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Peach Girl's Miwa Ueda Launches New Manga

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Kaiji to Okan launches in Be Love's May issue

The February issue of Kodansha's Be Love magazine revealed on Tuesday that Miwa Ueda (Peach Girl) will launch a new manga titled Kaiji to Okan (Maritime Self-Defense Force and Mother) in the magazine's May issue.

Ueda's original Peach Girl shōjo manga ran in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine from its October 1997 issue through its January 2004 issue. Ueda also published a spinoff manga, Peach Girl: Sae's Story, in 2005. Tokyopop published both the original manga and the spinoff in North America, but split the original manga into two separate series: Peach Girl and Peach Girl: Change of Heart.

The original manga inspired a live-action drama in Taiwan in 2001 and a Japanese television anime in 2005. Funimation released the anime. A live-action Japanese film opened in May 2017.

Ueda launched the sequel manga series Peach Girl NEXT (pictured right) in Be Love in August 2016, and ended the series in December 2019. Kodansha Comics published the manga in English.

Ueda launched the Saredo Itoshiki Otsuma-sama (Even So My Dear Wife) manga in Be Love in July 2020. The manga ended in February. The manga is based on Daisuke Suzuki's novel of the same name. Suzuki's novel launched in 2018. The novel tells the autobiographical story about Suzuki, who worked as a reporter but had a stroke at age 41. The novel follows his rehabilitation and recovery, and his wife, who supported him.

Source: Be Love February issue


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