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Kaiten Books Adds Blue Archive: Problem Solver 68 Business Diary Manga

Indie manga publisher Kaiten Books revealed a new, upcoming title based on the Blue Archive mobile game: Blue Archive: Problem Solver 68 Business Diary by Blue Archive and Kaede Nogiwa. The first volume debuts on July 12, and will be available to read in English in both physical and digital versions.

For people who buy it through the Kaiten Books website, there are some nice incentives being offered, beyond just getting the manga. Kaiten explained:

The first 500 physical orders will come with one of two unique bonus illustration cards chosen for the launch of the series, while every digital order will come with an exclusive bonus comic as well as hi-res wallpapers for your phone, tablet, and computer.

Kaitem Books also teases that it has “a ton of good stuff cooking behind the scenes.”

The publisher gave this description for Blue Archive: Problem Solver 68 Business Diary:


Welcome to Kivotos, the Academy City, where students spend their daily lives armed. Follow the lives of the four girls who run a business here as they take on all kinds of odd jobs just to keep it afloat. With the self-proclaimed Outlaw CEO, Rikuhachima Aru, at the helm, Problem Solver 68 is always ready to stir up a storm! Tag along with the crew on their misadventures in the long-awaited official Blue Archive spin-off manga!

The book was translated by Wakaba, edited by Christian Knoll, typeset by Alice Rundcrantz Leise, and received quality assurance from Ryan Fornoles.

Kaiten Books gave this description for itself:

Kaiten Books is a localization and publishing company driven to bring the best Japan has to offer to the English-speaking fans of the world—like us! Our name is based off the famous sushi-go-round restaurants in Japan (called “kaiten-zushi,”) and our goal is to bring you as much variety in our releases as you would find on the menu in the finest Tokyo sushi bars.

Source: Press release


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.