Twitter’s manga expert, @MangaMoguraRE, revealed on Dec 22, 2023 that the original creator of the popular series “Your Lie In April” Naoshi Arakawa, will begin drawing another rom-com manga titled “Banjou no Orion” in the upcoming Weekly Shonen Magazine issue #6/2024 which hits Japanese bookstores on Jan 10, 2024.
The series is about a fateful encounter between a young Shogi player on a losing streak and an unknown Shogi-playing genius girl.
The first chapter will have a total of 53 pages, including a colored-cover page.
"Your Lie in April" creator Naoshi Arakawa will start a new Shogi focused Romcom Manga Series titled "Banjou no Orion" in Weekly Shounen Magazine issue 6/2024 out Jan 10. Lead Color Page too.
Youth Romcom about the fateful encounter of a young Shogi player on a losing streak and… pic.twitter.com/gwsmKhI4lT
— Manga Mogura RE (@MangaMoguraRE) December 22, 2023
This would be a pretty interesting pick, considering how widely popular and beloved Your Lie In April is. It ranks #24 in MAL’s anime popularity with a rating of 8.65 and the manga with an equally high rating of 8.59. It is regarded as one of the saddest anime series of all time.
About Your Lie In April:
Your Lie in April is a romantic drama manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa. It was serialized in Kodansha’s magazine Monthly Shōnen Magazine from April 2011 to February 2015.
The manga series originated from a one-shot comic that Arakawa entered in a competition; he based the series on it and drew inspiration from the existence of musical manga, such as Beck and Nodame Cantabile.
A-1 Pictures adapted Your Lie in April into an anime television series that was aired from October 2014 to March 2015, and an OVA episode was released in May 2015.
Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Your Lie In April as follows:
Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother’s sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. His monotonus life was about to change forever.