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Boys Be… ~young adult~ Manga Launches in September

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Newest installment in Masahiro Itabashi, Hiroyuki Tamakoshi's romance manga series focuses on young adults

The September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine revealed earlier this month that Masahiro Itabashi and Hiroyuki Tamakoshi are launching a new installment of their Boys Be... manga titled Boys Be... ~young adult~ in the magazine's next issue on September 8. As with the Boys Be…~adult season~ manga, which focuses on "sweet-and-sour love stories for adults," the new manga will focus on "sweet-and-sour love stories about growing young adults not used to love."

Itabashi and Tamakoshi serialized their first Boys Be… series in Weekly Shonen Magazine in the 1990s, followed by Boys Be...2nd Season and Boys Be...L Co-op. They then started another Boys Be… manga series called Boys Be… 2009 1-Gakki (Boys Be… 2009 Term I) on Kodansha's MiChao mobile comic website in April 2009, and ended it in October of the same year. Itabashi and Tamakoshi then started their Boys Be… Next Season series in a different magazine, Kodansha's Magazine Special, in November 2009, and they ended that series in February 2012. The pair launched the ongoing Boys Be…~adult season~ manga in Kodansha's Evening magazine in August 2012, and chapters are published irregularly.

Tokyopop published most of the Boys Be...2nd Season series, without the "2nd Season" appellation, in North America. Right Stuf first released the 2000 animated adaptation in 2006. The franchise also inspired live-action television series and stage musical adaptations in Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie


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