17-Year Old Artist & Hamamura Nagisa no Keisan Note Novelist Start Shōjo Manga

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Narumi Hasegaki draws art with story by mystery novelist Aito Aoyagi for manga about boy, girl who solve mysteries using science

The June issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine is announcing on Thursday that a 17-year old manga artist named Narumi Hasegaki will pen the art for a new serialization beginning in next month's July issue, which is scheduled to ship on June 3.

The manga titled Tonegawa Ririka no Lab Story (Ririka Tonegawa's Lab Story; “lab story” is a pun on the words “love story”) will have a story written by novelist Aito Aoyagi, whose Hamamura Nagisa no Keisan Note (Nagisa Hamamura's Calculation Notes) novels have sold over 500 thousand copies. The story will revive around Ririka, a girl who hates science, and a boy who appears in front of her and states that the world is spinning thanks to science. The two end up solving mysteries together using science.

Aoyagi's Hamamura Nagisa no Keisan Note novels revolve around a middle school girl who solves mysteries through math. A manga adaptation of the novels began serializing in Kodansha's Monthly Sirius magazine last year with art by Keisuke Motoe (Ojō-sama wa Budōkai de Odoru), and Kodansha shipped the second compiled volume in Japan last month.

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