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Yen Press Announces Hirano and Kagiura

Yen Press has announced the publication of Hirano and KagiuraThis manga is the highly anticipated spin-off to the popular boys’ love series Sasaki and Miyano. The series features two lovable side characters who now have a story of their own! This announcement comes following the publication of the fifth volume of Sasaki and Miyano and the finale of its beloved anime adaptation, which left fans hungry for more. The first volume of Hirano and Kagiura is scheduled to release in October 2022

Hirano and Kagiura (manga)

Story and Art by Shou Harusono

Basketball players. Bad boys who aren’t really bad boys. Roommates. Senpai-kouhai BL romance. It all started when Kagiura moved into the school dorms with what seemed to be a bad-boy upperclassman. But after he’s left in the tender care of his mother hen of a roommate, Hirano, it’s too much to ask for Kagiura not to fall in love…right?!

From the author of Sasaki and Miyano comes Hirano and Kagiura, a spin-off filled with answers to the questions Miyano never knew he had. Do they like-like each other? Are they dating? What juicy things do they get up to behind closed doors?!

Hirano and Kagiura (manga)

Review: Sasaki and Miyano Vol. 2

Miyano and Sasaki go to the same high school. Miyano is a boys’ love expert and Sasaki is a boy who is in love with Miyano. The two bond over bl manga. Yes, it’s a bl manga that is also about bl manga.

The second volume discusses and examines more aspects about BL Manga, which gets very educational for those new to the genre. Get entertained and learn!

Story: Shou Harusano
Translation: Leighann Harvey
Letterer: DK

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Sasaki and Miyano Vol. 1

Miyano and Sasaki go to the same high school. Miyano is a boys’ love expert and Sasaki is a boy who is in love with Miyano. The two bond over bl manga. Yes, it’s a bl manga that is also about bl manga. How very meta.

Story: Shou Harusano
Translation: Leighann Harvey
Letterer: DK

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
Kindle
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Bookshop


Yen Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Yen Press Reveals Covers for Upcoming Releases

Yen Press‘ design team has been hard at work and has revealed the covers to some of its upcoming manga releases.

Sasaki and Miyano, Vol. 2

By Syou Harusono

We know many of you can’t wait for more Sasaki and Miyano. Truth be told, we can’t wait, either! The cover for the first volume was good, but this…this is just gorgeous, with such vibrant colors and lovely cherry blossoms! 

Coming to print and digital April 2021! Pre-order today!

Sasaki and Miyano, Vol. 2

I’m the Catlords’ Manservant, Vol. 1

By Rat Kitaguni

Anyone who has lived with cats knows that the feline members of the household are always in charge. This manga takes that concept to amusing and ridiculous heights, but looking at this cover…I feel like us cat-lovers have all been there, right?

Coming to print and digital April 2021! Pre-order today!

I'm the Catlords' Manservant, Vol. 1

Sex Ed 120%, Vol. 1

By Kikiki Tataki, Hotomura

Let’s learn about SEX, baby! Seriously, though, having a comprehensive education in sexual health is so important — and one dedicated teacher is determined to help these woefully under-prepared girls learn all about ~their changing bodies~. Raise your hand if you also got an…interesting education from BL…

Coming to print and digital April 2021! Pre-order today!

Sex Ed 120%, Vol. 1

Hana-chan and the Shape of the World

By Ryotaro Ueda

The cover for this thoughtful standalone manga really captures the mood. Observe the world through the eyes of a child, who is able to see the fantastic within the mundane.

Coming to print and digital April 2021! Pre-order today

Hana-chan and the Shape of the World

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense., Vol. 1 (manga)

By Jirou Oimoto, Yuumikan, KOIN

Maple is just as cute as ever in this manga adaptation of the light novel! It’ll be great to see her hilarious high-defense antics brought to life on the page with Jirou Oimoto’s wonderful artwork!

Coming to print and digital May 2021! Pre-order today!

Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense., Vol. 1 (manga)

I’m the Hero, but the Demon Lord’s Also Me, Vol. 1

By Akiyoshi Ota, Tatsuya Endo

Last but certainly not least…we’re putting the “reveal” in “cover reveal” with this one. There’s got to be some magic involved here, right? This one looks like it’s going to be full of frisky fun!

Coming to print and digital May 2021! Pre-order today!

