shamisen-inspired TV anime manga in April 2021
Kodoani.com – The June issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine revealed on Friday that the manga Those Show White Notes (Mashiro no Oto) by Marimo Ragawa will end in three chapters. If the manga doesn’t take a break, it will end in the September issue, which will be released in early August.
Kodansha Comics began publishing the manga in English in March 2021 and it describes the story:
When Setsu’s grandfather passed away, so did Setsu’s “sound”. Grief-stricken, he decides to go to Tokyo to find himself… but becomes completely, literally on his first day. Only a chance meeting with Yuna – aka Yuka, the mistress – saves him from being robbed. At first glance, their lives may seem completely different, but both are striving for their dreams — her, becoming an actress and he, developing his talents with shamisen — and it might just be noisy city life, and Tokyo might just be what ties their destinies together…
Ragawa launched the manga in Monthly Shonen Magazine in December 2009, and Kodansha published the manga’s 29th volume on December 16. The manga was nominated for the 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Awards in 2019.
The manga got a television anime adaptation that premiered in April 2021.