In the title of the seventh compilation volume of the manga, written and illustrated by Asami Hagiwara, Musume no Tomodachi ((Daughter's friend) the work was found to have exceeded one million copies in circulation (including digital copies).

Hagiwara began publishing the manga through the service Comic days from the publisher Kodansha in April 2019 and finalized in December 2020. The publisher published the sixth compilation volume in November 2020 and will publish the seventh and last on February 10th. It wasn't until October that it became known that the franchise had 800,000 copies in circulation.

Musume no Tomodachi Synopsis

Kosuke lived by interpreting his "ideal self" as a father at home and a manager at work. However, his life turns 180 degrees when he meets his daughter's boyfriend. In front of her Kosuke could show his true personality and his exhausted heart finally knew peace.

He knows, however, that these are feelings that should never be sustained, let alone revealed. So begins the story of an older man who meets a younger girl who now has to hide her love from modern society. Then what will fate mean for Kosuke, since he is an older man with a full life? Will he fall into the fruit of temptation?

Source: Manga Mogura

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