Ocean romance manga launched on Wednesday
This year’s 21st issue of Shogakukan‘s Shounen Sunday magazine published the first chapter of a new manga series by Fantasista Stella creator Michiteru Kusaba on Wednesday. The series is titled Daiku no Hatō (The Ninth Wave).
The story revolves around Minato Ebihara, a modern high school boy from the city, who sets out for the city of Isahaya in Nagasaki for the anniversary of his father’s death. A chance encounter with a girl by the sea changes his fate. The story of youth and romance begins with the backdrop of the university’s “Fisheries Science Club”.
Kusaba serialized the first Fantasista manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1999 to 2004, and Shogakukan published 25 compiled volumes. The manga follows a boy named Teppei Sakamoto as he strives for greatness on his high school soccer team. The sequel to the series, Fantasista Stella, resumed the story in the same magazine in 2012, and Shogakukan published the final volume in 2015. The manga inspired three OAV episodes, which shipped with the manga’s eighth, ninth, and 10th volumes.
Source: Comic Natalie