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Nyanko-sensei ga Iku! Spinoff Manga Launches In Lala Melody Online Magazine

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Lineup for new free magazine includes Yuki Kure, Masami Tsuda, Ririko Tsujita, more

Hakusensha's free online magazine LaLa Melody launched on November 22, and the web magazine includes a Natsume's Book of Friends four-panel gag spinoff series titled Nyanko-sensei ga Iku! by Junko Kanechiku. In Yuki Midorikawa's original manga, Nyanko-sensei is a powerful spirit that travels with Natsume in his pursuit of returning the spirits' names to their owners.

The online magazine is also publishing the following series and one-shots:

  • Tezuka Production's collaboration Tezuka Gakuen one-shot by Yuki Kure (La Corda d'Oro)
  • The Koi Dano Ai Dano spinoff manga Koi Nashi Ai Nashi by Ririko Tsujita
  • Onii-chan wa Ōkami by Kei Kawaguchi
  • Awai no Niwashi by Shikaku Machita
  • Panda-kun Kazoku by An Tsukimiya
  • Zetsubō Sōdanshitsu by Shii Tsunokawa
  • Shimamon by Mochida
  • Game na Kareshi by Ichi Riku
  • Kami no Manimani Ōkina Te one-shot by Ichijiku
  • Kuya-san by Kikuzō Kashiwaya
  • Tori-san Heart by Natsuki Sakura
  • Jū-nen Go, Machi no Doko ka de Guuzen ni my favorite things one-shot by Masami Tsuda (Kare Kano)

The online magazine also includes a two-part interview with Cipher's Minako Narita, and features a section where various manga artists draw the first characters they fell in love with from other manga. The first installment features Rieko Shimizu (Himitsu - Top Secret) drawing Juli and Oskar from Moto Hagio's The Heart of Thomas manga, and the second installment features Fumi Yoshinaga (Ōoku, Antique Bakery) drawing Ayumi Himekawa from Suzue Miuchi's Glass no Kamen manga.

The magazine is updated every Friday.

Viz Media publishes the original Natsume's Book of Friends manga in North America, and the story has received four television anime adaptations, with the first season airing in 2008. Crunchyroll streamed the four anime seasons as they aired in Japan, and NIS America has released all four seasons on home video in North America.

Source: Comic Natalie

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