One Week Friends' Hazuki Launches Boku ga Boku de Aru Tame ni Manga on October 22
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The October issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine revealed last Saturday that Matcha Hazuki's (One Week Friends) new Boku ga Boku de Aru Tame ni (For Me to Remain Myself) manga series will debut in the magazine's next issue, which Square Enix will publish on October 22. The manga will have a color opening page and it will adorn the issue's cover.
The magazine further teases the manga:
Second-year high school student Shun Asakura has been together with Sana Wakatsuki since they were kids, and has had feelings for her for just as long. In fourth grade, Shun's family had to move, but he couldn't tell Sana how he felt before he left town. He's regretted putting a lid on his feelings for seven years since then, until he finally returns to the town where Sana lives. He resolves to tell Sana how he really feels. But there, he meets someone named Ayumu Fujisaki, who greatly resembles him, and what he thought of himself, like an ideal version of him.
Similar text in the preview tease lines of dialogue:
"There was someone I liked. But I locked those feelings inside, and said goodbye. It's been seven years. I never forgot the key to that lock, and I grip it tightly once more."
"That lie was like a spiral, connecting me and 'me.'"
"He said a lie that 'he' was 'me.'"
Square Enix will also distribute a pamphlet titled "Oshi Grey" in bookstores that will publish preview chapters of manga, including a preview of Boku ga Boku de Aru Tame ni, ahead of the manga's October 22 debut.
Hazuki launched her One Week Friends manga in the Gangan Joker magazine in 2012, and ended it in January. The manga was adapted into a television anime series, which premiered in April last year. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks will release it on home video.