Paradise of Innocence Manga Gets Spinoff, Asks Readers to Submit Ideas
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's October issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal Arashi magazine published the final chapter of Uran's Mujaki no Rakuen (Paradise of Innocence) manga on Friday, and announced that the manga will get a short spinoff series starting in the December issue on November 2.
For the spinoffs, the magazine asked readers to submit favorite characters and situations they would like to see them in (such as "Konomi x Halloween Costume Party" or "Rio x Cherry Blossom Viewing"). Uran will review submissions and adapt favorites into the spinoff. One person who submits a winning combination will be selected via lottery to receive a shikishi with Uran's autograph.
Uran launched the manga in Hakusensha's Young Animal Arashi magazine in 2011. In the popular "nostalgic & innocent story," Shōta is sent back in time to his elementary school days via a mysterious school pool. He see Konomi-chan, a girl who would eventually become a nationally popular actress, and other cute girls when they were innocent.
The manga inspired three original anime DVDs bundled with the sixth, eighth, and tenth limited-edition compiled volumes. According to retailer Mangaoh's listing, the manga's third anime DVD was the "final" one, and it featured the full version of the theme song.
The manga was removed from Amazon Japan in May 2015.
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