Kodoani.com – Kodansha’s June issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine announced on Tuesday that manga creator Musawo will launch a new manga titled Kareshi Toki Doki Kanojo in the magazine’s July issue on June 9 .
The story of the romantic comedy manga revolves around Hodaka Akizuki, a 17-year-old high school student who falls in love with the school’s young lady Chihaya Shishizaki. Hodaka bravely confessed to Chihaya and they officially became a couple. But Hodaka actually keeps an unimaginable secret, even from his girlfriend Chihaya.
Musawo launched the Love and Lies manga in DeNA’s MangaBox app in both English and Japanese in August 2014, and within a month it ranked as the app’s most popular work with 3.5 million viewers. The manga ended in the 12th compiled book volume, with two separate endings. The manga’s final volume was published in January 2022.
The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in Japan in July 2017.
The manga also had an anime DVD (OAD) released in November 2018 and packaged with the compiled eighth volume.
A separate live-action film adaptation premiered in Japan in October 2017. Unlike the manga, which focuses on a one-man and two-woman love triangle, the film features the original characters, with A love triangle consisting of one woman and two men.