Perhaps sensing that Kanokon was insufficiently educational, at least where the basics are concerned, a niche sex education manga, ないしょのつぼみ / Naisho no Tsubomi (“Secret Budding”), seeks to offer a fuller explanation of puberty to children, and appears to be enjoying some success, now being on its fifth volume.
The manga deals with topics of importance to adolescents, especially girls, such as menarche, the growth of breasts (and the acquisition of a brassiere), new hair growth, as well as more social matters; all of these are illustrated in appropriate detail.
Naturally, not only children have been taking an interest in this title… Parents concerned to see their daughters well informed also take an interest. You can see more of it below:
- Zeta986 commented on December 15, 2011 17:15
if this manga is animated then i will dance harder like a boss... More
- Anonymous commented on December 7, 2011 08:29
Exactly my feeling! By the way, am I the only one to notice parallels between the character designs of Tsubomi, Saya and Nemoto on the one hand and Sakura, Tomoyo and Shaoran on the other?... More