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Suki Desu Suzuki-kun!!, 'Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu' Manga Get New 1-Shots

posted on by Karen Ressler
Kyoko Kumagai, Miyuki Kitagawa, Ai Minase also draw new 1-shots

The first 2018 issue of Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine announced on Tuesday that Gō Ikeyamada will draw a one-shot for her Suki Desu Suzuki-kun!! manga in the magazine's combined third and fourth issue. In addition, Kanan Minami will draw a one-shot for Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu in a future issue.

The magazine will also publish one-shots for Kyoko Kumagai's Ayakashi Hisen manga in the 11th issue and Chie Shinohara's Red River (Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori) manga in the sixth issue.

Miyuki Kitagawa (Anoko ni 1000%, Princess Army) and Ai Minase (Hachimitsu ni Hatsukoi, Namida Usagi ~Seifuku no Kataomoi~) will publish one-shots with "secret" titles in coming issues.

Ikeyamada serialized the original Suki Desu Suzuki-kun!! manga from 2008 to 2012. The manga inspired an original anime DVD that was bundled with 2010's second issue of Sho-Comi. The manga has also inspired a spinoff novel project and a video game.

The story of the manga centers on four classmates who just entered the same junior high school together. On the first day of school, a boy named Hikaru Suzuki sees a talented girl named Sayaka performing lines from a drama on the school's rooftop, and he cannot take his eyes off her. Even as Hikaru becomes interested in Sayaka, his longtime friend Chihiro secretly pines for him. On top of that, a boy named Shinobu Suzuki — no relation to Hikaru — is falling for Chihiro.

Ikeyamada's other manga include So Cute It Hurts!!, Sekai wa Nakajima ni Koi wo Suru, and Satō, Watashi o Sukitte Barechau yo.

Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu began serializing in Sho-Comi in January 2008, and it ended in 2011. The manga inspired two anime DVDs in 2010 and a live-action film in 2012.

The original manga follows Tsubaki, a girl who is indifferent to both romance and fashion, even though she loves giving other people adorable hairstyles. On the first day of high school, she happened to sit next to Kyōta, a mean-spirited boy who teases her. In retaliation, she spontaneously pulls out scissors and cuts off his long tresses of hair. Thus begins the long love-hate relationship between Tsubaki and Kyōta.

Minami's other manga include Honey & Honey Drops, Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai, and Awa-Koi.

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