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Naoshi Arakawa's New Farewell My Dear Cramer Manga Gets Simultaneous English Release

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Manga about girls soccer by Your Lie in April author launched in Japan on Friday

Your Lie in April manga creator Naoshi Arakawa launched the Sayonara Watashi no Cramer (Farewell, My Dear Cramer) soccer manga in the June issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine on Friday. Kodansha Comics additionally announced on Friday that the manga is getting a simultaneous digital release in English on Kindle and comiXology. The first chapter is available now in English on Kindle.

The June issue of Monthly Shonen Magazine featured the new manga on the cover (pictured at right), and the first chapter included an opening color page. The first chapter is 69 pages long. The May issue of Monthly Shonen Magazine originally announced the new series on April 6, and it described the "youthful story of girls soccer" as follows:

Sumire Suō is 15 years old. She has passion for soccer, but can't seem to grasp victory... After having a gloomy life as a middle school student, will a single moment as a high school student make her heart dance!?

The first chapter of the manga begins with Sumire in middle school. The short-haired girl shows overwhelming power at a soccer game, and makes a great shot from a dribble during a counter, but the match ends when a girl with pigtails named Midori Soshizaki (seen below) blocks her. The two end up going to a regular high school instead of one that prides itself in athletics, and decide to work together as a team.

Arawaka previously drew the two-volume Sayonara Football manga about girls soccer in 2010. The manga featured a female protagonist in middle school.

Arakawa's Your Lie in April manga inspired a 22-episode television anime series that premiered in October 2014, and Aniplex of America is releasing the series on home video. The manga is also inspiring a live-action film that will open on September 10. Kodansha Comics is releasing the original manga in English.

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Comic Natalie

English release news via Crunchyroll


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