Ayumi Komura Ends Kami-sama no Ekohiiki Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 11th issue of Shueisha's Margaret magazine published the final chapter of Ayumi Komura's Kami-sama no Ekohiiki (Favoritism of the Gods) manga on Wednesday. Shueisha will ship the manga's fifth and final compiled book volume on June 25, and it will include Komura's "Alice" one-shot manga, which the magazine describes as the "prototype" for Kami-sama no Ekohiiki.
The manga centers on Yashiro, a high school boy who visits a local shrine 100 times to ask for confidence from the local god to confess his feelings to his friend Kenta. When he finally does it, Kenta turns him down, saying to Yashiro that he only likes girls. While heartbroken, he has an accident and dies. When he is brought back to life by the god that he prayed to, the god informs him that he has given him a new life as a high school girl, and a chance to repeat his confession to Kenta in his new form.
Komura launched the manga in Margaret in March 2017. Shueisha published the manga's fourth compiled book volume (pictured at right) on March 23.
Komura launched a new manga titled Kare Cafe in Margaret's sister magazine The Margaret on February 24.
Viz Media published Komura's Mixed Vegetables manga in print and digital forms in North America. The American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) division listed the first Mixed Vegetables volume among the "great graphic novels for teens" published in 2009.