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!
Release Date Countdown | AOTF
If you want to catch the chapter as soon as it releases, check this time zone guide!
|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 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