Princess Jellyfish's Akiko Higashimura Launches New Manga Next Spring

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Tokyo Tarareba Musume Returns bonus manga ends

The February issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine announced on Tuesday that manga artist Akiko Higashimura will launch a new manga in spring 2019. The magazine and its website will update with more information at a later date.

The magazine also announced that Tokyo Tarareba Musume Returns, Higashimura's three bonus chapters for her Tokyo Tarareba Girls manga (pictured right), will get a a compiled volume release on March 13. The manga began in October and ended in this month's issue. The Tarare-Bar spinoff manga will also get a compiled volume release on March 13.

Higashimura recently ended her Tokyo Tarareba Girls and Princess Jellyfish manga in 2017. Tokyo Tarareba Girls inspired a live-action television series that aired in January to March 2017. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally and in print in English.

Crunchyroll published the Princess Jellyfish manga digitally and Kodansha Comics debuted the series in English in print in February 2016. The manga inspired a 2010 television anime series that Funimation released in North America and a 2014 live-action film. The manga was nominated for an Eisner Award last year. The manga also inspired a new live-action series in January.

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed Higashimura's semi-autobiographical manga Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey (Kakukaku Shikajika) and will begin releasing it next May.

Higashimura launched a color manga titled Gisō Furin (Disguised Adultery) on the XOY manga site last December, but it moved to LINE manga shortly after. She resumed her historical Yukibana no Tora manga in January. She also launched a new manga titled Hypermedy Nakajima Haruko based on Mariko based on Hayashi's Saikō no Obahan Nakajima Haruko no Renai Sōdanshitsu (The Best Middle-Aged Woman Haruko Nakajima's Love Consultation Room) book on June 28.

Source: Kiss February issue

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