My Love Story/Ore Monogatari!! Shōjo Manga Gets TV Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
The December issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine is announcing on Thursday that a television anime adaptation of Kazune Kawahara and Aruko's My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!) manga has been green-lit. Viz Media is publishing the shōjo romantic comedy manga in North America, and it describes the story:
Takeo Gōda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!
Kawahara first debuted the original 100-page version of the story in an issue of Bessatsu Margaret Sister in October 2011, but the manga then returned in Bessatsu Margaret as a serialized work. Shueisha is publishing the seventh compiled book volume of the manga on Thursday, and Viz is publishing the third volume in January.
The series won Best Shojo Manga at the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards last year. It also received a two-chapter crossover with Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi: False Love manga in both Weekly Shonen Jump and Bessatsu Margaret last year. (Viz published the "boys' side" chapter in its version of Weekly Shonen Jump.)
Kawahara's other manga include High School Debut, which Viz also publishes in North America. JManga announced Aruko's Yasuko and Kenji manga before it stopped service.