Even more exciting than new manga licenses is the announcement of a new manga publisher. As revealed over Otakon weekend, former Vertical marketing director Ed Chavez has a brand new company called Denpa, which has a bunch of plans on the horizon. Some of the upcoming titles include Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji manga, Hiroyuki Asada's PEZ, Shuzo Oshimi's Inside Mari, panpanya's An Invitation from a Crab, Range Murata's futurelog, and Asumiko Nakamura's Maiden Railways.
Chavez was also previously vice president of FAKKU, whose founder, Jacob Grady, also founded Denpa. FAKKU releases like Shintaro Kago's Super Dimensional Love Gun and Urotsukidoji - Legend of the Overfiend will be moving over to Denpa.
Denpa's titles will come to its digital platform, and some will also make it to print. Kaiji is coming out in six 500-page omnibus volumes, with the first to arrive in Q1 2019. Inside Mari will begin the fourth quarter of this year, as will the single volume of PEZ.
Title number 1:— Denpa, LLC. (@denpa_books) August 12, 2018
PEZ by Hiroyuki Asada
Full color shonen fantasy title set in the universe of Asada’s other work TEGAMIBACHI -Letter Bee-
Expect this Q4 2018 pic.twitter.com/7MaT8hRPvg
Title number 3:— Denpa, LLC. (@denpa_books) August 12, 2018
Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji by Nobuyuki Fukumoto
We’ll be releasing the first arc, featuring everyone’s favorite version of rock-paper-scissors, in six 500+ page omnibus editions starting Q1 2019
License number 4:— Denpa, LLC. (@denpa_books) August 13, 2018
futurelog by Range Murata
A 280 page artbook collecting twenty years worth of his cover art, comics and character designs.
Tentative release: Late 2018/Early 2019 pic.twitter.com/MH5HUrEjdT