Hajimete no Gal Manga Has 600,000 Copies in Print
posted on by Alex Mateo
The wraparound jacket band on the fifth compiled book volume of Meguru Ueno's Hajimete no Gal (First-Time Gal) manga revealed on December 26 that the manga has 600,000 copies in print.
Ueno launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine in November 2015. The fifth volume had a limited edition that shipped with an original anime on Blu-ray Disc.
The romantic comedy manga begins with Junichi "Jun" Hashiba, an uncool high school student who frets about wanting to lose his virginity. Egged on by his friends, Jun gets on his knees and confesses his love to a classmate named Yukana Yame. The confession surprisingly works and the couple goes out. However, Jun finds himself in uncharted waters with Yame, a trendy and fashion-conscious "gal" (gyaru).
A television anime adaptation premiered last July in Japan. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan under the name My First Girlfriend is a Gal. Funimation streamed an English dub.