Author of "BTOOOM!" Appointed as Tourism Ambassador for Shimanto

Shimanto in south-western Kōchi Prefecture is the hometown of Junya Inoue

 

Junya Inoue, the author of BTOOOM!, has been appointed as "tourism ambassador" for his hometown of Shimanto in Kōchi Prefecture. To celebrate this event as well as the release of the 18th volume of the BTOOOM! manga, Inoue will be hosting an autograph session on October 03, 2015, at the Book First store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

The BTOOOM! is published in Japan in Shinchosa's Monthly Comic @BUNCH magazine. An English language version of the manga is published by Yen Press. The story involves a young man who is forced into playing a deadly, live-action version of his favorite video game. BTOOOM! was also adapted in 2012 into a 12 episode TV anime, which is available via streaming on Crunchyroll. 

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

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