Girls' High's Oshima Ends Shitamachi Sentō Kazoku With 4th Volume
posted on by Karen Ressler
Publisher Shonengahosha's release calendar is listing the fourth volume of Towa Oshima and Shibukichi Chabashira's Shitamachi Sentō Kazoku (Shitamachi Bath House Family) manga as the finale. The volume is slated to ship on October 22.
Oshima and Chabashira launched the ongoing manga in Shonengahosha's Young King magazine in April 2017, and the third volume shipped on June 25. The manga follows a 23-year-old woman who returns home to help with a family bath house. She initially takes the time to search for another job, but then she hears from her parents that the bath house is in danger of closing.
Oshima launched the Joshi Kōsei Girls-High manga in Futabasha's Weekly Manga Action magazine in 2001 and ended its first run in Comic High! in 2007. She then started Joshi Kōsei Girls-Live, a sequel set several years later, in the inaugural issue of Futabasha's Comic Sumomo magazine in 2010 before moving that series to Comic High! (after Comic Sumomo ended publication in 2013). Oshima launched the second run of Joshi Kōsei Girls-High in March 2014 in Comic High!, and ended it in 2016.
Comics One licensed Joshi Kōsei Girls-High in 2004, and DrMaster published all nine volumes of the manga under the title High School Girls between 2005 and 2008. JManga also hosted the first volume of the series before ceasing operations. The manga inspired a television anime series in 2006, and Media Blasters licensed the series under the title Girl's High for North America that same year.