Un chocolatier de l'amour perdu Manga to End in February
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Fall issue of Shogakukan's Zōkan Flowers magazine announced on Friday that Setona Mizushiro's Un chocolatier de l'amour perdu (Shitsuren Chocolatier) manga will end in the February 2015 issue of Monthly Flowers magazine on December 27. The series' eighth compiled volume announced in May that the manga will end in the ninth volume.
The eighth volume published Mizushiro's April message to fans to announce the series' conclusion. She noted that a certain film's quiet ending influenced her decision to end her manga in the next volume. The same volume also announced that the series has more than 2.7 million copies in circulation.
The story follows Sōta Koyurugi, a young man who loves making sweets and now goes to confectionery school. He has known his sempai Saeko since he had a crush on her during high school. However, she rejected a Valentine's date with him, so Sōta goes all out in making the ultimate chocolate as a present for her.
Mizushiro launched the manga in Monthly Flowers' spinoff magazine Rinka in 2008, but then she moved it to Monthly Flowers itself. The manga won the award for Best Shōjo Manga in the 36th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards in 2012. The series was also nominated for this year's Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. A live-action television series adaptation starring Arashi band member Jun Matsumoto (Hana Yori Dango , Kimi wa Pet, Gokusen) debuted in January.
Go! Comics published Mizushiro's After School Nightmare manga in North America. After School Nightmare was nominated for the first Eisner Award Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Japan, and honored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, as among the best graphic novels for teenagers.