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Digital Manga Licenses Kaoru Tada's Manga Itazura na Kiss.

by animedreamer
Feb 9, 2009 11:59 PM | 10 Comments
Digital Manga recently announced the acquisition of the rights to the manga Itazura na Kiss (Mischievous Kiss) by Kaoru Tada. Publishing of double-sized volumes will begin November 2009, and the second volume will be released March 2010.

Itazura na Kiss ran for 23 volumes, with serialization beginning in 1991 in the magazine Margaret. The plot, which has many features considered standard today, was innovative for its time, as it predates many well-known shoujo manga that utilizes many of the same plot devices, such as Sand Chronicles (love maturing over time), Marmalade Boy, (two teens live together after their parents remarry), and Hot Gimmick (sweet girl and smart but emotionally dim guy).

This manga is unfinished due to the untimely death of the Kaoru Tada, the mangaka, in 1999. As to that, Michelle Mauk of DMP stated that it is unfinished beyond where most traditionaly shoujo manga actually end, and it is a good story with engrossing characters first and foremost. In fact, the producers of the anime series based on the manga that was televised in Japan in 2008 received permission and guidance from Tada-sensei's husband to complete the story as she had originally planned.

Another famous manga written by Kaoru Tada was Aishite Night.

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10 Comments Recent Comments

That's awesome.

Feb 13, 2009 6:39 AM by LolitaDecay

OLD NEWS. but yay~ 83

Feb 10, 2009 10:48 PM by Maora

<3 Yay can't wait for it to come out~

Feb 10, 2009 10:18 PM by Katsuki

I wasn't all too fond of the anime. T'was a nice romance, albeit a bit forgettable. Then again, they did rush through everything in 26 episodes, which took 21 volumes to cover?! Crazy. I don't think I'll be picking it up, regardless. Not too fond of the manga's style, either.

Feb 10, 2009 5:39 PM by abandonedaccount

well, this sounds worth it for sure. I'll look forward to it when it comes out.

Feb 10, 2009 11:24 AM by internetotaku

Oh I've read it already... and yes the story that's incomplete Does go beyond where other shoujo series would have. I did not see the supposed ending though o_o;; But whatever.

Feb 10, 2009 8:31 AM by StarSidereal

Awesome! Looking forward to it! ~

Feb 10, 2009 8:11 AM by Zurelily

Awesome~! Now I can read it :3

Feb 10, 2009 6:19 AM by Cookie-chan-

Aww, I'm glad to see that these are being licensed now :3
Am deff interested in buying these once they get released ~

Feb 10, 2009 3:24 AM by hinotoriii


I really happy that it's being licensed. Now I have a lot of manga to look forward to buy. ^___^

Feb 10, 2009 3:06 AM by MomoHime125