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Yen Press Licenses Teasing Master Takagi-san Manga


When dealing with the teasing arts, the only rule is to git gud. (We Dark Souls in here!)

Earlier today, Yen Press announced that they acquired the rights to Sōichirō Yamamoto’s Teasing Master Takagi-san (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san) manga. As of press time, no details regarding a release window have been announced.

Teasing Master Takagi-san launched in 2013, in the pages of Gessan Mini. The title currently spans six collected volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on August 10.

Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the title as:

“If you blush, you lose.”

Living by this principle, the middle schooler Nishikata gets constantly made fun of by his seat neighbor Takagi-san. With his pride shattered to pieces, he vows to turn the tables and get back at her some day.

And so, he attempts to tease her day after day, only to find himself victim to Takagi-san’s ridicule again sooner than later. Will he be able to make Takagi-san blush from embarrassment even once in the end?

An anime adaptation is currently in the works for a January 2018 premiere. Hiroaki Akagi (Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic) will direct the show at Shin-Ei Animation, with Aya Takano (Himouto! Umaru-chan, Polar Bear’s Cafe) providing character designs. Michiko Yokote (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Genshiken) is in charge of series composition for the project.

Source: Yen Press (Industry Panel)

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