Akane-banashi, Vol. 3 (Paperback)

Akane-banashi, Vol. 3 By Yuki Suenaga, Takamasa Moue (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yuki Suenaga, Takamasa Moue (Illustrator)
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This is book number 3 in the Akane-banashi series.

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Akane takes on the world of rakugo to avenge her father!

Shinta Arakawa wants nothing more than to pass his shin’uchi exam—the test that would make him a top-rank headliner and master storyteller in the traditional Japanese art of rakugo. Akane Osaki, his daughter and biggest fan, spies on him while he practices and learns his routines for herself. When rakugo master Issho Arakawa expels everyone after the exam with no explanation, a fire is lit inside Akane. From that day forth, she has had one goal—to avenge her father and prove his art was worthy of the title of shin’uchi.

The student rakugo competition known as the Karaku Cup is about to begin. Akane immediately draws the attention of the crowd with her connection Kaisei Arakawa, rising star of the Arakawa School and apprentice to Issho Arakawa. With her ani-san Koguma’s advice in her back pocket and her own amazing rakugo skills, she figures out the key to winning the competition with “Jugemu,” a rakugo story famous for its long, repetitive tongue twister. But she’ll have to deal with impressive rivals with unique styles of their own… Will she be able to overcome this battle of wills, wits, and dreams?

About the Author


Yuki Suenaga previously published the one-shot “Tatarashido” in 2021 in Weekly Shonen Jump. Akane-banashi is their first serialized title. It began its run in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2022 and won third place in the print manga category at the eighth Next Manga Awards in 2022.

Takamasa Moue started his manga career in 2015 by participating in Shonen Jump’s Golden Future Cup contest with the one-shot “Galaxy Gangs.” His first serialization, Ole ★ Golazo, ran in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016. In 2017, he published a short serialization in Jump GIGA called K.K. in the City of Fog, which ran for three chapters. In 2021, he teamed up with Yuki Suenaga to create the one-shot “Tatarashido.” In February 2022, the two worked together to publish what would be his second serialization, Akane-banashi.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781974740987
ISBN-10: 1974740986
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication Date: December 12th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Akane-banashi