Kizuna's Kazuma Kodaka Launches New Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
The August issue of Libre Publishing's Be Boy Gold boys' love magazine announced last month that Kizuna creator Kazuma Kodaka will launch a new series in the October issue on August 28. The manga is titled Ikumen ☆ After + A, and it focuses on ikumen (men who play an active role in raising children).
Kodaka's Kizuna - Bonds of Love manga was adapted into two original video anime (OVAs) in 1994 and 2001. Central Park Media's Be Beautiful Manga imprint previously published the beginning of Kizuna before its parent company filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Digital Manga Inc.'s Juné imprint republished the 11-volume Kizuna manga in omnibus form in 2010-2012, although Libre Publishing has since ended its publishing agreement with Digital Manga.
Digital Manga also published Kodaka's Border and Bad Teacher's Equation manga in English. Kodaka's Bad Teacher's Equation and Ki*Me*Ra manga also inspired OVA adaptations