Kodansha USA Announces New Print & Digital Manga Licenses at NYCC 2023

During the New York Comic Con Industry Panel, Kodansha USA Announced five New digital and print Manga Licenses This year, November will see the release of this film as well as Spring and Autumn 2024. 

New print licenses include the hitman action movie The FableSoon, a new version of the. Receiving a TV anime adaptionIn Spring 2024, BLUE LOCKS -EPISODE NAG- The following are some examples of how to get started: Tank Chair Fall 2024 

In November, two new digital manga will debut: the pregnancy thought-experiment and He’s Expecting and the risqué fantasy love story How to treat a lady knight right. The former title was released previously by the now-defunct Sol Press. 

Here are the details for Kodansha USA’s latest manga licenses: 

Print licenses: Spring 2024 

The Fable

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Story and Art 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…

Print Licenses: Fall of 2024 


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Story: Muneyuki Kaneshiro

Manga Art: Kouta Sannomiya

Original Character Design Yuusuke Nomura


Seishiro nagi, a sophomore in high school, was an apathetic person who thought life was miserable. 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

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Story and Art 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. Shizuka knows the way to wake her brother up – he has to be confronted with murderous intent! This begins a violent recovery journey, where you will be fighting the most dangerous of enemies!

Digital licenses: November 2023 

He’s Expecting

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Story and Art 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. Kentaro’s new outlook is fueled by his experiences with pregnant women.

How to treat Lady Knights Right

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Story and Art Kengo Matsumoto

Release Date November 21, 2023


Leo Cornelia is a woman who has dedicated herself to the battlefield her whole life. 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. The notions of romance and femininity that she has discarded are the last thing on her mind. However, this annoying new friend could be the key to reopening the heart which was closed so long ago.

Source: Press release