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Love*Com's Aya Nakahara Launches New Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New romantic comedy series follows childhood friends as adults

The April issue of Shueisha's Cocohana magazine announced on Thursday that Aya Nakahara will launch a new manga titled Otonanajimi (the title is a pun on the words "Otona" [adult] and "Osananajimi" [childhood friends]) in the magazine's May issue, which ships on March 28. The manga' will feature on the May issue's front cover, and the first chapter will have an opening color page.

The romantic comedy manga centers on two childhood friends whose relationship now that they're adults changes from normal childhood friends to something more like love within a 24-hour period.

Nakahara launched the Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai manga in Shueisha's Monthly YOU magazine in April 2013, and ended it in August 2016. Shueisha published 10 compiled book volumes for the manga. Nakahara launched the Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai R sequel manga in Monthly YOU in October 2016, and ended the series in its sixth volume, which shipped on November 22. The manga inspired a live-action television series adaptation in January 2016.

Viz Media published Nakahara's Love*Com manga's 17 volumes in North America, and Viz Pictures released the manga's live-action film adaptation on DVD. Discotek Media released the 2007 television anime series adaptation in North America in July 2013.

Source: Cocohana


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