The publisher has through its official networks Panini Manga Mexico announced that the publication of the manga, which will be written and illustrated by, will begin Kaito, Ao no flag ((Blue flag), in July. It is published every two months at a cost of 129 Mexican pesos.

For his part, Kaito published the original manga through the service Shonen Jump Plus from the publisher Shueisha between February 2017 and April 2020. The publisher published the eighth and final compiled volume in June 2020 in Japan.

In the 2017 edition of the Tsugi no Kuru Manga Awards, Ao no flag took third place in the web manga division. The manga was nominated as a finalist in the Graphic Novel category in the 41st edition of Los Angeles Times Book Awards. It was also placed in the top ten of the 2021 list of Great graphic novels for teenagers ((Great graphic novels for teenagers), published by the Young Adult Library Services Association ((Young Adult Library Services Association).

Synopsis of Ao no Flag

In his senior year, Taichi Ichinose shares a class with his beloved childhood friend, Touma Mita, for the third year in a row. Meanwhile, Taichi is reluctant to interact with his shy and clumsy classmate, Futaba Kuze, even though he sees her as a reflection of himself. However, after meeting at the library, Taichi discovers that Futaba has feelings for Touma. At first, he doubts the prospect and decides to help her after making an emotional but firm decision to change. As spring blooms, the three classmates find themselves in a relationship engulfed by complicated emotions and personal conflicts as they navigate an uncertain future.

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