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Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store Manga Switches to Digital Publication

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The January 2019 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine announced on Saturday that Matsukoma and Hashimoto's Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store (Nietzsche-sensei: Konbini ni, Satori Sedai no Shinjin ga Maiorita) manga is switching from the magazine to the "Comic Bridge" website. The next chapter will debut on the website on January 29.

The comedy manga follows a male part-time late-night convenience store worker named Matsukoma, and the new part-time worker he trains named Tomoharu Nii, nicknamed Nietzsche-sensei. Tomoharu is a university student in the school's Buddhism department. When an angry customer screams at Tomoharu, "Customers are gods!," he replies, "God is dead." The manga follows the part-time worker life of Matsukoma and Tomoharu, the latter of whom continuously baffles his customers and co-workers at the convenience store with his odd ways.

Matsukoma and Hashimoto launched the manga in Monthly Comic Gene in August 2013 as an adaptation of a series of popular Twitter posts chronicling real-life exploits of convenience store staffers. Kadokawa published the manga's ninth compiled book volume on July 27, and the 10th volume will ship on January 26. A bilingual English-Japanese version of the manga's first volume shipped in Japan on June 22. The manga has 2.3 million copies in print in Japan.

The manga inspired a live-action television series adaptation that premiered in January 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Source: Monthly Comic Gene January issue

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