Pre-release reprint of Blade & Bastard Volume 1 due to high demand! Volume 2 cover illustration also released!


Due to the strong pre-order numbers for the first volume of the dark fantasy comic, Blade & Bastard, which expands upon the world of the classic RPG Wizardry, Drecom Media, the publishing and film brand of Drecom Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Yuki Naito) has decided to run a reprint before its release. To commemorate this, we are pleased to announce that the cover illustration for the second volume has also been released.

The first volume of Blades & Bastard released on October 25!

The first volume of the comic adaptation of the world-wide hit novel Blade & Bastard, based on the original story by Kumo Kagyu of Goblin Slayer fame will be released on October 25. Due to the large number of pre-orders received, a second printing has been confirmed prior to release. This first release of the paperback edition includes a Wizardry Logo Sticker bonus, and due to demand, the reprint will include this as well.

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Blade & Bastard Volume 1
Manga: Makoto Fugetsu, Author: Kumo Kagyu, Artist: so-bin
Price: 748JPY (680JPY + tax)
Release Date: October 25, 2023
Format: Size B6
Publisher: Drecom

This is a story of a man, Iarumas, found dead in the depths of a labyrinth and then resurrected, and a young swordswoman called Garbage, who are covered in blood and ashes.

Deep in the unexplored reaches of the dungeon, a corpse is discovered--Iarumas is resurrected, though with no memories. In order to learn of his own past life, he spends his days delving into the dungeon to retrieve the bodies of dead adventurers. His daily life coated in ash changes when he meets a young swordswoman called Garbage! Includes a new short story by the original author, Kumo Kagyu!

A dark fantasy manga by Makoto Fugetsu (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 2: A Week at the Mansion), original story by Kumo Kagyu (Goblin Slayer), character design by so-bin (OVERLORD), and others.

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▼ Includes a Wizardry Logo Sticker as a bonus!


*Bonus is limited to paperback edition only.
*One bonus included per book.
*Offer will end when all copies are sold out.
*Offer may end without prior notice.

◇Retailer-Exclusive Bonus

Blade & Bastard Volume 1 and Makyozankyokuroku Tonariawase no Hai to Seishun Volume 1 (by LEED Publishing) linked purchase fair bonus

Cover illustration of the second volume of the comic released early!


The cover illustration for the second volume of the Blade & Bastard comic book, set for release on December 22, 2023, is about to be released. It features Ainikki, an elf nun in holy service, and Raraja, a young thief.

<Publication Information>
Blade & Bastard Volume 2
Manga: Makoto Fugetsu, Author: Kumo Kagyu, Artist: so-bin
Price: 748JPY (680JPY + tax)
Release Date: December 22, 2023
Format: Size B6
Publisher: Drecom

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What is Blade & Bastard?


A dark fantasy that expands upon the classic RPG world of Wizardry, written by Kumo Kagyu (Goblin Slayer), with illustrations by so-bin (OVERLORD). The latest volume of the original novel, Blade & Bastard 3 -Return of The Hrathnir- is scheduled for release on December 8, 2023. A limited edition with an audio drama written by Kumo Kagyu will release the same day. Currently being serialized in a comic adaptation on the free web comic site DRE COMICS.

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What is Wizardry?

Wizardry is a computer role-playing game released in the United States in 1981. Elements such as party organizing, labyrinth exploration, monster fighting, and character development had a tremendous impact on various RPGs that followed, and it is often referred to as the origin of RPGs. Numerous sequels have been released, and more than 40 years after its release, it remains a timeless masterpiece that enjoys strong popularity around the world. In 2020, Drecom acquired the copyrights to Wizardry6, Wizardry7, Wizardry8, and Wizardry Gold, as well as the domestic and international trademarks to the series title "Wizardry".

About Drecom Media

Drecom Media is a publishing and video brand launched by Drecom Co., Ltd. to become a comprehensive entertainment company on the world stage. Drecom Media produces maximized product value by creating original works and development across media through four labels: DRE NOVELS (light novels), DRE COMICS (comics), DRE STUDIOS (webtoons), and DRE PICTURES (cross-media).

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About Drecom Co., Ltd.

[Company Profile]
Name: Drecom Co., Ltd.
Representative: President and CEO, Yuki Naito
Establishment: November 13, 2001
Location: 2-1-1 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, ThinkPark Tower 19F