Image via Viz Media
Yukinobu Tatsu‘s critically acclaimed Dandadan has discovered that not only are ghosts and aliens real, but also people are fans of the paranormal and romantic comedy genres! Shonen Jump+ editor Shihei Lin announced on his Twitter account on May 2, that the series had reached over 1.4 million copies of the collected volumes printed (physically) and sold (digitally) as of the release of the fifth volume on the same day.
— 林士平（りんしへい） (@SHIHEILIN) May 1, 2022
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Dandadan runs on the digital Shonen Jump+ platform in Japan, with both Shonen Jump and Manga Plus releasing chapters in English as they’re released in Japan. Five volumes of the manga series have been collected and released in Japan so far with the first English volume set for an October 11 release from Viz Media, which describes the series as such:
Momo Ayase and Okarun are on opposite sides of the paranormal spectrum regarding what they’ll believe in and what they won’t. Their quest to prove each other wrong leads them down a path of secret crushes and paranormal battles they’ll have to participate in to believe!
Momo Ayase strikes up an unusual friendship with her school’s UFO fanatic, whom she nicknames “Okarun” because he has a name that is not to be said aloud. While Momo strongly believes in spirits, she thinks aliens are nothing but nonsense. Her new friend, however, thinks quite the opposite. To settle matters, the two set out to prove each other wrong—Momo to a UFO hotspot and Okarun to a haunted tunnel! What unfolds next is a beautiful story of young love…and oddly horny aliens and spirits?
Source: Shihei Lin on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.