First part of Aoi Hono Manga Ends, 2nd Part starts in January

Aoi Hono is a Japanese manga series. It is illustrated and written by Kazuhiko Shimamoto. The manga was also adapted by a Japanese TV drama. Anime aired in July 2014 and ended in October 2014. You can watch this anime on Viki with English subtitles.


The first part ends with Aoi Hono

Shogakukan’s Gessen magazine’s November issue has recently published the final chapter of Aoi Hono which eventually makes the end of part one on Monday.


The second part of anime

The second part of the anime will be an issue in the magazine’s February issue which will be in January.

Aoi Hono Manga
Aoi Hono Manga


  • Yūya Yagira as Moyuru Honō
  • Mizuki Yamamoto as Tonko Morinaga
  • Ken Yasuda as Hideaki Anno
  • Tsuyoshi Muro as Hiroyuki Yamaga
  • Tomoya Nakamura as Takami Akai
  • Kaname Endō as Masahiko Minami
  • Gaku Hamada as Toshio Okada
  • Kenji Urai as Kentarō Yano
  • Anna Kon’no as Rumiko Takahashi
  • Toshio Okada as Osamu Tezuka
  • Yuina Kuroshima as Hiromi Tsuda
  • Yui Ichikawa as Jun Iwase
  • Haruna Kojima as Masumi
  • Seika Taketomi as Miyuki
  • Jirō Satō as MAD Holy

Plot of manga

The plot revolves around Moyuru Honō, a first-year student in a certain major university of the fine arts in Osaka. Full of passion and ambition, he vows to become a manga creator while also being interested in becoming an animator. The manga is notable for the inclusion of fictionalized versions of some of the founding members of anime studio Gainax — including Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Yamaga, and Takami Akai — as Shimamoto went to college with them at the Osaka University of Arts.

Shimamoto launched the manga in Shogakukan’s Weekly Young Sunday magazine from 2007 until the magazine’s closure in 2008. It then ran in the spinoff publication Spirits Zokan YS Special before moving to its new home, Gessen (Monthly Shonen Sunday). The manga was also nominated for the third Manga Taisho awards in the following year.


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