Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

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Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first volume of the manga.
(Sakamoto desu ga?)
Genre Slice of life
Written by Nami Sano
Published by Enterbrain
English publisher
Demographic Seinen
Magazine harta
Original run April 14, 2012December 14, 2015
Volumes 4 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Shinji Takamatsu
Music by Yasuhiko Fukuda
Studio Studio Deen
Network TBS, BS-TBS
Original run April 2016scheduled
Anime and Manga portal

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto (坂本ですが? Sakamoto desu ga??, lit. "I'm Sakamoto, you know?") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nami Sano. The manga follows a high school student named Sakamoto, who has a reputation for being the "coolest" person among the entire student body. The series has been licensed for an English release by Seven Seas Entertainment. A television anime adaptation has been announced and is scheduled to air in April 2016.[1]


The story is centered around the incredibly cool and popular Sakamoto, a genius who is well liked by girls and disliked by boys. Despite the strange situations he may be in, Sakamoto always manages to fix the problem in absolute perfection while still being over the top.


Sakamoto (坂本 Sakamoto)
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa[2]

The protagonist of the series who is a model student for all in his school. He is the perfect man who can solve any problem with a kind yet unflappable persona. Because of this, many girls fall for him, and his male classmates resent him. Although he acts strangely sometimes (such as doing weird poses or acting sneakily), it only adds to his coolness. Sakamoto has a range of 'secret skills' which allow him to do various things, such as catch bugs or blow bubbles. It is implied that he may not actually be human.

Kubota (Kubota)

A student who was being bullied for money until Sakamoto helped him get a part-time job at McDoodle's. Kubota managed to stand up for himself in dealing with the bullies, and now hangs out with Sakamoto. Like Sakamoto, he has 'secret skills', though they are all related to fast food.

Sera (Sera)

A male student who is in the same class as Sakamoto. He dislikes him for always stealing Sera's attention. Sera was a teenage model until an incident involving Sakamoto and a wasp, and now is a class clown who makes bee jokes.

Acchan (nickname)

Sakamoto's former bully, and part of a three-member delinquent group. After being bested by Sakamoto, Acchan no longer smokes, instead choosing to blow bubbles. He has a crush on Sakamoto.

Kuronuma Aina (Aina Kuronuma)

A female student in Sakamoto's class who falls for him. She is very popular with men but has no interest for anyone else, which makes her disliked by the girls. She charms others to do her bidding by making them fall in love with her through 'love lessons'.


The series debuted in 2011,[3] before beginning regular serialization in Enterbrain's Fellows! magazine on April 14, 2012.[4] Fellows! was renamed as harta in February 2013.[5] The series ended its serialization on December 14, 2015.[6]

The series is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment, who released the first volume in August 2015.[7]


The series was collected into four tankōbon volumes.[6]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 January 15, 2013[8] ISBN 978-4-04-728633-7 August 4, 2015[9] ISBN 978-1-626921-96-2
2 November 15, 2013[10] ISBN 978-4-04-729273-4 November 17, 2015[9] ISBN 978-1-626922-20-4
3 December 15, 2014[11] ISBN 978-4-04-730087-3 March 8, 2016[9] ISBN 978-1-626922-51-8
4 January 15, 2016[12] ISBN 978-4-04-730925-8 July 26, 2016[9] ISBN 978-1-626922-88-4


It was announced in the final volume of the manga that the series will be getting a television anime adaptation that will begin airing in April 2016 in Japan on TBS and BS-TBS.[1] Studio Deen will produce the anime, with Shinji Takamatsu directing the series and Yasuhiko Fukuda composing the music, featuring character designs by Atsuko Nakajima. Hikaru Midorikawa will star as Sakamoto.[2]


It won the 2013 Comic Natalie Grand Prize.[13] Volume 1 was also number one on the Book of the Year list of Male-Oriented Comics from January to June, 2013 by Da Vinci magazine.[14]

As of November 24, 2013, volume 1 has sold 930,716 copies and volume 2, 397,213.[15] Volume 1 was the 19th best-selling manga volume in the period of November 19, 2012 to May 19, 2013[16] and the 27th from November 19, 2012 to November 17, 2013.[17] Volume 2 reached the number one place on the Oricon weekly manga chart in the week of November 11 to 17, 2013. Volume 3 has sold 626,823 copies as of January 18, 2015.[18]


  1. ^ a b "Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto Manga Gets TV Anime This Spring". Anime News Network. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Hikaru Midorikawa Stars in DEEN's 'Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto' Anime". Anime News Network. January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ Luster, Joseph (October 4, 2014). "Seven Seas Licenses "Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto" Manga". Crunchyroll. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Fellows! 2012-APRIL volume 22". Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fellows! Manga Magazine Renamed as harta". Anime News Network. December 16, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Nami Sano's Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto Manga Ends". Anime News Network. December 14, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Seven Seas Adds Award-Winning Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto Manga". Anime News Network. October 4, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ 坂本ですが? 1 [Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto 1]. Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto.". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ 坂本ですが? 2 [Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto 2]. Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ 坂本ですが? 3 [Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto 3]. Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ 坂本ですが? 4 [Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto 4]. Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Nami Sano's Sakamoto desu ga? Manga Wins Comic Natalie Grand Prize". Anime News Network. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  14. ^ "Da Vinci Magazine Lists Top Manga in 1st Half of 2013". Anime News Network. 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  15. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, November 18–24". Anime News Network. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  16. ^ "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Volume: 2013 (First Half)". Anime News Network. 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  17. ^ "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Volume: 2013". Anime News Network. 2013-12-01. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  18. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 12–18". Anime News Network. January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 

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