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Bonobono Creator Mikio Igarashi Launches Futsū no Kimochi Web Manga

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Story centers on daily life of elementary school boy

Bonobono manga creator Mikio Igarashi launched the Futsū no Kimochi (Normal Feelings) manga on Futabasha's Web Comic Action manga website and Manga Leaf smartphone app on Friday. The story centers on an elementary school boy named Hiro and the events that happen around him in his daily life.

In the first chapter, Hiro finds on a dead sparrow on his way home from school. He wraps it up and brings it home, which upsets his mother. Hiro and his mother decide to bury the sparrow.

New chapters will debut on the fourth or fifth Friday of every month.

Igarashi's Bonobono manga depicts the absurd gag humor of Bono Bono the otter, Shimarisu the chipmunk, Araiguma the raccoon, and other animals. Igarashi serialized the original manga in Manga Life, Manga Club, and other Takeshobo magazines from 1986 onward. The 42nd compiled book volume shipped in March 2017, and the series has more than 9 million copies in print. The first television anime of the manga ran from April 1995 to March 1996, and a new television anime that premiered in 2016 is celebrating the manga's 30th anniversary.

The new anime's 81st episode that premiered in October adapted a story from the Bono-chan spinoff manga. Igarashi launched the spinoff in Takeshobo's Manga Life magazine in April 2016. The manga focuses on Bono Bono's childhood.

Source: Comic Natalie

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