Ema Toyama Ends Both Missions of Love Couple Arc, Aoba-kun's Confessions Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda & Crystalyn Hodgkins
"Couple Hen" manga started on March 2; one compiled book volumes slated for June 13

Manga creator Ema Toyama announced on Twitter on Friday that this year's July issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine published the last chapter of both her Watashi ni xx Shinasai! Couple-hen (Missions of Love - Couple Arc) manga and her Aoba-kun's Confessions (Aoba-kun ni Kikitai koto) manga on Friday.

Watashi ni xx Shinasai! Couple-hen is based on Toyama's Missions of Love (Watashi ni xx Shinasai!) romantic comedy manga. The manga's one compiled book volume will ship on June 13. Toyama launched the manga on March 2.

Kodansha Comics publishes the original manga in North America and it describes the story:

Cell phone novelist Yukina Himuro has decided that in order to satisfy her fans' demand for love stories, she must experience romance firsthand. But with her icy reputation, how can she find someone willing to play the part of boyfriend? By blackmailing the most popular boy in school, of course!

Toyama launched the award-winning manga in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in 2009 and ended it in June 2015. Kodansha published 19 compiled book volumes for the manga. The manga has 2.12 million copies in print. A live-action television series adaptation premiered on MBS on March 25 and TBS on March 27 with four episodes, while a live-action film will open in Japan on June 23. Both star Tina Tamashiro and Yūta Koseki.

Toyama launched Aoba-kun's Confessions in November 2015.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally, and it describes the story:

Mayo is a high school loner who has issues with communication. She starts a peculiar job at a “Listening House,” where she silently listens to people's problems. But her first client is Aoba-kun, the star of the basketball team who is seemingly perfect! Could Aoba-kun and his complicated situation be too much for Mayo to handle?! So begins the secret relationship between the girl who lacks communication skills and the guy who seems to have it all. Enjoy the first volume of this heart-warming love story.

Kodansha published the manga's seventh volume in Japan on April 13, and Kodansha Comics published the manga's sixth volume digitally on March 13.

Kodansha Comics also released Toyama's Manga Dogs, I Am Here!, and Shugo Chara-chan! manga. Tokyopop previously published Toyama's Pixie Pop: Gokkun Pucho manga.

Source: Ema Toyama's Twitter (link 2)

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