Yen Press Licenses New Japan Academy, about New Japan Pro Wrestling

New Japan Academy Cover Promo

UPDATE, November 6th, 2020: There has been an update regarding this Manga, the Publisher has announced the title will be released digitally on November 10th, 2020.

Tetsuya Naito, one of the fiercest fighters in NJPW (New Japan Pro-Wrestling) and the protagonist of the Manga Series, New Japan Academy from mangaka HIROKU. Told from the perspective of Naito, also featuring the consultation from New Japan Pro-Wrestling, on the left is an image of the cover, and below is a synopsis of this new Digital Series from North American Publisher, Yen Press who recently licensed this new series. It will be debuting in October 2020:

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 the 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 as they’ve never been seen before!


The Manga made its debut in Kadokawa’s Da Vinci News Magazine in 2018 under the title name “HIGHER AND HIGHER! Shinnichi Gakuen Monogatari” which the title changed names later on in compiled book volume releases. The manga ended recently in June, Kadokawa published the second and final volume on July 22nd.

Information and Synopsis provided by: Anime News Network, Crunchyroll, and Yen Press

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