Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō Manga Ends on October 11
posted on by Alex Mateo
This year's 20th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine revealed on Friday that Mitsuharu Yanamoto's Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō (Hibiki ~How to Become a Novelist~) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on October 11. The final chapter will have color opening pages, and the manga will feature on the magazine's front cover.
Yanamoto launched the manga in Big Comic Superior in August 2014. Shogakukan released the manga's 12th volume on June 28, and it will release the manga's 13th volume on November 29. The manga won the 10th Manga Taisho award in 2017.
In the manga's story, a handwritten novel manuscript is sent into a rookie contest, but it doesn't meet the conditions and is thrown in the trash. Still, an editor named Hanai picks it up by chance and believes it is a revolutionary novel. The author's name is Hibiki Akui, but there is no contact address on the submission. Meanwhile, Hibiki – a 15-year-old student – joins her school's literary club, not knowing that Hanai is trying to track her down.
The manga inspired a live-action film that opened in September 2018. The film earned 111,695,200 yen (about US$992,300) in its opening weekend to rank #6. Shō Tsukikawa (live-action Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas) directed the film, with a script by Masafumi Nishida (Tiger & Bunny).
Source: Big Comic Superior issue 20