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B Ichi Volume 1 - Cover

Shotaro on Volume 1 of B. Ichi

B. Ichi (Japanese: B壱?) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Okubo and serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan from 2001 to 2002. Square Enix released four bound volumes in Japan, which were then licensed for distribution in English in North America by Yen Press from 2008 to 2009.

The fourth and final volume was released in Japan in 2002.


  • The title "B. Ichi" can be translated as "B. One," hence a pun on bone, the object Shotaro bites to gain his powers.[1]


  1. B. Ichi Manga: Volume 1, Yen Press English ebook, Page 189
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