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'Miss Bernard said.' Gag Manga About Literature Gets Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Yūki Shikawa's comedy of girl who likes to discuss books she has not read

The company Dream Creation (I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying, Ojisan to Marshmallow) launched a website on Saturday to announce that an anime adaptation is in the works for Yūki Shikawa's Miss Bernard said. (Bernard-jō Iwaku.) manga.

The short gag manga is about the love of famous works of literature. It follows Sawako "Miss Bernard" Machida, a lazy girl who wants to be a well-read person — but does not actually read much. The manga recounts the conversations between "Miss Bernard" and her bookworm friends about the Bible, The Tale of the Heike, Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Door into Summer, The Great Passage, Fermat's Last Theorem, and more masterpieces that she has not necessarily read.

The manga runs in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine, and it won the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize along with Shikawa's other short manga Onnoji and Utsu Gohan. Ichijinsha published the first compiled book volume (pictured right) of Miss Bernard said. on April 19, 2013, and the second volume followed on July 27, 2015.

Source: Comic Natalie

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