House of the sun. Spin-off Manga Ends in March
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The April issue of Kodansha 's Dessert magazine is announcing that the final chapter of Taamo's spin-off of her original Taiyō no Ie manga will be published in the May issue on March 24. The manga will have a color opening page, and it will also be featured on the issue's cover.
The first part of the of the spin-off manga focused on the character Sugimoto, also known as "Radical." The spin-off manga was first announced in January, on the same issue of Dessert that concluded the original Taiyō no Ie manga.
The original Taiyō no Ie manga's 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 original Taiyō no Ie 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 Yūki (Senki Zesshō Symphogear, Valvrave the Liberator) as Mao Motomiya, Yūichi Nakamura (Psychic Squad, Clannad) as Hiro Nakamura, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Daiki Nakamura, Kanae Itō as Sugimoto, Kenji Akabane as Fujita, Yōko 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.