The official website of anime director Kunihiko Ikuhara has announced that Ikuhara and manga creator Asumiko Nakamura launched a new chapter of their Nokemono to Hanayome (The Nokemono & The Bride) manga titled Nokemono to Hanayome+ (pronounced “cross”) on Gentosha’s Densha Birz manga website.
The manga focuses on the “cruel and dangerous” love between the girl Hitsuji Sera and the boy Itaru Hagumazuka, who wears a bear costume.
Ikuhara serialized the original novel in Index Communications’ Kera magazine from 2006 and 2007. Ikuhara and Nakamura launched the manga in 2007, and it continues on from the novel’s story. The manga’s first part concluded in 2017, and Gentosha published the manga’s seventh volume on April 26, 2018.