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Enter for the chance to win Bloody Brat!

February 20th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 6 Comments »

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Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Bloody Brat.

Ten lucky winners will receive a copy of Bloody Brat, Vol. 1, and they’ll only have to give us their soul to do so….

Just kidding!  Seriously, all you have to do is go to Goodreads to enter for the chance to win. It’s that easy.

ABOUT THE BOOK: In this collection of short stories and four-panel comics, Blood Lad creator Yuki Kodama teams up with artist Kanata Yoshino to take us through the black curtain to explore the lives of Demon World Boss Staz and his crew. In this hilarious behind-the-scenes trip, readers will discover the full extent of Staz’s anime/manga obsession, join Bell on her treasure-hunting travels, and much more!

Look for Bloody Brat in stores on March 25th!

(Ends March 15th. Open to residents of the United States and Canada only.)


Roses are red, don’t be blue, we have new licenses for you!

February 14th, 2014 Steph Posted in NEWS | 47 Comments »

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~~~

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Delayed gratification makes everything better, right?

   

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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!

 


Enter for the chance to win Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki!

February 12th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 9 Comments »

Hosoda_WolfChildren_HC_V1Did you know that Yen Press is on Goodreads? Did you know that Goodreads members can enter for the chance to win FREE books and manga too? If you didn’t, don’t miss out a minute longer! Sign-up on Goodreads, and you’ll be able to enter their Goodreads First Reads program! Ten lucky winners will receive a copy of Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki.

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki.

ABOUT THE BOOK: 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?

Look for Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki in stores on March 25th!

(Ends March 15th. Open to residents of the United States and Canada only.)


So Long, Farewell, YEN PLUS!

December 12th, 2013 JuYoun Posted in NEWS | 51 Comments »

It’s been five years since YEN PLUS first began, but though this marks an ending to this particular iteration of the magazine, it doesn’t mark the ending of Yen Press’s mission of getting great content to the fans. We’d like to thank all of our readers for supporting YEN PLUS—to those of you who subscribed to our digital magazine and those of you who were with us from the very print beginnings: Thank you so very much!! We wouldn’t have made it this far without you, and we hope you will continue on with us as we embark on greater, more exciting ways of getting you more great content every month!

In the last issue of YEN PLUS, Tailor’s true motives regarding Noh-A’s parents are finally revealed in the latest two chapters of JACK FROST. Speaking of great reveals, the truth behind Mortmain’s plans with Tessa and who Tessa really is, is also revealed in the latest chapter of THE INFERNAL DEVICES! And when Max and the flock awaken in the latest chapter of MAXIMUM RIDE, they’re in for an icy cold surprise! And don’t count the NOT! girls out yet—they’re up to their usual antics again in the next two chapters of SOUL EATER NOT! There’s all this and even more so dive on in to the final pages of YEN PLUS!!

 


Your wish has been granted: Void’s Enigmatic Mansion is here!

December 6th, 2013 Laura Posted in NEWS | 12 Comments »

Kim_Void_EbookChp1The enigmatic mansion on 6 Roland Street belongs to one Mr. Void, who resides on the seventh floor. Unbeknownst to the rest of the tenants in Void’s mansion, their greatest wishes could be granted. And as the stories of the residents intertwine, they soon learn that what they desire is not always what is best…

We’re thrilled to be able to bring you the digital serialization of Void’s Enigmatic Mansion! Chapters 1-3 are available now from your favorite ebook retailers with forthcoming chapters to be released monthly, simultaneously with the Korean publication.

This is an exciting new series full of mystery and dark, supernatural grit. Plus, the full-color artwork by HeeEun Kim is absolutely GORGEOUS. Here’s a teaser:

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November’s YEN PLUS has arrived!

November 12th, 2013 JuYoun Posted in NEWS | 31 Comments »

With this month’s cover comes the last installment of The Dark-Hunters: Infinity! When Nick finally discovers what Coach Devus is plotting, as well as his weakness, can he finally take down the coach with a little help from his friends? Be sure to check out this last chapter and be on the lookout for The Dark-Hunters: Infinity, Vol. 2 heading to stores in December 2013!!

But that’s not all! In the latest chapter of The Infernal Devices, Tessa learns the truth about her parents, Will continues on his journey to save her, and Jem makes a final decision…! Meanwhile, Max and the flock are in for an icy cold surprise—but what else is new for a group of genetic experiments trying to save the world from the South Pole?! And speaking of colds, Tsugumi is down for the count in the latest chapter of Soul Eater NOT! Luckily (?) she’s got two very caring friends competing to nurse her back to health! We’ve got another chapter of Soul Eater NOT and even more in store for you in this month’s issue of Yen Plus—including some very important news! So be sure to read the editor’s letter as you dive in to the latest chapters of all your favorite series!

 


Worry NOT! October’s issue of Yen PLUS is here!

