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NYCC 2022: Yen Press reveals 10 new titles

During the Yen Press Industry Panel at New York Comic Con 2022, Yen Press, LLC announced the acquisition of ten highly anticipated releases—a list that includes What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?, the print edition of the 2015 webtoon of the same title, which was later adapted into a South Korean television series in 2018. This slate of Yen Press announcements includes new manga (Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon; Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Freya; Sugar Apple Fairy Tale; The Witch and the Knight Will SurviveWords Bubble Up Like Soda Pop), novels (Sasaki and Miyano: First-Years; Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop; Spy Classroom Short Story Collection), manhwa (What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?), and a fan book (Horimiya Memorial Book Page. 100).

Horimiya Memorial Book Page. 100

Story by HERO
Art by Daisuke Hagiwara

A snapshot of the sweet, “aww”-inspiring tale of school life!

Celebrating the first hundred chapters of Horimiya, collected in this memorial book are a treasure trove of original illustrations posted in commemoration of new chapter releases, a sneak peek at a few of the storyboards before they went to print…and more!

Horimiya Memorial Book Page. 100

What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?

Art by MyeongMi Kim
Original Story by GyeongYun Jeong

Vice Chairman Youngjun Lee and Secretary Miso Kim have been the star duo of their company for nine years…until Miso suddenly decides to quit! But Youngjun is smart, rich, and used to getting what he wants—and he wants Miso to stay. So when he finds out she’s leaving in order to find a husband, the only logical way to keep her at his side is…offering to marry her?! Too bad she’s just not that into him!

What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?

Sasaki and Miyano: First-Years (novel)

Original Story by Shou Harusono
Adapted by Kotoko Hachijo

Welcome, one and all—to the fabulous life and times of Sasaki, Miyano, and their closest companions! How did Kuresawa meet his girlfriend? Were Miyano and Kuresawa always friends? Why are Miyano and Hirano so close? The answers to these questions—and many more—will be revealed in Sasaki and Miyano: First-Years! 

Sasaki and Miyano: First-Years (novel)

Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon (manga)

Story by Hirukuma
Art by Kunieda and Hagure Yuuki

Cause of death: vending machine.

Is there any end more suitable for a vending machine enthusiast than giving his life to cushion the fall of one of his favorite machines? So perhaps it was only fate that he was reborn as a vending machine in another world!

Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon (manga)

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Freya (manga)

Original Story by Fujino Omori
Art by Hinase Momoyama, nilitsu, and Suzuhito Yasuda

The second entry in the Familia Chronicle series has arrived, and this time, Freya’s stealing the spotlight! In search of her soulmate, she’s guided by fate to the Kaios Desert, where she comes upon a young king. Could he be the one she seeks…?

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Freya (manga)

Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (manga)

Original Story by Miri Mikawa
Adapted by YozoranoUdon
Character Design by Aki

In a world where fairies are bought and sold to the highest bidder, humans aren’t exactly on friendly terms with the fae folk. But friendship is exactly what Anne Halford seeks with Challe, her new fairy bodyguard, though he’s not so keen on the idea. As his new master, Anne tasks him with escorting her through a particularly dangerous area, but with a reluctant bodyguard eager to escape a life of servitude, she’ll have to deal with a lot more than she bargained for…

Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (manga)

The Witch and the Knight Will Survive

Story by Dai Chikamoto
Art by Gonbe Shinkawa

When the lord’s son, Agredios, returns to his village after a long hunt, he is shocked to discover that all the laughter and clamor that he knew so well has disappeared. When he finds out that the cause of the tragedy is a “witch” living in the “Forbidden Forest,” he turns his despair into rage and sets off on a journey seeking revenge for those he loved…

The Witch and the Knight Will Survive

Spy Classroom Short Story Collection (novel)

Story by Takemachi
Illustration by Tomari

Klaus reveals he is married to a member of Lamplight, but the identity of the bride remains unknown—and so a battle ensues among the girls to determine who it is. Get a peek into the girls’ daily lives in this collection of short stories!

Spy Classroom Short Story Collection (novel)

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (novel and manga)

By Kyohei Ishiguro
Manga Art by Imo Oono

Smile is a popular streamer who’s self-conscious about her looks. Cherry is a shy boy with a love of haiku. When these two strangers accidentally bump into each other at the local mall, it’s the start of a new relationship woven by their modern and classical expressions of their feelings. Based on the gorgeous animated film!

Kodansha USA Announces it’s Fall 2022 Print and Digital Debuts

Announced at this year’s Anime NYC, Kodansha USA has revealed their Fall 2022 line-up of upcoming print series debuts, box sets, new format editions, as well as a number digital-first series coming to print.

