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YenPress Announcement Round-up from AnimeNYC 2022

At AnimeNYC this past weekend the North American based localisation studio and book publisher YenPress held a panel and announced a selection of new books that will be coming to readers in the near future.

A rundown of these announcements, of which were made on the companies social media profiles, can be found below:

New Licenses:

  • A Certain Magical Index: The Old Testament Omnibus Edition: Science and magic have come together once again to create this never-before-seen folio of A Certain Magical Index! Including all 22 volumes of the original series, plus two short story volumes.
  • Appare-Ranman!: Eccentric Appare and his samurai minder Kosame find themselves in the far-flung land of America! Trapped in Los Angeles with no easy way to return home, the pair decide to enter the world’s first trans-American automobile race.
  • A Reincarnated Witch Spells Doom: Reborn as a witch in another world, shut-in Sena masters 2 spells: Explosion & Destruction. With the villagers scared of her, she resigns herself to isolation again…until a mysterious boy collapses on her doorstep!
  • Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki’s Conjecture: Naoya is a university student with the ability to detect lies. When he writes a paper about a strange festival he wandered into as a child, he catches the fancy of his folklore studies professor Akira.
  • Bloody Sweet: Naerim accidentally breaks the seal of a vampire who starts following her around like a little puppy! It may not be your typical vampire story, but for Naerim, a victim of school bullying, Vlad’s manic energy might be just what she needs!
  • Elden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree: The epic and foreboding world of Elden Ring gets turned on its head in this absurd comedy adventure! What Aseo the Tarnished lacks in strength, speed, intelligence, skill, and experience, he makes up for in…uhhh…
  • Even If These Tears Disappear Tonight: Student Tooru falls in love with his upperclassmen Izumi, and she accepts his confession on the condition that he can’t fall in love with her. Their fake relationship begins! A heart-wrenching sequel of first love.
  • Handyman Saito in Another World: Saito’s never been anyone special, but his unremarkable path takes a turn when he wakes up in another world. After all, who other than the handyman could be trusted to open locked treasure chests or to repair equipment?
  • Higurashi When They Cry: GOU: When Keiichi stumbles upon old newspapers, he realizes his peaceful village and beloved friends are hiding a deadly secret. Is the tragedy of the summer of 1983 doomed to repeat forevermore? New fragments & mysteries await!
  • How to Win Her Heart on the Nth Try: Nagi’s facing down her 30s with no sign of romance. She works hard at her job, but things never seem to go her way. Then, just when a series of mishaps leaves her at her lowest point yet, a childhood friend reappears!
  • I Want to Be a Receptionist in This Magical World: Nunnally’s always wanted to be a receptionist of the Hall. She enrolls in the kingdom’s magic academy to hone her skills, but she feels out of place amid a classroom of nobles—including a genuine prince.
  • Maiden of the Needle: Yui befriended the fairies she could see around her by using her magic to help mend their clothes. Disowned for her relative lack of skill in blessweaving, Yui’s taken in by nobleman Rodin Calostira, and her luck begins to change…
  • Magical Girl Incident: Sakura once dreamed he could be a hero. Now…he’s an everyday office worker. His childhood dream seems so far out of reach—until he saves a child. Fantasies become reality as Hiromi finds himself transformed into a magical girl?!
  • Manner of Death: After coroner Dr. Bunnakit examines the body of his childhood friend after her “suicide,” he determines that she was actually murdered. Tan offers to help him investigate, which would be more reassuring if Tan weren’t the prime suspect…
  • Me and My Beast Boss: Human Saki struggles in a company where she is belittled by her beastfolk colleagues. When she’s called into the CEO’s office, she’s prepared for the worst—but he acknowledges her hard work and makes her his private secretary!
  • My Dear Curse-Casting Vampiress: Fighting vampires is the foundation of Isuzu’s life, and desperate times call for desperate measures. Isuzu strikes a deal with a vampiress whose beauty drives people insane in the hopes of protecting his friends…
  • My Summoned Beast Is Dead: In an academy for summoners, late bloomer Feil’s had a rough come-up. He’s here to prove he deserves his place! His counterpart summon winds up being the legendary beast of the last realm, Pandora! There’s just one problem…
  • The Ephemeral Scenes of Setsuna’s: Sugimoto’s been given up on due to his weak constitution. After inheriting Kyle’s knowledge, power and life force, Sugimoto starts a journey & comes across an enslaved half-beast boy. Their adventure starts here!
  • The Essence of Being a Muse: The day I was rejected from art school, everything that was “special” about me died. Since I’m back to being “ordinary,” I’ll obey my mom so that I can find “happiness” – trapped in a cycle of “what if?” and “too bad”…
  • Scribbles: A collection of sketches from Kaoru Mori, the creator of hit historical manga Emma and A Bride’s Story! Packed with illustrations done for practice & relaxation, this compilation features commentary on every page and the roots of all her work.
  • Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night: Nearly 2 months have passed since Kirito and Asuna found themselves trapped in Aincrad. Now, they’re making their way through the ruins-themed 5th floor, where all sorts of monsters lurk in the shadows!
  • What This World Is Made Of: After losing everything, the Nakata brothers find a mysterious app that offers a chance to make large sums of money. But are they ready for the danger they must now face, the deadly monsters known as WORLDs…?
  • Yami-hara: After a quiet boy named Kaname joins the class, Mio reaches out to him hoping to help him out. Kaname takes to her too well, asking to come to her house and then showing up all the time. A horror-mystery novel by famed author Mizuki Tsujimura.

