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Otherworldly Izakaya 'Nobu' Manga Adaptation Has 900,000 Copies in Print

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The wraparound jacket band on the fifth compiled volume of Virginia Nitōhei's manga based on Natsuya Semikawa's Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" (Otherworldly Izakaya "Nobu") light novel series revealed on December 29 that the manga has 900,000 copies in print.

Nitōhei launched the manga in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in July 2015. Udon Entertainment will start publishing the manga in English this year.

The novels center on a bar called "Nobu" — located in Kyoto, Japan, but with a door that is connected to the bar in another world. The visitors include denizens of the other world, and customers seek out its excellent "Toriaezu Nama" ale and cuisine.

Semikawa launched the novel series on the Shōsetsu-ka ni Narou ("Let's Be Novelists") website in 2012, and the series won the site's "Ni Narou Con Taishō" contest award. Takarajimasha began publishing the story in print with illustrations by Kururi in 2014. Takarajimasha published the fourth volume of the series in December 2015, and is reprinting the series in bunkobon pocket paperback format with some new material.

The studio Sunrise is animating an adaptation of the novels under the title Isekai Izakaya ~Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu~ (Otherworldly Izakaya ~Ancient Capital Aitheria Izakaya Nobu~) for release this year.


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