The July 2018 issue of Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara magazine has announced that kakifly will launch a new K-ON! manga titled K-ON! Shuffle in the August 2018 issue on July 9, 2018. The preview features the taglines “A new musical movement, the performance begins” and “The lead this time plays drums!?”
kakifly’s original four-panel comedy manga follows a group of high school girls who form an after school rock band. The original manga ran from 2007 to 2010. kakifly then resumed the manga in 2011 with two sequels: K-ON! College, which follows the characters who graduated and moved on to college, and K-ON! highschool, which follows the characters still in high school. Both manga ended in 2012. Yen Press published the original K-ON! manga in North America.