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Kaori Hanzawa's Comic Girls Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series about 15-year-old manga creator launched in 2014

Japanese retailer Rakuen is listing the cover of the August issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine, which reveals that a television anime adaptation of Kaori Hanzawa's Comic Girls four-panel manga has been green-lit. The manga features on the issue's cover. The issue will ship on Monday.

The manga's story centers on the 15-year-old high school student and manga creator Kaoruko Moeta, who uses the pen name Chaos. After ranking at the bottom of a reader survey, Kaoruko's editor recommends that she enter an all-female dormitory for manga creators. Kaoruko's roommates are shōjo manga creator Koyume Koizuka, teen romance manga creator Ruki Irokawa, and shōnen manga creator Tsubasa Katsuki. The girls support each other as they work to become better manga creators.

The manga debuted as a guest series in the magazine in 2014, and the series' regular serialization began later than year. Houbunsha released the manga's second compiled book volume in April 2016, and the third volume will ship on June 27. The manga was a first-round candidate selected for this year's Manga Taisho awards.

The magazine also irregularly publishes Hanzawa's related Chaos-sensei no Atelier Tanbō ~Kirara manga no Tsukurikata~ informational manga. In the series, Hanzawa uses her experience writing Comic Girls for the magazine to show the process of making manga.

Hanzawa debuted as a manga creator with Ichigo Omelette ♥ in 2000. She wrote the Kiruminzuu manga adaptation of the Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzū anime in 2010.

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