On Tuesday, Tetsuya Tsutsui’s manga series, Neeting Life, came to a close with the publication of its final chapter on Shueisha’s YanJan! app and Tonari no Young Jump website. The story follows the journey of Kentarō Komori, a salaryman who embraces the NEET lifestyle – a term used to describe those who are Not Engaged in Education, Employment, or Training – during the pandemic by setting up a tent in his apartment and living as a shut-in.
The manga, which was first published in December 2021, has been a hit among readers and will have its first compiled volume released by Shueisha in August 2022, with a second volume set to be published on March 17th. Prior to Neeting Life, Tsutsui had already gained a following with his previous manga series, Prophecy, which was serialized in Shueisha’s Jump X magazine from 2011 to 2013 and received a live-action film adaptation in 2015.
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Tsutsui’s talent for storytelling is not limited to his work in manga, as his noise manga, which was published in Grand Jump from December 2017 to January 2020, also received a live-action film adaptation in 2022. With the conclusion of Neeting Life, fans of Tsutsui’s work will undoubtedly be eagerly anticipating his next project.
Source – Tonari no Young Jump’s website