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Yen Press at Sakura-Con 2015!

April 2nd, 2015 Laura Posted in NEWS | 6 Comments »

Convention season is just getting started, and we’re headed to our first show of the year! Join us this weekend in Seattle for Sakura-Con 2015.

For those of you in attendance, we hope you’ll come to the Yen Press panel on  Saturday at 3:30 in Panels 3, room 4C-3.

Our booth number is #226. Like last year, we’ll have stand-ups of some of your favorite Yen Press characters to take pictures with and a ton of swag to take home with you. We’ve got buttons! We’ve got posters! We’ve got samplers and more from series such as Big Hero 6, Kingdom Hearts, Akame Ga Kill, Kagerou Daze, Karneval, Final Fantasy, and The Devil is a Part-Timer. So stop by, say hello, and pick up a snazzy McRonald’s visor like the one our designer Andy Swist is modeling for us.


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See you at the show!


Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win Sword Art Online: Progressive, Vol. 1!

March 19th, 2015 Laura Posted in NEWS | 8 Comments »

Kawahara_SwordArtOnlineProg_v1_ProseCover_TPIt’s dangerous to go alone. Take one of these. We’re very pleased to be publishing volume 1 of Sword Art Online: Progressive this month. Happy questing!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Sword Art Online: Progressive, Vol. 1!

About the story: One month after Akihiko Kayaba’s game of death began, the death toll  continues to rise, two thousand players having already lost their lives to the ultra-difficult VRMMO world of Sword Art Online. On the day of the strategy meeting to plan out the first-floor boss battle, Kirito, a solo player who vows to fight alone to get stronger, runs into a rare, high-level female player. She gracefully dispatches powerful monsters with a single rapier that flashes like a shooting star in the night…

This volume contains three stories, including “Aria of a Starless Night,” which details how Kirito came to be called the Black Swordsman, and “Rondo of a Fragile Blade,” the tragic tale of a young blacksmith that takes place before the second-floor boss fight.

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win copy of THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER!

March 18th, 2015 Laura Posted in NEWS | No Comments »

Wagahara_DevilPartTimerV1_TPWelcome to McRonalds. How can we help you today? How about one fresh serving of world conquest and our feature menu item of the month: THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win copy of THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER. 

About the story: After being soundly thrashed by the hero Emilia, the Devil King and his general beat a hasty retreat to a parallel universe…only to land plop in the middle of bustling, modern-day Tokyo! Lacking the magic necessary to return home, the two are forced to assume human identities and live average human lives until they can find a better solution. And to make ends meet, Satan finds gainful employment at a nearby fast food joint! With his devilish mind set on working his way up the management food chain, what will become of his thirst for conquest?!

(Contest ends March 23rd. Open to US residents only.)

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 2!

February 4th, 2015 Laura Posted in NEWS | 21 Comments »

MAGICALINDEXV2Hey Index fans, how are you liking the story thus far? Get ready for more action from Academy City in the second installment of A Certain Magical Index—out this month!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 2.

About the story: A certain unlikely hero…

In Academy City, where superhuman abilities are scientific reality, Touma Kamijou is trying to reconstruct a life for himself, but that’s easier said than done with a girl by his side with the arcane knowledge of 103,000 grimoires rattling around in her brain…

Now seemingly inextricably caught up in a world where magic is reality, Kamijou learns that a certain shrine maiden is being held captive in one of Academy City’s cram schools. Can Touma ally himself with a sorcerer who has on more than one occasion tried to do him in? The only thing we knows for sure is that he really does have rotten luck…

(Ends February 23rd. Open to US residents only.)

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win Barakamon, Vol. 3!

January 30th, 2015 Laura Posted in NEWS | 1 Comment »

Yoshino_Barakamon_V3Brrr, it’s cold outside! With all this snow on the the ground, an island vacation sure sounds nice right now. It’s a good thing there is a new volume of Barakamon to look forward to and warm our spirits in February.

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Barakamon, Vol. 3!

About the story: What?! The car’s GPS only shows the road…!!

Kawafuji, the only friend of handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa, has come to visit the island…!! However, the lack of cell phone signal and any useful landmarks is preventing the two of them from meeting up!! Also, why has Kousuke Kanzaki, who beat out Seishuu for an award (in the “Second-Place Calligraphy Incident”), come along for the ride…? There’s a storm brewing in the third volume of this sophisticated (?), heartwarming island comedy!!

(Ends February 23rd. Open to US residents only.)

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Akame ga Kill!

January 15th, 2015 Laura Posted in NEWS | 9 Comments »

Takahiro_AkameGaKill_V1_FINALDo you think you have what it takes to become one of Night Raid’s elite members? We’ll find out soon! We’re less than a week away from the publication of an exciting new series, Akame ga Kill! Look for it online and in stores on January 20th!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Akame ga Kill!

About the story: Teenage country bumpkin Tatsumi dreams of earning enough money for his impoverished village by working in the Capital–but his short-lived plans go awry when he’s robbed by a buxom beauty upon arrival! Penniless, Tatsumi is taken in by the lovely Lady Aria, but just when his Capital dreams seem in reach yet again, Lady Aria’s mansion is besieged by Night Raid–a team of ruthless assassins who targets high-ranking members of the upper class! As Tatsumi is quick to learn, appearances can be deceiving in the Capital, and this team of assassins just might be…the good guys?!