Manga:

  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Memoria Freese: Bell, Haruhime, Hestia, and friends celebrate the Holy Night Festival, but when a Familia from another land comes along, all hell breaks loose!What’s more, Hestia’s getting jealous again…
  • Puella Magi Suzune Magica: The Complete Omnibus Edition: Suzune lives a normal middle school life by day and…magical-girl assassin by night?! When four magical girls investigate the serial murders in their city, they find themselves Suzune’s next targets!
  • Toilet-bound Hanako-kun: First Stall (Box Set): A beautiful collection of the first 10 volumes of Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, featuring everything from the very beginnings of the series to the big twist of the fan-favorite Picture Perfect arc.
  • Yokohama Station SF: Much of Japan has been swallowed by Yokohama Station, a mysterious series of buildings that’ve been around for as long as anyone can remember. Hiroto’s always sought a purpose, but the one he finds may not be the sort he’d hoped for.

Further details on availability for these titles will be shared through the official YenPress Social Media Channels and on the Official YenPress website.

In Addition to the extensive selection of new Manga and Light Novel titles being localised and published by YenPress the distributor also confirmed a new partnership with J-Novel Club that would see YenPress publish and distribute a variety of titles on their behalf, with the following titles currently confirmed.

Light Novel:

  • Hell Mode: “‘Level up even while offline’?! That’s not a game on ‘easy mode’—that’s just an AFK game!” The online game Yamada Kenichi had been playing religiously is shutting down its servers, leaving him with a void in his heart. He looks for a new game to fill it, but everything he finds is way too easy. The kind of game he likes—the kind punishing enough to make players want to spend thousands of hours on it—just isn’t around anymore.
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy: Tired of ceaseless war destroying humans, spirits, and demons alike, the Demon King of Tyranny, Anos Voldigoad, reincarnates to restore peace. Two thousand years have passed…but who could have known that his descendants’ complacency would cause magic to regress so much? After receiving an invitation to the illustrious Demon King Academy, a school tasked with locating the reincarnated founding ancestor, Anos resolves to enroll, only to discover that his magic is off the charts—literally! 
  • My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me!: Awaking to absolute chaos and carnage while on a school trip, Yogiri Takatou discovers that everyone in his class has been transported to another world! He had somehow managed to sleep through the entire ordeal himself, missing out on the Gift — powers bestowed upon the others by a mysterious Sage who appeared to transport them. Even worse, he and another classmate were ruthlessly abandoned by their friends, left as bait to distract a nearby dragon

Manga:

  • My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me!: Awaking to absolute chaos and carnage while on a school trip, Yogiri Takatou discovers that everyone in his class has been transported to another world! He had somehow managed to sleep through the entire ordeal himself, missing out on the Gift — powers bestowed upon the others by a mysterious Sage who appeared to transport them. Even worse, he and another classmate were ruthlessly abandoned by their friends, left as bait to distract a nearby dragon

Further details relating to this partnership can be found here.




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