With Julietta Suzuki’s Kamisama Kiss (or Kamisama Hajimemashita) manga ending in today’s issue of Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume, the magazine has announced a couple of special releases to celebrate and soothe the loss for fans. First of all, it’s inspiring a new original anime DVD (OAD) to add to the series that ships with the manga’s compiled volumes. This disc will tell the stories of Nanami, Tomoe, Mizuki, and Kurama, as Nanami’s graduation from school and the shrine both draw near, with the tentative title announced as ‘Kamisama, Kekkon Zenya’ (‘The God at the Eve of Marriage’).
On December 20th, this DVD will be bundled with the other announced release, the ‘Kamisama Hajimemashita 2.5′ official fanbook. This will include a 32-page epilogue manga by Suzuki which has also been tentatively titled ‘Sono Ato no Futari’ (‘The Couple After That’). In addition, it will have full colour illustrations, summaries of volumes 14-25, and an interview with Suzuki.
Readers won’t be missing Suzuki for too long though, as the final chapter of Kamisama Kiss announces on its end page that she’ll begin publishing a new work this fall. Along with including a ‘Kamisama Hajimemashita Memorial Fanbook’, also with colour illustrations, a character relationship chart and more information about the series, Hana to Yume made the additional reveal that the magazine’s 13th and 14th issues for this year will bundle a bonus ‘Kamisama Conclusion Commemoration Enjoyable DVD’.
The first of these discs will include a discussion with the anime’s voice actor and a digest of the fourth OAD, titled ‘Kamisama, Mukae ni Iku’ (‘I’ll Meet Up With the God’) which will ship with a limited edition of the manga’s 25th and final volume on August 19th. The second will contain a digest of the stage musical, an illustration gallery, drawing lessons from Suzuki, and a behind the scenes extra from studio TMS about animating the OADs.
Suzuki first launched her reverse-harem fantasy rom-com in Hana to Yume in 2008, and Hakusensha released the 24th compiled manga volume on April 20th. The series inspired two anime seasons, and the latter is set for release in the UK from MVM Entertainment on May 30th. If you missed our review on the Fruits Basket meets The Eccentric Family series, you may give it a read right here.