Kotomi Aoki, who is well known for her manga Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru (The Liar and His Lover) and Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu (I Give My First Love to You), started a new series called Niji, Amaeteyo (Niji, Lean on Me). It started serialization in the September issue of Shogakukan’s Cheese!, which came out on 24 July 2017.
Niji, Ameteyo is the story of three members of the Judo club. One is the club leader Gaku, his best friend Hiyori, and the vice-president Niji. At one point, Hiyori asks Gaku, ‘You like Niji, right?’, and when Gaku immediately denies it, he shocks his friend with, ’Then it’s fine if I confess to her?’. Gaku is still in shock, but his friend seems to know him well, because he tells him, ‘I asked her to meet me after Judo. If you like her, come as well.’
This issue of Cheese! will also include an interview with Aoki. ‘It’s been so long since I wrote a simple love story. I came up with this story after I thought that I want to write a love story where people can see that it comes from Kotomi Aoki.’ Romance fans can look forward to this new series!