The series won the Best Shōjo Manga award at the 47th Kodansha Annual Manga Awards last week.
Kodoani.com – Comic author Vinland Saga, Makoto Yukimura, an avid manga reader, recently commented on Twitter that he reads up to a thousand manga volumes a year. He regularly recommends manga that he finds interesting (such as Tis Time for “Torture,” Princess), and he has praised Attack on Titan.
One of his latest suggestions is My Girlfriend’s Child by Mamoru Aoi. He commented, “This is a manga that considers its subject matter very seriously and seriously. Mamoru Aoi’s precise skills and serious creative approach touched my heart.”
Aoi launched the manga in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Friend magazine in May 2021. Kodansha published the compiled manga’s fourth volume on September 13.
Sachi and her boyfriend Takara are a young couple in high school. They go to school together, hang out together, and have even more intimate relationships when they’re dating. However, after a recent night of sex, Sachi sensed something was wrong and bought a pregnancy test. Then, in the bathroom of a family restaurant far from home, she saw two red lines that would change her life forever. A tender and honest look at the realities of teenage pregnancy, My Girlfriend’s Child is sure to spark intrigue.
The series won the Best Shōjo Manga Award at Kodansha’s 47th Annual Manga Awards. Yukimura, who was the judge of the competition, commented that he felt it would be unfair to “ruin” the series before the winners were selected, which is why he waited until the end. The results were announced last Wednesday.
Aoi personally responded to thank Yukimura for the introduction, to which Yukimura replied that it wasn’t just him who was impressed by the manga; Almost the entire selection committee was in high agreement.
In the same Twitter thread, Yukimura also lamented that, with all his ravenous manga reading habits, he still misses 90% of the manga titles released each year. “I’m sure I’m missing gems!” he wrote. “My only option is to learn speed reading.”