Kōdai-ke no Hitobito Manga Gets Special Chapter in December
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's December issue of Shueisha's Monthly You magazine announced on Wednesday that Kozueko Morimoto's Kōdai-ke no Hitobito manga will get a special side story chapter in the next issue on December 15.
The manga's story centers around Kie Hirano, a 30-year old female office worker with a large-scale imagination. She gets to know Mitsumasa Kōdai, a handsome colleague, who also happens to be a telepath who can read people's thoughts. Mitsumasa is charmed by Kie's personality, and they start a relationship. Mitsumasa's mother Yūko judges Kie to be unfit to marry her son, but the family matriarch Ann makes Yūko retract the statement. Now Ann teaches Kie how to be a proper lady, and Kie's life becomes intertwined with the Kōdai family.
Morimoto (Kenshūi Nanako, Deka Wanko) launched the Kōdai-ke no Hitobito manga in Shueisha's Monthly You magazine in February 2013, after publishing a one-shot "Kōdai-ke no Hitobito" manga in the magazine's December 2012 issue. The series ended in March and had a side story chapter in April. Shueisha published the manga's sixth and final compiled volume on May 25.
The series also inspired a live-action movie last May.
Morimoto's Gokusen manga has also received multiple live-action adaptations, including three television series in 2002, 2005, and 2008; two live-action television special in 2003 and in 2009; and a live-action film in July 2009. The manga also inspired a 13-episode TV anime series in 2004. Media Blasters released the anime in North America from 2004 to 2005.