Kodoani.com – The February issue of Kodansha’s Be-Love magazine revealed on Tuesday that Miwa Ueda (Peach girl) will launch a new manga titled Kaiji to Okan (Maritime Self-Defense Force and Mother) in the next issue of the magazine.
Ueda’s shoujo manga Peach Girl ran in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Friend magazine from the October 1997 issue to the January 2004 issue. Ueda also published a spin-off manga, Peach Girl: Sae’s Story, in 2005.
The manga inspired a live-action television series in Taiwan in 2001 and a Japanese television anime series in 2005. Funimation released the anime. A Japanese live-action film premiered in May 2017.
Ueda launched a sequel to the Peach Girl NEXT manga series (pictured at right) in Be-Love in August 2016, and ended the series in December 2019. Kodansha Comics published the manga in English.