Investor Z (1)
From the author of Dragon Zakura, the manga that shook the college admissions test-prep world in Japan to the core, comes a new work depicting high-stakes dealings in the stock market at an exceptional secondary school. The day after Takashi Zaizen entered the illustrious Dojuku Academy with top test scores, he was let in on the institution’s deepest secret, an introduced to the mysterious “investment club.” A six-person group made up of the top student from each class at Dojuku, the club carries a heavy responsibility: to generate an annual return of 8% or more on the school’s 300 billion yen endowment, keeping the top-class schools facilities in shape and tuition at zero. “The most thrilling game in the world, the thing that sets men’s blood ablaze… is money. Investment.” With those words, the genius Zaizen’s story of thrill and profit begins. Follow his road: read, learn, and start earning!
Investor Z (2)
After entering Dojuku Academy with top test scores, Takashi Zaizen quits the baseball team, and enters the shadowy “Investment Club.” Now, he makes his first investment: in a bold move, he sinks 3 billion yen into his favorite game manufacturer. Catapulted into the world of grabbing profits, cutting losses, and hedging risks, he learns the harsh lessons passed down through Dojuku’s 130 years of history. What key strategies will Takashi discover in his fight to win on his first gamble?
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“This is it - I’m buying!” As he progresses in the Investment Club, Takashi Zaizen must deal with a new rival - Miyuki Fujita, great-great-granddaughter of the club’s founder. Part of the stock investment game since age 9, and able to turn 10,000 dollars into 20 million yen in only three years, she is truly a force to be reckoned with.
Investor Z (4)
Zaizen Takashi is back in Investor Z’s fourth installation with his biggest proposal yet: to sell all the real assets that the Dojuku Academy Investment Club collected over the years, and invest the money in venture companies. The one condition? Takashi must go directly to the head of the Fujita family and convince him that the plan will work. In Volume 4 Takashi travels from Hokkaido to Tokyo to meet the Fujita family head, and the battle between the old generation and the new generation finally begins. Has genius investor Takashi finally met his match? “Boys, be ambitious!” And be rich!
Investor Z (5)
After successfully selling the Investment Club’s treasures and gaining 1.5 billion yen, Zaizen Takashi embarks on his next big adventure: discovering the roots of the Dojuku Academy Investment Club and the Zaizen family. In order to do accomplish this task, Takashi opens the first club captain’s notebook. “February 1904. Outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War.” Inside the first captain’s notebook is a history of Japan’s economy from the Meiji Period to the Heisei Period! Before he realizes it, Takashi is catapulted back in time to the Meiji Period Dojuku Academy, with a student who looks exactly like him standing right before his eyes. His name? Tatsugoro… Zaizen! Mita’s latest installment to Investor Z promises one of the biggest adventures yet, with the main stage set in the Meiji Period. “Back to the Future?” More like “Back to Meiji!”
Investor Z (6)
Founder of our Investment Club aspired to become a money-maker for Japan’s future… After witnessing the establishment of the Club, Zaizen Takashi asks himself whether he also has a “great belief”. Even though Zaizen strongly claimed to start the venture investment, he still has not been able to invest a penny. Having a chance to meet Richie, the angel investor, Zaizen learned the essence and the philosophy of building a startup. “Building a startup is to become the first penguin. Take the risks and jump into the sea of opportunities!” Will Zaizen be able to make his first venture investment?
Investor Z (7)
To discover the roots of Dojuku Academy and his ancestry, Zaizen had an extraordinary encounter with the "Legendary Investing Genius", Ryugoro. Now Takashi's interest was focused on Fujita Kaneshichi. The founder of Dojuku Academy and the self-made billionaire, Kaneshichi was the man who spotted Ryugoro's talent. Born in the Edo Period and lived through the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa, how did Kaneshichi make his first fortune? The clue was in the last days of Shogunate rule where there was a great chance for getting rich through money alchemy... Another encounter was with the fiercest and toughest alumni corps of the investment club. Attending the club's traditional summer camp, acquaintance with his alumni became a living hell for Takashi! What could he learn from the history and predecessors?
