From Five to Nine Manga Nears Climax
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shogakukan's listing for the 15th compiled book volume for Miki Aihara's From Five to Nine (Go-ji kara Ku-ji made) manga noted that the manga is approaching its climax. The volume is slated to ship on March 26.
The manga centers on Junko Sakuraba, a 27-year-old lecturer at an English conversation school who has no boyfriend. Her parents set up a marriage interview for her with a man who turns out to be a Buddhist monk. However, Junko has no intention of becoming a temple wife, so she refuses to do the interview. Soon afterward, the man signs up to become her private student.
Aihara (Honey Hunt, Hot Gimmick, Tokyo Boys & Girls) launched the series in Shogakukan's Cheese! magazine in January 2010 after publishing a one-shot in 2009. Shogakukan released the manga's 14th compiled volume in February 2018.
The manga inspired a live-action television series adaptation in 2015.