17-year-old high school student Akira Tachibana is a girl who barely expresses herself. She harbors a secret crush on Masami Kondō, a 45-year-old manager of the restaurant she works at part-time.
“Tachibana… What are you doing here?”
The blunt question, even though it was asked innocently, shakes Akira’s heart. As Christmas draws closer, Akira resolves to do a certain something for Kondo, and Yui, Yoshizawa and Kase grapple with secret feelings of their own…
Anime Tie-In: After the Rain is currently streaming on Amazon Prime (since Jan 2018) and with highly favorable reviews from fans and media. There is also a live action film that will premiere in Japan on May 25.
Award winner and proven seller: The manga placed 2nd place in the 2015 Comic Natalie Awards. currently has 1.7 million copies in print in Japan.
Marketing: Promotion at fall events, such as New York Comic Con & Anime NYC.
Collaboration with Sony Music (Japan), artist Aimer, who sings the theme song of the anime.
Publicity: Print ads in media outlets such as OTAKU USA, Anime News Network, J!-ENT.
Newsletter, Twitter, & Facebook boost on Vertical’s page.
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