NEW SERIES DEBUTS:

Wistoria: Wand and Sword

Story by Fujino Omori, Art by Toshi Aoi

A new, magical dungeon-adventure fantasy series from the author of Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?! To fulfill the promise he made to his childhood friend, Will Selfault enters Regarden Magic Academy with the goal of making it to the top of the magical world. There’s just one problem—he doesn’t know how to use magic! Will the seemingly ordinary sword in his hand be the key to unlock his true potential?

Wistoria: Wand and Sword

Go, Go, Loser Ranger!

By Negi Haruba

Attention Power Rangers fans! The heroes become the villains and the villains are…well, they’re still the villains in this action-comedy from Negi Haruba, creator of The Quintessential Quintuplets. Follow one plucky villain as he plots to take down the oppressive Rangers and finally fulfill his dream of taking over the world!

Go, Go, Loser Ranger!

Run Away With Me, Girl

By Battan

A wistful romance between two women about how, sometimes, you need to run away in order to find where you truly belong. Midori was Maki’s first love and high school sweetheart—that is, until Midori broke up with Maki at graduation, saying they were now “too old” to be “fooling around” dating girls. Ten years later, will running away be the key to lead the two women back into each other’s arms?

Run Away With Me, Girl

Shonen Note: Boy Soprano

By Yuhki Kamatani

A coming-of-age series equal parts moving and musical, from the creator of Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare! Yutaka Aoi has a talent few boys have: He can sing soprano. But when Yukata’s voice begins to change as he enters puberty, the journey ahead will be one of self-discovery and reflection for not only himself, but also for those around him.

Shonen Note: Boy Soprano

As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World

Story by Jinei Mirai , Art by Natsumi Inoue

One day when leaving work, Ars Louvent dies and is reborn as a weak aristocrat in another world. Using his “Appraisal” skill, which lets him see the stats of others, he recruits the best people to his side in order to turn his country’s fortunes around. Based on a hit light novel with over 30 million online views in Japan!

As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World

Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You

By Taka Aki

Sakura Miyazen and Shota Matsubayashi are two classmates that are polar opposites: Miyazen, the high-class pretty girl, and Matsubayashi, the scary-looking delinquent guy. Oblivious to each other’s feelings, they actually want to get to know each other but can’t seem to communicate properly!

Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You

Avant-garde Yumeko

By Shuzo Oshimi

I just want to see it! High schooler Yumeko is your ordinary high school girl except she’s obsessed with seeing the male body part in real life. Determined, Yumeko decides to join the art club at school.

Avant-garde Yumeko

An Older Guy’s VR First Love

By Tomoko Boryoku

Naoki is an older guy, 40 years old to be exact, lives a mundane single life in the real world but enjoys venturing into the VR world as a female avatar. One day in the VR world he meets a young happy-go-lucky girl named Honami, whom he slowly becomes attracted to… But who is the real Honami and what will become of their relationship?

An Older Guy's VR First Love

DIGITAL-FIRST TO PRINT DEBUTS:

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World

Art by Norihito Sasaki, Story by Nana Mikoshiba,
Original Character Design by Riko Korie

In a riveting new isekai series, a seemingly ordinary guy named Ray White somehow gains admission to Arnold Academy of Magic, a school for elite magicians. Could he be connected to the Iceblade Sorcerer of legend?

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World

In the Clear Moonlit Dusk

By Mika Yamamori

Yoi Takiguchi has long legs, a deep voice, and a handsome face…in other words, Yoi is such a good-looking guy that most people don’t notice or care that she is, in fact, a girl. Indeed, she’s had the nickname “Prince” as long as she can remember. That is, until she met Ichimura-senpai…the only person who’s really seemed to see her for herself. To her surprise, she’s not sure how to handle this new relationship, especially when her newfound friend is a prince himself (and a guy prince, at that). The story of the two high school princes starts here!

In the Clear Moonlit Dusk

Shangri-La Frontier

By Katarina, Ryosuke Fuji

Second-year high school student Rakuro Hizutome is interested in one thing only: finding “shitty games” and beating the crap out of them. His gaming skills are second to none, and no game is too bad for him to enjoy. So when he’s introduced to the new VR game Shangri-La Frontier, he does what he does best—min-maxes and skips the prologue to jump straight into the action. But can even an expert gamer like Rakuro discover all the secrets that Shangri-La Frontier hides…?

