Taiyō no Ie Manga Ends, Spin-Off Starts in Next Issue
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The March issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine published the final chapter of Taamo's Taiyō no Ie manga on Saturday. The end of the chapter features a notice that announces that a spin-off of the manga will begin serializing in the next issue, and the first part of the spin-off will focus on the character Sugimoto, also known as "Radical."
The story revolves around a girl named Mao Motomiya. When they were kids, Mao used to spend a lot of time at her neighbor Hiro Nakamura's house because it would always make her feel happy. Years later and now in high school, her father remarries and she feels she's lost her home when 24-year old Hiro, who lives alone since he lost his parents, invites her to come live with him.
Taamo began the manga in Dessert's June 2010 issue, and Kodansha shipped the 12th volume of the manga in Japan last month. Limited edition pressings of volumes five and six came bundled with a drama CD starring Aoi Yuki (Senki Zessho Symphogear, Valvrave the Liberator) as Mao Motomiya, Yuichi Nakamura (Psychic Squad, Clannad) as Hiro Nakamura, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Daiki Nakamura, Kanae Ito as Sugimoto, Kenji Akabane as Fujita, Yoko Hikasa as Chii-chan, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Oda, and Ayaka Saito as Hina Nakamura. The manga won the shojo category of the 38th Kodansha Awards.