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Yen Press acquires pro wrestling manga 'New Japan Academy'
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Yen Press acquires pro wrestling manga ‘New Japan Academy’

New Japan Academy, Vol. 1 will follow teenager Tetsuya Naito.

Press Release

Yen Press has acquired pro wrestling manga New Japan Academy for release in English. The series is an action-comedy focusing on teenager Tetsuya Naito who hopes to reach the top tier in the New Japan Academy.

It 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).

Based on the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) scene and from the point of view of real-life wrestler Tetsuya Naito the series is set for an October 2020 release.

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New Japan Academy

For more on the upcoming manga read the official Yen Press press release below.

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!

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