Shōnen Hollywood Franchise Gets New Manga Set in Hawaii
posted on by Tiara Hamilton
The November issue of Kodansha's ARIA magazine announced that Ikuyo Hashiguchi's original work Shōnen Hollywood will get a new manga beginning in the magazine's November issue on September 27. Hashiguchi will write and Sora Sumeraki will draw the series, titled Shōnen Hollywood: Holly Trip for You.
The story follows the anime's idols as they travel to Hawaii to shoot a new music video, but run into trouble.
The Shōnen Hollywood anime series is inspired by Ikuyo Hashiguchi's mixed-media project Shōnen Hollywood and is produced by anime studio ZEXCS (Diabolik Lovers, Cuticle Detective Inaba) and the music label Starchild Records. Shogakukan Bunko published Hashiguchi's original popular novel Shōnen Hollywood in July 2012.
The anime tells an original story, set 15 years after the novel's story. It takes place at a fictional theater called Hollywood Tokyo in Harajuku, where members of the idol group "Shōnen Hollywood" develop their talents with diligent work and studying. The newly announced cast includes several original members of Shōnen Hollywood from the novel.