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You Can Have My Back: Yen Press to Publish BL Fantasy Light Novel
Yen Press announced an acquisition joining its Summer 2023 lineup: You Can Have My Back, a Boys Love fantasy light novel best known for its beautiful illustrations and heartbreaking drama With Boys Love light novels having seen few releases in English, You Can Have My Back is a welcome and refreshing addition to the Yen On imprint. You[...]
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Movie Gets Release Date
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, the highest concept of Isekai stories to spawn a light novel, anime, and manga empire, is getting a new theatrical movie That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond is based on the best-selling light novel written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz[...]
Yen Audio Announces Three New Audiobook Series for 2023
In addition to light novels, Yen On is quickly becoming the home for critically acclaimed works of literary and genre fiction, and the immense popularity of its titles has led to highly anticipated audiobook adaptations produced by Yen Audio, such as the November 2022 release of The Miracles of the Namiya General Store audiobook Voice actors[...]
New Sword Art Online Movie to Open Theatrically in February 2023
The film follows protagonist Asuna as she continues her journey through the virtual reality death game, where "Game Over" means death in the real world. Sword Art Online, published by Dengeki Bunko, is a light novel series by Reki Kawahara, winner of the 15th Dengeki Bunko Novel Grand prize The story revolves around the main character[...]
Yen Press Announces 7 New Manga, Light Novel Titles for March 2023
From isekai fantasy to school-life rom-coms, this assortment of titles has something for everyone! Courtesy of Yen Press The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon Story by Hinagi Asami Art by Kureta A manga adaptation of the light novel series from Yen On. Broke and desperate, Souta signs up for a gig to warp to a fantasy world, ascend a dungeon tower, and[...]
Monogatari: Nisioisin's Works in New Humble Bundle Offering
Monogatari, Japanese light novel author Nisioisin's highly popular series that spawned manga and anime spinoffs, has a Humble Bundle starting today Humble Bundle and Kodansha have teamed up to release an epic bundle of manga books by Nisioisin, including the Monogatari series. Image: Humble Bundle, Kodansha "Nisioisin" is a pseudonym and palindrome for the novelist, manga-ka, and[...]
No Game No Life Light Novel Chapters Get Digital Release from Yen Press
No Game No Life, the popular light novel series that spawned a manga and anime series, is getting its new chapters simultaneously release with the Japanese version starting with its 11th volume The announcement was made at the Yen Press Industry Panel at Anime NYC this weekend The Yen Press digital chapter publication of Yuu[...]
Yen Press Announces 9 New Upcoming Titles at Anime NYC
The list includes manga (Chitose Is in the Ramune Bottle; Hi, I'm a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to Make a Love Potion; The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter; See You Tomorrow at the Food Court; Nights with a Cat; The Geek Ex-Hitman; and Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story) and light novels (The Demise of[...]
J-Novel Club to Hold Panel at Anime Expo Lite 2021
J-Novel Club, the digital-first publisher of Japanese light novels and manga, will join the livestream event running July 3rd & 4th; All panels also to be available via VOD July 5th to 16th Anime Expo Lite 2021 proudly presents the J-Novel Club panel as part of this year's two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd[...]
Naruto, One Piece, Bleach: Manga Light Novel Spinoff Round-up
You shouldn't be surprised that Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach have light novel spinoffs They're not prose adaptations of the manga or anime stories, but brand-new, original stories In Japan, popular manga series become full-on multimedia franchise factories, and apart from anime, toys, and merchandise, prose spinoffs are also commonplace It makes sense Fans can't[...]
Attack on Titan: Manga in the final 1% to 2% of Ending
It has been simulcast with Western streaming services like Crunchyroll and Funimation. The manga has also spawned many spinoff manga and light novels, several spinoff anime, video games, and a 2-part live-action film project The manga currently has more than 100 million copies in print worldwide The anime series' debut was what pushed sales of the[...]
Yen Press Announces New Publishing Plans for Haruhi Suzumiya Novels
Yen Press announced new plans to re-release the Haruhi Suzumiya Light Novels today  Two new volumes of the original Haruhi Suzumiya novel series will be published every month, leading up to the June 2021 release of the new book The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya. "Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya" cover art, Yen Press Yen Press had previously published[...]
Yen Press Announces Four New Manga and Light Novel Titles
Yen Press announced a new slate of upcoming titles that include the manga series When a Magician's Pupil Smiles and Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana and both the light novel series and manga adaptation of I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister. "When a Magician's[...]
