January 2023 New Digital Licensing Announcement

Jan 05, 2023
January 2023 New Digital Licensing Announcement

First Digital Manga Series Debuts of 2023!

Kodansha USA Publishing announced today their latest all-new digital manga licenses debuting in January 2023.

January sees two outstanding delinquent & crime fueled sagas that are much more than meets the eye! First up is the tattoo art-focused battle manga Gang King by Daiju Yanauchi debuting next week. Then, at the end of the month we see the debut of an unlikely otaku/yakuza love story in the hilarious rom-com, Boss Bride Days by Narumi Hasegaki (the creator of A Springtime with Ninjas).

All of January's debuting digital manga series will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors, including BookwalkerKindleApple BooksGoogle PlayNookKoboMyAnimeList and more!


Gang King
By Daiju Yanauchi

Release Date: January 10, 2023

Tattoos are the mark of a hero! Tattoos are life! Ever since being saved by a man with a back tattoo as a child, Jimmy has dedicated his life (and skin) to the ancient art of tattooing. Given his school full of delinquents, it's no surprise that Tattoo Jimmy has become infamous for his skill at inking and brawling alike. So infamous that the biggest, baddest dudes around want to test their mettle against him...but Jimmy doesn't take shit from anyone. He's just got to stay in one piece long enough to meet his hero...even if it means bashing a few skulls along the way!

Rated: 16+

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Boss Bride Days
By Narumi Hasegaki

Release Date: January 31, 2023

Self-proclaimed otaku and shut-in Sakura Kisaragi would prefer to spend her days alone in her room, playing her favorite yakuza-themed dating simulator. But when she saves the life of an old man who turns out to be the head of the Amou-gumi crime family, she inadvertently earns a spot in the yakuza's succession plans—moved by her courage, the old man declares that whoever among his three ambitious grandsons can win her hand in marriage will be the next boss. Now kind but ailing Shusuke, brash hothead Reo, and cool and calculating Ryusei are all vying to make her their boss wife—but will she be anything more to them than a means to an end? Meanwhile, not everyone in the Amou-gumi organization is happy to have her there…

A high-stakes romcom from the author of A Springtime with Ninjas.

Rated: 16+

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