Saturn Apartments' Iwaoka Ends Shiawase no Machi Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series about love between owners of general store, tea house launched in 2009

The July issue of Asahi Shimbun Publications' Nemuki+ magazine revealed on June 13 that Hisae Iwaoka's Shiawase no Machi (Happy Town) manga will end in the magazine's September issue, which ships on August 12.

Iwaoka published Shiawase no Machi in Asahi Shimbun Publications' Shinkan anthology magazine starting in November 2009, and published seven chapters in the magazine's seven issues between 2009-2012. Iwaoka then resumed the series in Nemuki+ starting last October.

The manga centers on the a man and a woman who are owners of a general store and tea house in a certain shopping district, and follows their slow love.

Iwaoka began publishing her longest manga series, Saturn Apartments (Dosei Mansion), in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in 2005, and ended it in 2011. Viz Media published all seven volumes of the manga in English. A live-action film adaptation of the manga was planned, but was cancelled in 2011.

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