Dark Horse Comics announced at its Anime NYC 2022 panel that it has licensed Shin’ichi Sakamoto’s Innocent manga. Innocent is the first manga from Sakamoto licensed in English. Dark Horse Comics will publish the manga in three 3-in-1 omnibus volumes starting with the first volume on November 22, 2023.
The story takes place during the French Revolution, telling the story of “another protagonist” of the time. Charles-Henri is the fourth generation head of the Sanson family of executioners living in Paris.
Sakamoto launched the Innocent manga in 2013, and the manga changed its name to Innocent Rouge when it moved from Weekly Young Jump to Grand Jump in 2015. The manga ended in January 2020.