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Big in Japan: The $100 Startup Is Now in Manga!

I haven’t spent nearly enough time in Japan, but we have a great community there and I hope to visit more often in the future. When the local version of The $100 Startup came out two years ago, it was a mega-bestseller, selling 100,000 copies in a short period of time.

I went over for a 36-hour visit that consisted of meeting journalists and talking to business magazines. In the evening we had a small meetup with friends (hosted by M.E. Hori, a popular blogger) and I left thinking: “I should have stayed longer.”

I’m still not sure when I’ll be back, but in the meantime I had some crazy news: my local publisher has issued The $100 Startup in manga, the Japanese graphic comic art form.

If you’re in Tokyo, look for it in the shops…


Sexy Cover (Author not pictured for some reason…)


Newspaper Ad (“Hey, have you heard about this great book?”)

And here are a few selections from the interior. I’m still waiting for a print copy to arrive in the U.S. When I get it, I’ll post more on Instagram.

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