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Embrace Ten Count at the Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store

There are six different types of premium bromides at the Ten Count Fair.

On March 26, 2018, the 6th and final volume of Rihito Takarai’s popular BL manga Ten Count hit bookstores in Japan. To celebrate the manga along with the announcement of the anime adaptation, the Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store launched a Ten Count Fair on the 2nd floor of the Annex Building.  At this fair, fans have the chance to buy the 6th volume with a special illustration included and limited edition bromides.

What is Ten Count

Ten Count is a BL manga written and illustrated by Rihito Takarai that Shinshokan’s Dear+ published from July 2013 to November 2017. The series centers on Tadaomi Shirotani, a capable corporate secretary with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Riku Kurose, a therapist who offers to help Shirotani. The two develop a ten-step plan for Shirotani to complete as part of his therapy. But, as Shirotani and Kurose start working together, their attraction to each other grows. 

In a year with many BL manga series becoming anime, the sixth volume of the manga announced Ten Count would receive an anime adaptation. In Japan, the Takarai’s manga is immensely popular with over 2 million copies sold. It isn’t only a hit in Japan.  Currently, Viz Media’s SubLime imprint is licensing the manga in English. 

Thanks to our friends at Kinokuniya, we had the opportunity to take photos of the fair for all our fans!

Ten Count volume 6 was the number 1 best selling at the Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store this past week, beating Card Captor Sakura and The Ancient Magus’ Bride. According to the bookstore staff, a BL manga series ranking number 1 is rare.

Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store 10 Count Fair

At the Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store, fans can take a photo with Shirotani and Kurose. These cutouts announced the plans for Ten Count’s anime adaptation and that the manga has sold over 2 million copies.
The checkout has a small display of Ten Count.
All the volumes of Ten Count include a special illustration paper.
The bookstore posted the premium bromides on the walls for fans to see.
Who do you like better, Kurose or Shirotani?
Do you have a favorite bromide illustration?

How to Buy Premium Ten Count Bromides

Bookstore staff recommended these two prints Shirotani and Kurose prints.

Fans can buy premium Ten Count bromides at the print machine located on the 2nd floor of the Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store Annex Building, 2nd floor.

This is the bromide printing machine.

If you are interested in other manga and anime events in Tokyo, be sure to read our articles on the Kizu Natsuki at Manga10 and Yoneda Kou’s Op: The Colourless Days of Yoake Itaru Book Fair@Shosen

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