The Idolm@ster Manga About Kotori Otonashi Ends on Friday
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kadokawa's BookWalker website is previewing the cover of the April issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine, which lists Mana's Asayake wa Koganeiro The Idolm@ster (Morning Glow is Golden: The IDOLM@STER) manga as ending in the issue. The issue will ship on Friday.
The manga tells the story of Kotori Otonashi, the assistant character in the original The IDOLM@STER games, while she was still in high school. The manga shows how she comes to join 765 Production, and also shows the the backstory of Kotori's mother, who is hinted to have a relationship with 765 Production in the television anime adaptation of the games.
Mana launched the manga in Monthly Comic Rex in May 2017. Ichijinsha published the manga's third compiled book volume in August 2019.
The first game in The IDOLM@STER franchise inspired Sunrise's 2007 loose television anime adaptation, which Sentai Filmworks licensed for North America. The game franchise then spawned A-1 Pictures' more direct adaptation that included a 2011 television anime series, several original video anime, and a 2014 anime film, THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e!. Crunchyroll streamed A-1 Pictures' television series as it aired in Japan.