The official blog for the Nyan Koi! franchise announced on Monday that Sato Fujiwara will resume the Nyan Koi! manga series on November 9. The first new manga will be an extra four-panel manga story. The manga had been on an indefinite hiatus due to Fujiwara’s unspecified illness and treatment.
In the story, Junpei K?saka is a second-year high school student who despises cats and has an allergy to them. It just so happens that his high school crush is Kaede Mizuno, a girl who adores cats. One day, while walking home from school, Junpei kicks an empty can and unfortunately beans the local neko-jiz?-sama (guardian deity of cats) statue. He finds that he can now understand what cats are saying, including his family’s own ill-tempered cat, Nyamsas. However, if he does not grant 100 wishes from cats, he will turn into a cat himself.
The manga has been running in the web comic magazine Flex Comix Blood since August 10, 2007, and Softbank Creative published the fifth compiled book volume in Japan last year. CMX Manga licensed the original manga, before DC shuttered the imprint last year. Sentai Filmworks and Section23 Films released the television anime adaptation on DVD last December.
Image © 2011 Sato Fujiwara