Junko Kawakami's Chūgaku Sei Nikki Manga Gets Live-Action Show
posted on by Karen Ressler
The cover of this year's August issue of Shodensha's Feel Young magazine is announcing on Friday that Junko Kawakami's Chūgaku Sei Nikki (Middle School Hijiri Diary) manga is inspiring a live-action television show this fall.
The manga is a love story between Akira Kuroiwa, a 14-year-old boy who knows nothing of love, and Hijiri Suenaga, his new 25-year-old homeroom teacher. One fated summer, Akira begins to realize he has feelings for Hijiri, but Hijiri has a long distance fiancee. The story follows the pair over the course of several years.
Kawakami (It's your world, Galaxy Girl, Panda Boy) launched the manga in June 2013, though the first volume did not ship until July 2016. The third volume shipped in October and the fourth volume will ship on July 19. The manga won the seventh anan Manga Awards in 2016.
Update: Title pronunciation updated. Thanks, shosakukan
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