Yen Press to Publish New Japan Academy Manga


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For pro wrestling fans all round the world Yen Press has announced the acquisition of the manga series New Japan Academy, it will be an action-packed and comedic manga series featuring stars from New Japan Pro-Wrestling with art by HIROKU and or course consultation by New Japan Pro-Wrestling.  


Pro Wrestling, Anime, and Manga are not strangers to each other. With the Manga/Anime Tiger Mask & Tiger Mask W creating the pro wrestler Tiger Mask that went on to actually wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling and featured stars from NJPW, this will be the first official New Japan Pro Wrestling manga in an academy setting.

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!

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!

New Japan Academy, Vol. 1 is scheduled for an October 2020 release exclusively on digital platforms.




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