Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store Manga Listed With Bilingual English-Japanese Release

posted on 2018-05-17 04:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Comedy manga inspired live-action series in 2016

Amazon is listing a bilingual English-Japanese release of Matsukoma and Hashimoto's Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store (Nietzsche-sensei: Konbini ni, Satori Sedai no Shinjin ga Maiorita) manga. The volume is slated for June 22.

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 eighth compiled book volume on January 27.

The series was one of the best-selling first volumes for new manga series that went on sale in 2014, according to a report by The Japan Publication Sales' Distribution Reform Group Comic Team. The manga has over 2.15 million copies in circulation.

The manga also ranked in the top 15 manga series that had fewer than five volumes as of November 2014 based on a poll by Japanese online bookstore Honya Club in February 2015.

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

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