Take your character through the thrilling underbelly of Shambala!Nurture, protect and progress through the stages of relationships.After recovering from his injuries, Keitarō decides to study overseas with Noriyasu Seta.As Keitarō is about to leave, Naru finally confesses her feelings to him at the airport and decides to wait for him to return.It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine from October 21, 1998 to October 31, 2001, with the chapters collected into 14 tankōbon volumes by Kodansha.The series tells the story of Keitarō Urashima and his attempts to find the girl with whom he made a childhood promise to enter Tokyo University.The pair then have an argument and independently run off to Kyoto to clear their heads.
After they deal with new obstacles, Grandma Hina returns to Hinata House and reveals Naru is the girl of Keitarō's promise.
The English release of the manga has been reprinted many times.
Both anime and manga have received numerous industry awards in Japan and North America, as well as praise from critics.
Naru ranks first in the whole of Japan on the practice exams, and Keitarō convinces her to help him study.
As the two of them grow closer through their studies, and after Keitarō accidentally reads a small section of Naru's diary, he becomes increasingly convinced that Naru may be the girl with whom he made the promise.
Both novels were later released in North America and the United Kingdom by Tokyopop.