It was reported by reliable online sources that the manga, Sakamoto Days, will be having a light novel adaptation.
This is part of the project to commemorate their 2nd anniversary of the manga’s publication. It will happen this November 21, 2022 when the manga started serialization on Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump 2 years ago in 2020.
Alongside this, the leaks indicate that Sakamoto Days will be holding a character popularity poll as well – the results will be made into merchandise. They will also have free-to-read chapters on the Shounen Jump+ online website. A poster will also come with the JUMP GIGA Magazine in the autumn 2022 issue, and a collaboration with LINE to issue stickers. Jujutsu Kaisen‘s author, Gege Akutami will also draw a special illustration as a recommendation of Sakamoto Days – which will be shown in the manga’s upcoming 9th volume.
Sakamoto Days Synopsis
Known as the best hitman of all time, Tarou Sakamoto was feared by many. He was at the top of his game until he fell in love with a woman. He decided to retire from being a criminal and settle down to have a family. He eventually became a convenience store clerk.
But Sakamoto cannot just simply leave his criminal past behind just like that. His former rivals and partners are catching up to him. Sakamoto would then have to find creative ways to subdue his enemies without killing them, so that his family would not be endangered. He will do the best he can to protect the home he was living in and to become the changed man he wanted to be.
Sakamoto Days Manga Background
Yuto Suzuki is the author and illustrator of Sakamoto Days. The manga’s 1st volume became available as a paperback and e-book in April 2021, published by Shueisha. As of August 2022, there are 8 volumes on sale. The 9th volume will be coming soon on November 4, 2022. This will feature Gege Akutami’s special illustration.
VIZ Media is publishing the manga into English, with the 1st volume released in April 2022. As of October 2022, there are 4 volumes available. The 5th volume can be pre-ordered, arriving soon in December 2022.