Irodori Aqua Licenses Isaki Uta Short Stories

Irodori Aqua – all-ages-focused English localization imprint of original Japanese indie manga publisher Irodori Comics – has announced that it has acquired the license to and will release Isaki Uta Short Stories by award-winning author Isaki Uta on May 28, 2022.

Through a long-time established partnership with Isaki Uta, Irodori Aqua can once again bring the award-winning author’s short stories to English-speaking audiences. Isaki Uta Short Stories consists of two works, Pops and Me and Forty Minutes to Mom, both of which were first published in Kodansha’s Good! Afternoon magazine and later reprinted as a self-published indie manga.

English-speaking audiences may be familiar with Isaki Uta through their other works, such as Mine-kun is Asexual, Leaper, and Is Love the Answer?.

Isaki Uta Short Stories
Story and Art by Isaki Uta

A heartfelt pair of short stories about the ups and downs of loving those we call family, complete with all of its complications, but also how we sometimes end up finding joy in the most surprising of places.

The digital release of Isaki Uta Short Stories will be released on May 28, 2022 and is currently available for pre-order on the Irodori Aqua website. The 56-page-long volume is priced at $11.25. The work will subsequently be made available on other digital platforms at a later date as well.

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