Kimi ni Todoke
(Reaching You), the high school slice-of-life manga started by Karuho Shiina in 2006, made several headlines over the past year, but this is the first time we have a valid reason for bringing it up here. And that's because Kimi no Todoke is now officially on its way to becoming an anime - according to an upcoming announcement
in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine.
As is obvious from the above picture, mainly girls (and very confused boys) should be looking forward to this anime. And they may also know by now that the manga is allegedly being adapted into a live-action TV drama, as well, which is said to begin in April. The anime itself, though, will only begin in autumn 2009.
Below is a bit about the story of Kimin no Todoke, taken from ANN. And on a final note, Viz Media is planning to launch the English translation of this award-winning
manga in North America this July.
"The manga follows the coming-of-age story of Sawako Kuronuma, a high school girl whose long black hair and pallid skin leads the other kids to call her Sadako (after the ghost character in The Ring horror stories). She eventually changes her life with a little help from the popular boy Kazehaya and her other classmates."