Min Ayahana's Red Riding Hood Cha Cha N Manga Ends in July

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Relaunch of classic shōjo series takes place in Tokyo

The July issue of Shueisha's Cookie magazine revealed on Saturday that Min Ayahana will end her shōjo fantasy comedy manga Red Riding Hood Cha Cha N (Akazukin Cha Cha N) in the magazine's September issue on July 26.

Ayahana launched the manga as a relaunch of her well-known Red Riding Hood Cha Cha (Akazukin Cha Cha) manga in June 2012 — 12 years after she initially ended the story. The new manga is set in Tokyo, similar to two one-shot manga Ayahana published in 2011.

Shueisha published the fourth volume of Red Riding Hood Cha Cha N on January 25.

The original Red Riding Hood Cha Cha series ran in Shueisha's Ribon magazine from 1992 to 2000, and Shueisha published 13 compiled book volumes. The story followed the daily slapstick adventures of a budding magician named Cha Cha, her childhood friend Riiya (who happens to be a wolf boy), and a magician's apprentice named Shiine. The friends study at the Urara Academy in a magical land.

The manga inspired a loose 1994-1995 television anime adaptation in which Cha Cha could transform into a Magical Princess during the first year of episodes. (Shingo Katori of the popular idol group SMAP voiced Riiya.) A three-episode 1995-1996 original video anime project came after the television series.

Source: Cookie July issue

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