The Kagurasweep continues as Volume 1 of the series got sold out in a bunch of online bookstores, including Yahoo Japan, Rakuten, e-Hon and Honya Club as of writing this article.
🔥🔥THE SALES ENDED IN HONYA CLUB TOO. 🔥🔥
— Kagurabachi Brasil | #Kagurabachi | #カグラバチ (@brkagurabachi) January 30, 2024
Even the stock at Amazon JP has sold out—literally the biggest online bookstore in Japan!
— Jeb-Master (@jeb_zill) February 1, 2024
Not to mention the stock in physical bookstores is also empty at the time of its release!
The Kagurabachi effect……. Leaving bookshelves empty in Japan book stores 😱😱 pic.twitter.com/vCZUTMzUPS
— X (@KagurabachiX) February 2, 2024
This is stunning, considering the volume is out today, on Feb 2, 2024 and it’s sold out on major platforms before it even hit the bookshelves. So, Kagurabachi isn’t just inflated by memes, Japanese fans are genuinely curious to check out what might be the next big thing for Shonen Jump.
According to the official Twitter handle of Kinokuniya Bookstore Shinjuku Main Store, Kagurabachi is by far the most recommended manga of the year. Even My Hero Academia’s author, Kohei Horikoshi, praised the work’s composting and coolness, thereby recommending it to MHA fans.
The manga had the JUMP staff in charge in a frenzy from the very first volume. Which means Chihiro Rokuhira and his quest for revenge aren’t getting anywhere and are here to stay at Weekly Shonen Jump for a long time.
Kagurabachi is a manga series written and illustrated by Takeru Hokazono. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since September 2023. Viz Media and Manga Plus are publishing the series in English on a weekly basis (simulpub).
MangaPlus describes the overall plot of Kagurabachi as follows:
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!