Kodoani.com – Manga author Kan Takahama announced on her Ameba blog last Thursday that she has begun work on a new manga titled Shishi to Botan (The Lion and the Mountain Peony). Takahama said the new manga is expected to have around 10 volumes, which she says will probably take seven to 10 years to complete. Takahama added that it took her a few years to create the new manga’s characters and settings, but after that, the writing process was quick and she was able to finish roughly the first half in a day. If all goes well, Takahama said the manga will likely start in mid-March.
Takahama launched the manga О̄gishima Saijiki (О̄gishima Seasonal Words List) in LEED Publishing’s Monthly Comic Ran in November 2019 and the series ends in June 2022. The manga is the third and final work in the “Nagasaki Trilogy” by Takahama,” including Nyx no Lantern and Chō no Michiyuki.
Takahama launched the Nyx no Lantern (Nyx’s Lantern) manga in Monthly Comic Ran in March 2015 and ended it in June 2019. LEED Publishing published the manga’s sixth and final volume in August 2019. The manga won the 21st Japan Excellence Award at the 2018 Media Festival.
Fanfare and Ponent Mon have published several manga in English by Takahama including Monokuro Kinderbook, Mariko Parade and Awabi.