Dallas-based localization company Local Manga has announced that it will publish ri-ru-‘s The Perfect Son manga in November 2020 and the Prince Noir manga at the beginning of 2021 as its first two licenses. The company will release both titles digitally in English for the North American market, but the company confirmed that the manga will be available worldwide through distributors.
The Perfect Son launched in Shinshokan’s Dear+ magazine 2018. futekiya had licensed The Perfect Son (The Complete Edition) from Group Zero to publish in August 2020, but the company postponed the release “until further notice.”
Prince Noir launched in Takeshobo’s moment magazine in 2018.
Anime News Network has reported that Local Manga representative Christopher Hepburn confirmed that the company was founded in Texas in summer 2018 “as a boutique localization company specializing in Boys Love manga.” While the company continues to focus on boys-love, it has expanded to other genres. The company recently added support for direct localization and publishing in cooperation with artists. Local Manga hopes to offer print releases in the future.