The headline of the seventeenth volume of compilation of the manga by Kenji Inou and illustrated by Kimitake Yoshioka, Big blue (Grand Blue Dreaming), reported that the literary franchise has 6.5 million copies in circulation. The count includes digital copies sold, and the volume was released in Japan on August 5th.

Big blue

Inoue and Yoshioka started publishing the manga in the magazine Fine! afternoon from the publisher Kodansha in April 2014. The manga made several interruptions due to the author’s health, and the publisher released the 16th compiled volume in Japan in November 2020. The piece inspired a twelve-part anime adaptation produced by the studios. Zero-G, directed and scripts written by Shinji Takamatsu, released in July 2018. So far there is no sign of a second season.

Summary of Grand Blue

Iori Kitahara is just starting his freshman at university. He moves into his uncle’s dive shop, Grand Blue. He awaits the college life of his dreams full of beautiful girls and good friends. But things are not quite going according to plan. He meets a group of students who immediately forces him to take part in their alcoholic activities. Although initially unwilling, Iori quickly gives up and becomes the party’s life. Unfortunately, this earns her the contempt of her cousin Chisa Kotegawa. However, Iori still promises to fulfill his ideal college life, but will it go according to plan this time around?

Source: Official Twitter account

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