Kaiten Books Licenses The Bottom-Tier Baron’s Accidental Rise to the Top Manga Series

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© Manzi Mazi/Parabola, 2022 Kaiten Books

Independent manga publisher Kaiten Books have announced that they have licensed the manga adaptation of The Bottom-Tier Baron’s Accidental Rise to the Top light novels. It will first be released digitally on November 4, 2022 before being published in print at a later date.  

The Bottom-Tier Baron’s Accidental Rise to the Top manga is written by Manzi Mazi and illustrated by Parabola. Falmaro is credited as the original character designer from their work on the original 2020 light novel series. The manga was first serialized in Overlap’s Comic Gardo magazine on October 9, 2020. 

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© Manzi Mazi/Parabola, 2022 Kaiten Books

Anthony Israel is translating the manga series while Jack Diaz is handling the editing. Arbash Mughal is in charge of the typesetting and lettering, with quality assurance being handled by Ryan Fornoles

Kaiten Books describes the story of The Bottom-Tier Baron’s Accidental Rise to the Top as: 

After the death of the Babalons, the Baron and Baroness of the Barony, young Rize Babalon inherits both the title of Baron of Babalon and the barren Barony of Babalon. But as soon as he rises to the rank and files paperwork to take over, the rank-and-file citizens of the barony rise up and try to take over instead. But to save himself, Baron Rize does what he does best! He sucks up to the citizens! magic is the divine might that makes divine right for the nobility and aristocracy to rule. But our young baron decides to use that power for the citizens and bribe his way into a comfortable life.

Or so he thought!

His approval ratings suddenly skyrocket, and before he knows it, his people hail him as a savior! His magic may be revolutionary, but he didn’t want a revolution! He just wanted to relax on the seaside, not commit regicide! He started empty-headed and empty-handed, but now things are getting out of hand!

Kaiten Books is a localization and publishing company founded in 2020. It is described as being driven to bring the best manga Japan has to offer to the English-speaking fans of the world. The relatively new company has partnered with the Azuki digital manga service in 2021.  

The following manga series have been licensed by Kaiten so far: 

  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting 
  • • UzaMaid: Our Maid is Way Too Annoying! 
  • • Loner Life in Another World 
  • • Gacha Girls Corps
  • • My Dad’s the Queen of All VTubers?! 
  • • Shed that Skin, Ryugasaki-san! 
  • • Welcome to the Outcast’s Restaurant! 

Source: press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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