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Grand Blue Dreaming Artist Kimitake Yoshioka Launches Temple Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series centers on young man who turns to priesthood to rid himself of lecherous thoughts

Grand Blue Dreaming manga artist Kimitake Yoshioka launched a new manga titled TenPuru (Temple) on Kodansha's Comic Days manga app and website on Saturday. The first chapter is available for free, and the second chapter is available for a fee.

The "envious new life comedy" manga follows Akemitsu Akagami, a young man who decides that since his polluting, lecherous thoughts are too hard to handle, he is going to become a Buddhist monk who will live a stoic life, free of women. However, his sinful blood will not allow him to do so. When Akemitsu goes to a Temple to start his studies, he is greeted by a beautiful young woman.

Yoshioka and Kenji Inoue launched the Grand Blue Dreaming (Grand Blue) manga in Good! Afternoon in April 2014. Kodansha published the manga's 10th volume on March 7. The manga marks the first time Inoue is authoring an original manga work. The manga was nominated in the Best General Manga category at Kodansha's 41st annual Manga Awards last year.

Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English digitally. Crunchyroll is also publishing the manga digitally as new chapters come out in Japan.

The manga is inspiring an ongoing television anime series that premiered on July 13. The series is streaming inside and outside of Japan only on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: Comic Days' Twitter account

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