Kodoani.com – Manga Service UP! of Square Enix has launched a new spinoff manga, titled “Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsu no Ma ni ka Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken after the rain” (The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten: after the rain), adapted from the novel “The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten” by Saekisan.
This spin-off manga will adapt multiple volumes from short story collection 5.5 and a special edition of volume 5.5 of the original novel.
Saekisan began posting stories on the “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” (Let’s Become a Novelist) website in December 2018. Afterwards, SB Creative’s GA Bunko imprint began publishing printed volumes with illustrations by Hanekoto in June 2019. Suzu Yūki’s manga adaptation debuted on the Manga UP! in January 2022.
Square Enix Manga & Books has licensed the manga and is expected to publish the first compiled volume in English on February 6.
Amane lives a quiet life in her private apartment, where sunlight rarely enters. Nearby, Mahiru, the most beautiful and popular girl in school, lives right next door, but between them there is only distance and silence.
One rainy day, when Mahiru accidentally got into an accident and didn’t have an umbrella to cover her, Amane decided to help her by lending her umbrella. Amane’s consistency and kindness made Mahiru surprised and grateful. To express her gratitude, she decided to offer to help Amane with the housework.
Gradually, the distance between them began to narrow. Evenings of chatting about common interests, dreams, and discoveries about each other blossomed the relationship between Amane and Mahiru. Understanding and sharing have brought them closer together, each conversation is an opportunity for them to understand each other better
The Light Novel topped many categories in the 2024 edition of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!. The novel won first place in the Bunkobon, Illustrator, Female Character (Mahiru Shiina), Male Character (Amane Fujimiya) categories and was highly rated on the online survey. This is the first time a work has won first place in multiple categories in one year.
The first season of the anime adaptation of “The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten” aired on Tokyo MX on January 7, and Crunchyroll streamed it when it premiered. The second season of the anime has been confirmed.