The manga community is abuzz with excitement as a new series, “Kagurabachi,” has taken the spotlight on Manga Plus, a prominent online manga platform by Shueisha. In a surprising turn of events, this fledgling series, with only five chapters under its belt, has risen to the second position in the platform’s “hottest” section, overtaking the highly acclaimed “Jujutsu Kaisen.”
“Kagurabachi” made waves from its very first chapter release, garnering praise for its engaging premise, distinctive art style, and well-drawn characters. What started as a promising new addition to Shonen Jump’s lineup quickly gained traction, soon becoming the subject of playful memes and fan speculation about potential anime adaptations and video games.
Set in an alternate reality of 1950s Japan, “Kagurabachi” weaves a tale of vengeance and supernatural powers. The story centers around Chihiro, a determined young man with a personal vendetta against a dangerous yakuza group wielding otherworldly abilities.
Equipped with a formidable sword passed down from his skilled swordsmith father, Chihiro embarks on a mission to confront sorcerers who bolster the yakuza’s strength. The narrative is anchored in a tragic event, a “dark day soaked in blood,” that fuels Chihiro’s quest for retribution.
With its rapid rise in popularity, “Kagurabachi” is now poised to challenge even the most revered titles in the manga world. While Eiichiro Oda’s legendary “One Piece” maintains its reign at the top, “Kagurabachi” has undeniably proven itself as a force to be reckoned with. As the series continues to unfold, fans eagerly anticipate the heights it will reach.
Source: IGN India