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Mizuki Kawashita Launches Ichigo 100% Sequel Manga in April

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Original manga ran from 2002-2005, inspired 2005 TV anime

This year's 17th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that manga creator Mizuki Kawashita is launching a sequel to her Ichigo 100% (Strawberry 100%) manga titled Ichigo 100% East Side Story in Shueisha's Jump Giga magazine on April 28.

The manga centers on middle school student Junpei Manaka and his relationships with the girls Aya Tōjō and Tsukasa Nishino. When he sees a beautiful girl on the rooftop of his school, he runs up to meet her, but only finds a notebook belonging to Aya Tōjō, a gifted writer with whom Junpei becomes fast friends. They pledge to turn her stories into films. Later, thinking that the girl he saw on the rooftop is Tsukasa Nishino, the most popular girl in school, Junpei asks her out. Tsukasa accepts, but Junpei finds out she wasn't the girl he saw. The story further chronicles the three's entrance into high school, and writing, directing, and starring in amateur films as Junpei tries to figure out the identity of the girl he saw that day.

Kawashita launched the Ichigo 100% (Strawberry 100%) manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2002, and ended it in 2005. The series ran for 19 volumes and Viz Media released the 14th volume in North America in 2010. The series was adapted into a television anime series, a four-episode video anime, and an anime special.

Kawashita's Hatsukoi Limited manga was also adapted into a television anime in 2009 and licensed by Sentai Filmworks. Kawashita has since created the Anedoki manga in 2009 followed by her Teto ku chi manga in 2013. She also launched the Gunjō ni Siren (Ultramarine Siren) manga in 2015, for which she revived her "Mikan Momokuri" pen name after 15 years.

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