Sakamoto Days Manga Cover

I can guess what you’re thinking when you see the main character for Sakamoto Days manga. For some reason, he looks like Anzai sensei from Slam Dunk.

Wait, a guy like Anzai sensei is a former assassin? And not to mention, a legendary one too?

This manga must be a gag manga or something when you have a guy like him being a legendary assassin, right?

Well, bad news for you if you think that Sakamoto Days manga is a gag manga.

Sure, there are some funny moments in the manga. But it’s certainly not a gag manga no matter how you slice it.

If you never believe in the idea of never judging a book by its cover, then you ought to believe it now since Sakamoto Days manga isn’t the kind of manga you think it is.

What Sakamoto Days manga is all about

Here’s the book description that I got from MANGA Plus.

Taro Sakamoto was the ultimate assassin, feared by villains and admired by hitmen. But one day…he fell in love! Retirement, marriage, fatherhood and then… Sakamoto gained weight! The chubby guy who runs the neighborhood?store is actually a former legendary hitman! Can he protect his family from danger? Get ready to experience a new kind of action comedy series!

What got me to read the manga

I won’t deny that I was no different from everyone else when I came across the manga on MANGA Plus – I read it because it was there on MANGA PLUS.

It doesn’t hurt to give it a try, anyway, considering that it’s a new manga. And let’s not forget that it was free to read too.

While that seems to be the case pretty much most of the manga that I’ve read on MANGA Plus, what makes Sakamoto Days manga make it to my recommendation list has a lot to do with the main character being an assassin.

For those who don’t know, I tend to read any manga or light novels where the main character is in a special force, a spy, or the military.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise here that I would be drawn to this type of manga.

And yes, even if it’s a comedy manga like this.

Wondering what sort of manga and light novels that I tend to recommend on my blog? You can find out about it right here.

What makes Sakamoto Days manga worth reading

Not going to lie that it’s interesting to see a manga where the character used to be an assassin but becomes chubby after he retired from the scene.

Sure, he’s unique in his own way. But Sakamoto isn’t the only unique character that you’ll come across in this manga.

We also have Shin, an assassin who has psychic power. And we also have Lu who is the daughter of a Triad Family but good at Drunken Fist.

While the people who become Sakamoto’s allies seem to have quirky behavior, you can say the same for the enemies as well, with all of them having a unique fighting style.

Take this enemy from the recent chapter, Kanaguri, an Order member who happens to be a movie director.

Just to be clear that Kanaguri isn’t what I consider a bad guy like the people that Sakamoto has crossed the path in the past.

But we can say that Kanaguri is their opponent in this context considering that he’s one of the test administrators in this recent story arc.

So, what makes Kanaguri stands out more compared to the enemies that Sakamoto faced in the past?

Well, he’s the only opponent who uses a clapperboard to slash people’s heads.

Yes, who would have thought that a harmless tool like a clapperboard can be used as a weapon, right? That’s what Kanaguri used to kill his enemies.

This is what makes Sakamoto Days manga an interesting read. Not only do the characters have quirky behavior. But the way they fight is rather unique too.

That makes the battle scenes in the manga on a whole another level. You’re always in for a treat since the battle scenes are nothing like you’ve ever seen before.

If you’re looking for an action manga that has unique battle scenes, this manga sure does have it.

What I didn’t expect when I read the manga

To be honest, I never thought that the manga would be this violent considering that it’s a Shonen Jump manga.

I won’t be surprised at all if it’s for the serialization in Jump Plus. But it’s amazing to see that a manga like this will be serialized in Shonen Jump.

Just to be clear that I didn’t find the violent scenes in the manga to be a turn-off for me.

It’s just that I always assume that any manga that gets serialized in Shonen Jump has mild violence at most.

I guess that any manga that contains nudity such as Jigokuraku will be the kind of manga that will be serialized in Jump Plus.

A manga like Sakamoto Days can still get serialized in Shonen Jump as long as it doesn’t have nudity in any shape and form.

Who should read this manga

If you’re looking for an action manga that has unique battle styles, then this manga has it for you. The only caveat is that the manga does have quite a few violent scenes, though.

Well, what do you expect when the story revolved around a former assassin? Dead bodies are a staple in this type of manga.

Where to buy Sakamoto Days manga

Depending on when you read this post, you can read Sakamoto Days manga for free on MANGA Plus app. And yes, even the chapters in between, not just the first three and the last recent chapters.

Of course, you can read other Shonen Jump manga that is still ongoing at MANGA PLUS as well besides Sakamoto Days.

Interested in giving Sakamoto Days manga a try? You can read the manga right here on MANGA Plus:

Read Sakamoto Days manga on MANGA Plus

The manga is currently available for pre-order on Amazon as I write this. If you’d like to get your hands on the digital and the print version of the manga, you can buy the manga right here on Amazon:

Buy Sakamoto Days manga on Amazon

Want to read the manga in Japanese? You can get the print version of the manga right here at CDJapan:

Buy the Japanese version of Sakamoto Days manga at CDJapan

Over to you

What do you think about Sakamoto Days? Are you interested in giving the manga a try after reading about it on my blog?

Let me know in the comment below.

P.S While the main character of the Trigger Locked series is a spy, she also has to deal with people who are programmed to become an assassin in the first book of the series.

If you enjoy reading original light novels in English and the story sounds interesting to you, feel free to take a look at the book on my Payhip store:

Trigger Locked Book 1: The Mind Control Assassins

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