Akane-banashi Chapter 85: Release Date, Time, and Chapter 84 Spoilers

Akane and Karashi must sell out a venue using their names alone!

by J.R. Waugh
Akane-banashi Chapter 85 Release Date
Images: Takamasa Moue / Shueisha / VIZ Media, Remixed by Attack of the Fanboy

Akane Kurokawa and Karashi Sanmeitei are facing their latest challenges: selling out a venue using their names. It’s a daunting task for two Zenza performers, but Akane’s up for the challenge leading up to the release of Akane-banashi Chapter 85!

Akane-banashi Chapter 85: Release Date, Time, and Countdown

Akane-banashi Chapter 85 will release on Sunday, November 5, 2023, for more fans worldwide. It will release first at 12:00 AM JST, with readers in North America being able to read it as early as 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET. Be sure to check the VIZ Media Akane-banashi portal, the Shonen Jump manga reader app, and Manga Plus when it drops!

Akane-banashi Chapter 85
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If you want to catch the chapter as soon as it releases, check this time zone guide!

Time ZoneRelease 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 Ireland4:00 PM GMT
Europe5:00 PM CEST
Moscow6:00 PM MSK
India8:30 PM IST
Vietnam and Thailand10:00 PM ICT
Philippines11:00 PM PHT

In Chapter 84, Akane and Karashi attract a small turnout, but they look on the bright side.

RECAP: Akane Uses Her Rakugo and Karashi Uses His Branding

The idea of using your name as an attraction to sell seats to a performance when you’re not a fully-fledged rakugoka can be intimidating. When Akane and Karashi wind up tasked with selling out the venue before their true debuts, they wind up getting 4 guests. Karashi predicted this, but Akane sees this as a way to build up, lay an impression on the attendees, and make a name for herself.

Meanwhile, Chocho catches up with a mentor, the one and only Taizen Arakawa in his stone-faced glory in the final pages of the chapter. We’ll be curious to see how their connection plays out for Akane in future chapters!

- This article was updated on October 30th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.