The official Twitter account for Kadokawa‘s Comic Newtype manga website revealed on Tuesday that Idoly Pride: Stage of Asterism, Hiroki Haruse‘s manga for the Idoly Pride multimedia idol project, will end with its next chapter. The announcement did not reveal when the final chapter would debut.
The franchise‘s story begins when high school students Kohei Makino and Mana Nagase meet. Kohei supports Mana’s eventual rise to idol fame in the music industry, and becomes her producer after they graduate from high school. When a tragic accident takes Mana’s life on the eve of an important idol contest, Kohei is distraught, but is then visited by Mana’s ghost, unable to move on. Years pass, and Kohei still works in the same production company, now scouting out new talent for a new group idol project. Mana’s younger sister Kotono applies at the company, seeking closure, and to finish what her departed sister started.
Haruse launched the manga in Comic Newtype in June 2020. Kadokawa published the manga’s second compiled book volume on April 2.
Source: Comic Newtype‘s Twitter account
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