On Saturday, the last page of Gido Amagakure's manga A Galaxy Next Door (Otonari ni Ginga) came out in the Good! Afternoon magazine from Kodansha. The magazine also said that the last part of the manga will be in its next issue, which will come out on June 7.
In April 2020, Amagakure released the manga in the Good! Afternoon magazine. The first collected volume of the manga was released by Kodansha in November 2020, and the sixth and final volume will come out on July 6.
The manga was bought by Kodansha USA Publishing, and the fifth book will come out in English on July 11. It tells what the “heartwarming romantic comedy” is about:
Since his parents died, manga artist Ichiro has barely made it, and he has to take care of his two younger brothers with only a middle school education. He doesn't even have time to learn how to use a computer, so he has to keep fighting with pen and paper.
Ichiro was almost a total wreck when his art assistants quit to go out on their own. He was already busy with schedules, family, and the constant fear of losing his job.
But then Ichiro gets a new helper, and things start to look up for him right away! She is a great artist, always gets her work done on time, and is also very pretty. But she also seems to know a lot about him, and she soon tells him something that makes him think beyond Earth…
On April 8, the TOKYO MX and BS11 stations showed the first episodes of the anime based on the manga. The anime is also available to stream in Japan on the d Anime Store, U-NEXT, and other sites. Crunchyroll streams the anime as it airs in Japan. On April 22, they also began streaming an English dub.
A live-action series, which started on April 3, is also based on the book.
In Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine, Amagakure started the 12-volume manga Sweetness & Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma) in 2013 and finished it in August 2018. Before putting the manga out in print, Kodansha Comics first put it out online in English.
Crunchyroll posted new chapters as Kodansha released them in Japan, but it no longer has back chapters. A 12-episode anime based on the novel came out in July 2016 and can be watched on Crunchyroll.