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Ayu Watanabe's LDK Shōjo Manga Ends

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kodansha USA publishes manga in N. America, series inspired live-action film in 2014

The September issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine published the final chapter of Ayu Watanabe's LDK shōjo manga on Saturday. Watanabe will publish a two-chapter bonus manga in the magazine's October and November issues. The 24th and final volume will ship on October 13.

Bessatsu Friend had revealed in November that the manga had entered its final arc.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in North America, and it describes the series:

Aoi Nishimori is a high school girl who lives alone in her own apartment, but to her surprise, she discovers that the prince of her school, Shusei Kugayama, has moved in next door! To add to this, a series of crazy happenings result in the two living together under a single roof! Shusei is known to be a heartless guy and Aoi particularly hates him after he coldly rejected her best friend, so a life of cohabitation seems like a recipe for disaster. And yet, Aoi somehow can't stop her heart from pounding when she's with Shusei...

Watanabe launched the manga in Bessatsu Friend in 2009, and Kodansha published the manga's 23rd compiled book volume in Japan on May 12. Kodansha Comics published the manga's 10th volume in North America on April 4.

The manga inspired a live-action film starring Ayame Gōriki (Black Butler, Gatchaman, Mirai Nikki- Another: World) as Aoi and Kento Yamazaki (Kyō, Koi wo Hajimemasu) as love-interest Shūsei that opened in April 2014.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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