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Kids on the Slope's Yuki Kodama Launches New Series in July

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Author's Tsukikage Baby manga recently concluded in March

The June issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine revealed on Friday that Yuki Kodama will launch a new manga series in the magazine's September issue on July 28.

Kodama recently concluded her Tsukikage Baby manga on March 28. She launched the manga in Monthly Flowers in November 2012. The manga's ninth and final compiled book volume (seen right) will ship on May 10. The omnibus series is set in a small provincial town that has maintained the traditional ways of Japan. The stories follow the human drama among the families there from various points of view.

Kodama launched her nine-volume Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) manga in Monthly Flowers in 2007, and ended the series in March 2012. Shogakukan published a one-volume spinoff manga titled Sakamichi no Apollon: Bonus Track in November 2012.

The manga inspired a television anime adaptation on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina programming block in April 2012. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired under the title Kids on the Slope, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in 2013.

The manga is inspiring a live-action film slated for 2018.

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