Yen Press Announces Sword Art Online Platinum Collector’s Edition
Yen Press announced they will publish the Sword Art Online Platinum Collector's Edition, a deluxe limited edition box set of the iconic Sword Art Online light novel series written by Reki Kawahara with illustrations by abec. Sword Art Online Platinum Collector's Edition, Yen Press Sword Art Online could be considered the crown jewel of the Isekai genre[...]
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Manga Improves on the Novel
Yen Press has published the manga adaptation of Hajime Kamoshida's bestselling romantic comedy light novel Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, which also got a globally popular anime adaptation The Yen Press omnibus edition combines both tankubon editions, so the complete first story arc is collected in one book, which is a good[...]
Yen Press Announces New Haruhi Suzumiya Light Novel After 9-Year Gap
 The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya, the next installment of the classic light novel series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, will be released as a digital ebook on November 25, 2020, at the same time as the Japanese release Yen Press will release a print edition of The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya at a later date. "The[...]
Yen Press Launches New That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime manga
1 is a manga spinoff of the hugely popular and successful light novel series The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime The mothership series spawned a globally popular anime series, a manga series adaptation, and already another manga spinoff The Way of the Monster Nation is yet another manga spinoff. "That Time I Got Reincarnated[...]
Restaurant to Another World V1
Food is home and hearth. The first volume of the manga, adapted from Inuzaka's original light novel series, which also spawned an anime series currently available on Crunchyroll, is a series of short stories and vignettes A tomboy adventurer comes to the restaurant to eat her late swashbuckling grandfather's favourite dishes to remember him by[...]
Yen Press Announces December 2020 Titles at Anime Expo Lite
Acquisitions included manga titles, new light novels and an art book. These titles are all scheduled for release in December 2020. Overload Artbook cover art from Yen Press Overlord: The Complete Anime Artbook By Hobby Book Editorial Department A deep dive into the planning and making of the hit anime adaption of Overlord reveals delicately crafted settings and the incredible[...]
Bestia is Yen Press' Latest Fantasy Romance Manga Series
This series is once again an adaptation of a Light Novel (Japanese for Young Adult) fantasy about a young man who discovers a world he didn't know existed lurking beneath the reality he thought he knew. Bestia Volume 1 cover from Yen Press As you might know by now, Japanese manga and anime culture cater to very[...]
Official Cover for Yen Press' I'm a Behemoth, But Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl's Pet published by Yen Press.
There's a lot about her chest. The story began life as a light novel (Japan's designation for Young Adult) by Nozomi Ginyoku that became popular enough to warrant a manga adaptation to gain new readers and, of course, entice fans to buy a visualization of the story And it is very much For Horny Boys Only[...]
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai official cover by Yen Press.
This often means it's a light novel (Young Adult in Japan) High school student Sukata Azusugawa sees something you don't see every day in the school library, a girl in a bunny suit out of Playboy And it's not just any girl; it's Mai Sakurajima, a minor celebrity in his school A former child star[...]
Yen Press Announces Full List of July 2020 Titles
Yen Press released its complete list of manga and light novels coming out in July Once again, there's a wide and varied list for everyone to sink their teeth into. For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams V5 cover art from Yen Press For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams, Vol 5 By Kei Sanbe On Sale[...]
Yen Press Announces 4 Highly Anticipated Titles for October 2020
Yen Press continues to prepare new manga and Light Novels for publication, which is a boon for a content-hungry readership Four new titles due for release in October were announced on Yen Press' twitter feed earlier today These include the first light novel spinoff of popular manga series High School DxD, a new spinoff from[...]
That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
And who would have thought this Light Novel (Young Adult) series would end up becoming a semi-major franchise that spawned a number of manga series and an anime? Why people in Japan, that's who Yen Press currently publishes the novels and manga, and their official synopsis sums up the series best: "Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami[...]
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai official cover by Yen Press.
The light novel (Japan's version of the Young Adult genre) is a comedy about a high school student who discovers he's the only one who can see a famous female schoolmate A minor celebrity with a television career, she's in the process of becoming invisible and possibly disappearing altogether Since no one could see her,[...]
Official Cover for Yen Press' I'm a Behemoth, But Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl's Pet published by Yen Press.
It began life as a light novel series, which is the Japanese version of Young Adult novels The emphasis here is on "adult", but not overly so. Official Cover for Yen Press' I'm a Behemoth, But Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl's Pet. Click here to see the full a bit more NSFW[...]