Happy Valentine’s Day, Yen Press fans! (Or S.A.D.—Singles Awareness Day—if you prefer to celebrate that~!)
A little blue birdie told me you were clamoring for new licensing announcements and were anxiously awaiting this post with bated breath and glee-glazed eyes…so without further ado, allow me to present our Valentine’s treats for you~~~
Is your sweet tooth prepared?
Delayed gratification makes everything better, right?
Okay, yes, that was a lot of ado. But it is Valentine’s Day, and we’re sadistic like that. Now it’s time to open up this box of goodness!
Like your chocolate extra dark and epic? We’ve got Übel Blatt by Etorouji Shiono! Übel Blatt is a medieval fantasy that follows Köinzell, a mysterious young swordsman with a past shrouded in darkness and conspiracy, as he sets out in search of revenge. To make things even more delectable, we’ll be putting out Übel Blatt as omnibus editions, so you’ll get twice the action in every volume! Übel Blatt omnibus 0—Japan’s Volumes 0 and 1—will be out in Fall 2014!
If you like your chocolate milky and sweet, we’ve got Barakamon by Satsuki Yoshino! Barakamon follows a handsome, young calligrapher who is forced to move to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. A city boy through and through, “Sensei” will have much to learn from his colorful island neighbors! And for another bonbon to go with this new license, Barakamon was also recently green lit for an anime adaptation, yay! You can look forward to the first volume of Barakamon, presented in our signature larger trim size, in Fall 2014!
And last but not least, if you want to have your chocolate and eat it too (?), you can soon indulge in Accel World, the manga! Illustrated by Hiroyuki Aigamo, this adaptation of Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel series brings the adventures of Haruyuki and Kuroyukihime in the Accelerated World to a whole new medium! You’ll be able to snatch up the first volume of the Accel World manga in—you guessed it—Fall 2014!
Whew! I hope this announcement hit the sweet spot for you guys! Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s some more chocolate over there, calling my name… Until next time!