Mari Okazaki's A-Un Manga Heads Toward Climax

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga by Suppli creator follows Buddhist monks Saichō, Kūkai

Manga creator Mari Okazaki revealed on Twitter on December 28 that her A-Un manga is heading toward its climax in the manga's 13th volume, which will ship on February 12. Okazaki also took a poll in the Twitter thread asking fans to vote on the color scheme for the 13th volume cover. The winning cover is pictured below.

Okazaki launched the manga in May 2014 in Shogakukan's Monthly Big Comic Spirits magazine.

The historical series is set in the Heian period and follows the story of two prominent Buddhist monks: Saichō, the man who built Enryaku Temple; and Kūkai, the man who established the Mt. Kōya retreat.

Okazaki is best known for her workplace romance Suppli, which ran in Shodensha's Feel Young magazine from 2003 to 2009. The story revolves around Minami Fujii, a woman who discovers romantic opportunities at her job in an advertising agency after she splits up with her boyfriend. Tokyopop published five volumes of the series. The manga was adapted into a television drama in Japan in 2006.

Viz Media has released Okazaki's one-volume Will I Be Single Forever? (Zutto Dokushin de Iru Tsumori?) manga in English.

Okazaki launched the Kashimashi Meshi manga in Feel Young in February 2016, and the manga is ongoing.

Source: Mari Okazaki's Twitter account

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