The new manga revealed is titled 13-nichi ni wa Hana wo Kazatte (Hang a Flower on the 13th Day of the Month) by Makoto Isshiki. It will be a serialized version of a one-shot Isshiki wrote which Big Comic Original Magazine released in March 2019. As for the one-shot, it bears the same title.
13-nichi ni wa Hana wo Kazatte will be out in the April issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic Original Zokan magazine, that is according to its previous March release.
13-nichi ni wa Hana wo Kazatte’s Plot
Naō Matsudaira, a live-in helper, is the focus of the narrative. She is an employee of the Murano family, consisting of the printing shop owner, the widowed master of the house, his four sons, and their grandmother. The family pays a visit to the graves of their late mother and wife on the thirteenth day of each month. On one of these visits to the grave, Matsudaira encounters a trembling cat.
The upcoming serialized manga’s plot will presumably coincide with the one-shot manga after Shogakukan teased, “What color will the passing of time bring?”
About the Mangaka
Makoto Isshiki is a manga artist from Japan. Her best-known series is Forest of Piano. This series had an anime film adaptation and won the Grand Prize for manga at the 2008 Japan Media Arts Festival.
Hanada Shōnen-shi, which has also had both an anime television series and a live-action film adaptation, won her the 1994 Kodansha Manga Award for general manga.
Isshiki collaborated with Takashi Nagasaki on Child from the Dark from November 2021 to August 2022. It is based on Nagasaki’s novel Yomi Nemuru Mori -Daigo Shinji no Hakuran Suiri File-. During the manga’s serialization in Big Comic, Isshiki was credited as “Kōsuke Muku,” but she is credited by her real name in the tankōbon.
Makoto Isshiki’s Works apart from 13-nichi ni wa Hana wo Kazatte
Isshiki debuted the Forest of Piano manga in Kodansha’s Young Magazine Uppers in 1998, and it ran until the magazine’s decline in 2004. The Morning revived the series in 2006 and ended in 2015. In December 2015, Kodansha released the series’ 26th and final volume. In October 2018, Kodansha USA Publishing began digitally releasing the manga.
The anime adaptation of Forest of Piano debuted on NHK in April 2018. The series is only available on Netflix. Netflix released new episodes in Japan immediately after NHK aired them, and the season was released outside of Japan in September 2018. The second season of the anime debuted in Japan in January 2019. Outside of Japan, Netflix released the season in June 2019.
In Kodansha’s Morning magazine in May 2020, Isshiki debuted the ongoing Lady Law to Nanoka no Mori (Lady Law and the Seventh Day Forest) manga. In September 2020, the manga went on hiatus because of Isshiki’s deteriorating health.
Her other works include;
- Denaoshitoide! – Published by Big Comic Spirits, from 1988 to 1995. It collected 6 volumes
- Hanada Shōnen-shi (“The Chronicles of Young Hanada”) – Serialized in Mr. Magazine, and ran from 1993 to 1995. It collected 4 + 1 volumes.
- Hassuru – Serialized in the Big Comic Spirits, from 1996 to 1997. It amassed a total of 6 volumes.
- Gyojin-Sou kara Ai wo Komete (“With Love from Gyojin Inn”) – Released in the Shōnen Jump Deluxe, 1998. It only had one volume.
- And of course, her new 13-nichi ni wa Hana wo Kazatte manga which debuts this year.
Frequently Asked Questions
A One Shot is a single, independent manga that contains anywhere from 15 to 60 pages to tell the full story. One-shots typically have a single chapter, but they can also have many chapters on occasion.
One-shots are frequently published to determine whether a full series will be popular; in this case, they are also known as pilot chapters. If these Pilot Chapters/One Shots are well-received, a complete series will be serialized.
The next issue will be out by the 12th of April. It will contain the new 13-nichi ni wa Hana wo Kazatte.
Sources: Big Comic Original Zokan’s March issue, bigcomicbros.net, and Wiki