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Naruto One Piece Bleach: Manga Light Novel Spinoff Round-up

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

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 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.[caption id="attachment_1280139" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya" cover art, Yen Press[/caption]Yen[...]

Yen Press Announces Four New Manga and Light Novel Titles

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.[caption id="attachment_1278684" align="aligncenter"[...]

Yen Press Unveils Sword Art Online Platinum Collectors Edition

Yen Press Unveils 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.[caption id="attachment_1278153" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sword Art Online Platinum Collector's Edition, Yen Press[/caption]Sword Art Online could be considered the crown jewel[...]

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Manga Improves on the Novel

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

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.[caption[...]

The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Spinoff Manga: For Fans Only

The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Spinoff Manga: For Fans Only

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.[caption id="attachment_1242727" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "That[...]

Restaurant to Another World is A Mix of Foodie and Fantasy Manga

Restaurant to Another World is A Mix of Foodie and Fantasy Manga

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

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.[caption id="attachment_1230961" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Overload Artbook cover art from Yen Press[/caption] Overlord: The Complete Anime Artbook By Hobby Book Editorial DepartmentA deep dive into the planning and making of the hit anime adaption of Overlord reveals delicately crafted[...]

Bestia is Yen Press Latest Fantasy Romance Manga Series

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.[caption id="attachment_1228468" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bestia Volume 1 cover from Yen Press[/caption]As you might know by now, Japanese manga and anime[...]

Im a Behemoth An S-Ranked Monster… Is a Window Into Otaku Sexism

I'm a Behemoth, An S-Ranked Monster… Is a Window Into Otaku Sexism

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: A Teen Boy Romantic Comedy

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai: A Teen Boy Romantic Comedy

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 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.[caption id="attachment_1213426" align="aligncenter" width="600"] For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams V5 cover art from Yen Press[/caption] For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams, Vol[...]

Yen Press Announces 4 Highly Anticipated Titles for October 2020

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 Is Power Fantasy For Gamers

That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime Is Power Fantasy For Gamers

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[...]

Yen Press Launches Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Novel

Yen Press Launches Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Novel

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,[...]

Yen Press Launches New Mature Fantasy Comedy Manga Im A Behemoth

Yen Press Launches New Mature Fantasy Comedy Manga "I'm A Behemoth"

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.[caption id="attachment_1197554" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Official Cover for Yen Press' I'm a Behemoth, But Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl's Pet.[/caption]Click here to see the full[...]