Just announced over the weekend of Otakon (at the Otabrew area to be exact), a brand new book publisher is entering the manga scene!
The publisher is called DENPA and they will be bringing a number of manga titles starting this year and the next. Information surrounding when they will be released and the prices etc. are still vague at the moment, but what we do know are the titles they have announced. One of the main staff members working at DENPA is Ed Chavez, who also worked at Vertical Comics.
You can view DENPA’s official Twitter page here (which at the time of this article has no tweets).
Without further ado, here are the titles DENPA will be releasing:
Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji (Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji) from Nobuyuki Fukumoto. The 13 volume manga series was released in Japan between 1996-1999, and will be presented in the west as 6 omnibus volumes. The Japanese publisher listed for this title is Kodansha.
Inside Mari (Boku wa Mari no Naka) from Shuuzou Oshimi. The 9 volume manga series was released in Japan between 2012-2016 and will be released in single volumes for the west. The Japanese publisher listed for this title is Futabasha. Inside Mari was originally made available on Crunchyroll’s manga service.
PEZ from Hiroyuki Asasa (he also wrote the Tegami Bachi series). A single manga volume released in Japan back in 2014. The Japanese publisher listed for this title is Shueisha & Wani Magazine.
An Invitation from a Crab (Kani ni Sasowarete) from panpanya. A single indie manga volume released in Japan back in 2014. The Japanese publisher listed for this title is Hakusensha.
Maiden Railways (Tetsudou Shoujo Manga) from Asumiko Nakamura (she also wrote Doukyusei Classmates). A single josei manga volume released in Japan back in 2008-2010. The Japanese publisher listed for this title is Hakusensha.
Futurelog from Range Murata (character designer for the Last Exile anime series). An artbook released in Japan this year. The Japanese publisher listed for this title is Wani Magazine.
And last but not least we have two erotic manga titles moving from the FAKKU label to the DENPA label.
Super Dimensional Love Gun (Koi no Choujikuuhou) from Shintarou Kago released in 2015 as a single volume.
Legend of the Overfiend (Urotsukidouji) from Toshio Maeda released between 1986-1987 across 6 volumes.
Not much has been said on how these two will be handled at the time of this article.
That is all of the news revealed at this point in time. We like to thank twitter user Evan Minto for taking photos of the DENPA panel!
Source: DENPA Books Otakon presentation