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Three Leaves, Three Colors Manga to End in 2 More Chapters

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Comedy about 3 different high school girls inspired 2016 TV anime

The November issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine announced on Tuesday that Cherry Arai will end her Sansha Sanyō (Three Leaves, Three Colors) manga in two more chapters.

The comedy manga follows the everyday life of three very different high school students, all of whom have the kanji for "leaf" in their name. ("Sansha Sanyō" is a Japanese idiom that means three people who have different personalities to the other two, but the manga's title replaces the final kanji in the idiom with the kanji for "leaf.")

Arai launched the series in the February 2003 issue of Manga Time Kirara, and Houbunsha published the 13th compiled volume in July 2017.

The manga inspired a Spring 2016 television anime which Funimation streamed with English subtitles as it aired in Japan. Funimation released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD last year, and Crunchyroll is now streaming the anime. Funimation describes the story:

Futaba Odagiri is the energetic transfer student who befriends Teru Hayama, the class president who is meaner than she looks, and Youko Nishikawa, a former rich girl who still acts like a princess. Three very different girls who only share one thing: the kanji for leaf in their names. Balancing school and life is hard enough, but what about dealing with clashing personalities on top of it all?

The show's animation character designer Jun Yamazaki, producer Shōta Umehara, and director Yasuhiro Kimura reported in January that they were open to creating more anime, but did not state that any plans were in the works.

Arai's Engaged to the Unidentified (Mikakunin de Shinkōkei) comedy four-panel manga also inspired a television anime series that premiered in January 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in February 2015.

Source: Comic Natalie


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