Crunchyroll Teams with Comico to Release ReLife, momokuri, Nanbaka Manga
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Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Sunday that it will collaborate with the free manga app Comico to release Yayoiso's ReLIFE, Kurose's
The story of ReLIFE revolves around Arata Kaizaki, an unemployed, single 27-year-old who has just been cut off from his parents' financial support. Unable to find a job due to his leaving his previous employer within three months, he is stuck. One night after drinking with a high school friend, Arata meets Ryō Yoake, a man who offers Arata pills to turn him back into a 17-year old so he can redo his life. After agreeing to the experiment, Arata joins a high school class, and meets Chizuru Hishiro, a socially awkward silent beauty who yearns to have friends. Through connecting with her and other classmates, Arata must find what he lacks to live a happy life in the real world within a one-year time limit.
Yayoiso began the manga on the Comico app in 2013, and it was green-lit for physical publication last year. The fourth compiled volume shipped in Japan on August 12. The manga ranked eighth on the Japan Publication Sales' Distribution Reform Group Comic Team's list of best-selling first volumes for new manga series that went on sale last year. The series also ranked sixth on Japanese online bookstore Honya Club's list of manga series, recommended by bookstore employees, that had fewer than five volumes as of November 2014.
The story of
The story of Nanbaka centers around four prisoners: Jūgo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rokku, a man who likes to get into fights; and Niko, a man who likes anime. Along with their warden Hajime, the high-tension action comedy story unfolds.
Futamata launched the manga on the Comico app in 2013. The first compiled book volume shipped in Japan on November 12.
An anime adaptation of Nanbaka will premiere in 2016. The first compiled book volume of the manga announced that Shinji Takamatsu (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, School Rumble, Gintama) will direct the adaptation.
Comico is a free manga-reading smartphone app created by NHN PlayArt, and it has over 10 million downloads.
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