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Crunchyroll Adds 3 Square Enix Manga in September

posted on by Karen Ressler

Crunchyroll announced at its industry panel at Crunchyroll Expo on Monday that it has licensed Yumi Hoshimi's YanOta - The Delinquent and the Otaku (Yankee Shota to Otaku Onee-san), Hakuri's One Room of Happiness (SACHIiro no One Room), and Looseboy and Iori Furuya's Talentless Nana (Munō na Nana) manga. All three manga will launch in September, with more manga from Square Enix also planned.

Crunchyroll describes YanOta - The Delinquent and the Otaku:

Saeki Kazuko is your average adult otaku who also happens to dislike men and delinquents. Yet her neighbor, Aikawa Ryuou, is a delinquent grade schooler who won't leave her alone! Her peaceful otaku days are in danger, but is there a reason for it?

Hoshimi launched the manga in Square Enix and pixiv's Gangan pixiv online magazine in February 2017. Square Enix published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on August 22.

Crunchyroll describes One Room of Happiness:

That day, she was abducted. But to her, that abduction was a ray of hope -- the beginning of a new life. The girl promises to marry her abductor, and the abductor offers plenty of "happiness." This is the story of an abductor and his victim... How could it be so warm?

Hakuri launched the manga in pixiv and Twitter before switching to Gangan pixiv in February 2017. Square Enix released the fourth compiled book volume on May 28, and the fifth volume is slated to ship on September 21. The series won third place in pixiv and Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Inc's Web Manga General Election last year.

The manga inspired a live-action series adaptation that debuted on the AbemaTV streaming service on July 8. The series was cancelled on the Kanto region's TV Asahi amidst criticism that it portrays real-life kidnapping in a positive light. The show still premiered on the Kansai region's ABC channel on July 8 as planned.

Crunchyroll describes Talentless Nana:

An academy on an island in unnavigable waters. There, students trained tirelessly, to fight back against the enemies of humanity. The protagonist, a student newly transferred there, also sets out with the intention of eradicating all enemies of humankind. An unpredictable, intellectual suspense story of justice and evil.

Looseboy and Furuya launched the manga in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine in May 2016. Square Enix published the manga's third compiled book volume on January 22.

Source: Crunchyroll

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