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Comikey announced the partnership with Digital Entertainment (DMM) and Funguild, along with their first series releases, during a panel at Anime NYC on Friday. Comikey also revealed its new manga license.
Digital Entertainment (DMM) releases:
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Title: Mr. (Former) Yakuza is Over His Head with me, and I Can’t Escape Him.
Author: Itsuka Hazuki
Summary: The person who flirts with her even while at work is… a former yakuza!?
Azusa is a doctor working as an occupational physician who takes her job seriously. Itsuki Sakuma, a handsome but skeptical guy who often bothers her during his evaluation! He is frivolous, aggressive, and mysterious… But then, he is the only one who notices that Azusa is scared of her ex-fiancé, who is now stalking her. He said:”I will protect you. I don’t want you to be alone.” He suddenly looked so serious! She tried to discipline herself by telling herself not to be spoiled, but when he showed off his gentlemanly personality, she couldn’t help but lean on him…. And that’s when she saw the vivid traditional tattoos on his body, and…!? He is a (former) yakuza who never let his prey escape him, and now he goes all out for the love of his life. Let’s start the show☆
Title: I’m a (fake) saint summoned to another world, but it seems like I’ll die if I don’t marry the prince
Summary: One moment, she was almost hit by a truck, but then the next…
“I will take you back to my world if you marry the prince.” That was the shocking proposal of the self-proclaimed god! I won’t really get a bad ending if I refuse, right!? Office worker Sara is involved in a traffic accident, or so she thinks. For a moment, she almost gets hit by a truck, but the next… she finds herself teleported to a great, strange castle, falling right on top of Prince Ars! When a soldier recognizes her as “Sara”, the saint who saved the kingdom 5 years ago, everyone suddenly sees her as some kind of god!! After questioning her reality, a voice came to her and said, “Capture the heart of the prince who desires the saint and marry him!” The voice then threatened her to not allowed to return to her own world if she fails… Her only weapon in this trial is a face that seems to resemble that of a saint! And so begins her passionate attempt to steal the prince’s heart!
Title: Poisoner Home
Summary: What is the true nature of Dr. Kusanagi’s research? And is Chono trapped in a deadly terrorist network?
Tateyuki Chono is devastated when his apartment and extensive collection of insect specimens burn down one evening. But his luck returns when opportunity brings him to meet famous entomologist Izumo Kusanagi. Chono is touched by the kind hospitality of Kusanagi and his beautiful daughter Toko. However, the warm atmosphere of the mansion hides a sinister secret. What is the true nature of Dr. Kusanagi’s research? And is Chono trapped in a deadly terrorist network?
Comikey will publish the following titles under Funguild’s JAMTOON side-scrolling full-color manga label:
DRAMAtical Murder by Sotaka Akitsu Shigansha Game-Shinitai Yatsu wa, Ikinokore-(A Game for the Dead) by Roy Kagino Seinaru Fukushū-Ikinokori Hime wa Kenshi to Naru-(Holy Revenge: The Surviving Princess Becomes a Swordsman)
Comikey will also release the following manga titles on its website soon:
All manga titles listed above are also available on Square Enix’s Manga UP! Global service.
Comikey will also release Astrology and Immoral Tales.
Comikey also revealed the Studio Moon 6 project, which is a collaboration between Link-U Inc. and D&C MEDIA Inc. to create new and unique titles. The project will adapt new webtoons from famous Korean and Japanese light novels. The project aims to exclusively distribute more than 12 new webtoons by mid-2024. Comikey will simultaneously publish titles outside of Korea and Japan in multiple languages.
Source: Email correspondence