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Nisekoi/My Love Story Special Published in Viz's Shonen Jump

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
2-chapter crossover was published in Japan last year

Viz Media announced on Monday that it published the "boys' side" chapter of creator Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi - False Love and writer Kazune Kawahara (High School Debut) and artist Aruko's My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!) crossover manga. Viz published the manga in Monday's issue of its digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The special manga originally ran for two chapters last year. The "boys' side" chapter appeared in last year's 40th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on September 2, and the "girls' side" chapter appeared in the October issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine on September 13. Viz Media mentions it will get the second "girls' side" chapter in the future.

Viz Media's Shojo Beat line will release the first compiled volume of My Love Story!! on July 1. The fourth volume of Nisekoi will also ship in North America on July 1.

My Love Story!! is a romantic comedy that revolves around the love triangle between the unattractive Takeo Gouda, his cool and attractive childhood friend Sunagawa, and the pure Yamato, whose specialty is making candy. The original 100-page story was published in an issue of Bessatsu Margaret Sister in October 2011, but the manga then returned in Bessatsu Margaret as a serialized work. The series won Best Shojo Manga at the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards last year.

Nisekoi is a romantic comedy that follows the story of high-schooler and yakuza family member Raku Ichijo, who is forced into a fake relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of a rival gang's boss. While acting out their romance, Raku realizes that Chitoge has mysterious key from her past, which she can't remember, and he has a pendant that can only be unlocked by his childhood sweetheart. To complicate matters, two more girls with keys also appear.

Komi, the creator of the Double Arts manga, first made Nisekoi as a one-shot manga in Shueisha's seasonal Jump NEXT! magazine in 2011. Komi then launched the manga as a regular series in the main Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in November 2011. Viz Media's English version of Shonen Jump then began serializing the manga in 2012. The 20-episode anime adaptation ended last month.

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