Tsuma, Shōgakusei ni Naru Manga Gets Anime

Manga about man meeting deceased wife reincarnated into young girl ran from 2018 to 2022


© Hobunsha, Yayū Murata

The official Twitter account for Hobunsha‘s Weekly Manga Times magazine revealed on Thursday that Yayū Murata‘s Tsuma, Shōgakusei ni Naru. (If my wife [became] an elementary school student.) manga has a anime adaptation in the works. The announcement did not reveal the format of the anime.The manga centers on Keisuke Niijima, a man who remains brokenhearted 10 years after his wife Takae passed away. But one day, an elementary school girl comes to his house and says that she is Takae, reincarnated as a different girl. Now Keisuke is trying to make up for lost time, while Takae struggles as a grade schooler with the mind of a woman in her 40s, trying create situations where she can meet Keisuke.

Murata published a one-shot version of the manga in Weekly Manga Times in April 2018, before beginning serialization of it in July that same year. The manga ended in December 2022, and Hobunsha published the manga’s 14th and final compiled book volume on Thursday.

The manga already inspired a live-action series adaptation that aired from January to March 2022.

Source: Weekly Manga Times Twitter account