Tomoko Ninomiya Aims to Resume Nanatsuya Manga in Spring 2019

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February issue published new chapter on Tuesday

The February issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine revealed on Tuesday that Tomoko Ninomiya's Nanatsuya Shinobu no Hōsekibako (Nanatsuya: Shinobu's Jewel Box) manga is going back on hiatus due to the author's health. The magazine's editorial department said Ninomiya aims to resume the manga in spring 2019.

The manga went on hiatus starting in the December issue in October due to the author's health, but the February issue published a new chapter on Tuesday.

Ninomiya launched the manga in Kiss in November 2013, and Kodansha published the manga's eighth volume on October 12.

The story is set in a pawn shop in a working-class neighborhood, and it follows Shinobu and Aki, two people fascinated by sparkling jewels metaphorically "born from an distant ancient Earth."

Ninomiya launched her Nodame Cantabile manga in Kodansha's Kiss in 2001, and ended it in 2009. Del Rey published 16 volumes of the manga in North America until the publisher ceased releasing manga. Kodansha Comics later published all 25 volumes in English digitally. The manga was adapted into three television anime series, and has also received live-action drama and film adaptations.

Ninomiya ended her Onigiri Tsūshin - Dame Mama Nikki essay manga about her life as a mother in Shueisha's Monthly You magazine in December 2015. She ended her 87 Clockers manga in June 2016.

Source: Kiss February issue

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