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Amanchu! (あまんちゅ!) is a manga written and illustrated by Kozue Amano and is published in Monthly Comic Blade. The first chapter was published on November 29th, 2008.

PlotEdit

Amanchu! tells the story of two girls: Futaba Ooki, a shy and introverted girl who just moved to the rural coast from her hometown of Tokyo, and Hikari Kohinata an eccentric and outgoing girl who is passionate about scuba diving. They become fast friends, join their high school's diving club, and discover the secrets of the exciting world at the bottom of the sea.

Chapters & VolumesEdit

As of of April 26th, 2018, the series contains 80 chapters which have been published in 12 tankōbon volumes. The tankōbon volumes are published under Monthly Comic Blade's "Blade Comic" imprint by their parent publisher Mag Garden. Chapters in the volumes are re-numbered from their magazine serialization numbers to accommodate additional chapters that are exclusive to the tankōbon volumes.

Published VolumesEdit

Volume Chapters Release Date ISBN
1 010203040506 August 10th, 2009[1] 978-4861276422
2 070809101112 February 10th, 2010[2] 978-4861276965
3 131415161718 August 10th, 2010[3] 978-4861277573
4 192021222324 March 10th, 2012[4] 978-4861279607
5 252627282930 October 10th, 2012[5] 978-4800000514
6 313233343536 May 10th, 2013[6] 978-4800001474
7 373839404142 November 9th, 2013[7] 978-4800002273
8 434445464748 May 10th, 2014[8] 978-4800003010
9 505152535455 February 10th, 2015[9] 978-4800004109
10 565758596061 July 9th, 2016[10] 978-4800005991
11 6364656667 September 10th, 2016[11] 978-4800006103
12 686970717273 April 10th, 2018[12] 978-4800007568

Volume CoversEdit

For back covers and international covers, see: Amanchu! (manga)/Covers

Monthly Comic Blade CoversEdit

Instances of Amanchu! characters appearing on the front cover of Monthly Comic Blade magazine.

International ReleaseEdit

For a gallery of covers in all languages, see: Amanchu! (manga)/Covers

The manga series has been released officially in French, Italian, Korean, and Chinese. In France, the series is licensed by French publisher Ki-oon. In Italy, the series is licensed by Italian publisher J-Pop. In Taiwan, the series is licensed by Taiwanese publisher Tong Li Comics who release the series in Chinese under the title "藍海少女" (Lánhǎi shàonǚ, lit. Blue Ocean Girl). In Korea, the series is licensed by Korean publisher Booking Comics who release the series in Korean under the title "아만츄!" (Amanchu!).

Release DatesEdit

Volume Taiwan Korea France Italy
01 January 27th, 2010 [13] January 27th, 2010 [14] March 10th, 2011 [15] April 26th, 2013 [16]
02 December 23rd, 2010 [17] August 25th, 2010 [18] June 30th, 2011 [19] June 7th, 2013 [20]
03 February 17th, 2011 [21] June 25th, 2011 [22] September 22nd, 2011 [23] September 27th, 2013 [24]
04 August 10th, 2012 [25] April 25th, 2013 [26] June 28th, 2012 [27] October 25th, 2014 [28]
05 March 6th, 2014 [29] April 25th, 2013 [30] May 23rd, 2013 [31] December 17th, 2014 [32]
06 October 27th, 2014 [33] May 25th, 2014 [34] November 28th, 2013 [35] September 2nd, 2015 [36]
07 June 11th, 2015 [37] June 25th, 2014 [38] May 28th, 2014 [39] January 27th, 2016 [40]
08 June 17th, 2016 [41] March 25th, 2015 [42] November 27th, 2014 [43] December 21st, 2016 [44]
09 July 7th, 2016 [45] October 25th, 2016 [46] July 2nd, 2015 [47] February 1st, 2017 [48]
10 February 21st, 2017 [49] December 25th, 2016 [50] December 8th, 2016 [51] May 24th, 2017 [52]
11 August 17th, 2017 [53] Unreleased January 25th, 2018 [54] July 26th, 2017 [55]
12 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased

ReceptionEdit

Oricon Rankings and Copies SoldEdit

Oricon is a Japanese data compiling company which specializes in data relating to the Japanese music/book industry which they release in the form of weekly chart rankings based on number of books sold in that week.