I'm the Hero, but the Demon Lord's Also Me, Vol. 1

Yen Press Announces 13 New Manga and Light Novel Acquisitions

Yen Press, LLC announced its latest title acquisitions today, which include several manga – Cirque Du Freak: The Manga Omnibus Edition, Grim Reapder and Four Girlfriends Omnibus Edition, Interspecies Reviewers Comic Anthology: Darkness, The World’s Finest Assasin Reincarnated Into Another World, Adachi and Shimamura, Dear NOMAN, Golden Japanesque – Yokohama Karentan –, Mama Akuma, Mint Chocolate, Sasaki and Miyano, The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess, and the novel and comic adaptation of the highly-anticipated, Solo Leveling.

Cirque Du Freak: The Manga Omnibus Edition

Story and Darren Shan
Art by Takahiro Arai

Discover the manga adaptation of Darren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak, now back in a new omnibus form! Darren Shan was an average kid until destiny brought him to the Cirque du Freak. Now Darren’s been immersed into a shadowy world inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and strange creatures the likes of which he’s never imagined, and his life will be changed forever!

Cirque Du Freak, the manga adaptation of Darren Shan’s best-selling The Saga of Darren Shan vampire fiction series, was an early release by Yen Press originally published in 2009. This 2-in-1 omnibus edition collects the classic series with a larger trim size for a new generation of fans to enjoy. 

Cirque Du Freak: The Manga Omnibus Edition

Grim Reaper and Four Girlfriends Omnibus Edition

Story by Shin Suyama
Art by CHuN

Kaoru Minaguchi is a “no-lifer” who sucks at school, can’t play sports, lacks any real talent, definitely doesn’t have a girlfriend, or even a remote desire to change his ways…until a certain grim reaper pays him a visit. Turns out, she’s a reaper of “no-lifers” and if Kaoru can’t find a way to become a true “real-lifer,” he’s as good as dead…!

Originally published as a digital exclusive by Yen Press, the shonen romance Grim Reaper and Four Girlfriends makes its print debut with an omnibus edition that completes the three volume series. This quirky twist on shonen romance stories excellently delivers on fan favorite elements including laugh-out-loud comedy and a cast of four beautiful love interests.

Grim Reaper and Four Girlfriends Omnibus Edition

Interspecies Reviewers Comic Anthology: Darkness

Story by Amahara
Art by Various
Edited by The Dragon Age Editorial Staff

A loving tribute to the monster brothel adventurers of Interspecies Reviewers, this anthology includes art and comics by talented Japanese creators including Okayado, ZTon, and Gashi-gashi!

Interspecies Reviewers Comic Anthology: Darkness, is a collection of various manga short stories taking place in the supernatural and sexy world of Interspecies Reviewers. Noteworthy contributors to this spicy collection include mangaka such as Okayado (Monster Musume) and ZTon (Monster Musume: I Heart Monster Girls) and popular web artists such as Gashi-gashi.

Interspecies Reviewers Comic Anthology: Darkness

The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World

Story by Rui Tsukiyo
Art by Hamao Sumeragi
Original Illustrations by Reia

The world’s finest assassin has been reincarnated in another world. His mission-to kill the Hero prophesized to save the world from disaster! With his deadly skills from his previous life and the magic he learns in this one, he’s well on his way to becoming the greatest assassin in all of history…

A manga adaptation of the light novel series recently acquired by Yen Press, The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World is a fun twist on isekai storytelling in which the story is told from the point of view of an anti-hero set to take down the hero. A welcome addition to fans of isekai manga as well as fans of the upcoming light novel series.

The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World

Adachi and Shimamura

Story by Hitomi Iruma
Art by Moke Yuzuhara

The second floor of the gym. That’s our spot. Class is in session right now, but they don’t hold class in a place like this. This is where Shimamura and I became friends. What is this feeling? Yesterday, I dreamed of kissing her. I’m not like that, and I’m sure Shimamura isn’t either. But…when Shimamura thinks of the word “friend,” I want to be the first thing that comes to her mind. That’s all.

Based on the light novel series by the same name, Adachi and Shimamura is a sweet, school life yuri romance that is the basis of an anime series scheduled for a Fall 2020 release.

Adachi and Shimamura

Dear NOMAN

Story and Art by Neji

Since she was young, Mashiro Unohana has been able to see ghosts. She pretended not to see them so others wouldn’t find her creepy, but one day she finds herself caught up in the world of those that are not human—the Nomans.

A massive webcomic hit in Japan, Dear NOMAN is a fantasy manga series filled with comedy and friendship with hints of girls’ love elements. A surefire hit with fans of supernatural storytelling taking place in school settings.

