Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose mixes a narrative of revenge and personal gain in a romantic comedy seeming to capture the hearts of many as the events unravel themselves through the anime series. This poses the question of whether it is based on either a manga or light novel, and if so, what is the status of it? Is it complete, finished, or ongoing?
The anime adaptation series is by Doga Kobo with a 12-episode run this anime season in a single-cour following the story of Sueharu Mahu with a huge crush on Shirokusa who already has a boyfriend. His neighbor, Kuroha Shida, has a crush on Sueharu and she offers a plot of vengeance against Shirokusa and get her attention as they make her jealous. Who do you think Sueharu would end up with?
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It is based on both a light novel and a manga series. Both with the same name as the anime series, the Japanese light novel series written by Shūichi Nimaru with the illustrations of Ui Shigure published in ASCII Media Works in their Dengeki Bunko imprint, and the seinen manga series adaptation with the art of Ryō Itō which is published in Media Factory's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive are the basis.
In 2020, the light novel got the fifth spot in the bunkobon category of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, an annual guide book for light novels of Takarajimasha. And as of October 2020, more than half a million copies have been in circulation.
To date, both the manga and the light novels of Osamake are still ongoing and it is nowhere near the end. The light novels have released six volumes, and it is expected to have more in the following months. As for the manga series, it has been compiled in two tankōbon volumes so far. It continues to release new chapters every month, with its last release being Chapter 17 dated May 8, 2021.
Osamake releases new episodes every Wednesday via Crunchyroll at 9:00 PM JST/ 5:00 AM PT/ 7:00 AM CT/ 8:00 AM ET/ 1:00 PM BT.