Vinland Saga manga creator Makoto Yukimura is an avid manga reader and doesn’t shy away from highlighting his favorites. He recently tweeted that he recently read Mamoru Aoi’s My Girlfriend’s Child and said “It is a manga which very earnestly and seriously considers its theme. Mamoru Aoi‘s precise skill and earnest approach to creation touched my heart.”
Aoi’s My Girlfriend’s Child debuted in Kodansha’s Bessatu Friend magazine in May 2021. The manga released its fourth volume on September 13.
The manga series received the prestigious Best Shōjo Manga award at Kodansha’s 47th annual Manga Awards.
Yukimura, serving as a judge in the competition, expressed his belief that promoting the series before the winners were chosen would be unjust, which is why he waited until the results were revealed last Wednesday.
Aoi responded directly to express gratitude to Yukimura for the recommendation.
Yukimura then replied that it wasn’t only him who found the manga incredibly impressive; the majority of the selection committee shared the same sentiment in unison.
Seven Seas released the first volume of the manga (physically and digitally) and describes the story as follows:
“Sachi and her boyfriend Takara are a young couple in high school. They go to school together, hang out, and even engage in the more intimate side of dating.
However, after a recent evening of sex, Sachi gets the feeling that something isn’t right and buys a pregnancy test.
Later, in the bathroom of a family restaurant far from her home, she sees the two red lines that will change her life forever. A tender and honest look at the realities of teen pregnancy, My Girlfriend’s Child is sure to spark conversation.”
Source: Makoto Yukimura’s Twitter