While a lot of Crunchyroll simulpub series are dealing with later chapters and catching up on earlier ones as they can, they’ve added a new series this week that’s actually at chapter one with Investor Z. The series comes from Norifusa Mita, the creator behind Dragon Zakura. That series ran for twenty-one volumes over a few years and had a short run TV series as well. With Investor Z, Crunchyroll is able to get this rolling from the start as it delves into the world of stock investments as a school drama and it’ll be available to all Crunchyroll members worldwide.
Plot concept: Zaizen Takashi passes his entrance exams at the top of the heap, and starts his first year in junior high school at Dojuku Gakuen, a 130-year old super-advanced institute of higher education. The day after the entrance ceremony, “the secret” of the school is revealed to him, which concerns the existence of an “investment club,” consisting only of the top student from each of the 6 grades.
Its club members have a mission. They must invest from a capital of 300-billion yen and yield a profit of 8%, which is their annual goal. This is why Dojuku Gakuen, boasting the highest standards of education in all of Japan, is tuition free.
“The most exciting game in the world. The ultimate game of ultimate thrill… In other words, money… Investments!” Here begins the story of the genius Zaizen, who bets the entirety of his youth on money. Learn, Zaizen… and make a bundle!!