Shangri-La Frontier

I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince, So I’ll Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability

Art by Yosuke Kokuzawa, Story by Kenkyo na Circle, Character design by Meru

Prince Lloyd wasn’t always a prince…in fact, his previous life is one he remembers perfectly: he was a sorcerer, of sorts. So when he was forced to reincarnate, he decided to continue his studies, prince of the realm or no! But his new life has its own sets of challenges…including being a 10-year-old! What’s the 7th prince/sorcerer to do?!

I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince, So I'll Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability

PTSD Radio

By Masaaki Nakayama

From giving a lock of hair as a token to a loved one to shaving one’s head as an act of penitence, hair is a powerful symbol across the world. This is the thread that connects the chilling tales in this horror anthology that follows the victims of Ogushi-sama — a sinister god that carries away the dead.

PTSD Radio

NOiSE

By Tsutomu Nihei

Now back in print!

Dark science-fiction set in the BLAME! universe. As detective Musubi Susono investigates a series of child kidnappings, her own partner is viciously murdered. But when the investigation takes a brutal turn, she is suddenly confronted by the killer—and his sadistic silicon creature …

NOiSE

NEW FORMAT MANGA:

NEW FORMAT BOOKS:

KATANAGATARI Paperback Edition

By NISIOISIN

Now in paperback form! From the pen of the author of the legendary MONOGATARI novels! The basis of an animated series, KATANAGATARI brings to life a swordless “swordsman” and a self-described “schemer” who embark on a quest to obtain twelve peculiar masterpiece blades.

KATANAGATARI Paperback Edition

Yen Press Announces Ten New Series for Future Publication

Yen Press has announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes several light novels (I Kept Pressing the 100-Million Button and Came Out on Top, The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon, Orc Eroica and The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengence a Second Time) and manga (Reign of the Seven Spellblades, The Detective is Already Dead, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II, So I’m a Spider, So What? The Daily Lives of the Kumoko Sisters, and New York, New York). Additionally, Yen Press announced their entrance into the world of RPG books with Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG.

Reign of the Seven Spellblades (manga)

Story by Bokuto Uno
Character Design by Ruria Miyuki
Art by Sakae Esuno

When a boy and girl meet at a prestigious magic school, the curtain to a supreme fantasy series opens!

This year’s new students arrive at Kimberley Magic School. What meets them there is a brilliant parade of cherry blossoms in full bloom and magical creatures. They don’t know–this academy is a living demon’s shrine where no one’s life is guaranteed. A school fantasy about spellblades!

Reign of the Seven Spellblades is a manga adaptation of the hit light novel series, a rising star in the category. As a story taking place in a magical academy, Reign of the Seven Spellblades is often described as an action-packed and edgy version of Harry Potter that has a wide appeal to fans of fantasy stories.

Reign of the Seven Spellblades (manga)

The Detective is Already Dead (manga)

Story by nigozyu
Art by mugiko

I, an ordinary highschool student, Kimihiko Kimizuka, I was embroiled completely flawlessly into a plane hijacking, where I became the assistant to the angelically beautiful detective girl I met. In three years, the great detective and her assistant unfolded a dazzling adventure drama. Before long, we were separated by death. This takes place a year after that.

The only survivor, me, and the detective’s dying wish—their unfinished story.

The Detective is Already Dead is a manga adaptation of the light novel series from Yen On scheduled for June 2021 release. Due to its popularity in Japan, The Detective is Already Dead stands out as one of the most well received announcements from Yen Press this year. An anime adaptation has been scheduled to begin airing July 2021.

The Detective is Already Dead (manga)

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II

Story by Fujino Omori
Character Design by Suzuhito Yasuda
Art by Taisei Yamachi

After Mikoto ventures into Orario’s pleasure quarter on a lead to find her long-lost friend, Bell, Lily, and Welf decide to join the search! Unfortunately, Bell’s hardly comfortable in such an unfamiliar environment, and after he gets separated from the group, he soon finds himself in a part of Orario he never knew existed. There, he spies a beautiful girl with fox ears and a tail, but little does he know, she’s exactly who Mikoto’s been looking for…

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II is a continuation of the hit manga series, one that aligns with the events from the anime’s second season. With over two years passed since the conclusion of the first part of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? manga, this continuation is sure to please the many fans of the series, especially those eager for more content since the end of the anime’s third season in 2020.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II

So I’m a Spider, So What? The Daily Lives of the Kumoko Sisters (manga)

Story by Okina Baba
Character Design by Tsukasa Kiryu and Asahiro Kakashi
Art by Gratinbird

So, as you mighta noticed, I got reincarnated in another world—as a spider! And somewhere along the line, I somehow picked up skill called Parallel Minds. Which, y’know, is great when you need a little extra help running from monsters and firing off magic spells. But it can get kinda crazy when there’s four of me living in my head…

So I’m a Spider, So What? The Daily Lives of the Kumoko Sisters is a gag manga spin-off of the hit light novel series. Whether it be the original light novel, the manga adaptation or the anime adaptation, Kumoko’s parallel minds have been a beloved aspect of the series, making this manga a treat to the fans!

