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Oreimo: Kuroneko, The Pet Girl of Sakurasō Manga to End in May

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of Key's Rewrite: Side-B game also ends next month

The 13th issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Comic magazine will announce on Thursday that three manga will end in the 14th issue on May 30: Sakura Ikeda's Oreimo: Kuroneko (Ore no Kouhai ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai), Hōki Kusano's Sakurasō no Pet na Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou), and Sakana Tōjō's Rewrite: Side-B.

North American publisher Dark Horse Comics has licensed Oreimo: Kuroneko in North America, and it describes the story:

In a shocking twist, Kyousuke's sister Kirino has decided to study abroad...and Ruri Gokou, a.k.a. Kuroneko, is transferring to Kyousuke's school! Is his homeroom prepared to have the dark Queen of Nightmare among them...and is the manga world prepared when Kuroneko makes her first pitch to a professional company? One thing's for sure--Kyousuke will be by her side, supporting her. But how close is "by her side" going to be...?

Ikeda launched the spin-off manga based on Tsukasa Fushimi's Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute) light novel series in Dengeki G's Magazine in 2011, but she transferred it to the Dengeki G's Comic magazine last April. Kadokawa published the manga's fifth compiled book volume last September. Dark Horse published the first English volume this month. Ikeda also launched the Oreimo manga adaptation in 2008, and ended it in 2011. Dark Horse also licensed the manga in 2012, and released all four compiled book volumes in North America from 2012 to 2013.

Sakurasō no Pet na Kanojo adapts Hajime Kamoshida's light novel series of the same name. The school romantic comedy revolves around a high school sophomore named Sorata Kanda who lives in Sakura-sō, the dormitory for problem children at Sorata's school. One day, Mashiro Shiina — a cute girl who happens to be also a cosmopolitan, brilliant artist — moves into Sakurasō.

Kusano launched the manga in Dengeki G's Magazine in 2011, but he transferred it to the Dengeki G's Comic magazine last April. Kadokawa published the manga's seventh compiled book volume last October. Kamoshida's original light novel inspired the The Pet Girl of Sakurasou 24-episode TV anime series in 2012. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the anime on DVD and Blu-ray in North America.

Tōjō's Rewrite: Side-B manga adapts the 2011 Key visual novel of the same name. In the visual novel, the story takes place in the fictional city of Kazamatsuri, where a shadow war is waged by the two opposing groups of Gaia and Garden. The protagonist, Kotarō Tennōji, a boy with supernatural powers, joins his school's occult club, whose five members are all girls with similarly supernatural powers, and with varying allegiances in the shadow war.

Tōjō launched the manga in Dengeki G's Magazine in 2010, but transferred it to the Dengeki G's Comic magazine last April. Kadokawa published the manga's seventh compiled book volume last November.


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