The November 2017 issue of Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine published a two-page side story by Kazune Kawahara for her Sensei! manga on October 13, 2017. The side story commemorates the opening of Sensei! …Suki ni Natte mo Ii desu ka? (Teacher! …Is it All Right For Me to Like You?), the live-action film adaptation of the manga, in Japan on October 28, 2017.
The original manga’s story centers on second-year high school student Hibiki Shimada, who is in love with her teacher Kōsaku Itō, a cold man who seems to hate girls, but is actually kind. The story begins when she accidentally puts a love letter entrusted to her by a friend in Kōsaku’s shoe locker.
Kawahara launched the manga in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 1996, and ended it in 2003. Shueisha published 20 compiled book volumes for the manga.