Indonesian comics publisher Elex Media Komputindo will publish Houkago Shounen Hanako-kun, the spin-off of AidaIro‘s Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun, in Indonesia. In a post on 29 September 2020, the Twitter account of Elex Media’s editors of comics has confirmed that the translation of the manga has been finished. Further details about the format, the translated title, and price has also not been revealed yet.

Elex Media has been publishing Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun since March 2019 with the title Hanako Si Arwah Penasaran. Serialized in Square Enix’s GFantasy magazine since June 2014, the manga tells about the number seven mystery in the Seven Mysteries of Kamome Academy, Hanako. Hanako is a ghost who lives in the third toilet on the third floor of the old school building and rumoured to grant wishes. The story revolves around Nene Yashiro who always gets involved in supernatural matters at her school. The manga has been collected into 14 volumes at the time of this writing, while Elex Media has published the manga up to volume 11. A 12-episodes anime adaptation produced at studio Lerche has aired in January to March 2020.

The spin-off Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun is hosted on pixiv comic before collected into a single volume released in August 2019. Elex Media describes the spin-off as “containing 15 short stories of Hanako and friend’s after school activities.”

Elex Media Komputindo is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia Group. The publisher releases licensed foreign comics, including manga, and also Indonesian comics. Since 2005, Elex Media also published comics that intended for adult audiences under the new imprint called Level Comics.

The Indonesian Anime Times

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