Ichigo 100%'s Kawashita Starts 1st New Manga as Mikan Momokuri in 15 Years
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's July issue of Shueisha's women's manga magazine Monthly You announced on Monday that manga artist Mizuki Kawashita (Strawberry 100%, Hatsukoi Limited) will start a new series titled Gunjō ni Siren (Ultramarine Siren) in the next issue on July 15. Kawashita will use the pen name Mikan Momokuri for the first time in 15 years.
The magazine teases the "stinging youth story" with the sentence, "A destiny that begins to stir upon entering high school!?"
The manga artist debuted in 1994 using the pen name "Mikan Momokuri," but since 2000 has primarily used the pen name "Mizuki Kawashita." She uses the latter pen name to write for shonen magazines.
Kawashita launched the Ichigo 100% (Strawberry 100%) manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2002. The series ran for 19 volumes and Viz Media released the 14th volume in North America in 2010. The series was adapted into a television anime series, a four-episode video anime, and an anime special. Viz is streaming the series on its website and on Hulu.
Kawashita's Hatsukoi Limited manga was also adapted into a television anime in 2009 and licensed by Sentai Filmworks. Kawashita has since created the Anedoki manga in 2009 followed by her Teto ku chi manga in 2013.
Source: Comic Natalie