News Reporting

Yen Press Adds KonoSuba, Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Konosuba LIght Novel VOlume 1 Cover - 20160521Yen Press is bringing new titles in this wonderful world!

Yesterday, Yen Press announced that they acquired two new titles. The company revealed that they licensed the following:

  • KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!) Light Novels by Natsume Akatsuki
  • KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Manga by Natsume Akatsuki & Illustrator Masahito Watari
  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku) Light Novels by Hiro Ainana
  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Manga by Megumi Ayu

As of press time, Yen Press has not announced a release period for any of the four titles.

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Volume 1 Cover - 20160521The KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! light novels began publication under Kadokawa’s “Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko” imprint in October 2013. The title currently spans 8 collected volumes, with the most recent hitting retailers on January 1. An anime adaptation by Studio Deen aired during the Winter 2016 broadcast season. Takaomi Kanasaki (Is This a Zombie?) directed the show, while Makoto Uezu (Akame ga KILL!) took charge of series composition. A second season is currently in the works.

The KonoSuba manga began publication in Monthly Dragon Age in September 2014. The ongoing title currently spans 2 collected volumes.

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody began publication in March 2014, and currently spans 7 volumes. The manga is an ongoing title, which began its run in Age Premium magazine in 2014. As of press time, the series spans two collected volumes.

Source: Twitter (YenPress) [1] [2]

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

Anime Herald

Support Anime Herald

Anime Herald is brought to you through our Patrons and Ko-fi supporters. Consider backing us for as little as $1 a month to help us keep the site ad-free and pay a fair rate to our writers.

Patrons and backers can access several benefits, including Early Article Access, our members-only Discord, and the ability to suggest articles for our team to write on your behalf.

Latest Posts