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Manga Planet Licenses Home-sha Inc.’s Missile Bird by Shizusa Io and Ryusen Kumata

Badminton manga Missile Bird produced by Takeo Aoki launched on Home-sha’s web manga site Z on April 4, 2020.

Ikebukuro, Japan – Manga Planet is proud to announce that the English version of Missile Bird, a new badminton manga by writer Shizusa Io and mangaka Ryusen Kumata currently serialized in web manga site Z by Home-sha, Inc. will be released on Manga Planet on June 15, 2020.

After a horrible one-sided match with genius badminton player Sho Yuki, Ayumu Tobii swears to quit playing the sport he loves. But what happens when he gets into the same high school as Sho? Will he ever get his chance to shine? Nothing is impossible in a sport where smashes can go as fast as 400kph!!!

The first chapter of Missile Bird 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 Nakashima 723.

Negotiations with other publishers such as TOKUMA SHOTEN PUBLISHING Co., Ltd., 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.

About Manga Planet: Read manga, support artists

In 2012, Manga Planet started as a joint project between Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. and FANTASISTA, INC. to research and explore the ways manga is read throughout the world. Aiming to bring new manga to fans from all over the world and support artists and the industry, Manga Planet pushes for affordability and access to manga through a subscription-based service.

Readers who subscribe to Manga Planet and pay a flat monthly fee of $6.99 will have access to our expanding library of English-language manga. By the end of 2020, subscribers will have unlimited access to at least 500 titles. To subscribe, please go to read.mangaplanet.com and create an account. More information is in our guide.

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