(Ends January 25th. Open to US residents only.)

New licenses for the new year!

January 9th, 2015 Laura Posted in NEWS | 135 Comments »

Wow! What an exciting year 2014 was! We hope you’ll join us in making 2015 even better and brighter. To start things off, let’s celebrate with some new licenses! How’s that sound?


RUST BLASTER (manga) by Yana Toboso

Millennium Academy is–a school where elite vampires are trained to maintain balance in a world where humans and vampires, who possess far greater physical strength than their human counterparts, coexist. And commuting to this school is Aldred, the most distinctly un-vampire-like vampire to be found in the entire institution. But when Al encounters Kei, a human transfer student to the school, their destinies become intertwined, and the fate of their world as they know it comes to lie in their hands!


PUELLA MAGI HOMURA TAMURA (manga) by Magica Quartet

The life of a magical girl isn’t all fighting witches and collecting grief seeds. When they aren’t kicking butt, Homura Akemi and her friends face the same trials as normal high school girls! In this four-panel comedy, glimpse a sillier side of the girls from the bestselling Puella Magi Madoka Magica series!



If Madoka Kaname had known of the tragic transformation that would mark the end of her magical-girl journey, how would her story have unfolded? In this telling of her story, Madoka remembers the outcomes of her previous timelines–but so does Kyubey. Even with the knowledge of her previous lives, can Madoka outmaneuver Kyubey and avoid her fate?


BLACK BULLET (light novel and manga) by Shiden Kanzaki, Saki Ukai

The future–where a terrible battle against a parasitic virus called “Gastrea” has been fought, and lost. Humanity is cornered, and lives in despair. Rentaro and Enju face constant danger in their work as a team anti-Gastrea specialists known as “Civil Security.” If the daily fight against oblivion weren’t enough, they’ll soon face a threat that could destroy all of Tokyo…


DURARARA!! (light novel) by Ryohgo Narita, Suzuhito Yasuda

The Ikebukuro district in Tokyo is full of interesting people. A boy longing for the extraordinary. A hotheaded punk. An airheaded pseudo stalker. An information broker who works for kicks. An underground doctor who specializes in truly desperate patients. A high school student infatuated with a monster. And a headless rider on a pitch-black motorcycle. Their story may not be a heartwarming one, but as it turns out, even weirdos like these sometimes fall in love.

STRIKE THE BLOOD (light novel and manga) by Gakuto Mikumo, Manyako

High school student Kojo Akatsuki may not seem like anything special, but there is a rumor going around that he is the Fourth Progenitor—a powerful vampire thought only to exist in legend. But if that legend were true, it could have devastating consequences for the Itogamijima special zone for demons. Enter Yukina Hirameki who’s sworn duty is to watch over Koj…or kill him if necessary.


Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win SAO Progressive!

December 23rd, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 10 Comments »


Boot-up your NerveGear—new Sword Art light novel is coming! Whether you’re the tank or your group’s DPS fighter, this is a property you should be following, and Sword Art Online Progressive makes a great entry point!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win Sword Art Online Progressive (manga)!

About the story: Yuuki Asuna was a top student who spent her days at cram school and preparing for her high school entrance exams–but that was before she borrowed her brother’s virtual reality game system and wound up trapped in Sword Art Online with ten thousand other frightened players. As time passes, Asuna fears what will become of her life outside the fantasy realm–the failure she might seem in the eyes of her peers and parents. Unwilling to wait on the sidelines for more experienced gamers to beat the game, Asuna employs her study habits to learn the mechanics of game–and swordplay. Her swiftness impresses Kirito, a pro gamer who invites Asuna to join the best players on the front lines. Is Asuna ready to swap class rankings for player rankings and join Kirito?

Look for Sword Art Online: Progressive online and in stores on January 20th!

(Ends January 19th. Open to residents of the United States only.)

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of SECRET!

December 17th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 5 Comments »

SecretHey! Listen! We have a secret. Did you know that every month you could be winning free books from Yen Press on Goodreads? Well now you do. You know who else has a secret? One of your classmates—only this secret isn’t as innocent or rewarding….

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Secret by Yoshiki Tonogai!

About the story: “There are three murderers hiding in your midst.” These are the ominous words given to the six survivors of a tragic bus accident, followed by an ultimatum: Within one week, the murderers must anguish over their crimes and find some way to answer for them, or the evidence of their sins will be given to the police. But when every person has a secret, who can you trust…?

Look for Secret online and in stores on January 20th!

(Ends January 19th. Open to residents of the United States only)

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win LOVE AT FOURTEEN!

December 4th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 14 Comments »

Mizutani_LoveAtFourteen_V1Romance is in the air this holiday season, and we think you’re absolutely going to love this new manga series!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of LOVE AT FOURTEEN.

About the story: Middle schoolers Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are mature beyond their years, perfect model students admired from afar by classmates and teachers alike. But when school’s out, these two childhood friends can let loose as average fourteen-year-olds, fresh in the throes of puberty, adolescence…and the persistent, bittersweet pangs of first love.

Look for Love at Fourteen in stores on December 16th!

(Ends December 15th. Open to residents of the United States only.)