Manga to launch in 2020, with ongoing English release by Kodansha USA Publishing
Kodoani.com – Kodansha’s April issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine revealed on Thursday that the manga Welcome Back, Alice (Okaeri Alice) by Shūzō Oshimi is entering its climax in the magazine’s next issue on April 7.
The story revolves around three childhood friends, Yohei, Kei and Yui, who meet again in high school. A simple love triangle between two boys and one girl takes an unexpected turn when Kei appears dressed as a girl. Suddenly, Yohei is thrown into a whirlpool as he struggles between his infatuation with Yui and his lust for Kei.
In this tale of teenage awakening, perversion, and love, Oshimi takes a bold approach and sets out to explore the boundaries of gender, sexuality, and identity.
Oshimi launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in April 2020. Kodansha published the manga’s fifth volume in October 2022.
Vertial published Oshimi’s The Flowers of Evil manga in English, and the manga inspired a television anime series in 2013 and a live-action film that premiered in September 2019. Oshimi’s Inside Mari manga inspired inspired a live-action film adaptation in March 2017 and his work Drifting Net Café Comics was also adapted for a live-action film in 2009. His Sweet Poolside comic book series also inspired a live-action film adaptation. inspired a live-action film in 2014.
Oshimi launched the Happiness manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in February 2015 and ended the series in March 2019.
Manga publisher Denpa will publish Oshimi’s Shino Can’t Say Her Name (Shino-chan wa Jibun no Namae ga Ienai) manga. The manga adaptation of a live-action film premiered in Japan in July 2018. Denpa also released Oshimi’s Miss Kusakabe manga.