Yen Press is giving anime fans something to really be thankful for this year!

Earlier today, Yen Press took to Twitter to announce three new titles. The company added the following to their catalog:

  • Sound! Euphonium Light Novel 1 by Ayano Takeda and Illustrator Nikki Asada
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Manga by Mutsumi Okubashi
  • Magical Girl Raising Project Light Novels by Asari Endo and Illustrator Maruino.

As of press time, none of the titles have release dates attached.


Sound! Euphonium began publication under Takarajimasha’s Takarajimasha Bunko imprint on December 5, 2013. The series, which spans four novels, received new entries through May 25, 2015.

In 2014, Takeda and illustrator Hami began work on a manga adaptation of the light novel series, which ran in Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web publication. The title, which ran from November 2014 through October 2015, spanned three collected volumes.

Kyoto Animation produced an anime adaptation of the title, which began airing during the Spring 2015 broadcast season. The 13-episode series was helmed by Tatsuya Ishihara (Clannad After Story, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions) at Kyoto Animation. Shoko Ikeda (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) provided character designs, while Jukki Hanada (Nichijou – My Ordinary Life, Love Live! School Idol Project) took charge of series composition.

Two anime films were also produced by Kyoto Animation, as well as an ongoing second season. PonyCan USA currently holds the rights to the anime in North America.


Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash adapts Ao Jumonji and illustrator Eiri Shirai’s light novel series of the same name. The series debuted in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine on April 22, 2015, and ran through June 22, 2016. Three compiled volumes have been released.

The title received an anime adaptation, which aired during the Winter 2016 broadcast season. Ryosuke Nakamura (Psychic School Wars, Aiura) helmed the project, wrote the scripts, and took charge of series composition. Mieko Hosoi (Psychic School Wars) provided character designs.

Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to Grimgar of Fantasy And Ash anime, while J-Novel Club releases the original light novels.


Magical Girl Raising Project is an ongoing series, which is being published by Takarajimasha under their Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Bunko imprint. The series currently spans nine volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on April 9.

Magical Girl Raising Project received an anime adaptation, which is currently airing on Japanese TV. Yukiko Aikei (Your Lie In April, Accel World) is serving as character designer on the project, joining director Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Is the order a rabbit?) at Lerche. Takao Yoshioka (Elfen Lied, Your Lie In April) is in charge of series composition and scripts.

Crunchyroll currently streams the show as part of their Fall 2016 simulcast lineup.

Sources: Twitter (YenPress) [1] [2] [3]