Princess Jellyfish's Akiko Higashimura, Novelist Mariko Hayashi Launch New Manga

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Emi Gorōmaru also launches manga

The official website for Shueisha's Cocohana magazine revealed on Monday that manga creator Akiko Higashimura and novelist Mariko Hayashi are collaborating to launch a new manga titled Hypermedy Nakajima Haruko. The manga will launch in the magazine's August issue on June 28. The first chapter will have a color opening page, and the manga will feature on the issue's front cover. The first chapter will have 48 pages.

The site hints that the manga will center on a middle-aged lady named Haruko Nakajima, who gives advice on love. The manga is based on Hayashi's Saikō no Obahan Nakajima Haruko no Renai Sōdanshitsu (The Best Middle-Aged Woman Haruko Nakajima's Love Consultation Room) book.

Emi Gorōmaru is also launching a new manga titled Aguri to Tane in the same issue.

Higashimura recently ended her Tokyo Tarareba Girls and Princess Jellyfish manga in April and August last year, respectively. Tokyo Tarareba Girls inspired a live-action television series that aired in January to March 2017. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English.

Crunchyroll published the Princess Jellyfish manga digitally and Kodansha Comics debuted the series in English in print in February 2016. The manga inspired a 2010 television anime series that Funimation released in North America and a 2014 live-action film. The manga was nominated for an Eisner Award last year. The manga also inspired a new live-action series in January.

Higashimura recently launched a new color manga titled Gisō Furin (Disguised Adultery) on the XOY manga site last December. She resumed her historical Yukibana no Tora manga in January.

Source: Cocohana Official Website

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