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Futari H/Manga Sutra Has 26 Million Copies in Print

posted on 2016-12-23 18:30 EST by Karen Ressler

Next year's first issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine announced on Friday that Aki Katsu's Futari H (Manga Sutra) manga has more than 26 million copies in print. The 69th compiled book volume will ship on Monday.

Katsu (Psychic Academy, The Vision of Escaflowne) has been drawing Manga Sutra, which describes itself as a "love bible" or a "user's manual" for people in love, in Young Animal and Young Animal Arashi since 1997. The manga inspired two original video anime (OVA) series in 2002 and 2014.

Tokyopop published Katsu's The Vision of Escaflowne, Psychic Academy, and Manga Sutra in North America before closing its doors in 2011. Media Blasters licensed and released the 2002 OVAs on DVD in North America under the title Step Up Love Story.

A third live-action film based on the manga shipped on home video in Japan in 2012.


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