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Yen Press Licenses New Japan Academy Manga About New Japan Pro-Wrestling

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Yen Press releases 1st volume with real-life wrestler Tetsuya Naitō as protagonist in October

Yen Press announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the New Japan Academy (Shinnichi Gakuen Naitō Tetsuya Monogatari) manga, and will release the first volume in October. Yen Press describes the manga:

It's the stars of New Japan Pro Wrestling as you've never seen them before! Teenager Tetsuya Naito is aiming for the top of New Japan Academy, but in order to be the champion, he'll have to face formidable students like “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada and the “Once-in-a-Century Talent” Hiroshi Tanahashi. Luckily for Naito, he has his boys in Los Ingobernables de Japon on his side! No matter the odds, Naito's motto remains the same: tranquilo (quiet).

With the rise in worldwide popularity of New Japan Pro Wrestling, the manga New Japan Academy is a highly anticipated release by the many passionate fans of the pro-wrestling promotion and the stars within it.

A story told from the point of view of Tetsuya Naito, one of the most popular pro-wrestlers in the world due to his tenure at both New Japan Pro Wrestling and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), New Japan Academy shows fan-favorite wrestlers like they've never been seen before!

The manga launched in Kadokawa's Da Vinci News magazine in June 2018 under the title HIGHER AND HIGHER! Shinnichi Gakuen Monogatari. (The title changed for the compiled book volume releases.) The manga ended this past June, and Kadokawa published the second and final volume on July 22.

Source: Press release


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