Chihayafuru is the new project by Kodansha publishing that received a bilingual edition in Japan. The practice to print some titles in both English and Japanese was already realized with Great Teacher Onizuka, Ghost in the Shell, Ah! My Goddess and more.
The company’s bilingual program began in 1999 with Youzaburou Kanari and Fumiya Sato’s Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo. After that, many newer titles received that special treatment.It was put on hold in 2003 when Tokyopop began publishing the Kodansha project in the same format in English. Naturally, and especially after okyopop’s North American branch announced its bankruptcy, everyone expected for the program to restart. This happened in 2006 and since that moment, Nodame Cantabile, President Kosaku Shima, Angel Bank, Ghost in the Shell: man Machine Interface and now – Chihayafuru have been added to the list of accomplished projects that are part of the same program.
Yuki Suetsugu’s Chihayafuru got its first volumes published in December and Fabruary.
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