M&C! Licenses I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Indonesian publisher M&C! revealed on Wednesday that it has licensed Idumi Kirihara's I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, as well as Shiori Machida's GIRLFRIEND for One Day and Bad Boy, Best Lover. All three manga will debut on September 18.
Kirihara's I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai) is based on Yoru Sumino's novel of the same name. The novel's story is told from the point of view of an unnamed protagonist who happens to find a diary in a hospital one day. The diary belongs to his classmate, a girl named Sakura Yamauchi, who is revealed to be suffering from a terminal illness in her pancreas, and who only has a few months left to live. Sakura explains that the protagonist is the only person apart from her family that knows about her condition. The protagonist promises to keep Sakura's secret. Despite their completely opposite personalities, the protagonist decides to be together with Sakura during her last few months.
The manga adaptation launched in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in August 2016 and ended in May 2017. Futabasha published the manga's second and final compiled book volume in June 2017.
The novel inspired a live-action film starring Takumi Kitamura (DISH//) and Minami Hamabe, and the film premiered in Japan in July 2017. An anime film adaptation starring Mahiro Takasugi and Lynn opened last September in Japan. The film opened in Indonesia last December.
M&C! is publishing Kirihara's Cactus Girl (Sabotenno Musume) manga, and it released the second volume in February 2018.
M&C! describes GIRLFRIEND for One Day (Ichinichi dake Kimi no Kanojo):
Among a group of six friends, Mizuki and Taiga were the only ones who weren't dating each other. Succumbing to peer pressure, Mizuki ended up dating Taiga. Bot how exactly did Taiga feel about Mizuki?
The manga contains five one-shot manga by Machida, including the title story, as well as "Sono Saki mo Kimi no Kanojo" (I'll be Your GIRLFRIEND Even After That), "Dare mo Shiranai Kimi no Anna Koe" (That Voice of Yours that No One Knows), "Mazu wa Ippatsu Nagurasero!" (Let's Start By You Letting Me Hit You!), and a side-story to the latter.
Shogakukan published the book last November.
M&C! describes Bad Boy, Best Lover (Hōkago, Sensei wa Warui Hito):
Maho is a shy girl who is sure that she will live alone forever. Takato is a former gang thug who is now a popular teacher. What happens when the two meet and fall in love?
Having just moved to this city, I found my first love. I fell in love with my own teacher... and it is a love that could never be fulfilled. But instead, he kissed me, and even proposed to me?
Shogakukan published the book in June 2018.
M&C! previously published Machida's Flower of Wishes - Forever in Love With You (Negai Hana ~Kimi to Isshun de Issho no Koi o Shita~) last October.