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“I won’t do this anymore!” After enduring the unfair training at the Investment Club’s summer camp, Zaizen finally snaps and gets back at the old boys. Is there any point in going through such an awful camp? But then Zaizen gets to know what his great grandfather Ryugoro said to the oldest of the OBs during the war: “Do not view the world in terms of good or bad but in terms of profit and loss.” What intention is Ryugoro hiding in these words ……? And then finally the venture investment starts! In the mysterious venture village Zaizen meets Miyuki’s brother Shingo Fujita, successor of the Fujita clan, and the infamous Horiemon!!
Investor Z (9)
“That’s impossible!!“ University student Nakagawa asks Horiemon for a 10 million Yen investment for his immortality business. When Nakagawa is on the verge of throwing in the towel due to the difficulty of the task assigned to him, Horiemon shouts: “A venture means to make the impossible possible!!” On the other hand Machida Noriko’s elder sister Hiroko is searching for a job and gets to talk to the founder of a certain venture company. Although she already got a position as intern at a big corporation with the perspective of securing a firm job, her resolution wavers after hearing how this man has established his own business. And then… Find out what challenges and choices are waiting in volume 9!!
Investor Z (10)
The world’s most useful manga on moneymaking! Curtain up for an investment battle with the future of the investment club at stake!! Finally the first of the three investment challenges between Zaizen and his rival Shingo Fujita commences, the subject being Foreign Exchange - But isn’t FX just gambling?! “My … My money is dissolving in an instant ……!” Can Zaizen, who doesn’t even know the meaning of a strong or weak yen, possibly match his rival? Find out in volume 10, where both opponents’ pride is put to the test. And learn the very basics of capitalism and foreign exchange at the same time!
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“Society is not reversing.” One day, Sakura Kubota’s mother suddenly tells her she must quit her part-time job and manage a cafe. The ‘cafe’ is uncool and can’t make a profit; as a result, no one takes it seriously. “No way!” However, Sakura’s mother has a plan called “Lock, Stock, and Barrel Entrepreneurship,” and she says that small personal shops are becoming a trend of the coming era. Is this the surprise trick of business!? Meanwhile, the FX Showdown between Zaizen and his rival Shinji Fujita is finally coming to a climax. “I absolutely want to win!!” Having reached the settlement day with the sum of 170 million yen, will Zaizen be able to earn even one yen against the calm machine investments of the genius Shinji? The extraordinary conclusion -will he win, will he be defeated-find out in Volume 11!!
Investor Z (12)
What secrets lie at the heart of Japan’s strongest brands? The Japanese economy comes to life through the legendary Japan Company Handbook, or JCH. Zaizen learns of the famed handbook’s eighty-year history from JCH guru Matsui, and discovers the secrets behind Japan’s long-standing blue chips. Meanwhile, rival Shinji Fujita learns the fine art of regal management from Iwao Aso, nephew of former prime minister Taro Aso, and drafts a daring plan to resurrect the nation. Dig deeply into the Japanese economy with INVESTOR Z volume 12!
Investor Z (13)
An invitation from the Dojuku Gakuen student formed "investment club" enrages Zaizen. Meanwhile, Investor P is advancing corporate research by making strategic use of "the quiz everyone knows," and "marriage hunting" and it was decided they would meet President of ZOZOTOWN Maezawa. What is the method of running a rapidly growing company!? And, what is the true meaning of "diligently then WHAM" saying that the 140 year recorded history of the Dojoku Gakuen investment club mentions!? The trick of investment is the fully loaded Volume13!!
Investor Z (14)
Anybody with money can buy real estate! In front of Zaizen Takashi, the arch nemesis Fujita Shinji reappeared and the second of the three investment competition started! This time, their battle is about “real estate investment”! With a starting capital of fifty million yen, they must purchase one property in the city of Tokyo within a day! The investing genius Tsukahara Tamenosuke will be the judge of their battle. Who could become the connoisseur and find a high valued, potentially profitable property? Sparks flying battle in the giant metropolis begins in volume 14!