So I'm a Spider, So What? The Daily Lives of the Kumoko Sisters (manga)

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million Button and Came Out on Top (light novel)

Story by Syuichi Tskukishima
Illustration by Mokyu

Allen is training to be a swordsman, but he’s just no good at it. After losing a duel with high stakes, he’s about to drop out when a mysterious man offers him a chance to get 100 million years’ worth of training with the press of a button. But what happens when he presses it over and over?!

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million Button and Came Out on Top is a quirky light novel series with a powerful protagonist who was cursed to live millions of years going through tortuous training. With its comedic storytelling and overpowered protagonist, this series appeals greatly to fans of The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious.

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million Button and Came Out on Top (light novel)

The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon (light novel)

Story by Asami Hinagi
Illustration by Kureta

In this dark fantasy tale, an accident transports Soya to a parallel world filled with danger and mystery. On his quest to explore this uncharted land, he encounters a gaggle of quirky friends, like Mysranica, the god of deception and secrecy, and a pair of elf sisters banished from their forest home. Before he knows it, Soya is making rogue adventurers eat lead, beating up petty nobles, and taking on dungeons where death lurks around every corner!

The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon is a fun light novel series that cleverly combines science fiction and fantasy elements—a story about an unlikely hero and his defective AI in an alternate world. This ongoing series is reminiscent of light novel favorites, such as Combatants Will Be Dispatched! and High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!

The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon (light novel)

Orc Eroica (light novel)

Story by Rifujin na Magonote
Illustration by Asanagi

Bestowed with the title of “hero” for downing countless foes in the War of Twelve Tribes, Bash commands great respect from his fellow orcs.  But this hero has a dark secret: His success on the battlefield doesn’t match up to his success in the bedroom. With his reputation on the line, Bash sets out on a quest of a lifetime…all for the explicit purpose of getting laid…!

While it seems that light novels have addressed nearly every topic in a fantasy setting, very few have addressed dating in another world quite like the hilarious and eccentric story that is Orc Eroica. This series is a fun read for those who enjoy light novels with unique takes on fantasy worlds, such as If the RPG World Had Social Media…

Orc Eroica (light novel)

The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengence a Second Time (light novel)

Story by Kizuka Nero

Summoned to a fantasy world as a hero, Kaito Utage defeats the Demon Lord alongside a band of noble adventurers…only to be double crossed and brutally murdered by his former allies! But when a twist of fate gives him a second chance at life with his all his memories intact, he sets off on a quest to slaughter his traitorous party members one by one. “Come…let vengeance commence!”  

The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time is a dramatic and compelling isekai that heads into darker territories than most, one led by a crazed antihero. This dark tale is perfect for fans of light novel series such as Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen and The King of the Dead at the Dark Palace.

The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengence a Second Time (light novel)

New York, New York

Story & Art by Marimo Ragawa

New York police officer, Cain, while hiding that he’s gay, goes out every night in Manhattan in want of a one night stand. But when he meets his ideal man, Mel, he finds the love of his life… An ambitious work which depicts love and humanism with gay themes!

New York, New York is a classic boys love manga by Marimo Ragawa, the artist behind the manga adaptation of The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions. As a mature and beautiful boys love manga that is credited for its realistic portrayals of gay male relationships, New York, New York is must have for passionate fans of the category. The Yen Press edition of New York, New York will finish the series in two omnibus volumes.

New York, New York

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG

Story by Natsume Akatsuki
Illustration by Kurone Mishima
Adaptation by F.E.A.R.

Live out the wildest fantasies in the world of Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World with the TRPG developed under Natsume Akatsuki’s full oversight. Whether it’s playing as a luckless reincarnation or pursuing a quest as an all powerful magician, a life of hilarious adventures awaits!

Yen Press enters the world of RPG books with Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG, one that was created by FEAR, a leading company in the world of Japanese TRPGs. With Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! standing out as one of the biggest Yen Press properties combined with the RPG elements the series is known for, this TRPG book is the perfect start to this new venture.

Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG