After Almost 2 Decades, Kimi ni Todoke’s Karuho Shiina is Launching A New Manga

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Kimi ni Todoke creator Karuho Shiina is launching a new manga titled Toppuu to Beat in the April 2024 issue of Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret. It will be featured on the cover page of the magazine, which releases on March 13. 

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As reported by Comic Natalie, Toppuu to Beat (which is Shiina’s first non-Kimi ni Todoke-related serialization since that series began in 2005) takes place in a small seaside town in Hokkaido and features a shift to a digital workflow. A mysterious high school girl, Nike, re-encounters Nemo, a boy who rarely shows up in class, which kickstarts a mystery-filled journey about finding her forgotten self.

In between Kimi ni Todoke (which ended in 2017) and Toppuu to Beat, Shiina worked on the former’s college-set sequel Kimi ni Todoke Bangai-hen: Unmei no Hito, which Viz Media is publishing this spring as Kimi ni Todoke: From Me To You: Soulmate. Soulmate ran from 2018 to 2022 and focuses on the romance between Kurumi and Sawako’s cousin.

Source: Comic Natalie

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