Diamond Book Distributors is pleased to announce that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with LionWing Publishing to exclusively distribute their products to North American and international book markets. This agreement also sees LionWing products distributed to the comic book specialty market exclusively through Diamond Comic Distributors.
LionWing is a localization and publishing company dedicated to translating Japanese tabletop roleplaying games for the English market. Founded in 2018, LionWing’s primary objective is to bridge the language gap and introduce captivating and imaginative games to a global audience. LionWing is the leading publisher exclusively devoted to bringing Japanese tabletop roleplaying games to the Western market.
“LionWing is thrilled to announce its partnership with Diamond, a collaboration that expands our presence and amplifies our mission. As an independent publisher, our impact has been significant yet limited. Now, with the vast knowledge, expertise, and expansive reach of Diamond, we are filled with excitement to connect with a wider audience,” said Bradly Halestorm, Founder and President of LionWing Publishing. “This partnership is a remarkable opportunity for us to bring the unique and exhilarating world of Japanese-designed tabletop roleplaying games to even more people, and by joining forces with Diamond, we can now, with certainty, ensure that happens.”
LionWing Publishing boasts an ever-growing library of tabletop roleplaying games that feature compelling gameplay landscapes such as criminal entanglements, science fiction, and slice-of-life. Picaresque Roman: A Requiem for Rogues is a Japanese narrative-driven roleplaying game where players assume the roles of villainous characters entangled in a city of crime, corruption, and power. Inspired by acclaimed game series such as Persona and Like a Dragon, this rules-light RPG experience ignites fierce competition as players vie for influence points granted to them through making deals, stealing from one another, and vying for dominance over the scenario’s coveted “VIP” character. Convictor Drive: Armored by Grief is a tokusatsu-inspired Japanese tabletop roleplaying game set in a futuristic Yokohama, Japan. As employees of DRIVE Private Security, players become pilots of powerful exoframe suits known as Convictors. In this episodic game, players investigate crimes, undertake missions, and engage in grid-based combat to dismantle criminal masterminds. Fledge Witch: The Magical Apprentices of Elemeria is a heartwarming Japanese slice-of-life roleplaying game set in the fantasyl realm of Elemeria. Players become apprentices under the tutelage of experienced witches and strive to master the secrets of magic. With each roll of the dice, the fate of the apprentices is determined, but their knowledge, support of one another, and the unwavering encouragement of their teachers ensure that even in failure, their efforts are celebrated.
“Manga and role-playing games have established, dedicated, and energized fan bases. LionWing unites these audiences perfectly with their standout, high-quality tabletop games that combine manga-style artwork, unique storylines, and solid, stand-alone game systems,” said Tony Lutkus, President of Diamond Book Distributors. “Their localized, anime-themed are perfect for fans of manga, light novels, and role-playing games. We’re thrilled to bring these engaging tabletop games to new audiences everywhere!”