In this year’s issue # 26 of the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, from the publisher Shueisha, it was reported that the manga series written by Tatsuya Matsuki and illustrated by Shiro Usazaki, Act-Age It has exceeded three million copies in circulation.

It should be mentioned that, as had been anticipated, the manga is inspiring an adaptation to a play that is scheduled to premiere in 2022. Additionally, according to leaks, it is very likely that this manga will soon announce an anime adaptation.

Matsuki and Usazaki began publishing the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in January 2018. The publisher published the eleventh compilation volume on May 13. Additionally, during April Fool’s Day celebrated in Japan on April 1, the play announced an anime adaptation as part of a joke.

Act-Age Synopsis

The story centers on Kei Yonagi, a high school student whose dream is to become an actress. She lives with her two younger brothers, after her father abandoned them and her mother passed away.

Kei has an impressive acting talent, to the point that he is able to enter his character so much that he abandons reality. During an audition, some speculate that her incredible talent could also be dangerous to herself, and is not accepted. However, Kei captures the attention of a renowned director named Sumiji Kuroyama, who hires her with the aim of shining his talent and potential.

© マ ツ キ タ ツ ヤ • 宇佐 崎 し ろ / 集 英 社 SHUEISHA


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