Akane-banashi Chapter 74 Release Date, Time, and Chapter 73 Spoilers

Get ready for the release date of Akane-banashi Chapter 74 here!

by J.R. Waugh
Akane-banashi Chapter 74 Release
Image: Takamasa Moue / Shueisha / VIZ Media

Akane faces one of her most difficult moments yet in recent developments for Akane-banashi. As part of the Changing Time Arc, Akane has been competing at the Zenza Renseikai selection round for a chance to attend an event with elite shin’uchi storytellers. Despite making strides and taking on a story that her father used to tell, Akane will soon find the other shoe dropping. Get ready for the release date of Akane-banashi Chapter 74!

Akane-banashi Chapter 74 Release Date, Time, and Countdown

Akane-banashi Chapter 74 will release on Sunday, August 20. It’ll be available at 8 AM PT / 9 AM MT / 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET on the VIZ Media Akane-banashi portal, the Shonen Jump reader app, and Manga Plus! This and other new Shonen Jump chapters are delayed by a week as the Obon Festival takes place in Japan instead.

Akane-banashi Chapter 74
Release Date Countdown

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If you don’t see your region listed above for release times, you’re still in luck, as we’ve got this time zone guide you can consult!

Time ZoneRelease Time
Pacific Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver)8:00 AM PST
Mountain Time (Calgary, Denver)9:00 AM MST
Central Time (Chicago, Regina)10:00 AM CST
Eastern Time (New York, Toronto)11:00 AM EST
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Fredericton)12:00 PM AST
Brazil (Brasília Time)12:00 PM BST
UK and Ireland4:00 PM GMT
Europe5:00 PM CEST
Moscow6:00 PM MSK
India8:30 PM IST
Vietnam and Thailand10:00 PM ICT
Philippines11:00 PM PHT

In the latest chapter, Akane faces harsh reality with the results of her competition.

RECAP: Akane-banashi Chapter 73 Spoilers and What to Expect in Chapter 74

In Chapter 73, Akane learns that even though she thoroughly won over her audiences and judges, her opponent, Hikaru Arakawa’s perfect 20 score with streaming audiences won. Akane does not secure a spot after the selection round. Perhaps the most devastating part about this chapter was that she wanted to win as it was her father’s story, and it’d have been a spectacular way to honor him.

Despite Hikaru becoming a Rakugoka to beat Akane and successfully doing so, the victory margin was wafer-thin. A rivalry is born in this moment, and while Akane is left feeling passed over by other colleagues, and while she wanders in her sadness, we’ll see her bounce back, hopefully soon.

- This article was updated on August 6th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.