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Jump+ Launches a New Coming-of-Age Rock and Roll Manga

New Manga Series Depicting the Youth of a Shy Girl Who Loves J-Rock Begins in Jump+

TOKYO, Jan 15 (News On Japan) - A new manga series titled "Futsuu no Keion-bu" (The Ordinary Light Music Club), created by Kuwahara with art by Tetsuo Ideuchi, has launched today, January 14th, on Shonen Jump+.

The series stars Chihiro Hatono, a high school girl with a passion for Japanese rock music, as the protagonist. Chihiro, a self-proclaimed "shadow dweller" and beginner guitarist, is looking to join the light music club but feels uneasy about the cliquey atmosphere during the club's introduction.

However, she is moved by the sight of a senior singing Ging Nang BOYZ's "I Don't Wanna Die" with such passion that she doesn't care about the stares of others. The story features the names of real-life bands such as Number Girl, RADWIMPS, andymori, and Fujifabric.

Twitter users have been expressing their interest in the series. One user, @ki_bow_powerpop, tweeted, "It's all about the bands of my youth, definitely piqued my interest. Gonna give it a read." The series is tagged under Shonen Jump+ and new serializations, with Tetsuo Ideuchi as the artist.

Source: Natalie

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