Aya Nakahara Ends Otonanajimi Manga, Launches New Series in November

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New "adult office romance" manga centers on single woman who works at character goods company

The December issue of Shueisha's Cocohana magazine published the final chapter on Thursday of Aya Nakahara's Otonanajimi manga. The manga's eighth and final volume will ship on December 24.

The magazine also revealed on Thursday that the Nakahara will launch a new manga in the magazine's January 2022 issue on November 27. The new "adult office romance" manga is titled Ōkami to Suzu (The Wolf and the Bell). The manga centers on Suzu, who works at a planning company for character goods. She fully enjoys her single life, but there is a sudden disturbance in her life.

Nakahara launched the Otonanajimi manga in Cocohana in March 2019. Shueisha published the manga's seventh compiled book volume on August 25.

The manga's story centers on childhood friends Kaede Kagaya and Shun Aoyama. Ever since they were kids, Shun has been helping out Kaede, and Kaede has held a secret crush on Shun, even now when she is already 24 years old. But now, thanks to a different girl making a pass on Shun, and the entrance of a different male childhood friend named Iori, things might finally start moving in a romantic direction for Kaede and Shun.

Nakahara launched the Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai manga in Shueisha's Monthly You magazine in April 2013, and ended it in August 2016. Shueisha published 10 compiled book volumes for the manga. Nakahara launched the Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai R sequel manga in Monthly You in October 2016, and ended the series in its sixth volume, which shipped in November 2018. The manga inspired a live-action television series adaptation in January 2016.

Viz Media published Nakahara's Love*Com manga's 17 volumes in North America, and Viz Pictures released the manga's live-action film adaptation on DVD. Discotek Media released the 2007 television anime series adaptation in North America in July 2013.

Source: Cocohana December issue

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