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Who's the winner of the real estate investment? With a starting capital of 50 million yen in their hand, Zaizen Takashi and his opponent Fujita Shinji hit the town to find the best property. Zaizen found a 60 square meters 1DK condo in an attractive Shibuya district that was built 20 years ago. Seemed to be a promising property, but the price was 70 million yen... Could Takashi, the middle schooler, come up with a secret plan to beat down the price? Meanwhile, Shinji analyzed the "potentially profitable property" from a historical approach. After deep deliberation, Shinji picked the property from the not-so-popular district, Adachi... Could Shinji, the investment genius, stay cool and collected like he always is? A drama full of drama is Volume 15, totally unpredictable!!!
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“Being insured shows one’s love for your family”? …Hold it! One Sunday afternoon, a top insurance saleswoman came to the Zaizen family like a whirling tempest on a mission―to have Takashi’s father get a life insurance policy. The pressure mounts as her slick sales pitch pushes his mother to the brink of collapse! Sensing something amiss, Takashi arms himself with his inherit intellect and cocky demeanor to stand up to the tactful insurance-peddling lady. A long-winded rant on cancer survival odds, an ill-favored insurance premium, and a clever ruse to profit from life insurance all lie in store for the Zaizen family! Get ready for volume 16, an eye-opening read that will make you question everything you think you know about insurance!
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“All right, Nabe. It’s in your hands.” December 12, 3:03 PM. Kamishiro retired from the post as captain of the investment club! Being appointed as the successor, Wanatabe swings around his Kendo sword with high spirit. However, he is overwhelmed by the feeling of heavy pressure… “Automatic successor choosing system”. It is a stringent rule, which has been obeyed for 130 years since the founding of the club. After learning that the similar scheme exists at G.E., the American famous corporate, Zaizen is now interested deeply about Ryugoro, the first captain of the club who introduced this scheme, who is also his great-grand father……and he finds himself back in 1908! Zaizen makes remarkable meetings with the founder of the school, Fujita Kaneshichi and also with Ryugoro. Can Zaizen come back to the present?! Volume 17 invites you to the trip beyond time and space!
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“Only Gold is what would save Dojuku, if Japan defaults!” Watanabe, the new captain of the investment club, boasts his expertise in gold investment. While Zaizen is not so convinced with the attractiveness of it, Watanabe passionately conveys Zaizen the key to gold investment. Meanwhile, the true identity of Zen-san, the school janitor, is finally unveiled! Zen-san tells that someone who is capable of managing assets attracts girls in the 21st century. Additionally, a “God of fortune builder” who made 10 billion Yen in one’s 40s makes appearance. Vol.18 gives you tips on money saving techniques. If you read this volume, you surely want to try it!
Investor Z (19)
The saying “Medicine is a benevolent art” is now outdated! Cancer is the leading cause of death in Japan and the worst enemy to humanity. But now the world meets the guru of particle therapy of cancer treatment! Patients are only required to stay lying on the bed while receiving zero-pain treatment, but its cost is excessively expensive…and now Zaizen confronts the taboo of medical industry! In the time, he goes into the third and final round of battle against Shinji Fujita, betting the continuation of Dojuku investment club. The last battle is “The Aggregate Market Value Game”! Witness the breathtaking battle between the two geniuses in this vol.19!
Investor Z (20)
Is the Goddess of Victory going to turn her back on Zaizen!? Betting on the continuation of Dojuku investment club, the battle “The Aggregate Market Value Game” against Shinij Fujita has now begun! However, Kagami, a charismatic diviner who once was a member of Investment club, predicts that “Zaizen has no luck today”. Unable to attain the companies he wants, Zaizen is left far behind from Shinji and loses his control with dismay. Enduring his ever-first defeat, it seemed that the game was over. Suddenly, something improbable occurs to Zaizen!? Here comes Vol.20 filled with secrets to become victorious!
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The battle of “The Aggregate Market Value Game” settles finally!! The game of chicken against the rival, Shinji Fujita, faces its climax! What will happen to the future of the investment club!? The university entrance exam season has begun. The career plan of Kamishiro, the genius of Dojuku, is finally revealed. Meanwhile, Zaizen makes scribbles in a sacred notebook of the first Dojuku investment club captain, Ryugoro!? What he wrote in that notebook was… One year has passed since Zaizen joined the investment club. Be ready for the final chapter of the genuine investment-themed comic!!