Akane Osaki has been experiencing a positive past few chapters, developing her skillset and recovering after some setbacks as a rakugoka. Her mission to climb the ranks in the beloved rakugo world has brought her to collaborate with fellow students, but now it brings her to cross paths with established personalities in the industry with surprising connections to her father. Find out what comes next with the release date of Akane-banashi Chapter 81!
Akane-banashi Chapter 81 Release Date, Time, and Countdown
Akane-banashi Chapter 81 will release on Sunday, October 8, 2023, for most fans worldwide. It’ll be available at 8 AM PT / 9 AM MT / 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET on the VIZ Media Akane-banashi portal, the Shonen Jump reader app, and Manga Plus!
Release Date Countdown
Be sure to also consult our release time zone guide for when the chapter drops in your region!
|Time Zone||Release Time|
|Pacific Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver)||8:00 AM PST|
|Mountain Time (Calgary, Denver)||9:00 AM MST|
|Central Time (Chicago, Regina)||10:00 AM CST|
|Eastern Time (New York, Toronto)||11:00 AM EST|
|Atlantic Time (Halifax, Fredericton)||12:00 PM AST|
|Brazil (Brasília Time)||12:00 PM BST|
|UK and Ireland||4:00 PM GMT|
|Europe||5:00 PM CEST|
|Moscow||6:00 PM MSK|
|India||8:30 PM IST|
|Vietnam and Thailand||10:00 PM ICT|
|Philippines||11:00 PM PHT|
In Chapter 80, Akane meets Chocho Konjakutei, a master in the industry and perhaps one of her greatest role models yet.
RECAP & SPOILERS: Akane-banashi Chapter 80 Suggests Akane Has Qualities of Rakugo Star
The compelling journey of Akane Osaki has been easily enjoyable thanks to Akane’s natural charm. She’s funny, energetic, and deeply sympathetic while consistently willing to learn. Faced with the surprise revelation that Chocho Konjakutei and his Willy Wonka-esque introduction, she discovers a different side to her father in the process and sees the man’s magnetic charm as different from her father’s. How did they get along? Akane interacts with him, and it’s clear that he sees her father’s essence in how she performs.
But beyond that, we see Chocho greet a roaring audience awaiting his arrival on the stage. He’s got adoring fans to the point where everybody around him wants to meet him, suggesting true star power. To Akane’s surprise, at the end of the chapter, it’s revealed that, unlike her father, she seems to show that same quality herself. Perhaps Chocho will be the key to Akane truly stepping up her game.
- This article was updated on October 4th, 2023