The special edition volume includes the graduation album art book, which will be released on January 12
The official website of Shogakukan’s Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine announced on Tuesday that a special edition of the 20th and final compiled book volume of Sōichirō Yamamoto Manga Tease Master Takagi-san (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san) will be reprinted before release due to large pre-orders. The special edition of volume 20 includes a graduation album art book and will be released on January 12.
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The special edition volume was originally planned to have only a limited first printing.
Yen Press is releasing the manga in English and describes the story:
Middle school student Nishikata had it with his classmate sitting nearby, Takagi. Day after day, she chased him with all kinds of tricks and jokes. Even when he tries to tease her, she is always one step ahead but he will not give up easily in this battle between cunning and youth!
Yamamoto launched the manga in Gessan mini, a companion volume in Shogakukan’s Gessan (Monthly Shonen Sunday) magazine, in 2013. After Yamamoto completed serialization of his Fudatsuki no Kyōko-chan manga in Gessan in June 2016 , Tease Master Takagi-san moved to Gessan in July 2016. The manga ended publication on October 12.
Mifumi Inaba draws a spin-off manga for the series titled Karakai Jōzu no (Moto) Takagi-san, set when Takagi and Nishikata are married and have a daughter named Chi. The manga launched in Shogakukan’s Manga ONE in July 2017, and Shogakukan published the manga’s 18th compiled book volume on March 10. Inaba also launched a related spinoff manga titled Karakai Jōzu(?) no Nishikata- serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly Shōnen Sunday magazine on November 10. The manga focuses on Chi, Nishikata and Takagi’s middle school daughter as she teases and is teased by the boy sitting next to her in class. The manga will be 10 chapters long.
The manga has also inspired three television anime seasons and an anime film.
Image via TBS Website
The manga will also be adapted into a live-action series, which will premiere on Netflix in March and is scheduled for international release. The series will also air as part of TBS’ Drama Stream programming block in March on Tuesdays at 11:58 p.m. (actually Wednesdays at 12:58 a.m. JST).
The manga is also inspiring a live-action film that will open in Japan on May 31, 2024. The film tells an origin story set 10 years after the middle school setting of the series original comics.
Rikiya Imaizumi (live-action Hōzuki-san Chi no Aneki, Chihiro-san, Just Only Love) will direct both the live-action series and the film adaptation. Both adaptations were filmed entirely on Kagawa Prefecture’s Shōdo Island, the setting of the previous anime adaptation.
Source: Monthly Shonen Sunday website and Twitter account