Serialized in Tokyopop's Smile back in 2001, then collected in 2002, Wataru Yoshizumi's Marmalade Boy helped introduce English language readers to to the kind of situation found in shoujo manga, with its story of a pair of teens brought together when their parents swap spouses. 18 years after the manga and its anime adaptation ended, a sequel will be launching in the year's fifth issue of Cocohana, on sale March 28.
Original leads Miki Koishikawa and titular "marmalade boy" (sweet on the outside but bitter inside) Yuu Matsuura are expected to appear in the new Marmalade Boy Little, but the new series, set 13 years after end of the earlier one, will focus on their younger brother and sister.
The first volume of the original series
issue of the magazine that announced the new series