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Blue Spring Ride & Strobe Edge's Io Sakisaka to Launch New Manga

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New shōjo series to start in June in Bessatsu Margaret

The March issue of Shueisha's shōjo manga magazine Bessatsu Margaret is announcing on Friday that manga creator Io Sakisaka will launch a new series in the July issue on June 13. Shueisha will also publish an illustration collection for Sakisaka on May 25, the same day that her 13th Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride) manga volume ships in Japan. The illustration collection will feature art from Blue Spring Ride as well as her manga Strobe Edge.

Sakisaka serialized her "traditional school romance" Strobe Edge in Bessatsu Margaret from 2007 to 2009. Viz Media published the 10th and final volume of the manga in North America in May. The manga is inspiring a live-action film, starring Sōta Fukushi and Kasumi Arimura, that will open in March 14.

Sakisaka is ending her romance manga Blue Spring Ride in Bessatsu Margaret on Friday. That manga inspired a television anime last year, a live-action film in December, and an original anime DVD in December. Crunchyroll streamed the television anime as it aired in Japan.

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, Ali07

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