Anno is the second largest anime and manga creator to promote the series; Volume one received Eiichiro Oda’s approval.
Kodoani.com – Volume two of Weekly Shōnen Jump announces Akane-banashi, a manga about a girl trying to become a professional Rakugo storyteller, will be released this weekend. Surrounding each book is a strip of paper advertising it with an introduction by Hideaki Anno — the famous writer/director of Neon Genesis Evangelion and Shin Godzilla.
However, Anno isn’t the first big-name author to introduce Akane-banashi. The first volume was promoted with a similar introduction from One Piece’s Eiichiro Oda himself.
The second volume of Akane-banashi will be released in Japan on August 4, 2022. Akane-banashi can be read on the Viz Media website in the US.