Dear NOMAN

Golden Japanesque – Yokohama Karentan

Story and Art by Kaho Miyasaka

Living in Meiji era Japan, Maria must hide the blond hair and blue eyes she inherited from her father out of concern over discrimination. But when a boy named Rintarou learns her secret, he can’t help but say something: “You’re…like a mermaid…” A dazzling historical romance awaits!

Golden Japnesque – Yokohama Karentan – is a beautiful shojo romance that falls into the category of historical fiction. As such, this series appeals to fans of media covering Japanese history, such as Golden Kamuy, as well as the core shojo manga audience. 

Golden Japanesque – Yokohama Karentan

Mama Akuma

Story and Art by Kuzushiro

Seere is a subordinate demon to Amaimon, the eastern King of Hell. Serious in his work, he prides himself on his ability to make any wish come true. But when he’s summoned from a grimoire, what awaits him is a little girl with but one wish: “Please be my mama!!” Seere’s long road to motherhood starts here!

Mama Akuma is a sweet and adorable slice-of-life series involving a demon lord becoming the mother of a young girl. As a fun slice-of-life take on fantasy storytelling, the series appeals greatly to fans of popular works such as I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level.

Mama Akuma

Mint Chocolate

Story and Art by Mami Orikasa

When Nanami’s high-school crush suddenly becomes her step-brother, she’s faced with the unfortunate reality of having to live under the same roof as her now off-limits love-interest! Will his chilly attitude and arrogant ways be enough to turn her off, or is Nanami in for some long and sleepless nights…?

Mint Chocolate is a school life shojo romance, the debut work of Mami Orikasa. This fun and often comedic series is complemented by a beautiful and alluring art style and is sure to appeal to a core shojo audience that gravitates to high school romances.

Mint Chocolate

Sasaki and Miyano

Story and Art by Syou Harusono

Miyano spends his days peacefully reading Boys’ Love comics and worrying about how girly his face is—until a chance encounter leads to a scuffle with his senior Sasaki. Intrigued by his feisty junior Miyano, delinquent Sasaki uses every opportunity he can to get closer…

Originally a popular webcomic, Sasaki and Miyano is a fun story of a passionate fan of boys’ love and his new friend who is quickly learning the ins and outs of the world of boys’ love! This manga is a must read for the passionate boys’ love fanbase, especially those that enjoyed Go For It, Nakamura!

Sasaki and Miyano

The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess

Story and Art by Akiharu Touka

Konoha Satou has a dark history, written throughout middle school—a fantasy adventure of love and magic about the Count’s daughter Konoha Magnolia and the knights who love her! But when it looks like that dark history is going to be uncovered by her mother, Konoha panics and dies in a traffic accident! Opening her eyes, she finds that she’s been reincarnated into the world of her own dark history as Iana Magnolia, the worst villainess of her own creation!

The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess is a unique take on the shojo isekai genre, a category that has seen a recent resurgence in popularity. With similarities to My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, one of the most popular anime series of the year, The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess is sure to be a popular release with today’s fans.

The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess

Solo Leveling (novel)

Story by Chugong

The weakest of the weak, E-class hunter Jinwoo Sung has no money, no talent, and no prospects to speak of. And when he enters a hidden dungeon that fateful day, he ends up being left to die in the aftermath of a horrendous tragedy. At death’s door, Jinwoo is suddenly invited to be a “player” by a mysterious voice. Desperate to live, Jinwoo jumps at the chance…but what is this strange new leveling system that only he can see?

Solo Leveling is a popular Korean novel series that has developed a large Western fanbase. It tells the story of a hunter who manages to rise from the lowly E-class in a world where leveling up is not possible. Borrowing RPG elements such as dungeon exploration and leveling up, this highly-anticipated series appeals greatly to fans of RPG-inspired light novel properties.

Solo Leveling (novel)

Solo Leveling (comic)

Story by Chugong

Art by DUBU (REDICE STUDIO)

The official English print publication of the popular Korean webcomic! E-class hunter Jinwoo Sung is the weakest of them all. Looked down on by everyone, he has no money, no abilities to speak of, and no other job prospects. So when his party finds a hidden dungeon, he’s determined to use this chance to change his life for the better…but the opportunity he finds is a bit different from what he had in mind!

The Solo Leveling comic adaptation has seen immense popularity in Japan and Korea as a webtoon and has garnered a rapidly growing fanbase in the West. With vibrant color artwork telling the action-packed story, the Solo Leveling comic will be a welcome addition to the collection of diehard fans of the series as well as fans of RPG influenced comics and graphic novels.

Solo Leveling (comic)
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