, resulting in conflict among its ranks. Despite this, the club prepares for NCon, NHK's real-life nationwide school music competition, with its newly diverse roster.

Three other manga series are launching in Monthly Shonen Sunday next month: Mikumo Seto's teen story Ao ni Sora ni Ryū wa Naku (The Dragon Cries in the Blue Skies, pictured top right), Hirō Nakamichi's Hōkago Saikoro Kurabu (Afterschool Dice Club, bottom left) manga, and Kaihei Nakahara's Kirisaki Walter manga (bottom right).

Mori's Manekoi manga just ended in the same magazine in the current March issue this week. His Kyō no Asuka Show manga (pictured left) is still running in Shogakukan's Monthly Big Comic Spirits magazine.

An anime adaptation of Kyō no Asuka Show premiered last year.

[Via Manga News]

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