Kare First Love's Miyasaka Ends Akai Ito Shōjo Manga
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The story centers around a girl who serves as her school's sword-fighting kendō team manger. She is feared by those around her for her strict attitude, even though she is completely devoted to her team. She has feelings for the boys around her — but one is a polar opposite of her, another thinks of her as his little sister, and still another kissed someone in front of her. And then there are the aces on the other schools' teams.
Miyasaka launched the manga in August 2012 after publishing a 40-page preview chapter titled Akai Ito: Innocent Scene in July 2012. Shogakukan published the eighth compiled volume (pictured at right) in March.
The September issue also revealed on Friday that Miyasaki is launching a spinoff manga titled 1/100,000 (pictured below) — which will center on the Akai Ito characters Rino and Kiritani — in the October issue on August 24.
Miyasaka's last manga, Bokutachi wa Shitteshimatta, began in 2007 and ran for 14 volumes before ending in March 2012. Viz Media published Miyasaka's Kare First Love series in North America.