Oreimo: Kuroneko Manga by Airi Mori Ends
Last Friday, the final chapter of Airi Mori’s manga, Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Kuroneko if, was featured in the March edition of Kadokawa‘s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine. Readers can expect the fourth and closing volume of this manga to hit the shelves on February 26.
This manga draws its plotline from the corresponding volumes of the Oreimo novel, authored by Tsukasa Fushimi. The novels present an alternative drifting of events, which culminates in Kyousuke finding love with Kuroneko. These volumes of the novel, recognized as the 15th and 16th leg of the series, were released to the public in September 2020 and March 2021, respectively. The same concept was earlier applied to volumes 13 and 14 with a shift of focus to the character of Ayase.
In July 2021, Airi Mori‘s interpretation of the story first surfaced in the Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine.
The initial adaptation of the original novel series into a manga was executed by Sakura Ikeda. The artist also created the Oreimo: Kuroneko (Ore no Kouhai ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai) manga, a side story that first appeared in 2011 and concluded in 2015. This offshoot, like the current manga, revolved around an alternate timeline where Kyousuke shares a deep connection with Kuroneko. Dark Horse Comics is handling the English translation and distribution of both manga.
The inception of the original light novel series Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo), crafted by Fushimi and Hiro Kanzaki, dates back to 2008. This novel line ended its long run in 2013, gaining much acclaim and leading to two anime adaptations on television — one in 2010 and the second in 2013.
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