Yen Press announces 9 new acquisitions during Anime NYC 2021
Yen Press hosted a special announcement panel during Anime NYC 2021. The company announced a total of nine new titles coming west. So let’s move on to the announcements:
Chitose is in Ramune’s bottle
Art by Bobcat
Story by Hiromu
Character design by raemz
When it comes to standards, it’s hard to beat Saku Chitose. The most popular kid in high school? To verify. A rock-solid reputation that can withstand even vicious online attacks? To verify. A group of friends that are as attractive on the outside as they are on the inside? To verify. But when a teacher asks Saku to help him re-acclimatize a student locked in his room for months to school life, his perfect world will never be the same again. What is it, a sort of Norman harem story?
Chitose Is in the Ramune Bottle is a manga adaptation of the highly anticipated light novel series. The source material for this adorable humorous manga won the Shogakukan Light Novel Award for Excellence in Japan and appeals to fans of school life stories, such as My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected.
The bride of death
By Keishi Ayasato
Years ago, mysterious beings known only as kihei appeared without warning and took over the world. To deal with this strange threat, the Twilight Academy was created to train students in black magic and to fight invaders from another world. The graduates of this school are no strangers to death, and many meet their loss while carrying out their duty to protect humanity. Kou is just one more victim in this war for survival… or at least he thinks so. Before even being able to appreciate the fact that he is still alive, a kihei promises him loyalty and swears to stay by his side until the end of days, setting off a chain of events that can only lead to insanity and to chaos.
From Keishi Ayasato, the creator of Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen, comes a new series of fantastic light novels. Much like this series, The Demise of the Bride is a deep, dark tale that features artwork as beautiful as the story itself.
Sasaki and Pichan
History of Buncololi
Even though Sasaki’s fun corporate life is constantly filled with work, it leaves him tired and unsatisfied at the end of each day. Looking for companionship to fill the void in his life, he visits a pet store on a whim, not realizing that he is about to change his life forever. After settling on an adorable bird and bringing it home … his new roommate reveals that he is, in fact, an incredible otherworldly sage who quickly grants Sasaki supernatural powers as well as the ability to cross worlds. All Sasaki wants to do is use these new powers to live in peace and comfort, but there are more than a few colorful characters who could stand in the way of that …
In the field of light novels, two genres reign supreme: isekai and slice of life. Sasaki and Pichan is a fun mix of the two with a story that goes back and forth between the real world and the fantasy world, featuring an older protagonist, a salaried employee unlike any other seen in a Yen On series!
Hi I’m a witch, and my crush wants me to make a love potion
Eiko Mutsuhana’s story
Character design by comes
“I want you to make me a love potion.” With that one sentence of the object of her affection, the Good Witch of the Lake crush ended in heartbreak. In a desperate attempt to spend more time with him, she sends him off on a wild goose hunt to find ingredients … but when he starts visiting her every day to take care of her, she can -being obtained much more than she had expected!
Hi I’m a witch, and my crush wants me to make a love potion is an absolutely adorable manga series based on a light-hearted novel told from the perspective of a locked-in witch who has a crush on a dreamy knight. This fantastic romantic comedy appeals to the large audience of shojo-fantasy-romance fans looking for another great read!
Otherworldly books depend on the bean counter
Illustrations by Yatsuki Wakatsu
Kazuki Irodori story
Character design by Kikka Ohashi
Seiichiro has always done his own weight, all day, every day, for almost thirty years. Even when he is stuck in a fantasy world due to a strange ritual of invoking the Saint, he continues. It’s only when he meets Aresh, the Captain of the Knights, that he realizes that maybe he wants more from life than his job. Can Seiichiro melt the heart of the infamous Ice Nobleman or is he destined to be married at his job… forever ?!
The ever-popular isekai genre has come a long way … but so far very few isekai Boys Love works have been released in English! The Otherworldly Books Depend On The Bean Counter is packed with compelling and unique elements for a Boys Love title, such as a quirky workaholic protagonist and a fantastic love interest, making it an enjoyable read for many. fans of the growing category.
See you tomorrow at the Food Court
By Shinichiro Nariie
Wada is an honorary student who remains isolated and has an air of mystery around her. Yamamoto is an intimidating fashionista with dyed blonde hair and a cropped skirt. If this unlikely duo seems to have nothing in common, it is only during their daily food court appointments that they can be themselves!
See You Tomorrow at the Food Court is a slice-of-life manga comic work surrounding the regular, everyday conversations between two unlikely friends. This fun and unique read is complete in one volume from Yen Press.
Nights with a cat
When Fuuta comes home tired at night, all he wants is to hang out with his new cat. All of the mysterious habits and manners of domestic cats are painstakingly reproduced in this relaxed and cute comedy about life with an adorable furball!
Nights with a Cat is a cute and quirky manga series that follows the daily events of a man and his cat, an adorable series filled with adorable descriptions of events that any cat lover can relate to. As well as appealing to readers of the growing feline manga category, this series has all the charm of the most popular slice of life webcomics taking the Western and Eastern worlds by storm.
The ex-hired tutor Geek
The Oracle of Florence, Marco, is a legendary and unrivaled hitman, feared throughout the Italian underworld, but now he’s trying to carve out a new reputation for himself: Japan’s greatest geek! After being introduced to the joys of otaku culture during a hit, Marco is quickly sucked in so much that he puts on his bloody coat and moves to Japan to peacefully enjoy his new lifestyle. But he will soon find that even after turning a new leaf there is little he can do about the way he appears sinister to others, especially the government agent after him, Viviana, whose skills in as a spy are only surpassed by her burning passion for yaoi and BL…!
The Geek Ex-Hitman is a series that combines elements of comedy, action-packed crime, and otaku to make this one of the most hilarious locations in a manga to date! The fun fusion of crime and comedy appeals to readers of recent blockbusters, such as Love of Kill, Spy Classroom, and Spy x Family.
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story
Created by Magica Quartet
Art by U35
Mami Tomoe is a veteran wizard when it comes to battling the witches of Mitakihara City, but the rise of mysterious entities known as “rumors” has brought her and her allies to a new field of battle: Kamihama City. Offering a new glimpse into the world of Madoka Magica, this manga adapts the Another Story journey of the hit mobile game Magia Record!
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story is a manga adaptation of the mobile game Magia Record that focuses on the main cast of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, including fan favorite character Mami Tomoe. Between the November 2021 release of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Wraith Arc and Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story, Yen Press has some great titles for longtime Puella Magi Madoka Magica fans wanting more content featuring iconic characters.