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Crunchyroll Adds Watashi ga Motete Dousunda Manga

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Also: "Manga 2.5" of After School of the Earth, Renai Senka -The Special Class of Love-, Tonari-no Kashiwagi-san

Media service Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it will release Junko's Watashi ga Motete Dōsunda (What's The Good of Me Being Popular, or Boys, kiss him instead of me). Crunchyroll users will get to choose the official English title for the manga in a contest in which Kodansha will choose one submitted title. The details of the contest and the first chapter of the manga will be available on September 18 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Crunchyroll describes the plot:

Kae Serinuma is what you'd call a "fujoshi." When she sees boys getting along with each other, she loves to indulge in wild fantasies! One day her favorite anime character dies and the shock causes her to lose a ton of weight. Then four hot guys at school ask her out, but that isn't exciting to her at all — she'd rather see them date each other!

Junko began the manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine last year, and the company will publish the fourth compiled volume on September 12.

The website also announced three new "Manga 2.5" (voiced manga) series that will premiere on Sunday at 10:00 p.m. EDT. The first manga, After School of the Earth (Chikyū no Hōkago) by Akihito Yoshitomi, stars Kenji Akabane as Masashi Kawamura, Satomi Moriya as Sanae, Yui Nakajima as Yaeko, Mami Uchida as Anna, Ai Kakuma as Kiyomi, and Nana Inoue as a girl.

Crunchyroll lists the story:

Humans have been erased by mysterious life forms called “Phantoms”, only one boy and three girls, Masashi, Sanae, Yaeko, and Anna are left on Earth. Masashi believes that it's like after school so that the people who vanished will surely come back. Although there are full of anxiety and mystery around them, they spend every day rather happily not so sadly without inconvenience to food, clothing and shelter, enjoy the life of only four on Earth!

Yoshitomi serialized the manga in Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine from 2009 to 2012 with a total of six compiled volumes.

The second title, Renai Senka -The Special Class of Love- by Mizutama, stars:

Shintarō Asanuma as Nobuta Yabuta
Yoshino Nanjō as Miyako Sakurakoji
Rina Hidaka as Kokoro Kusama
Aki Toyosaki as Akane Fujimori
Ami Koshimizu as Yukio Takabayashi
Yū Kobayashi as Kasumi Naeki
Akiko Matsuzaki as Principal
Chihira Kouno as teacher

Crunchyroll lists the story:

Nobuta Yabuta is a beginning teacher appointed to the prestigious girls' high school Sakura Gakuen, but in fact, he is a women phobia. There are five girls who are supposed to become first-class ladies in his classroom. It is called "love specialized course" or "Renai Senka". The mission for the girls in order to graduate is just one thing; to be kissed by the homeroom teacher. They tempt Yabuta in every possible means so that they win a kiss from him...

Mizutama began serializing the manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine in 2009, and the company shipped the fifth and final compiled volume in 2012.

The third and final title, Tonari-no Kashiwagi-san (Kashiwagi-san Next Door) by Kinusa Shimotsuki, stars Tetsuya Kakihara as Yuto Sakuraba, Ayahi Takagaki as Kotone Kashiwagi, Yuka Iguchi as Sayaka Fukuda, Toshiki Masuda as Kazuki Kusano, Eriko Matsui as Kotori Abekawa, as well as Chihira Kouno,and Hitomi Yamano as extras.

Crunchyroll describes the plot:

Yuto Sakuraba is a high school boy who enjoys his geek (Otaku) life, loving manga, anime and so on. He is hooked on illustration by Sayane on an SNS recently. Although he only likes such two-dimensional girls, he becomes interested in the three-dimensional, real girl for the first time. The girl is Kotone Kashiwagi, so beautiful classmate sitting next to him. She seems to hate Otaku, but in fact, she has some secrets…

Shimotsuki began serializing the manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine in 2010, and the company shipped the eighth compiled volume in Japan on July 11.

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