The original light novel series for Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret ran from 2004 to 2012 and had a couple of anime seasons that were picked up for release by Discotek Media previously. Now, a sequel series that got underway in 2014 has four volumes out and it’s been revealed that a manga adaptation is in the works. That adaptation is coming from Chiame Hareno with it set to debut in the July 26th, 2019 installment of Monthly Comic Alive. It’ll get a color opening page as well.
With solid success for the original work for so many years and a two-cour anime TV series, one can easily imagine that the launch of a manga of the new series is a precursor for a new TV adaptation as well. As it focuses on Haruka’s daughter and a next-generation approach, there’s plenty of appeal to work with there.
Plot concept: Yūto Ayase attends Hakujō Academy, a private high school in Japan. His classmate, Haruka Nogizaka, is not only very attractive but is intelligent and rich, garnering her the title as the school’s idol. However, one day when Yūto’s friend asks him to return a book to the library, he unexpectedly stumbles across Haruka and her deepest, darkest secret—she is an otaku!! Promising to keep her secret hidden, Yūto and Haruka become close friends, helping Haruka with her secret hobby and developing their relationship together.
Check out the covers from the North American releases: