Ed Chavez, former Vertical marketing director and most recently vice president of FAKKU, announced a new North American manga publishing company named Denpa at Otakon. The company plans to release manga from a variety of genres beginning with the following titles:
- Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji
- Shūzō Oshimi’s Inside Mari
- Hiroyuki Asada’s PEZ
- panpanya’s An Invitation from a Crab
- Asumiko Nakamura’s Maiden Railways
- Range Murata’s Futurelog
In addition, Shintaro Kago’s Super Dimensional Love Gun and Urotsukidoji – Legend of the Overfiend will move over from FAKKU to Denpa. FAKKU founder Jacob Grady announced on Twitter that he is also a founder of Denpa.
The company will have its own digital platform. At least some of its releases will be available in print.
Denpa will release Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji (Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji) in six omnibus volumes with 500+ pages each beginning in the first quarter of 2019.
The company will begin releasing the nine-volume Inside Mari manga in print in the fourth quarter of 2018. The release will have a new translation and new lettering and design.
Denpa plans to release PEZ in one compiled volume in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The one-volume manga An Invitation from a Crab (Kani ni Sasowarete) shipped in 2014 in Japan.
Maiden Railways (Tetsudō Shōjo Manga) is a collection of stories that take place around trains.
Murata’s artbook Futurelog shipped in Japan in February 2018.