Real Girl Manga Gets Special Chapter in March

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime adaptation premieres in April

This year's April issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine announced on Saturday that Mao Nanami's Real Girl (3D Kanojo) manga will get a special chapter in the May issue on March 24. The chapter will follow the series' three main couples — highlight white text to read spoilers Tsuttsun and Iroha, Takanashi and Ishino, and Ayado and Itō — as they meet once again.

The manga will adorn the cover and have a color opening page. The magazine will also include a separate booklet that will publish the manga's first two chapters. Both are part of the magazine's commemoration of the anime adaptation.

The josei manga follows Hikari "Tsuttsun" Tsutsui, a high school boy who is satisfied with the virtual girls he encounters in anime and games. He does not have many friends and he lives in his own world. One day, when he is stuck on pool cleaning duty, he is approached by Iroha, a "real girl" who is showy and popular with boys.

The romantic comedy manga ran in Kodansha's Dessert magazine from July 2011 to May 2016, and Kodansha published the series in 12 compiled volumes. The manga has 1.2 million copies in print. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English.

The anime adaptation will premiere on NTV's AnichU programming block in April, and is listed with 12 episodes. A live-action film will open this fall.

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