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Ryō Ikuemi's Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo Manga Approaches Climax

posted on by Anita Tai
Manga launched in 2011, inspired live-action TV series that premiered in April

This year's sixth issue of Shodensha's Feel Young magazine announced on Monday that Ryō Ikuemi's Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo manga is approaching its climax. The word "climax" written in phonetic katakana often indicates a manga series' final chapter. The series will receive a color page in the next issue.

The story follows Mitsu, a woman around the age of 30 who is married to the second man she fell in love with. She begins having an affair with her first love, her former middle school classmate Arishima. Both of them are already married, and Mitsu's husband begins to suspect her.

Ikuemi first published the manga as a one-shot in the magazine in September 2010, and then launched it as a series in May 2011. Shodensha released the fifth compiled book volume on April 25. The series inspired a live-action television series adaptation that premiered last month.

Ikuemi's Kiyoku Yawaku manga also inspired a live-action film adaptation in 2013, and her Pops manga inspired an original video anime in 1993.

A North American release of Ikuemi's Itoshi no Nina (Nina, My Love) was listed under Tokyopop on online retailer Amazon in 2011 with a release date of December 2011, but Tokyopop closed its doors that April before any confirmation was given. JManga digitally distributed Ikuemi's Cousin manga in English before also closing its doors.

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