Digital Manga Service Comikey Adds More Square-Enix Manga Titles And New Partnership

New slate of titles launching this and next month

 

Upstart digital manga platform Comikey has announced a new slate of titles from Square-Enix along with a new partnership with Korean publisher Soran Books that will see the availability of its first webtoon title in Americano Exodus. The full slate with availability information is found below. Of note is the English-language availability of the Rust Eater Bisco manga, with the franchise being confirmed for an anime adaptation next year

 

Comikey Slate
I Think I'll Cheat to Become a Spellsword in Another World
Japanese title: 異世界転移したのでチートを生かして魔法剣士やることにする
Summary: Suzumiya Kaede has little to look forward to in life aside from online gaming, and even that's slipping away from him. After a three-day-long MMO bender, he passes out and finds himself waking up in an entirely foreign fantasy world full of monsters and magic. Starting out with access to unthinkably powerful skills, he resolves to make the most of the situation and pioneer a hitherto unheard of niche: a spellsword.
By: Shinkoshoto, Tomozo, Nanora, Itsuki Watanabe
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
The Executed Sage Who Was Reincarnated as a Lich and Started an All-Out War
Japanese title: 処刑された賢者はリッチに転生して侵略戦争を始める
Summary: The Sage Dwight along with the Hero defeated the Demon Lord who plunged the world into darkness. However, they were falsely accused of becoming the next Demon Lords because of their power, and were thrown to the Death Valley to die…
Although his flesh had rotten away, he lived on as a skeleton because of his grudge against the world. Dwight has vowed to turn against that broken world, and with a power that surpasses even the former Demon King, and by leading countless Skeletons he's going to start an all out war…!
By: Karaku Yuki, Pairan, Shotarou Kunitomo
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
From Overshadowed to Overpowered: Second Reincarnation of a Talentless Sage
Japanese title: 落第賢者の学院無双 ~二度目の転生、Sランクチート魔術師冒険録~
Summary: Ephtal is reincarnated as a human, coming from modern Earth. In this new world where magic is real, he decides to devote the entirety of his life in the pursuit of magic. Despite his efforts, though, he discovers that he is absolutely talentless in magic, and breathed his last in anguish.
...But it isn’t the end for him just yet! He reincarnates once again bearing the same name, Ephtal, 400 years later. Having retained his knowledge and power, he steals his resolve and once again sets his sights for the peak of magic!
By: Arata Shiraishi, Kentarou
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
Japanese title: 史上最強の大魔王、村人Aに転生する
Summary: What would happen if the mightiest being of all time reincarnates himself as Villager A? As the Demon Lord, Varvatos leads a life where nobody dares intrude in his personal space. Desperate to find friends, he takes matters into his own hands and reincarnates 3000 years later as Ard Meteor, your regular nobody born in the boonies.
But little did he know, magic has vastly degenerated after his passing, and what was considered average magic power during his lifetime is now considered never-before-seen talent!
In a new life as a new abnormal, will he finally find true friendship?
By: Myojin Katou, Sao Mizuno, Misuho Kobota
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
Japanese title: 弱キャラ友崎くん
Summary: Despite being number one in the game “Tackfam”, Fumiya Tomozaki struggles in high school due to a lack of social skills. Fumiya was surprised to learn the identity of the number two “Tackfam” player after a fateful encounter—a popular, clever, and outgoing female classmate of his, Aoi Hinami. Aoi was taken aback to learn that the inept Fumiya was behind the username "nanashi," and she became determined to assist him in winning the "greatest game of all." With Aoi's help, Fumiya begins to progress in the wonderful "Despite being number one in the game “Tackfam”, Fumiya Tomozaki struggles in high school due to a lack of social skills. Fumiya was surprised to learn the identity of the number two “Tackfam” player after a fateful encounter—a popular, clever, and outgoing female classmate of his, Aoi Hinami. Aoi was taken aback to learn that the inept Fumiya was behind the username "nanashi," and she became determined to assist him in winning the "greatest game of all." With Aoi's help, Fumiya begins to progress in the wonderful "game of life" by overcoming the harsh challenges of social interaction and human relationships.game of life" by overcoming the harsh challenges of social interaction and human relationships.
By: Yuki Yaku, fly, Eight Chida
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
Rust-Eater Bisco
Japanese title: 錆喰いビスコ
Summary: A plague-like wind blows across the arid, sandy expanse of a post-apocalyptic Japan. As it sweeps over the living and nonliving alike, rust is all that remains in its wake. The cause of the catastrophic state of the world is believed to be mushroom spores. Bisco Akaboshi, known as the "Man-Eating Mushroom," is a wanted criminal archer whose arrows instantly grow mushrooms wherever they land. However, he is in reality a "Mushroom Protector," a person who spreads fungi in order to enrich the land and return it to its previous state.
