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Kanan Minami's Awa-Koi Manga Goes on Long Hiatus

posted on 2018-07-20 10:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu one-shot also delayed due to creator's poor physical condition

The official website for Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine posted a handwritten message from Kanan Minami on Friday that revealed her Awa-Koi (pictured right) is going on hiatus. She said that she was unable to write the planned Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu one-shot manga due to her poor physical condition. Minami apologized and said she will return to her work when her condition improves.

The magazine's editorial department also confirmed that Minami will take a long break beginning with the next issue. The magazine and its website will make an announcement in the future about the publication of the Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu one-shot and the return of Awa-Koi.

Minami launched the Awa-Koi manga in the magazine in 2016, and the third compiled book volume shipped on March 26.

The story centers on a high school girl named Yūka who wants to fall in love but goes for a guy with no interest. In junior high school, she devoted herself to club activities, but after entering high school she decides she definitely wants to get a boyfriend. Yūka knows Kentarō may be a difficult choice, but she sets her sights on him nonetheless.

Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu began serializing in Sho-Comi in January 2008, and it ended in 2011. The manga inspired two anime DVDs in 2010 and a live-action film in 2012.

The original manga follows Tsubaki, a girl who is indifferent to both romance and fashion, even though she loves giving other people adorable hairstyles. On the first day of high school, she happened to sit next to Kyōta, a mean-spirited boy who teases her. In retaliation, she spontaneously pulls out scissors and cuts off his long tresses of hair. Thus begins the long love-hate relationship between Tsubaki and Kyōta.

Minami's other manga include Honey & Honey Drops, Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai, and Suki Desu Suzuki-kun!!

Source: Sho-Comi's website


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