Eat-Man's Yoshitomi Launches Sakura Device Comedy Manga
Manga creator Akihito Yoshitomi (Eat-Man) began serializing his Sakura Device manga in the July issue of Shonengahosha's Young Comic Cherry magazine on Monday.
Sakura Device is a harem-style comedy that revolves around a 14-year-old boy's daily life with his older sister and his childhood friend's sisters. The hero of the story is trying to think about his future and become an upstanding adult, but the girls around him may or may not know this, and are always getting in his way.
In addition, manga creator Ryu Shinonome (Ningyo Hime) began serializing his Tadashikunai Ren'ai no Susume (The Incorrect Way to Advance in Love) manga in the same issue. The story of the manga begins when a 21-year old virgin man meets a woman older than himself. Having a strong complex towards women due to a certain incident, the protagonist somehow gets a crush on this woman.
Yoshitomi drew his Eat-Man manga from 1996 to 2002, and the manga received an anime adaptation in 1997. A second anime series aired in Japan one year later. Viz Media published the manga in North America, while Bandai Entertainment licensed the anime. ADV Manga published Yoshitomi's Ray manga, while Section23 Films released the Ray television anime and the Blue Drop anime inspired by Yoshitomi's manga of the same name.
Source: Comic Natalie