Barrage English Volume 1
First English Volume Of Barrage.


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Author (Mangaka)

Kouhei Horikosh (堀越 耕平)

Serialized In

Weekly Shōnen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ) Flag of Japan
Weekly Shonen Jump Flag of CanadaFlag of US

First Japanese Issue

May 21, 2012

Last Japanese Issue

September 10, 2012

Serialization Frequency


Number Of Volumes Released

2 Flag of Japan
1 & 2: Digital Only (1: Print Coming 03/05/2013)
(2: Print Coming 04/02/2013) Flag of CanadaFlag of US



Official Japanese Websites


Official North American Website

Barrage @ Viz Media

BARRAGE (戦星のバルジ Sensei no Balge, lit. Bulge of the Warring Planets) also known as Sensei no Baruji is a Japanese mange series serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump by author Kōhei Horikoshi who is also responsible for manga series Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen. The series was originally published in 2011 as a one-shot manga in Jump NEXT!. It is about a dim witted but kind young man from the slums in the planet of Industria who meets the prince who looks and sounds like him, and he has to be prince and defend Industria with his weapon the Orgue. Barrage was featured in English in Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha by Viz Media.


On the once-peaceful planet of Industria, constant battles have been fought over control of the planet. Astro is a dim witted but kind boy who tirelessly works to feed his "family," a group of orphaned children. One day, after being fired from his most recent job, the prince of Industria, Bulge, appears in front of him. And even more shocking, Prince Bulge looks and sounds exactly like Astro! One thing leads to another, and Astro now has to take Bulge's place as the heir to the throne of Industria! Suddenly, he's faced with the task of bringing peace and harmony back to this war-torn planet!


Started in May 21, 2012 and ended on September 10, 2012 at 16 chapters. One volume of the manga has yet to come out in Japan, and the first volume was released digital only in North America the same day as Japan, a print released date for volume one is scheduled for March 5, 2013.

Volume ListEdit

This list contains all chapters currently in volumes/tankōbon.

Volume Number and Title
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Release Date ISBN Release Date ISBN
Volume #1 - The Piercer (つらぬくもの)
October 4, 2012 ISBN: 978-4-08-870583-5 March 5, 2013 (Digital Only On October 4, 2012) ISBN: -
Chapter List:
  1. The Piercer (つらぬくもの "Tsuranukumono")
  2. The Little Prince (星の王子様 "Hoshi no Ōji-sama")
  3. The Prince's Job (王子の仕事 "Ōji no Shigoto")
  4. Start (スタート "Sutāto)
  5. Hands-On Training (実戦教育 "Jissen Kyōiku")
  6. Family or Seft (家族か己か "Tami ka Onore ka")
  7. Astro's Determination (決意のアストロ "Ketsui no Asutoro")
Cover Characters:
  • Astro (Prince Barrage)
  • Tiamat
Barrage Volume 1
Number Of Pages: 192
Volume #2
November 2, 2012 ISBN: 978-4-08-870584-2 April 2, 2013 ISBN: -
Chapter List:
  1. Tico (ティコ "Tiko")
  2. Astro's Past (アストロの過去 "Asutoro no Kako")
  3. Dark Energy (暗黒エネルギー "Ankoku enerugī")
  4. The Revived "Org" (甦る「王具」 "Yomigaeru 'Ōgu'")
  5. With New Determination (決意あらたに "Ketsui arata ni")
  6. Meet the Enemy (敵と会う "Teki to au")
  7. With Crooked Sadness (歪んじゃまった悲しみに "Yuganjamatta Kanashimi ni")
  8. Respective Conclusions (各々決着 "Onoono Kecchaku")
  9. Astro of the Warring Planets (戦星のアストロ "Sensei no Asutoro")
Barrage Volume 2
Number Of Pages: 192


  • Uchū (Space) Shōnen Bulge