Shonen Jump GIGA, the revamp of the former Jump NEXT!! magazine, released its third issue on September 20th. Inside, readers will find the launch of BETTEN Court and Hideyuki Furuhashi’s My Hero Academia spin-off Vigilante – My Hero Academia Illegals, and can certainly expect some darker material, as BETTEN is known for such seinen works as Harukaze Bitter Bop. But beside that, details have finally surfaced for Nisekoi author Naoshi Komi’s next manga, including its title.
As Nisekoi ended, fans speculated that the new Komi project due to be published on October 20th would be a one-shot, and they’ve been proven correct. The 50-page story, ‘Toki Doki’, will run alongside work for Taishi Tsutsui, known as the author of the soon-to-end Magical Pâtissière Kosaki-chan manga. The magazine will also feature a bonus collection of Nisekoi illustrations and production material.
The fact that Komi’s new work is a one-shot doesn’t mean there’s no chance of a future series, however. Komi drew the original ‘Nisekoi’ as a one-shot for Jump NEXT!! magazine in 2011, but it was brought back as a series in November that same year. The 24th compiled volume of the manga was published by Shueisha on August 4th, and the 25th and final volume will also be out in Japan in October. VIZ Media, who serialised English-language chapters of the manga as they were published, describe the story:
It’s hate at first sight—or rather a knee to the head at first sight —when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku’s gangster father arranges a false love match between Raku and their rival gang leader’s daughter, who just so happens to be Chitoge! Raku’s searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, however, with a pendant around his neck as a memento…but he can’t even remember the girl’s name or face!