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Manga Planet Adds Nobuyuki Fukumoto manga titles from HighStone Publishing to Library

The Legend of the Strongest, Kurosawa!, Gambling Emperor Legend Zero, Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji to be released on Manga Planet in late June 2020.

Notice (June 22, 2020):

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the release dates of the following titles will be postponed until further notice. We apologize to everyone who has been looking forward to reading these titles in the Manga Planet Library. Please follow our Twitter account for updates on the new release dates.


Ikebukuro, Japan – We are happy to announce that the following manga titles by Nobuyuki Fukumoto from HighStone Publishing Co., Ltd. will be added to the Manga Planet Library in late June 2020*:

The Legend of the Strongest, Kurosawa!

Release Date: June 22, 2020

Kurosawa is sick and tired of his boring, ordinary life growing old as the less popular site foreman in Anahira Construction. The turning point comes when his 44th birthday comes along, and no one remembers or celebrates with him. Realizing he lived a life without drive or purpose, Kurosawa tries to go past his comfort zone to turn his life around. Will his newfound shenanigans help him or hurt him when he gets caught up in fights with delinquents?



Gambling Emperor Legend Zero

Release Date: June 23, 2020

Gambling genius Zero saves three teenagers from their group suicide attempt and convinces them to work with him, acting as “Robin Hood” and returning swindled money back to their original owners. But when the swindlers themselves catch their ragtag team, one thing leads into another, and suddenly they’re all being invited to Muryo Zaizen’s big tournament – a gambling free-for-all where the stakes are high, and the mortality rate is higher! With nothing but his quick wit, can Zero get out of the competition alive?



Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji

Release Date: June 23, 2020

After getting roped into a former coworker’s debt as his cosigner, Kaiji Ito finds himself stuck with an astronomical amount of debt. The loan shark Endo gives him one last chance – get onboard the gambling boat Espoir and win his freedom back by facing aimless young people in the same situation as him. There’s just one problem – a fate worse than death awaits those who lose on the Espoir.



*Release dates may change without prior notice.


The first chapters of these titles from HighStone Publishing Co., Ltd. will be available for free in the Manga Planet Library. Subscribers to the Library get to read the succeeding chapters in addition to other manga titles from Home-sha, Inc., LEED Publishing Co., Ltd., San-ei Corporation, WANIBOOKS Co., Ltd., SHONENGAHOSHA, and by mangakas Masaya Hokazono and Nakashima723.

Negotiations with other publishers such as SHODENSHA Publishing Co., Ltd., BUNKASHA PUBLISHING Co., Ltd., KAIOHSHA PUBLISHING Co., Ltd., Starts Publishing Corporation, K.K. HarperCollins Japan, MUGENUP Inc., are going smoothly and we will post information on upcoming licensed titles on mangaplanet.com soon.


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