Kagurabachi Chapter 2 Release Date, Time, and Chapter 1 Spoilers

Get ready for the release date of Kagurabachi Chapter 2 here, and see what the buzz is about!

by J.R. Waugh
Kagurabachi Chapter 2 Release Date
Images: Takeru Hokazono / Shueisha / VIZ Media, Remixed by Attack of the Fanboy

Few manga captivate audiences instantaneously, and even fewer do so like Kagurabachi. The Shonen Jump manga has quickly dominated social media discourse compared to all other recent manga, and while it’s exciting with well-designed characters, it’ll be interesting to see if this one can go the distance. This edgy mixture of violent swordplay, sorcery, and moody quips shall continue with the release date of Kagurabachi Chapter 2!

Kagurabachi Chapter 2 Release Date, Time, and Countdown

Kagurabachi will release Chapter 2 on Sunday, September 24, 2023. It will be available at 8 AM PT / 9 AM MT / 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET on the VIZ Media Kagurabachi portal, the Shonen Jump manga reader app, and Manga Plus!

Kagurabachi Chapter 2
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For those who can’t wait another moment for the Kagurabachi action, check our release time zone guide for Chapter 2!

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 1, we’re introduced to Chihiro and his quest for vengeance.

RECAP: Kagurabachi Chapter 1 Spoilers and What to Expect in Chapter 2

Chapter 1 quickly introduces us to Chihiro and a peaceful, idyllic past, before ushering us into a 38-month timeskip. Gone is the era of tranquility achieved by his father’s swordsmithing, and in place of it is a period of strife where Yakuza string the bodies of the innocent as a warning. Chihiro, now a young adult, swings into action, refusing to allow the unworthy to wield the katana. Beyond that is a plot of sorcerers backing up these Yakuza, and some mighty tricks concealed within Chihiro’s blade.

To take advantage of the virality of this latest release, I figured I should give my thoughts. This chapter puts Kagurabachi firmly in the Big 4 of Shonen. If you say Big 3, you’d be mistaken, as this new structure replaces Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece with 3 copies of Chapter 1, and the inevitable box set of this series is #4. Unsurprisingly, that will also be our reading order for the series, so stay tuned. If only Kentaro Miura was able to make something like this in his day, as with Kagurabachi, we’ve achieved peak fiction.

- This article was updated on September 21st, 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.