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Elex Media Licenses The Royal Tutor, Began to Pursue First Love

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ana no Mujina, My One-Sided Love also licensed

Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Daisy Yamada's Began to Pursue First Love (Hatsukoi Hajimemashita), Yōichi Amano's Ana no Mujina, Kiina Nishino's My One-Sided Love (Kyō mo Senpai to Katakoichū.), and Higasa Akai's The Royal Tutor (teŌshitsu Kyōshi Heine or Königliche Familie Lehrer).

Began to Pursue First Love centers on Himeko, a girl who doesn't really care about hanging out with her other high school friends, and finds it blissful to be separated from the politics of the school caste. One day, a boy named Haruki, the school's most popular guy, confesses his love for her, and they both become the center of attention. Honda, a rival of Haruki, transfers into the school, and begins attracting attention for his boastful attitude. A love triangle is about to form between the three of them.

Elex Media will release the manga's first volume on July 4, and the second volume on July 11.

Yamada launched the manga in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in March 2015, and it ended in 2016. Kodansha published five compiled book volumes for the manga.

Elex Media describes Ana no Mujina:

When he was in high school, Tadashi wanted to live as an honest man. But when he grows up, he has another life as a con artist who guards against wrongdoers. In his childhood, he was cursed by a demon known as Mujina. This curse grants him the ability to deceive anyone. But in return, his body is now addicted to it, and he will die if he does not continue to lie. Despite this, he works with his colleagues to be a defender of truth.

Elex Media will publish the first volume on July 18.

Amano published the manga as a one-shot in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in August 2013, and launched it as a series in the Shonen Jump+ app in December 2014. Shueisha has published four compiled book volumes for the manga so far.

Elex Media published all three volumes of Amano and Ryohgo Narita's Stealth Symphony manga.

Elex Media describes My One-Sided Love:

Akari is a girl looking for love in high school. While looking around for a club she can join, she is invited by Minami, a handsome upperclassman who is always smiling and looks like a playboy, and Akari is instantly attracted. But one day she sees the constantly-smiling Minami crying! Akari will finally know the hidden feelings of her upperclassman.

Elex Media will release My One-Sided Love on June 18.

Nishino launched the manga in Shogakukan's Betsucomi magazine in July 2015, and ended it in September of the same year. Shogakukan published one compiled book volume for the manga.

Yen Press publishes the manga in English in North America, and it describes the story:

Accepting the post of Royal Tutor at the court of the king of Grannzreich, Heine Wittgenstein is a little professor with a big job ahead! Each of the kingdom's four princes has a rather distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? It's a comedy of educational proportions!

Elex Media will publish the first volume on June 18.

Akai launched the manga in Monthly G Fantasy in November 2013, and Square Enix published the 10th compiled book volume on January 27. The 11th volume will ship on July 27.

The anime adaptation of the manga premiered in Japan in April 2017. A new project will be revealed for the manga on September 18.

Source: Elex Media's official Facebook page


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