Splatoon Manga Has 800,000 Copies in Print

posted on by Karen Ressler

Shogakukan's listing for the fifth volume of Sankichi Hinodeya's Splatoon manga announced that the manga has 800,000 copies in print. Each volume has received a second printing.

Hinodeya initially published a Splatoon one-shot manga in Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics in May 2015. The full series then began in Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic Special in February 2016, and also launched in Coro Coro Comics in May 2017. The manga has inspired a voiced motion comic and a full-color version. Shogakukan published the fourth compiled volume in October and the fifth volume will ship on February 28. Viz Media is releasing the manga in North America.

Nintendo released the first Splatoon game for the Wii U in May 2015, and the Splatoon 2 sequel launched for the Nintendo Switch last July. The first game also inspired Kino Takahashi's Honobono Ika 4-Koma manga and the Play Manga story collection by various artists. Hinodeya also drew a one-shot for Splatoon 2.

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