The December 2018 issue of Kodansha’s Kiss magazine has announced that Takako Shimura will end the Koiiji (Love Appetite) manga in the magazine’s next issue on November 24, 2018.
The manga focuses on Mame Ōhara, the 31-year-old second daughter of a family that runs a public bathhouse named “Suzume-yu.” Since childhood, she has had a crush on her friend Sōta Akai, who is the owner of a cafe and is five years her senior. Ever since Sōta’s wife Haruko passed away, Mame’s feelings for him have grown stronger. But when Mame’s older sister Yume returns from overseas, she gets a bad feeling.
Shimura launched the manga in Kiss in August 2014. Kodansha published the manga’s ninth compiled book volume on August 9, 2018.