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Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. Light Novels by Haganai's Hirasaka Get Manga Adaptation

posted on by Karen Ressler
HENNEKO's Kantoku provides illustrations for novels

This year's December issue of Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine announced on Thursday that Yomi Hirasaka's Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. (It'd be Good if Only Little Sister Was Here) light novel series will get a manga adaptation titled Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. @comic (pictured at right) in the next issue on December 19. Idu is drawing the series.

Hirasaka writes the series and Kantoku (The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.) provides the illustrations. Shogakukan published the first volume of the light novel series (pictured below left) in March and the third volume on Wednesday.

The story follows the everyday life of Itsuki, a novelist and "modern day Pygmalion" who works day in and day out to create the ultimate younger sister. He's surrounded by various other characters: a beautiful genius writer who loves him, his big-sisterly classmate from college, a fellow male writer, a sadistic tax accountant, and his editor. They're all looked after by Itsuki's perfect younger step-brother, Chihiro, who has a serious secret.

Hirasaka's Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai) light novel series inspired two television anime series with video anime spinoffs as well as manga. Funimation has licensed both seasons of the anime for release in North America. The light novel series also inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan in February 2014.

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