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Takako Shimura's Wandering Son Manga to End in July

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series that inspired 2011 anime to end after 10.5-year run

The July issue of Enterbrain's Monthly Comic Beam magazine announced on Wednesday that Takako Shimura will end her Wandering Son (Hōrō Musuko) manga in the August issue when it goes on sale on July 12. The manga will adorn the cover of that issue.

The story of Wandering Son centers around a feminine 5th-grade boy named Shūichi Nitori. On the first day at his new school, he is mistaken for his 6th-grade sister. He happens to sit next to Yoshino Takatsuki, a girl who wishes she was a boy. Both of them have secrets they cannot tell anyone.

Shimura launched the manga in the magazine in November 2002. Enterbrain published the 14th compiled volume in Japan in February, and the series has approximately 1.05 million copies in print in Japan.

Fantagraphics is releasing the manga in North America, and the company plans to publish the fifth hardcover volume in August.

The manga inspired an 11-episode television anime series from AIC that aired on Fuji TV's late night Noitamina programming block in 2011. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Shimura is also ending her yuri manga Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers) in the 82nd issue of Ohta Books' Manga Erotics F magazine on July 6.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web via Manga News

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