Yen Press announced via social media, a new slate of acquisitions. Titles acquired are as follows:
Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Secret File
Story by Kei Sazane Illustrated by Ao Nekonabe
The first volume in a series of short stories set in the Our Last Crusade universe! Highlights include an anecdote about Nene, Mismis, and Risya having a sleepover in Iska’s room, plus the tale of Iska and Alice’s first encounter in their younger days.
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Official Anthology Comic
Original Story by Satoshi Wagahara Art by Akio Hiiragi
The Devil King and his friends take a look at a wedding venue, buy swimsuits, and…get washed up on a deserted island?! This collection of original comic stories, drawn by a lineup of artists and fans of the series, comprises episodes which may or may not have happened during the main story.
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Fantastic Days
Original Story by Natsume Akatsuki Character Design by Kurone Mishima Illustrated by Hirukuma Original Concept by Sumzap
Follow Kazuma and his party as they help a team of aspiring dancers, fight a former general of the Demon King, and more in a series of adventures based on the Fantastic Days game, along with new, unique content!
Looks Are All You Need
Story by Ghost Mikawa Illustrated by necomi
Ryouran High School is a private arts academy where geniuses in every field—music, dance, fashion—gather. But in reality, looks decide the students’ success, not talent. My sister, Shika Ikebukuro, is a shut-in who can’t do anything without her older brother, and I was sure that devastating lack of charisma would doom her. But I know a secret. Though you’d never guess it, behind her mask, the internet sensation VSINGER is none other than my sister, Shika! Her voice is one of a kind, but will it be enough to overcome Ryouran High’s entire social order?
Secrets of the Silent Witch
Original Story by Matsuri Isora Character Design by Nanna Fujimi Art by Tobi Tana
Monica Everett is the Silent Witch, the only mage in the world who can use unchanted magecraft. But underneath all the fancy titles…she’s also the shyest girl you’ll ever meet! In fact, she learned unchanted magecraft just so she wouldn’t have to speak in public. Monica may be talented, but she has zero confidence, and now she’s being tasked with infiltrating a prestigious academy and protecting the kingdom’s second prince! How will she survive?!
By Kyoung-Ran Park
As a member of the obscure idol group Tea Party, Ma-Ha dreams of becoming a big star one day. Little did she know that she’d go viral so soon…by embarrassing herself on a popular talk show! But as the saying goes, there is no such thing as bad publicity…right?
My Mate Is a Feline Gentleman
By Arata Asanae
When Toushirou is hired as a servant for diplomat Alex, he expects he will again be treated as a sex object and is afraid of the prospect of serving a beastman. But to his surprise, Alex is appalled by the treatment of omegas in Japan. No one has ever been so kind to Toushirou, and he finds his feelings begin to change…
Saint? Nope, Just a Monster Tamer Passing Through
Story by Inumajin Art by iidatoy
Kanata is a girl so gifted with magic that people swear up and down she’s the second coming of a saint. But when it comes time for her to choose a job, she settles on…Monster Taming? In truth, Kanata is the reincarnation of a friendless woman from the modern world. To make up for lost time, she sets off on a quest to gather as many fluffy creatures as she can get her hands on!
The Reformation of the World as Overseen by a Realist Demon King
Story by Ryosuke Hata Art by Manatsu Suzuki
The seventy-second Demon King, Astaroth, has been reincarnated in a strange new land with a mission to unite the world under his banner and reform its chaotic ways. He is the youngest of the Demon Kings, and although his forces may be weaker than those of his rivals, he won’t hesitate to use all the means at his disposal to achieve victory. Wielding unheard-of resourcefulness and tactics, he’ll reshape the fate of all who live under his reign!
Suzume Iwato lives with her aunt in a quiet port town in Kyushu, Japan. One day, on her way to school, she runs into a young man looking for a door and follows him to a ruin in the mountains. Standing alone amid the collapsed walls is a single old white door, and as if pulled by an invisible force, Suzume reaches out her hand to open it… Eventually, doors begin to open up one after another across Japan, and they must be closed before disaster crosses over from the other side. Follow Suzume’s journey to do just that in this novelization of Makoto Shinkai’s film, written by the director himself.
The Summer Hikaru Died
Two boys lived in a village: Yoshiki and Hikaru. The two did everything together…until the day Hikaru was encompassed by a mysterious light. That was when everything changed—Hikaru most of all. Yoshiki still wishes from the bottom of his heart to always stay by his side…but is there even a Hikaru left to be with?
In a short span of time, The Summer Hikaru Died has captured the attention and acclaim of the manga world due to its beautiful yet grotesque art style and its depiction of a complicated love between a boy and his deceased friend whose body now houses a mysterious entity. Due to its critical acclaim in Japan and the immense popularity of horror manga in the West, The Summer Hikaru Died has become one of the most highly anticipated and frequently requested series of the past year.
The Yen Press edition of The Summer Hikaru Died, Vol. 1 will be available in print and digital July 2023.