The August’s issue of Kodansha’s Be-Love magazine revealed on Wednesday, July 1st of 2020, that Nodoka Shinomaru’s new manga titled Koi Janai kara Namae o Tsukete (This Isn’t Love, So Give it a Name) in the magazine’s next issue on July 31. The magazine’s tagline for the manga is:
“A 34-year-old woman who carried herself with pride is forced to restart her life?!”
The story centers on Tsukasa Date, a former career-minded woman who loses her job, house, and love life. She encounters a handsome man while getting lost on the road.
Shinomaru launched the Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (Poco’s Udon World) manga in Shinchosha’s Comic Bunch magazine in 2012. Kurage Bunch published the final chapter in February 2019, and then published a bonus chapter in October 2019. The manga’s 12th and final volume shipped in March 2019.
The manga also inspired a 12-episode television anime adaptation by director Seiki Takuno and LIDEN FILMS that premiered in October of 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan under the title Poco’s Udon World. The show is also available for digital purchase on Amazon. Discotek released the anime on Blu-ray Disc on May 26.