The stars of New Japan Pro-Wrestling are headed to a new medium in October via Yen Press’ new manga series entitled New Japan Academy.
Volume 1 of New Japan Academy by artist HIROKU will be available exclusively on digital platforms at this time, with no current plans for a physical edition.
According to the Yen Press official press release, the manga stars a number of New Japan’s wrestlers, and includes as teenage version of Tetsuya Naito who “…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.”
Stay tuned to Conskipper for more information on this exciting combination of two of Japan’s most well-known pop culture exports.