Previously on July 22, Indonesian publisher m&c! has announced that they will release Mitsuharu Yanamoto’s Hibiki – Kiat Menjadi Novelis (Hibiki – Shousetsuka ni Naru Houhou) manga in Indonesia. m&c! has posted 10 pages of the translated comic as a preview sample on their social media page.
The manga is scheduled to be released officially on Wednesday, August 7. The manga is sold for IDR 34,000 (about US$ 2.4) in Java, which is more expensive than regular manga release in Indonesia that are usually priced at IDR 25,000 (about US$ 1.76). The price and availability may vary depending on location and bookstore.
Hibiki – Shousetsuka ni Naru Houhou set in modern-day Japan where the publication of literary magazined is not popular as it used to be. At that time, a submitted manuscript has caught the eye of a young, enthusiastic editor named Hanai, who think that the manuscript is a masterpiece. Unfortunately, the manuscript has no return address, only the writer’s name: Hibiki Akui.
The manga was first published in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Superior seinen magazine in August 2014. The manga has been awarded the winner of 10th Manga Taisho, defeating other manga like The Promised Neverland, Teasing Master Takagi-san, and High Score Girl. The manga has also been adapted into a live-action film in 2018, starring Keyakizaka46 member Yurina Hirate as Hibiki.
m&c! is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia group. Other than publishing manga, the publisher also publishes Disney comics magazines, and books, Hong kong martial arts comics, as well as Indonesian comics under the Koloni label.
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The Indonesian Anime Times