Manga creator Makino revealed on their Twitter account on Saturday that the November issue of Kodansha‘s Bessatsu Friend magazine will publish the second and final half of the final chapter of their Defying Kurosaki-kun (Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai) manga on October 13. The second half of the final chapter will have 53 pages.
The first part of the final chapter started the climax of the manga on August 12.
Makino revealed on February 4 that the manga would continue past the 18th volume, despite the manga’s 17th volume previously revealing in October 2020 that the manga would end with the 18th volume. Makino explained that this was due to the manga’s current story being longer than they had anticipated.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:
“I demand absolute obedience from you.” Yu Akabane has worked hard to reinvent herself for high school, and there’s only one step left in her plan to leave her plain Jane days behind: asking out her idol, the “White Prince” Shirakawa-kun. When circumstances lead to Yu moving into the school dorm where Shirakawa-kun boards, she thinks she’s found her lucky break. But unluckily for Yu, “Black Devil” Kurosaki-kun, the boy everyone at school (including the teachers!) is afraid of, lives there too—and when Yu defies him, he’s all too eager to punish her…
Makino launched the manga in Kodansha‘s Bessatsu Friend magazine in 2014. The 18th compiled book volume shipped on March 12. Kodansha Comics will publish the 17th volume digitally in English on October 19. The manga inspired a live-action film in 2016.
The manga was nominated for Best Shōjo Manga at Kodansha‘s 45th annual Manga Awards.
Source: Makino‘s Twitter account