The October 2018 issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine has announced that Hiroki Yagami will launch a new installment of his Dear Boys manga series titled Dear Boys Act 4. The manga will debut in the magazine’s next issue on October 6, 2018.
Yagami launched the first Dear Boys manga in 1989 and ended it in 1997. The series has 40 million copies in print. The Dear Boys: The Early Days prequel manga followed from February to May 1997. Yagami launched the sequel manga Dear Boys Act II in 1997 and ended it in 2008. The sequel won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen manga in 2007. Yagami launched Dear Boys Act 3 in December 2008 and ended it in December 2015.
Yagami launched the Dear Boys Overtime sequel manga in Monthly Shonen Magazine in February 2016, and ended it in January 2017. Kodansha shipped the third and final compiled volume in February 2017.