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Sex Education fans just found out the series has a manga adaptation in Japan


Fans of Netflix’s popular comedy series Sex Education are only just finding out that the show has a manga adaptation in Japan.

Sex Education bows out with arguably its best broadcast to date, but whilst fans are quick to finish binge-watching season 4 of the iconic show on Netflix, many are only just finding out that the series has a popular manga adaptation in Japan.

Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee Gibbs and Asa Butterfield as Otis sit in a car
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Netflix’s Sex Education has a manga adaptation in Japan

The manga adaptation of Sex Education was announced in July 2022 and has proven to be extremely popular in Japan, especially amongst female readers.

Published by Kadokawa’s Global Comic label via the Comic Bridge online magazine, writer and illustrator John Tarachine took the lead in adapting the TV series to the webpage – he previously worked on the popular Witch of Thistle Castle and Umi ga Hashiru End Roll manga.

Sex Education’s manga adaptation has released three volumes domestically, covering the events of the first three episodes of season 1.

Unfortunately, the series hasn’t yet been translated into English and it hasn’t released a new volume since December 2022, with the official online portal labeling the next update as “Undecided.”

A manga adaptation was certainly one of the more unusual and surprising announcements for the show, with one fan noting “Like why? This is the most random manga adaptation in the game. I don’t know I just feel like this story would fit better as a Western graphic novel.”

That being said, access to each of the published volumes is free, giving Sex Education fans an otherwise-missed opportunity to see how their favorite characters would appear in a 2D medium.

“In high school, everyone starts to become interested in “getting laid”. Although Otis Milburn, a dull high school boy, has sex education knowledge inherited from his mother, a sex therapist, but he is not very interested in sex itself. One day, he accidentally solves a classmate’s problem. Otis teams up with “bad girl” Maeve to run a secret sex clinic at the high school…How can he counsel his classmates when he has never had sex before? A heartwarming coming-of-age story about “sex education” begins!”

Whilst Sex Education season 4 is the series finale, there is a chance that the franchise makes a return in some version of spin-off sequel or prequel.

In an interview with Netflix Tudum, creator and showrunner Laurie Nunn explained how the fourth chapter was “the end as we know it”, but also teased that there be more stories to come out of Moordale in the future:

“I’m definitely taking a break and thinking about other things. But Moordale is a really rich world, and writing about teenagers is always a lot of fun. So, I think that there’s always potential for more to be explored in that world.”

Sex Education season 4 is now streaming on Netflix.

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