Skyblue Shore's Nanpei Yamada Ends Sakura no Hana to Kōcha Ōji Manga in May

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: Masumi Kawasou's Touring Express Euro manga ends in May, Hisaya Nakajo's Momo mo Motto! manga approaches climax

The June issue of Hakusensha's Bessatsu Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Thursday that Nanpei Yamada will end her Sakura no Hana to Kōcha Ōji (The Cherry Blossom and the Black Tea Prince) manga in the magazine's next issue on May 26. The manga will feature on the magazine's cover, and will also have a color opening page.

The manga centers on Yoshino, a girl who enacts a ritual to curse the arranged marriage partner that her father set her up with. However, something goes wrong, and instead she summons the "Black Tea Prince" Sakura. Sakura once served Yoshino's great-great-grandmother Yae.

Yamada launched the manga in Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 2013 as a new series of her original Kōcha Ōji manga. Hakusensha published the manga's 11th compiled book volume last November. The original Kōcha Ōji manga ran in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine from 1997 to 2004 and had 25 volumes.

Tokyopop previously published two volumes of Yamada's Skyblue Shore (Sorairo Kaigan) manga.

The June issue of Bessatsu Hana to Yume also revealed on Thursday that Masumi Kawasou is ending her Touring Express Euro manga in the next issue on May 26. The manga is the latest series in Kawasou's Touring Express manga series, which focuses on Interpol detective Charles, and his relationship with professional hit man Dean. The manga launched in Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 2009. Hakusensha published the manga's ninth compiled book volume last September.

The June issue also revealed that Hisaya Nakajo's (Hana-Kimi) Momo mo Motto! manga is approaching its climax.

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