Himōto! Umaru-chan Manga Has 2 Million Copies in Print

posted on by Karen Ressler

The editorial department of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine announced last week that Sankaku HEAD's Himōto! Umaru-chan manga has more than 2 million copies in print. The manga had more than 1.5 million copies in print as of the beginning of August.

The sibling gag comedy manga centers around Umaru, Taihei's little sister who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, she has a certain secret. "Himōto" is a pun on "imōto" (little sister) and "himono," which means "dried fish," but in slang can refer to a woman who is proper in public but lazy at home.

Sankaku HEAD launched the manga in Weekly Young Jump in 2013 (after running an earlier two-chapter Himōto! Umaru-chan! version in Miracle Jump in 2012). Shueisha published the manga's sixth compiled book volume on June 19. The manga inspired a TV anime adaptation that premiered in Japan on July 8. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series in North America.

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