Kagurabachi Volume 1 Receives Reprint Four Days After Release
Kagurabachi Volume 1 is receiving a reprint just four days after its release on February 2, according to the official X account for the series. Reprints of the volume will officially be released on February 27, 2024, after the manga also sold out on both Amazon JP and Yahoo JP within its first day of being published. The series placed 25th on its Shoseki Rankings chart debut for the week of January 29, 2024 – February 4, 2024, despite only having three days to rank. Fans overseas can read the series on the Shonen Jump and Manga Plus apps.
Kagurabachi is a battle shonen manga written and illustrated by Takeru Hokazono that began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump on September 19, 2023. It received an unprecedented amount of hype upon its debut and now has fans inquiring about copies of the series at bookstores in Japan to the point the official account had to put out a statement asking fans to be patient with the reprints.
Since its debut, Kagurabachi has received one cover page and five color pages, most recently in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump for chapter 19, and a recommendation from My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi himself. Fans can check out the cover page and all of the current color pages of the manga below:
Takeru Hokazono Background
Hokazono’s success has quietly been building up in recent years. In 2020, the author won the 100th Tezuka Manga Award for their one-shot Enten, which was later published in Jump GIGA back in the spring of 2021 alongside their other one-shots Farewell! Cherry Boy! and then CHAIN during the summer.
Hokazono later published a new one-shot titled Madogiwa de Amu in Weekly Shonen Jump #19 in April 2022 and yet another, more popular one titled Roku no Meiyaku in Weekly Shonen Jump #35-36. Now, almost two years later, Hokazono’s hard work has paid off with Kagurabachi receiving a big debut!
Kagurabachi synopsis via MANGA Plus:
Young Chihiro spends his days training under his famous swordsmith father. One day he hopes to become a great sword-maker himself. The goofy father and the serious son–they thought these days would last forever. But suddenly, tragedy strikes. A dark day soaked in blood. Chihiro and his blade now live only for revenge. Epic sword battle action!
Kagurabachi Volume 1 is receiving a reprint on February 27, 2024.
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