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Elex Media Licenses Kin-iro Mosaic, Koi to Gunkan Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st volumes slated for November 29

Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo announced last Friday that it has licensed Yui Hara's Kin-iro Mosaic and Keiko Nishi's Koi to Gunkan manga. The company will ship the first volumes of both manga on November 29.

Kin-iro Mosaic centers on Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly "pure Japanese" girl who did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an air mail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu's host family in Great Britain. The letter reads, "Shinobu, I'm coming to Japan!" The "Japanese/British girls' light comedy" follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.

Hara launched the manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine in 2010. Houbunsha published the manga's eighth volume on July 27. The series inspired two anime series. The first anime series aired in 2013, and the second series, Hello!! KINMOZA, premiered in 2015. An anime special titled Kin-iro Mosaic: Pretty Days opened on 16 screens and ranked at #11 on its opening weekend in Japan in November 2016.

Koi to Gunkan's story follows Kana Endō, a first-year middle school first student, and her manga otaku classmate Akira Shinohara. Kana is secretly in love with the 41-year-old town mayor. Kana and Akira find that the mayor has a mysterious relationship with a blond-haired, 37-year-old male manga artist.

Nishi began the series in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in 2011, and ended it in May 2015. Kodansha published eight compiled book volumes for the series.

Nishi's Otoko no Isshō (A Man's Lifetime) manga inspired a live-action film adaptation that opened in February 2015.

[Via Kaori Nusantara]

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