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Yen Press Announces Three New Manga Series for October 2020

Yen Press has announced its latest manga acquisitions today, which include Sword Art Online Progressive Transient Barcarolle, Heterogenia Linguistico and My Broken Mariko. All three will release in October 2020.

Sword Art Online Progressive Transient Barcarolle

Story by Reki Kawahara
Art by Shiomi Miyoshi
Original Illustration by abec

Sword Art Online Progressive Transient Barcarolle

Though the fourth floor of Aincrad was supposed to be only a dreary, dried up riverbed, it’s been transformed into a lattice of countless canals! Kirito and Asuna will need a gondola if they want to continue forward…

Sword Art Online Progressive Transient Barcarolle is a continuation of the manga adaptation of Sword Art Online Progressive, a spin-off of the original light novels that tell the untold stories taking place in the first two years of the characters’ time trapped in the game world.

Heterogenia Linguistico

Story and Art by Salt Seno

Heterogenia Linguistico

After his professor is injured, rookie linguist Hakaba is entrusted with his work, a research trip to study the language of monsters. Travelling together with his guide Susuki, he dives into the complex world of interspecies communication!

Heterogenia Linguistico is a fantasy manga with slice-of-life elements, a unique series that focuses on how various creatures such as werewolves and slimes communicate. Heterogenia Linguistico is part of a rising trend in manga with unconventional twists on fantasy storytelling such as Delicious in Dungeon and A Witch’s Printing Office.

My Broken Mariko

Story and Art by Waka Hirako

My Broken Mariko

Shiino is an ill-tempered office assistant, but when her friend Mariko dies unexpectedly, she becomes determined to get to the bottom of this mystery. Portraying the soulful connection between girls, this is a striking story of sisterhood and romance.

My Broken Mariko is an intense and emotional josei manga that addresses suicide and abuse. An utterly impressive work that is sure to appeal to the passionate josei fanbase, My Broken Mariko will be published in a deluxe hardcover format.

JY to Publish a New Edition of Gabby & Gator

Gabby and Gator

JY, the Yen Press imprint dedicated to middle-grade readers, announced a new edition of Gabby & Gator by James Burks, the creator of the Bird & Squirrel graphic novel series. Gabby & Gator was one of the earliest middle-grade graphic novels by Yen Press, a title originally published in 2010.

The JY edition of Gabby & Gator will feature an updated logo and a newly drawn cover illustration by James Burks.

Gator has just never seemed to fit in with the other neighborhood pets…probably because he has a nasty habit of eating the other neighborhood pets. Flushed down the toilet as a little snapper, Gator spends his days alone in the sewers…

On the streets above, little Gabby has never seemed to fit in with the other kids in town. She’d rather collect bottles and practice her tuba than gossip with the girls down at the pool, but it does get lonely being the only vegetarian on the block…

When Gabby and Gator meet, their fun and adventures prove that the best friends are those who accept you as you are, teeth and all!

The JY edition of Gabby & Gator is scheduled for an October 2020 release.

Yen Press Has Announced 4 New Titles for October

Yen Press has revealed four new titles that all will be released on October 20. The anticipated titles include manga launches and light novel debuts.

High School DxD (light novel)

by Ichiei Ishibumi

Most of Issei Hyoudou’s perverted life has been filled with dreams about having a harem, so it’s not a great sign when one of his dates ends with his murder! He’s fortunate enough to be revived by a beautiful girl, but his luck ends after he discovers his school is filled to the brim with deadly angels and demons!

High School DxD (light novel)

Sadako at the End of the World

by story by Koma Natsumi, editorial supervision by Koji Suzuk

After the world comes to an end, a pair of sisters play a certain infamous video tape-but Sadako appears, they’re just happy to meet another girl in this post-apocalyptic world.

Sadako at the End of the World

Three Days of Happiness (light novel)

by Sugaru Miaki, illustrated by Shōichi Taguchi

In this dark, moody love story, college student Kusunoki decides to sell off the next thirty years of his life at a mysterious shop in exchange for money-and maybe a chance to find something worth living for.

Three Days of Happiness (light novel)

In the Land of Leadale (light novel)

by Ceez, artwork by Tenmaso

The last thing she can remember is her life support beginning to fail. Her body had suffered terribly after a fateful accident and the only freedom left in her life came from the VR world of Leadale. How did she end up in a place that looks exactly like her game except that 200 years have apparently gone by?

In the Land of Leadale (light novel)

Yen Press Announces Two New Star Wars Manga

Join the Rebel Alliance as they launch an epic battle against the Galactic Empire in a pair of riveting new Star Wars manga taking place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.

Yen Press, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, presents Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan and Star Wars Rebels. Both ongoing series will be available in print and digital.

Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Story by Claudia Gray
Art by Haruichi Furudate

A manga adaptation of the beloved YA Star Wars novel, Leia, Princess of Alderaan, by Claudia Gray.

The never-before-told story of how young Leia Organa comes to join the rebellion against the evil Empire. Claudia Gray is the author of Star Wars Lost Stars, a Star Wars YA novel adapted into a manga published by Yen Press.

A young Princess Leia spends her days learning the ways of politics, aiding those in need and preparing for the traditional ceremony in which she declares her intention to one day rule Alderaan. But as Leia prepares herself to be named the heir of the throne, she becomes aware of the growing distance between her and her parents, who behind closed doors are leaders of the newly-formed Rebellion. Upon learning her parents’ secrets, Leia must now make a choice between her responsibility to the people of Alderaan and her responsibility to save a galaxy crushed by the rule of the Empire.

Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Star Wars Rebels

Story and Art by Akira Aoki

A manga adaptation of the hit 3D animated series Star Wars Rebels seen on Disney XD.

The animated series launched with the first two episodes titled Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion and was followed by four seasons that aired from 2014 to 2018. The critically-acclaimed show featured fan-favorite Star Wars characters, such as Kanan Jarrus, who was the focus of his own novel and comic book series, and Chopper, a droid who made a brief appearance in the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Set during an era when the Galactic Empire is hunting down the last of the Jedi, a fledgling rebellion against the Empire begins to take form. Star Wars Rebels takes place in the area surrounding the planet Lothal, where the Galactic Empire battles against Ezra, a teenage con artist with latent Force abilities, Kanan, one of the last surviving members of the Jedi Order, and the rest of the ragtag rebels on board the starship Ghost

Star Wars Rebels

The Drops of God Volumes 12-22 Drop in English for the First Time on comiXology

The Drops of God

Today, comiXology and Kodansha Comics released volumes 12-22 of the international bestseller The Drops of God manga series in English for the first time. These eleven volumes join the previously released volumes 1-11 and can be read digitally as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime via their Prime Reading benefit, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited. These titles are also available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. More volumes will be added at a later date, eventually completing the forty-four volume series.

Created and written by Tadashi Agi with artwork by Shu OkimotoThe Drops of God has had an unprecedented impact on the international wine market and the various wines featured throughout the series.

When world-renowned wine critic Kanzaki Yutaka passes away, his will reveals that his fortune of a wine collection isn’t automatically bequeathed to his only son Kanzaki Shizuku, a junior employee at a Japanese beverage company whose main focus is selling beer. In order to take ownership of his legacy and the inheritance, he must correctly identify and describe thirteen wines, the first twelve heaven-sent wines known as the “Twelve Apostles” and the thirteenth known as the “Drops of God,” while competing against the stellar young wine critic, Toomine Issei.  With determination, a strong sense of taste and smell, and an uncanny ability to describe his experiences, Shizuku submerges himself in the world of wine to try to solve its mysteries and defeat Issei.

The Drops of God Vol. 12

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Tokyopop Announces an Adjusted Release Schedule

Tokyopop

Tokyopop previously announced their adjusted release schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic and have revealed an adjusted schedule for their 2020 titles.

The outbreak of novel coronavirus around the world has resulted in non-essential businesses closing down temporarily, including our printer, lettering team, distributor, and other vitally important parts of the publishing process. As the industry begins to adapt and resume business, the publisher has worked closely with its industry partners to create an adjusted release schedule for the remainder of 2020.

Tokyopop will also be revealing more community projects to engage and support fans through the rest of the year, with details to follow in the future.

A full list of revised release dates can be found on the Tokyopop website.

Yen Press Debuts Light Novel – Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Yen Press also announced the launch of the novel Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai. 

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai notably inspired a hit anime adaptation, which currently streams on Hulu and Funimation.com, as well as a bestselling manga series and a live-action feature film that was released in Japan last year.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keji Mizoguch.

Out of sight, out of mind!

Bunny girls do not live in libraries. This is simply common sense. And yet, that’s exactly where Sakuta finds one in the wild. More bewildering is who the bunny girl is: Mai Sakurajima, a girl one year older than Sakuta, famous at their school for her acting career even though she’s currently on break. To top it all off, it seems like no one else in the library can see Mai at all, no matter what she does or…wears. Wanting to find out more about this mystery and maybe get a little closer to this beautiful upperclassman in the process, Sakuta launches an investigation to discover why an unforgettable bunny girl keeps becoming totally invisible.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Kodansha’s Second and Third Volumes are on Sale

New comics aren’t coming to store shelves quite yet so take advantage of the sale on Kodansha Vol. 2s and Vol. 3s. And if you haven’t take advantage, there’s a sale on first volumes as well.

Get the first volume for just $0.99 and then get the second and third volumes of the series you like for over 50% off. They’re just $5.99.

There’s 459 volumes for you to choose from. Hurry, the sale ends April 27.


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Kodansha’s First Volumes are on Sale for Just $0.99

New comics aren’t coming to store shelves quite yet so take advantage of the Kodansha Vol. 1’s Sale.

Get the first volume for 273 Kodansha manga series for just $0.99 on comiXology. That’s about a 90% savings for many of them.

Hurry, the sale ends April 27.


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New Fruits Basket Digital Manga Chapters Announced By Yen Press

Fruits Basket Another

Adding to the excitement of the highly-anticipated Season 2 of the Fruits Basket anime, Yen Press has announced that it will publish new Fruits Basket manga content on digital platforms nearly simultaneous to their Japanese release—ongoing chapters of the spin-off series Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers and Fruits Basket Another. Both series are written and drawn by Natsuki Takaya, the creator of the original Fruits Basket which stands out as the most iconic work of shojo manga in the English-speaking world.

Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2

The Three Musketeers are back again to celebrate the second season of the Fruits Basket anime! Kill the time between new episodes with the ridiculous antics of Shigure, Ayame, and Hatori! Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2—Start!

Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc, a comedic Fruits Basket side story featuring fan-favorite characters from the original series, continues with Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2. The first chapter debuts on 4/28/20 on digital platforms and is priced at $0.99.

Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2
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