Wedding Bells Ring In The Return Of "Ichigo Marshmallow"
After an absence of nearly 4 and 1/2 years, Barasui’s moe manga Ichigo Marshmallow (aka Strawberry Marshmallow in English) is returning to Japanese bookstores with the publication of the 8th collected volume of the manga, which is scheduled to be released in Japan this week. Shops like AKIHABARA Gamers welcomed it back with an exhibit reproduction of the draft works, give-aways of limited bromides and a chance to win autographed sketches.
This was all topped with a cover that’s getting plenty of fan attention…
Ichigo Marshmallow is serialized in Dengeki Daioh, a shōnen manga magazine published in Japan by ASCII Media Works (a division of Kadokawa). The manga was also adapted into a TV anime in 2005 and a series of OAVs in 2007 and 2009. Sentai Filmworks releases the Strawberry Marshmallow anime on North American home video, and describes the series as follows:
Nobue Itou may be attending college, but her real lessons come from dealing with her 12-year-old sister Chika and her equally adorable friends. There’s Miu Matsuoka, the troublemaking girl next door who’s never found a diabolical plan that she wasn’t willing to hatch. Then there’s the perplexing Ana Coppola, who was born in England but has lived in Japan for so long that she’s forgotten most of her English and is unsuccessfully attempting to re-learn her British heritage based on some rather erroneous assumptions. After those two handfuls, shy, sensitive Matsuri Sakuragi should be a welcome dose of normality, but unfortunately Matsuri is also incredibly gullible. And then there’s Chika herself, who’s actually the most mature and sensible person in the Itou household… which comes in handy when her older sister attempts to raid Chika’s savings in order to buy cigarettes! Get ready for a cute overload so intense that it can be used as a deadly weapon when slices of everyday life get whipped to frothy perfection in STRAWBERRY MARSHMALLOW!
— ゲマ【株式会社ゲーマーズ】 (@gamers_no_gema) November 27, 2017
— ゲーマーズ沼津店 (@numazu_gema) November 27, 2017
苺ましまろ8巻の発売日なんですってよー おめでとうございます pic.twitter.com/ol3RVx0S4r
— こばやし太郎君 (@kunsuka_kunsuk) November 27, 2017