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Minami Mizuno to End Rainbow Days Manga, Start New Series

posted on by Karen Ressler
"Koi o Shiranai Boku-tachi wa" one-shot precedes new series

This year's second issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret Sister Winter Fest magazine published a new one-shot by Minami Mizuno on Tuesday. The one-shot, titled "Koi o Shiranai Boku-tachi wa" (We Who Know Nothing Of Love), will tie into a new series that Mizuno will launch in the July issue of Bessatsu Margaret on June 13.

The "Koi o Shiranai Boku-tachi wa" one-shot centers on middle school student Naohiko and his soft-hearted friend Eiji. The story begins when Izumi, a girl Eiji knew from elementary school, transfers to their middle school. The full series will follow Naohiko and the others when they are in high school. (Note: Character name romanizations not official.)

Mizuno announced on Twitter last month that her Rainbow Days manga has two chapters remaining. If there are no breaks, the manga will end on March 13. The February issue of Bessatsu Margaret also announced in January that Rainbow Days was approaching its climax.

Rainbow Days centers on a group of four male high school students who are close friends: Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi. The four boys have no club activities, and they hurry through their studies so they can spend their days having fun. Their main topic of interest: love. Natsuki has an unrequited crush on Anna, a girl from another class, and his friends keep meddling in their relationship.

Mizuno launched the manga in Bessatsu Margaret in the February 2012 issue. Shueisha published the 14th compiled book volume in December. The manga inspired a drama CD that Shueisha bundled with a limited edition of the seventh volume in October 2014. The manga then inspired a television anime that premiered in January 2016. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The manga's 13th volume also bundled an original anime DVD last September.

Source: Comic Natalie

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