The official website for Kodansha's Be Love magazine revealed on Monday that manga artist duo Peach-Pit will launch a new manga in the magazine's September issue on August 1. The new manga will launch with the first two chapters simultaneously.
The manga will center on the famous Heian-era poet and The Pillow Book author Sei Shōnagon, and on court life in the Heian era.
Peach-Pit (Rozen Maiden, Shugo Chara!, Zombie-Loan, DearS) ended Nishina Tesura wa Mitsukaranai (Tesura Nishina Can't Find It) — the "second season" of their Nishina Tesura manga series — in May 2018.
The duo launched their ongoing Rozen Maiden 0 manga series in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine in February 2016. The original Rozen Maiden manga series ran from 2002 to 2007 in Gentosha's Monthly Comic Birz magazine and continued in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine from 2008 to 2014.
Tokyopop published Peach-Pit's DearS and Rozen Maiden manga in North America. Del Rey and Kodansha published Shugo Chara! as well as Shugo Chara-chan! and Shugo Chara! Encore!, while Yen Press published their Zombie-Loan manga. All of these franchises inspired television anime.