Kagurabachi Volume 1 will be republished just four days after its release on February 2, according to the series’ official X account. Reprints of the volumes will be officially released on February 27, 2024, after the manga also sold out on both Amazon JP and Yahoo JP on its first day of publication. The series ranked 25th on the Shoseki Debut Rating for the week of January 29, 2024 – February 4, 2024, despite only having three days to chart. Overseas fans can read the series on the Shonen Jump and Manga Plus apps.
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Kagurabachi is a battle-shounen manga written and illustrated by Takeru Hokazono that began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump on September 19, 2023. It received unprecedented hype upon its launch and now fans are picking up copies of the series in bookstores in Japan to find out. so much so that the official account had to issue a statement asking fans to be patient with the republishing.
Since its debut, Kagurabachi has received a cover and five color pages, most recently in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump for chapter 19, and a blurb from My Hero Academia author Kohei Horikoshi. Fans can check out the cover and all of the manga’s current color pages below:
Takeru Hokazono Background
Hokazono’s success has been quietly building 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 in spring 2021 along with 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 another, more popular one-shot titled Roku no Meiyaku in Weekly Shonen Jump #35 -36. Now, nearly two years later, Hokazono’s hard work has paid off as Kagurabachi makes his grand debut!
Kagurabachi summary via MANGA Plus: Young Chihiro spends his days practicing under the guidance of his famous swordsmith father. One day he hopes to become a great swordsmith. The silly father and the serious son – they thought these days would last forever. But suddenly, tragedy struck. A dark and bloody day. Chihiro and his blade now live only for revenge. Epic fencing action!
Kagurabachi Volume 1 will be republished on February 27, 2024.
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