The official website of Hakusensha‘s LaLa DX magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yuki Kure will launch a new manga based on the La Corda d’Oro (Kin-iro no Corda) franchise titled Kin-iro no Corda Daigakusei-hen (La Corda d’Oro College Arc) in the magazine’s next issue on December 9. The first chapter will be 45 pages long, and will feature a color opening page. The manga will portray the cast in their college years.
Kure created the manga adaptation of KOEI‘s first La Corda d’Oro dating simulation game, and she ended that manga in 2011. Viz Media published the 17-volume series in North America. Kure also drew Linden Hall no Aria -Kin-iro no Corda Series- (Linden Hall Aria: La Corda d’Oro Series), another manga that followed La Corda D’Oro 3‘s Kanade. She also drew the main La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky manga, which ran from 2013-2014 and adapted the La Corda D’Oro 3 game. Kure launched the La Corda d’Oro 4 manga in LaLa DX in February 2016, and ended it in August of the same year.
The latest game in the series is La Corda d’Oro 4, which shipped in Japan in February 2016, and continued the story from the La Corda D’Oro 3 game. The series has a new upcoming game titled Kin-iro no Corda 2ff (La Corda D’Oro 2 Fortissimo) for the PlayStation Vita. The game is a remake of the original Kin-iro no Corda 2f (La Corda D’Oro 2 Forte) PlayStation Portable game, and is slated for December 21.
The franchise inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 2006, and a two-episode television special sequel, La Corda D’Oro ~secondo passo~, aired in spring of 2009. A third anime, La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky, premiered in 2014 and ran for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed all three anime and Sentai Filmworks released La Corda d’Oro and La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky in North America.