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Tsubasa to Hotaru Shōjo Romantic Comedy Manga Gets More Anime

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Short anime segments to be featured on Oha-Suta children's TV Tokyo program

The April issue of Shueisha's Ribon magazine is unveiling on March 3 that Nana Haruta's Tsubasa to Hotaru shojo romantic comedy manga is inspiring more anime in March.

The anime will run on March 6, 13, and 20, and 27 as segments within the children's television program Oha-Suta ("Good Morning Star") on TV Tokyo. The cast of Kanae Itō as Tsubasa Sonokawa, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Aki Hidaka, and Takahiro Sakurai as Yūma Toba will return for the new shorts. The magazine also hints that the scenes during the school trip and culture festival will be animated.

The first anime adaptation of Haruta's manga was a special that was screened at last year's Ribon Festa 2014 event.

The story of Tsubasa to Hotaru revolves around Tsubasa Sonokawa, a 15-year old high school girl who fell in love with her upperclassman when he saved her after she fainted at the train station from anemia. She thought it was a meeting of fate, and visited him at his class every day. However, he told her that her feelings were "heavy," and he dumped her. She once again meets a boy after taking over her friend Yuri's job as boy's basketball team manager. She learns that she might have more of a connection with this boy named Aki than she first thought...

Haruta began the manga in the 2013, and Shueisha wil ship the fourth compiled volume of the manga in Japan on March 13. . The first chapter of the manga is available to read for free on Ribon's official website. Viz Media publishes Haruta's Cactus's Secret manga in North America.

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