Your Lie In April Author Announces A Brand-New Manga

Ladies, gentlemen, and those beyond, it is time for some more emotional damage! Naoshi Arakawa, known for his moving masterpiece Your Lie In April has begun working on a new manga. The tale named “Atwight Game” will receive a preview via Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine on September 21st this year.

A drawing featuring the main male protagonist has been revealed, which shows that the mangaka has stayed true to his renowned art style.

The character’s visage is reminiscent of Arima’s facial structure, and his eyes shall remind viewers of Kaori. We also see a slight bit of the background, but not much info has been made available concerning the subject matter of this story.

Naoshi Arakawa

Your Lie in April was published in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011 and wrapped up in February 2015. Due to the series’ growing popularity, the romantic drama was animated by A-1 Pictures from October 2014 to March 2015.

Aniplex of America took care of the home video version of the series. A live-action movie was broadcasted in September 2016, and the original work was later translated into English.

Your Lie In April centers on the romantic relationship involving Arima Kosei and Kaori Miyazono. Kaori is a violinist with a dark secret plaguing her, who tries hard to bring Arima’s talented self back after the latter stops playing the piano following the death of his abusive and controlling mother. Other key characters include Tsubaki Sawabe, Kosei’s childhood pal, Emi Egawa, and Takeshi Aiza, both pianists inspired by Arima’s immense talent and virtue towards the piano and hope to surpass him someday.

Naoshi sensei recently put forth the Farewell, My Dear Cramer, a sequel to his previous work Sayonara, Football. The sequel manga ran for four years and finished in December 2020 with 14 volumes in store. Both the series’ became successful, and thus an anime adaptation and a film were unleashed on the screen in 2021.

Farewell, My Dear Cramer focuses on the Girls’ Soccer Club of Warabi Seinan High School. Nozomi Onda is a proficient footballer who was associated with the boy’s club (much like the female protagonist of the Hollywood movie She’s The Man) and later joined the Women’s team during high school. Other crucial characters are Sumire Suo, the captain of the female team, and Midori Soshizaki, a formidable defensive midfielder and one of Sumire’s rivals.

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Source: Naoshi Arakawa Twitter Handle