By: Shinji Cobkubo, Yusuke Takahashi
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
The Necromancer Maid
Japanese title: 死霊術師のお手伝い
Summary: The Alchemist Kurakazu Rintarou, saved a young girl who fainted in the Forest of Corpses. The name of that girl is Chloe La Forêt. Her specialty is housework.
The story unfolds on the two's "Slow Life" under the same roof in this Isekai Maid Fantasy!!
By: Mujirushi Shimazaki, Hama
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
The Impregnable Demon King’s Castle and the Expelled Black Mage of the Hero’s Party
Japanese title: 難攻不落の魔王城へようこそ~デバフは不要と勇者パーティーを追い出された黒魔導士、魔王軍の最高幹部に迎えられる~
Summary: In the present era, adventurers, demons, heroes, and demon lord, are no longer occupations that put one's lives at stake. With the world at peace, it is an era where conquering dungeons has been transformed into entertainment. Adventurers and monsters are able to fight with a substitute body made of magic, popularizing dungeon conquests with no deaths. Having lost his job, the “Black Mage” Remme struggled with finding another party until one day a beautiful woman appeared before him telling she had a job for him.
By: Hozumi Mitaka, Yuuhi, j1 Kaido, Aoi Yumitori, Roku Hiraishi
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
Goodbye, Eden
Japanese title: さよならエデン
Summary: In the middle of a long war, scientists invented a drug that transforms the fear of death into pleasure, making it possible for school girls to fight alongside men. In this world of death, drugs, and rampant sex, one girl still dreams of true love. Will she find her romantic, happy ending?
By: Zero Ainan
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
Asahina Wakaba & Her Chubby-Chubby Boyfriend
Japanese title: 朝比奈若葉と○○な彼氏
Summary: Asahina Wakaba, a girl who is a bit clumsy and not good at socializing, gets bullied into asking out the school’s biggest, most despised, otaku, Haruto Iruma. However, this experience changes her pitch-black high school years into the ultimate young-love experience.
By: Takashi Hazama, Hige
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
The Unrivaled Reincarnated Sage of Another World ~The Strongest in Another World Through Game Knowledges~
Japanese title: 異世界賢者の転生無双 ~ゲームの知識で異世界最強~
Summary: Due to an unfortunate death, a young man reincarnates under the name Eld in a world very similar to the VRMMO that he played before his passing. However, this world he found himself in didn't even know what basic skills were! As the only person with knowledge beyond the populace, Eld sets off on a journey as a level 1 novice to job change into the strongest class in the world, Sage!
By: Shinkoshoto, Kaito Shibano, Miso Sato
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
I Became a Legend after My 10 Year-Long Last Stand
Japanese title: ここは俺に任せて先に行けと言ってから10年がたったら伝説になっていた
Summary: With no other options, Luck makes the choice to hold the line against the unending demonic hordes alone, to make sure his comrades can escape with their lives. However, through a combination of fortune, skill, and ingenuity, he holds that line for ten straight years, eventually coming out on top single handedly. Now he has to tackle the dilemma of how to occupy himself in a world where he holds a myriad of roles: that of a legend, that of a veteran, and that of a brand new face.
By: Ezogingitune, DeeCHA, Chaco Abeno, Kitsune Tennoji
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
The Strongest Wizard Becomes a Countryside Guard After Taking an Arrow to the Knee
Japanese title: 最強の魔導士。ひざに矢をうけてしまったので田舎の衛兵になる
Summary: Alfred Rindt is the strongest wizard. After taking a cursed arrow to
the knee, he just wants some peace and quiet to heal. But, being a famous hero has its downsides. Everyone in the royal capital is demanding his assistance! Alfred decides he needs to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, so he takes a job as a village guard in the countryside. Will Alfred finally get the rest he so desires, or will the countryside prove to be just as lively as the city he left behind?
By: Ezogingitune, TEDDY, Masaki Ayano
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Released on Comikey: November/December
Americano Exodus
Korean title: 아메리카노 엑소더스
Summary: In a world where only females are born with the ability to wield magic, a boy, Americano (Amel), is the only exception. In this world, he must conceal his gender to protect his legitimacy. From the prestigious Beans family, he must prove himself to be the most capable practitioner of the magic arts in the process of capturing illicit escapees of his home land.
Publisher: Soran Books
Released on Comikey: November

 

Comikey will be holding an industry panel at Anime NYC this weekend that will serve as the first public introduction to the service since its initial launch in 2019 and the people behind it, as well as detailing recent announcements.

 

SOURCE: Supplied Press Release

 

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