In the November edition of Shogakukan’s Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine, exciting news was unveiled: Sōichirō Yamamoto’s beloved manga, “Teasing Master Takagi-san” (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san), is set to receive a brand-new spinoff titled “Karakai Jōzu no Nishikata-san” (Teasing Master Nishikata-san).
This upcoming spinoff, to be featured in the magazine’s forthcoming November issue, will be illustrated by Mifumi Inaba, known for their work on the spinoff/sequel manga “Karakai Jōzu no (Moto) Takagi-san.” The editor of “Teasing Master Takagi-san” shared an enticing preview image of the new manga on their Twitter account.
Similar to “Karakai Jōzu no (Moto) Takagi-san,” this manga will continue the story beyond “Teasing Master Takagi-san” and will revolve around Chi, the middle school daughter of Nishikata and Takagi, as she engages in playful teasing and being teased by a fellow classmate seated beside her.
The magazine also hinted at Yamamoto’s future manga project.
In addition, the November issue of Monthly Shonen Sunday marks the conclusion of “Teasing Master Takagi-san.” The 20th and final compiled volume of the manga is scheduled for release in January. Notably, this manga has reached a circulation of 12 million copies.
For English-speaking fans, Yen Press has been faithfully releasing the manga, with the 17th volume becoming available on April 18. Yen Press aptly describes the series as follows:
“Middle schooler Nishikata has had it with his classmate who sits nearby, Takagi. Day in and day out, she comes after him with every sort of trick or prank. Even when he tries to tease her back, she’s always one step ahead but he’s not about to give up that easily in this battle of cunning and youth!”
Yamamoto initiated this manga’s journey in Gessan mini, the companion booklet to Shogakukan’s Gessan (Monthly Shonen Sunday) magazine, back in 2013. After completing his “Fudatsuki no Kyōko-chan” manga serialization in Gessan in June 2016, “Teasing Master Takagi-san” found a new home in Gessan in July 2016. The 19th compiled volume of the manga was published on March 10.
The manga’s adaptation into a television anime series debuted within the “Anime no Me” programming block in January 2018, which also featured segments based on Yamamoto’s “Ashita wa Doyōbi” manga. Crunchyroll streamed the anime during its Japanese broadcast, and Funimation provided an English dub. The second season of the anime premiered in July 2019 and arrived on Netflix in December 2019.
The third season, “Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san 3” (Teasing Master Takagi-san 3), graced the screens in January 2022 through MBS and TBS’ Super Animeism block. As for the franchise’s anime film, “Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie” (Gekijōban Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san), it opened in Japan in June 2022. Sentai Filmworks acquired the third season and the film, with streaming on HIDIVE. HIDIVE also provided the English dub for the third season, featuring the original cast from Funimation’s first-season dub. In August 2022, Sentai Filmworks screened the film in the United States.