Ayu Watanabe's LDK Shōjo Manga Enters Final Arc
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The December issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine announced on Friday that Ayu Watanabe's LDK shōjo manga is entering its final arc. The manga's 22nd compiled book volume is slated for December 13.
Aoi Nishimori is a high school girl who lives alone in her own apartment, but to her surprise, she discovers that the prince of her school, Shusei Kugayama, has moved in next door! To add to this, a series of crazy happenings result in the two living together under a single roof! Shusei is known to be a heartless guy and Aoi particularly hates him after he coldly rejected her best friend, so a life of cohabitation seems like a recipe for disaster. And yet, Aoi somehow can't stop her heart from pounding when she's with Shusei...
Watanabe launched the manga in Bessatsu Friend in 2009, and Kodansha published the manga's 21st compiled book volume in Japan on August 12. Kodansha Comics published the manga's seventh volume in North America on October 4. The manga inspired a live-action film starring Ayame Gōriki (Black Butler, Gatchaman, Mirai Nikki- Another: World) as Aoi and Kento Yamazaki (Kyō, Koi wo Hajimemasu) as love-interest Shūsei that opened in April 2014.