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Princess Jellyfish/Kuragehime Manga Gets Special Chapter in Shonen Magazine

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Chapter to commemorate upcoming live-action film release on December 27

The first 2015 issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Akiko Higashimura will draw "Kuragehime Navi" (Princess Jellyfish Navigation), a special chapter of her Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) manga, in the following issue on December 10.

The original manga normally runs in Kiss, Kodansha's manga magazine for female readers. It is also getting two prequel chapters in Kiss on November 25 and December 25. All of these extra chapters will commemorate the upcoming live-action film, which will open in Japan on December 27.

The manga inspired the 2010 Princess Jellyfish television anime series which Funimation released in North America. Funimation describes the story:

Plain, timid and obsessed with jellyfish, Tsukimi is a far cry from her idea of a princess. Her tepid life as a jobless illustrator comes complete with roommates who harbor diehard hobbies that solidify their status as hopeless social rejects. These wallflowers run a tight, nun-like ship, but their no-men-allowed-not-no-one-not-no-how bubble is unwittingly burst after Tsukimi brings home a rescued sea jelly and a beauty queen... who's actually a guy. When the threat of losing their cozy convent inspires this glamour boy to turn the neurotic entourage into a portrait of success, will Tsukimi take her chance to bloom, or will she end up a hot mess?
Higashimura launched the manga in Kiss in 2008, and Kodansha published the 14th volume in September.

Image © Akiko Higashimura/Kodansha


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