New Age 12 Manga Arc Launches in Ciao Magazine
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nao Maita launched a new Age 12 (12-Sai.) manga titled Age 12 ~Kataomoi~ (Unrequited Love) in the September issue of Shogakukan's Ciao magazine on Wednesday. The manga centers around shy girl Kako Aihara, who secretly harbors feelings for her classmate Kohinata-kun. The issue's cover features the manga.
Maita is also currently serializing her main Age 12 (12-Sai.) manga in Ciao. The current issue announced the results of a character popularity poll. Maita recently drew a one-shot titled "12-Sai. ~Vacation~," about Yui and Hiyama's summer, in last month's issue of Ciao.
Ciao also launched two other new manga series: Hapikon! ~Ōji to Sekai Ichi! Happy-na Kekkon~ (The Prince and the World's Happiest Marriage) by Chitose Yagami (Ore-sama Kingdom) and Manga Nihon Okashi-Banashi (Manga Japan Candy Tales) by Shio Ebina (Kaseifu ga Ita.).
Maita launched Age 12 in 2012, and Shogakukan published the manga's ninth compiled book volume on April 27. The manga inspired the 12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki (Age 12: A Little Heart-Pounding) television anime, which premiered on April 4, with the second season premiering on October 3.
The manga has already inspired two original video anime series, with the first debuting in April 2014, and the second debuting in July 2015. Both were bundled in issues of Ciao magazine. The manga has also inspired a live-action adaptation, which was distributed on two DVDs bundled with Ciao magazine last year.
Source: Comic Natalie
Update: The new manga is actually a new arc that continues the story of the current manga series.
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