October 15th, 2013 JuYoun Posted in NEWS | 27 Comments »

The NOT girls are finally back with not one, not two, but THREE brand-spanking new chapters of Soul Eater NOT! And if that weren’t enough to get you reading, we’ve got another spine-tingling chapter of Another to whet your appetites before the complete omnibus hits stores on October 29th. Jacob makes his ultimate decision for his future with the peculiar children in the very last chapter of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the complete, full-color, hardcover edition of which also hits stores on October 29th! While Max is still struggling with the cold, Alexia and Conall finally (finally!) reunite in the last chapter of Soulless. But don’t despair, we’ve got all this and so much more in this month’s jam-packed issue of YEN PLUS!

 


New Licenses Announced at NYCC

October 14th, 2013 Laura Posted in NEWS | 33 Comments »

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Another convention season has come and gone, and we were thrilled to see so many of you at New York Comic-Con last weekend. On Saturday, we held our annual industry panel and announced several, exciting new licenses. Here’s what’s new and upcoming from Yen Press!

Void’s Enigmatic Mansion, based on the novel by JiEun Ha with art by HeeEun Kim relates the tales of the tenants of a mysterious house whose wishes may be granted though not always with the results they had hoped for… Serialized monthly beginning in October 2013, each chapter will be released in English digitally simultaneous to the Korean publication from Haksan Publishing

Ani-Imo by Haruko Kurumatani is the first of three new licenses representing the beginning of a licensing relationship between Yen Press and Kodansha in Japan. When sweet and docile Hikaru swaps bodies with her beloved twin brother, Youta, her personality does a complete 180, and she starts taking brotherly affection to a whole new level! Will Youta ever get his body back?! This gender bending comedy debuts in 2014.

He’s My Only Vampire by Aya Shouoto is a seductive paranormal romance that demonstrates that love can have a way of coming back and biting you – in the neck! It’s a lesson that Kana Takachiko learns all too well through her relationship with Aki, her childhood friend and pureblood vampire!

From the pen of the master of Gothic suspense, Kaori Yuki, comes Demon from a Foreign Land, a period fantasy steeped in black magic. When Sorato is orphaned following an earthquake, he quickly becomes ensnared in the dark secrets of the estate that becomes his new home. Demon from a Foreign Land will be released in hardcover editions starting in 2014.

Fans of QuinRose’s Alice series have reason to celebrate with the forthcoming release of the Alice in the Country of Diamonds ~Wonderful Wonder World~ Official Visual Fan Book! Packed with illustrations, character profiles, creator interviews and manga, this book will be a must-have for any collector’s shelves.

High School DxD, the manga adaptation of Ichiei Ishibumi’s fan favorite light novel with art by Hiroji Mishima, promises to be one of the most anticipated new manga releases of 2014! When angels and demons collide with Hyoudou Issei, a libidinous high schooler, caught in the middle just about anything (and everything!) can happen…


New York Comic Con 2013

October 9th, 2013 Laura Posted in NEWS | 4 Comments »

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For those of you attending NEW YORK COMIC CON this weekend, we hope you’ll stop by the Yen Press booth (#2218) and say hello.

This year’s Yen Press panel will be on Saturday, October 12th at 11:15 AM in room 1A03. Stop by to hear about our exciting new projects and pick up some free swag.

Later that day, artist Cassandra Jean will be signing at the Yen Press booth (#2218) from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Check out Cassandra’s artwork in the beautiful graphic novel adaptations of Beautiful Creatures (Story by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl) and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (story by Ransom Riggs).

For any of you Soulless fans, you can pick up this awesome postcard set by giving the password “Professor Lyall” to the Yen Press staff.  Supplies are limited so be sure to stop by and check out everything that Yen Press has to offer before it’s all gone!

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Fall into September’s issue of Yen Plus!

September 12th, 2013 JuYoun Posted in NEWS | 46 Comments »

Notice a new face? Or maybe you choose not to see anthing? This month YEN PLUS just got a little spookier with the first chapter preview of Another! When Koichi Sakakibara transfers to Class 3-3 Yomiyama North Middle School, he finds himself hapless in the face of the unexplained weirdness of his classmates, a mysterious girl that no one else seems to recognize, and a strange curse that slowly begins to unravel…
Max and the flock are still keeping cool—maybe too freakingly cool—in the Antarctic, but when a spy is discovered amongst them, saving the world from global warming may have to take a back seat to the flock trying to save themselves! Finally coming face to face with the monster from Jacob’s nightmares, Jacob and the peculiar children will have to fend for themselves in the next chapter of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! In the latest chapter of Infernal Devices, Gideon and Gabriel are given a proposition by Consul Wayland and Jem and Tessa have a new proposal of their own!
As Autumn creeps into the air, it’s time to cool down and fall into another jam-packed issue of YEN PLUS!