  • Amanchu! 8 peaked at 23rd on the chart and had sold 37,195 copies by May 18th, 2014.[56]
  • Amanchu! 9 peaked at 8th on the chart and had sold 63,036 copies by February 15th, 2015.[57]
  • Amanchu! 10 peaked at 20th on the chart and had sold 29,298 copies by July 17th, 2016. [58]
  • Amanchu! 11 peaked at 28th on the chart and had sold 25,244 copies by September 18th, 2016.[59]
  • Amanchu! 12 peaked at 24th on the chart and had sold 26,551 copies by April 15th, 2018.[60]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(1) (August 10th, 2009)
  2. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(2) (February 10th, 2010)
  3. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(3) (August 10th, 2010)
  4. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(4) (March 10th, 2012)
  5. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(5) (October 10th, 2012)
  6. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(6) (May 10th, 2013)
  7. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(7) (November 9th, 2013)
  8. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(8) (May 10th, 2014)
  9. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(9) (February 10th, 2015)
  10. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(10) (July 9th, 2016)
  11. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(11) (September 10th, 2016)
  12. Amazon Japan: あまんちゅ!(12) (April 10th, 2018)
  13. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第1集 (January 27th, 2010)
  14. Kyobo Books: 아만츄. 1 (January 27th, 2010)
  15. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T01 (March 10th, 2011)
  16. Manga Forever: GP Manga: le novità del 26 Aprile 2013 (April 24th, 2013)
  17. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第2集 (December 23rd, 2010)
  18. Kyobo Books: 아만츄. 2 (August 25th, 2010)
  19. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T02 (June 30th, 2011)
  20. Manga Forever: Le novità manga GP Publishing di Giugno 2013 (May 4th, 2013)
  21. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第3集 (February 17th, 2011)
  22. Kyobo Books: 아만츄. 3 (June 25th, 2011)
  23. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T03 (September 22nd, 2011)
  24. Manga Forever: Uscite GP Manga e JPOP: le novità del 27 Settembre 2013 (September 25th, 2013)
  25. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第4集 (August 10th, 2012)
  26. Kyobo Books: 아만츄. 4 (April 25th, 2013)
  27. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T04 (June 28th, 2012)
  28. AnimeClick.it: MANGA: TUTTE LE USCITE ITALIANE DI OTTOBRE 2014 (September 21st, 2014)
  29. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第5集 (March 6th, 2014)
  30. Kyobo Books: 아만츄. 5 (April 25th, 2013)
  31. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T05 (May 23rd, 2013)
  32. Manga Forever: Uscite J-POP e GP Manga del 17 Dicembre 2014 (December 16th, 2014)
  33. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第6集 (October 27th, 2014)
  34. Kyobo Books: 아만츄. 6 (May 25th, 2014)
  35. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T06 (November 28th, 2013)
  36. Manga Forever: Uscite GP Manga e J-POP del 26 Agosto e 3 Settembre 2015 (August 24th, 2015)
  37. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第7集 (June 11th, 2015)
  38. Kyobo Books: 아만츄. 7 (June 25th, 2014)
  39. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T07 (May 28th, 2014)
  40. Manga Forever: Uscite J-POP e GP Manga del 27 Gennaio 2016 (January 21st, 2016)
  41. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第8集 (June 17th, 2016)
  42. Kyobo Books: 아만츄. 8 (March 25th, 2015)
  43. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T08 (November 27th, 2014)
  44. AnimeClick.it: USCITE MANGA JPOP / GP MANGA DEL 21 DICEMBRE 2016 (December 2th, 2016)
  45. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第9集 (July 7th, 2016)
  46. Kyobo Books: 아만츄. 9 (October 25th, 2016)
  47. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T09 (July 2nd, 2015)
  48. AnimeClick.it: USCITE MANGA JPOP / GP MANGA DEL 1 FEBBRAIO 2017 (January 28th, 2017)
  49. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第10集 (February 21st, 2017)
  50. Kyobo Books: 아만츄. 10 (December 25th, 2016)
  51. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T10 (December 8th, 2016)
  52. AnimeClick.it: USCITE J-POP MANGA DEL 24 MAGGIO 2017 (May 22nd, 2017)
  53. Tong Li Comics: 藍海少女 第11集 (August 17th, 2017)
  54. Ki-oon: Amanchu ! T11 (January 25th, 2018)
  55. AnimeClick.it: USCITE J-POP MANGA DEL 26 LUGLIO 2017 (July 24th, 2017)
  56. Anime News Network: Japanese Comic Ranking, May 12-18 (May 21st 2014)
  57. Anime News Network: Japanese Comic Ranking, February 9-15 (February 19th 2015)
  58. Anime News Network: Japanese Comic Ranking, July 11-17 (July 20th, 2016)
  59. Anime News Network: Japanese Comic Ranking, September 12-18 (September 21st, 2016)
  60. Anime News Network: Japanese Comic Ranking, April 9-15 (April 18th 2018)

External LinksEdit

  • Amanchu! on Monthly Comic Blade (Japanese)