From May 28 to June 17, 2018, Shosen Book Tower in Akihabara is holding the Kase-san and… Series Museum to the release of Kase-san and Morning Glories in theaters and Kase-san and Cherry Blossoms, the latest volume in Hiromi Takashima-sensei’s popular series. At the museum, fans can see scenes from the manga and anime, an array of goods, and exhibits set up by Shosen Book’s Yuri Club, a group of passionate staff members from, that bring the manga to life. Additionally, on June 2, 2018 Takashima-sensei visited the museum for a special book signing for her fans.
Thanks to our friends at Shosen Books and Shinshokan, Manga Planet had the opportunity to visit the Kase-san and… Series Museum. We even have a special message from Takashima-sensei!
What is the Kase-san and… Series?
In Kase-san and…, a yuri manga series written and illustrated by Hiromi Takashima, Yui Yamada is a shy high schooler who has a sincere appreciation for flowers and enjoys gardening. Although they are in different classes, Yui becomes friends with Tomoka Kase, the star athlete of their school’s track team, when they realize they are watering the same morning glories. The love between Yui and Tomoko grows over time as they spend more time together, and they eventually begin dating.
Yuri manga anthology Hirari first published Kase-san and… as a one-shot in 2010, and it began serialization in 2011. When Hirari stopped publication, the series moved to Shinshokan’s web magazine FLASH Wings in 2014. In 2017, Shinshokan’s shōjo manga magazine Wings started serializing Yamada to Kase-san.
Animation Studio ZEXCS produced a five-minute animated video of the manga titled Your Light ～Kase-san and Morning Glories～ released on Pony Canyon’s official YouTube channel in May 2017. Takuya Sato directed the animated short, and Kyuta Sakai was in charge of character design and key animation. The video features “Kimi no Egao by Hanako Oku.” A new original video animation (OVA) titled Kasa-san and Morning Glories, produced by ZEXCS and directed by Satō with Sakai in charge of character design will have a theatrical release starting on June 9, 2018 in Japan. Ayane Sakura will play Tomoka Kase, and Minami Takahashi will perform Yui Yamada in the OVA.
Takashima-sensei shared her impression of the Kase-san and Morning Glories with Manga Planet:
“I thought that Director Takuya Sato’s sensibility was beautiful and even more wonderful than the manga. Especially, the scenery and the atmosphere was magnificent, and Kyuta Sakai was also very cute. It is the best!”
For fans going to Anime Expo 2018, you can also see a premiere screening on July 8, 2018!
Kase-san and… Series Museum Photo Report
Kase-san and… Series Museum is on Shosen Book Tower 9th floor. Fans have the chance to experience the loving, fluffy atmosphere of the manga in person!
Fans can see reproduced pages from the manga up close.
Kase-san and Yui’s relationship blossoms throughout their high school life. Fans can win these reproduced pages through a raffle when they purchase manga and goods at the museum.
The museum also displays scenes from the new OVA.
The main visual from Kase-san and Morning Glories comes to life at the exhibit. Sakakibara from the Shosen Book’s Yuri Club raised morning glories as Yui and Kase-san do in the manga. Fans can take photos of the corner freely and read the diary about the morning glories.
In the center of the museum, fans can see all five volumes of Kase-san and…. Kase-san and Cherry Blossoms, the fifth volume of the series, hit bookshelves on May 20, 2018. Seven Seas Entertainment has released four volumes of Kase-san and… in English.
Director Takuya Sato and Takashima-sensei signed Kase-san and Morning Glories posters at the exhibit.
Fans can also have a chance to win these posters!
The museum has a collection of goods for fans to show their support for this manga.
Shosen will give fans a ticket for every 1,000 yen spend on Kase-san and… Series manga and goods and they will have a chance to win a movie poster signed by the cast, movie posters signed by the director and Takashima-sensei, or the reproduced manga pages.
For more information about the exhibit, be sure to read Shosen’s official website: https://www.shosen.co.jp/event/74692/
If you are interested in other manga and anime events in Tokyo, be sure to read our articles on the Cheese!’s Ikebo x Shōjo Manga Genga-ten, Land of the Lustrous Exhibit at Yurakucho Marui, Kizu Natsuki at Manga10, Yoneda Kou’s Op: The Colourless Days of Yoake Itaru Book Fair@Shosen and Himouto Umaru-chan Exhibit.
Also, check out our photo report on the Yuzumori-san Fair at Shosen Book Tower in Akihabara if you love yuri manga and want to see what else the Shosen Book’s Yuri Club is doing!