No-Rin Agricultural Manga to End in Young Gangan
posted on by Kiara Valdez
This year's 11th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan Comics will reveal on Friday that Maru Asakura's manga adaptation of Shiratori Shirow and illustrator Kippu's No-Rin light novel will end in the next issue, which will ship in Japan on June 5.
The story centers on teenager Kosaku Hata, who is utterly shocked when her favorite idol, Yuka Kusakabe, suddenly retires. But when Kosaku finally recovers and starts attending his classes at Tamo Agriculture School he finds a bigger surprise, Yuka has transferred into his class under her real name, Ringo Kinoshita. Kosaku sees this as his chance to get to befriend his dream girl but he soon discovers that Ringo is an entirely different person to Yuka, which makes the solving the mystery of why Ringo transferred into Tamo just that little-bit more complicated.
This manga is the first of three manga adaptations inspired by Shirow and Kippu's romantic comedy light novel series. The the second was No-Rin Petit, a comedy focused series illustrated by Kotoji for Square Enix's Big Gangan that concluded in 2014. The third series is No-Rin -Wild-, illustrated by Toshiko Machida (Angel Game, Bacchon Girls) for SB Creative's GA Bunko Magazine.
The novel also inspired an anime adaptation which premiered in Japan on the 10th of January 2014 and ran for 12 episodes. Funimation streamed the series in North America, and has licensed the series for home video release.