“Honey Lemon Soda” Will Have Its Anime Soon!

March 6, 2024

The “Honey Lemon Soda” fan community is celebrating! And it’s no wonder, as the publisher Shueisha recently surprised everyone with the impressive announcement that this manga, written and illustrated by Mayu Murata, will be adapted into an anime. It turns out that the original manga has surpassed the incredible figure of 12 million copies in circulation, currently having 24 compiled volumes published.

As expected, in addition to the wonderful news, the opening of a X (Twitter) account and an official website for the “Honey Lemon Soda” anime was also announced, where the first promotional image for this project was revealed:

“It can’t be, it can’t be, it can’t be! I am pleased to announce that we will be able to animate Honey Lemon Soda!!! How is it possible… I am filled with joy and gratitude!!! Thank you!!! I look forward to seeing the characters in motion and with their voices on board, and I will continue to work hard on the manga!”

Mayu Murata, author of “Honey Lemon Soda

Production Team

  • Hiroshi Nishikiori (Trinity Seven, Toaru Majutsu no Index, Azumanga Daiou THE ANIMATION) is in charge of directing the anime at J.C.STAFF studios.
  • Akiko Waba (Noragami, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, Hisone to Maso-tan) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Aimi Tanaka (Horimiya) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Akira Kosemura (Juunenbun no Watashi e, Summer Ghost, Ao no Orchestra) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.

Mayu Murata began publishing the manga “Honey Lemon Soda” in December 2015, through Shueisha‘s Ribbon Magazine. The work was nominated in the 45th Kodansha Manga Award, in the Shoujo category, in 2021, and that same year it achieved the fortieth position in the “Book of the Year” list of Da Vinci magazine. This anime has already received a live-action film adaptation, which premiered in July 2021.

There is still no confirmed release date or a tentative window for this new project, but on this occasion, and to celebrate the incredible news with her entire fan community, the author of the manga “Honey Lemon Soda“, Mayu Murata, has prepared a special illustration, through which she thanks everyone for the great support her beloved work is receiving:


Honey Lemon Soda” is a Shoujo manga that revolves around the life of Uka Ishimori, a shy and withdrawn high school student who has had difficulty fitting in and making friends due to a traumatic incident in her past. Her life changes dramatically when she meets Kai Miura, a popular and charismatic classmate known for his distinctive lemon-blonde hair. Despite their differences, Uka is attracted to Kai‘s carefree attitude and kindness, and he soon becomes her source of inspiration and courage to face her own fears and overcome her insecurities.

As the story progresses, Uka begins to come out of her shell, driven by Kai‘s support and acceptance. She strives to improve her self-esteem and participates in new experiences that challenge her to grow as a person. Uka and Kai‘s relationship deepens, and she begins to develop romantic feelings for him. However, the plot also explores the ups and downs of their relationship, including misunderstandings, jealousy, and the struggle to maintain open and honest communication.

The manga “Honey Lemon Soda” not only focuses on the romance between Uka and Kai but also addresses themes such as friendship, self-discovery, and overcoming adversity. Through Uka‘s interactions with her classmates and her determination to change, the story highlights the importance of self-acceptance and the value of being true to oneself. Uka‘s personal growth and her journey to find her place in the world are central elements of the plot, making “Honey Lemon Soda” a touching coming-of-age and youthful love story.

Without a doubt, we know how necessary it is to keep an eye on the development of this project. “Honey Lemon Soda” is “one of those stories” that seems to have what it takes to be enjoyed marathon-style, with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate (or lemon soda), perhaps completed in an autumn or winter evening. Don’t you get that impression? Hehe… Go ahead, we invite you to leave us your opinion on this adaptation in the comments, you know, we’ll be reading! (The lemon soda is on us!) 😉

Images Source: Honey Lemon Soda Official Page, Twitter