Japanese publisher Micro Magazine announced today that a total print run of Tsukiya’s The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting comedy manga had surpassed one million copies in Japan. It is not difficult to imagine that its TV anime adaptation that began airing in July is contributing to the increase in popularity.
The manga was first serialized on the web comic site Comic Ride Pixiv since June 2018, then moved to Comic ELMO in May 2020. Its latest eighth tankobon volume was released in Japan on July 11. Before the TV anime began, its total number of copies in circulation was about 500,000. Thanks to the well-received anime adaptation, that number has doubled in just a few months.
Its English edition has been released by Kaiten Books under the title The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting since February 2021. The publisher describes its synopsis as below:
WHO’S YOUR NANNY? Kirishima Toru is the right-hand man of the Sakuragi crime family. For him, the job is a perfect excuse to let his violent instincts run wild, earning him the nickname “the Demon of Sakuragi”. It seems like nothing will stand in the way of his vicious nature. But then one day, he receives an assignment like never before from the boss—babysitting his daughter! This is the heartwarming (or is it bloodcurdling?) story of a little girl and her yakuza caretaker!
The TV anime The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting premiered in Japan on July 7, 2022, and has also been simulcast on Crunchyroll to its members in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.
Source: Micro Magazine press release
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