Kodansha Reveals New Manga Licenses at NYCC 2023; Including How to Treat a Lady Knight Right (Acquiring Rights From Now Defunct Sol Press), Blue Lock -Episode Nagi-, and More

Kodansha announced a few new manga acquisitions for a Western release. The announcements reveal titles coming digitally as soon as November, with physical print versions releasing in Spring and Fall 2024.

In the spring of 2024, fans can anticipate the print release of the popular hitman action/comedy, “The Fable.” This series is not only making its way to print but is also set to receive an anime adaptation in the following year. Furthermore, followers of “Blue Lock” will be pleased to know that a spinoff titled “BLUE LOCK -EPISODE NAGI-” is scheduled to debut in the fall of 2024. Another addition to the fall lineup is the humorously violent manga “Tank Chair,” which features a hero battling in a rather unconventional mode – a wheelchair.

For those who prefer digital manga, November will bring the debut of two new series. “He’s Expecting” explores a unique thought experiment centered around pregnancy, while “How to Treat a Lady Knight Right” offers a fantasy love story with a risqué twist.

So here’s the list:

The Fable

The Fable

By Katsuhisa Minami

When you’re the infamous “genius killer” hitman The Fable, many things come easy. Being a normal person, however, isn’t one of them. In fact, being told that he can’t kill anyone for a while may just be the hardest job he’s ever taken…

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Story by Muneyuki Kaneshiro
Manga by Kota Sannomiya
Character Design by Yusuke Nomura

Seishiro Nagi, a second-year high schooler, thought everything was a pain and lived his life in an apathetic fog. That is, until he met Reo Mikage, and they entered the mysterious striker training center, Blue Lock… A new spin-off from Blue Lock’s author, Muneyuki Kaneshiro, telling the story from Nagi’s point of view!

Tank Chair

Tank Chair

By Manabu Yashiro

Shizuka takes on the most dangerous of assassin jobs, but she’s not the one doing the killing. Rather, it’s her brother, Nagi, a strong assassin who took a bullet to protect his sister, leaving him in a comatose state and having to use a wheelchair. However, Shizuka has figured out the key to waking her brother up: he must be faced with killing intent! Thus begins a violent journey of recovery, battling the most dangerous foes!

He’s Expecting

Hes Expecting

By Eri Sakai

Release Date: November 7, 2023

When career-minded Kentaro Hiyama finds out that he’s pregnant, it will change the course of more than just his own life. In the Japan of Eri Sakai’s thought experiment, ten years have passed since the male sex has spontaneously gained the ability to get pregnant, and society has struggled to adjust. Kentaro isn’t sure at first who the mother might be, and quickly finds himself butting up against regressive attitudes and discriminatory policies—most of which long precede male pregnancy. In his previous life, he’d never given any of it a second thought—he may have even held the same views. But through his encounters with other pregnant people, and galvanized by his new perspective, Kentaro turns his skills in business and marketing to effecting social change.

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How to Treat a Lady Knight Right

How to Treat a Lady Knight Right

By Kengo Matsumoto

Release Date: November 21, 2023

Leo Cornelia has dedicated her entire life to the battlefield. There is no demon she can’t slay, no challenge she can’t handle—at least, not until that confounding halfwit mage Foolie Dent confesses his love to her. Nothing feels farther from her than long-discarded notions of femininity and romance, but this annoying but dependable new friend might just be the key to opening the heart she closed long ago.

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