The Wallflower's Hayakawa Ends Real Face Manga
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Manga creator Tomoko Hayakawa will end her Real Face manga in the March issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine on February 13. Hayakawa first launched this story, about an ikemen (handsome) detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's 1st Criminal Investigation Division and a naive female rookie detective, as a one-shot in October. The manga is based on an original story by Tomihiko Tokunaga (Akahori).
The final chapter notes that Hayakawa will resume The Wallflower (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge) manga in the May issue slated for April 12. The Wallflower premiered in Bessatsu Friend in 2000 and has 34 collected book volumes so far. The manga has been on hiatus since August.
Kodansha Comics began releasing The Wallflower series in North America after taking over publication rights from Del Rey in 2010. The 31st volume shipped in North America last August. The Wallflower inspired a 2006-2007 25-episode television anime series, which ADV Films released on DVD. The story also inspired a live-action television drama in 2010.