Yen Press brought something for pretty much everyone to the Big Apple this year.
On November 17, Yen Press hosted their industry panel at Anime NYC. During the event, the publisher revealed that they acquired the rights to fourteen titles:
- Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki (light novel) by Mamoru Hosoda (3/21/2019)
- Whenever Our Eyes Meet… (manga) by Shiori Furukawa
- KILLING ME! (manga) by Akiyama
- Little Miss P (manga) by Ken Koyama
- Last Round Arthurs: Scum Arthur and Heretic Merlin (light novel) by Taro Hitsuji and illustrator Kiyotaka Haimura
- Torture Princess (light novel) by Keishi Ayasato and illustrator Saki Ukai
- Torture Princess (manga) by Hina Yamato
- The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Hero (light novel) by Sakuma Sasaki and illustrator Asagi Tosaka
- Monster & The Beast (manga) by Renji
- Yuri Life (manga) by Kurukuruhime
- Kaiju Girl Caramelizer (manga) by Spica Aoki
- Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki (light novel) by Yuuki Yaku and illustrator Fly
- God Shining Moonlight Howling Moon (manga) by Kenji Saito and illustrator Shouji Sato
- The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious (light novel) by Light Tuchihi and illustrator Saori Toyota
We break the details down below.
Wolf Children is a novelization of Hosoda’s 2012 film of the same name. The title was originally published by Kadokawa in 2012
Yen Press describes the title as:
When Hana falls in love with a young interloper she encounters in her college class, the last thing she expects to learn is that he is part wolf. Instead of rejecting her lover upon learning his secret, she accepts him with open arms. Soon, the couple is expecting their first child, and a cozy picture of family life unfolds. But after what seems like a mere moment of bliss to Hana, the father of her children is tragically taken from her. Life as a single mother is hard in any situation, but when your children walk a fine line between man and beast, the rules of parenting all but go out the window. With no one to turn to, how will Hana survive?
Whenever Our Eyes Meet…
Whenever Our Eyes Meet… (Tsuki wo Dakishimeru.) originally launched in Shueisha’s Deluxe Margaret magazine in 2005. The series spans a single compiled volume, which hit stores on November 25, 2005.
KILLING ME! originally launched in the pages of Media Factory’s Comic Cune magazine in 2017. The series spans a single volume, which hit stores on May 28.
Little Miss P
Little Miss P (Seiri-chan) was originally released by Enterbrain under their main imprint.
Last Round Arthurs: Scum Arthur and Heretic Merlin
Kadokawa originally published Last Round Arthurs: Scum Arthur and Heretic Merlin on July 20. The second book will ship to stores on November 20.
Ayasato and illustrator Ukai’s Torture Princess (Isekai Goumon Hime) light novels launched in April 2016 under Kadokawa’s main imprint. The series spans seven volumes, with the latest shipping to stores on October 25.
The manga adaptation by Yamato kicked off in May 2017 on the ComicWalker web platform. The series spans three volumes, with the third of which hitting stores on September 22.
The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Hero
The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Hero (Megami no Yūsha o Taosu Gesu na Hōhō) originally launched under Kadokawa’s main imprint in January 27. The series spans five volumes, with the final book hitting stores on August 30.
Monster & The Beast
Monster & The Beast launched under Kadokawa’s main imprint, with the first volume shipping to stores on March 31.
Yuri Life is a one-shot manga, which launched on Pixiv and the ComicWalker web platform. The title shipped to stores in a compiled edition on May 26.
Kaiju Girl Caramelizer
Kaiju Girl Caramelizer (Otome Kaiju Caramelize) launched earlier this year on the ComicWalker web platform. The title has since been serialized in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine. the first volume shipped to stores on June 23.
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki (Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun) originally kicked off under Shogakukan’s main imprint in May 2016. The series spans seven volumes, with the latest volume, “Volume 6.5”, hitting stores on May 18.
The title received a manga adaptation by Eito Chida, which launched in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine in December 2017.
God Shining Moonlight Howling Moon originally launched in Fujimi Shobo’s Bessatsu Dragon Age magazine in September 2017. The title currently spans a single compiled volume, which hit stores on August 8.
The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious
The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious launched under Kadokawa’s Kadokawa Books imprint in February 2017. The series currently spans four volumes, with the fifth shipping to stores on November 10.
A manga adaptation by Tuchihi and illustrator Koyuki will launch in Fujimi Shobo’s Bessatsu Dragon Age magazine on November 9.
Source: Yen Press (Industry Panel)