Skip and Loafer Vol. 09
The award-winning romantic comedy about a country girl chasing her dreams in Tokyo–and don’t miss the anime!
Excellent student Iwakura Mitsumi has always dreamt about leaving her small town, going to a prestigious university, and making positive change in the world. But she’s so focused on reaching her goals that she’s not prepared for the very different (and overwhelming) city life that awaits her in a Tokyo high school. Luckily, she makes fast friends with Shima Sousuke, a handsome classmate who’s as laid-back as she is over-prepared. Can this naive country girl make it big in Tokyo with Sousuke by her side?
This charming manga was nominated for the 2020 Manga Taisho Award and is sure to skip its way into your heart.
Takamatsu Misaki is a Japanese manga creator from Toyama who creates everything from drama and supernatural thrillers to comedies and slice-of-life stories. Best known for Amekohime, Canaria-tachi no Fune, Okaeri Aureole, and Skip and Loafer.
ANIME SERIES: premieres April 2023
AWARD WINNER, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED: Won the 47th (2023) Annual Kodansha Manga Award for “Best General Manga.” Nominated for the 46th (2022) Annual Kodansha Manga Award in the same category and the 2020 Manga Taisho Award.
FOR FANS OF: Toradora!, My Senpai is Annoying, Anne of Green Gables
POPULAR GENRES: Slice of life, comedy, romance, awkward heroines
SERIES INFO: Series is ongoing, with a planned pub whenever a new volume is released in Japan.
AGE RANGE: This Adult title has especially strong crossover appeal with YA audiences (rated Teen 13+).
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