High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! B. Ichi is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Okubo and serialized in Monthly Sh nen Gangan in 2001-2002. The series was collected in four bound volumes which were released by Square Enix in Japan. The manga was licensed for distribution in North America by Yen Press, which as of August 2009 had released three volumes in the series in English with the fourth volume scheduled for September release. The creator, Atsushi Okubo, later became well known for his hit series Soul Eater.