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Yen Press announces the BL fantasy novel, You Can Have My Back

Yen Press has announced an acquisition joining its Summer 2023 lineup: You Can Have My Back, a Boys Love fantasy light novel best known for its beautiful illustrations and heartbreaking drama. With Boys Love light novels having seen few releases in English, You Can Have My Back is a welcome and refreshing addition to the Yen On imprint.

You Can Have My Back

Original Story by Minami Kotsuna
Illustrated by Hitomi Hitoyo

Leorino, fourth son of a margrave and blessed with the face of an angel, is the reincarnation of Ionia, a knight of the kingdom who died in the line of duty. At night, he dreams of his past life, his ill-fated love for Prince Gravis, and his death at the hands of an enemy agent. But when he confronts the traitor as Leorino, he ends up arrested instead! His life in danger, he shouts the name of an old friend and his only hope…

You Can Have My Back

Yen Press to Publish Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume

Yen Press, LLC has announced the acquisition of Suzume, the most recent novel from the renowned creator, Makoto Shinkai. The 2022 anime film of the same name has since exceeded 12 billion yen (about US$90.7 million) in box office revenue. The film dominated the Japanese box office for several weeks and is highly regarded as one of the top films of 2022. Suzume is Makoto Shinkai’s thirteenth directorial work, following Weathering with You’s release in 2019. Crunchyroll has teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom to release the film globally in theaters April 2023.

Suzume

By Makoto Shinkai

Suzume Iwato lives with her aunt in a quiet port town in Kyushu, Japan. One day, on her way to school, she runs into a young man looking for a door and follows him to a ruin in the mountains. Standing alone amid the collapsed walls is a single old white door, and as if pulled by an invisible force, Suzume reaches out her hand to open it… Eventually, doors begin to open up one after another across Japan, and they must be closed before disaster crosses over from the other side. Follow Suzume’s journey to do just that in this novelization of Makoto Shinkai’s film, written by the director himself.

Yen Press is proud to have given Makoto Shinkai’s literary works a home under the Yen On imprint and is thrilled to add Suzume to the collection of Shinkai’s previous works, such as your name., The Garden of Words, and 5 Centimeters per Second + Children Who Chase Lost Voices. The Yen Press edition of Suzume will be available in a physical hardcover release and digitally in July 2023.

Suzume

Yen Press announces new titles for March 2023

Yen Press is adding seven new titles to their lineup in March 2023, including five manga (The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon; The Villainess Stans the Heroes: Playing the Antagonist to Support Her Faves!; Sunbeams in the Sky; Kiniro Mosaic, Best Wishes; Call the Name of the Night) and two novels (The Reformation of the World as Overseen by a Realist Demon King; Hollow Regalia). From isekai fantasy to school-life rom-coms, this assortment of titles has something for everyone!

The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon

Story by Hinagi Asami
Art by Kureta

A manga adaptation of the light novel series from Yen On.

Broke and desperate, Souta signs up for a gig to warp to a fantasy world, ascend a dungeon tower, and claim the treasure inside. However, an accident in the transfer process separates him from his teammates, leaving him stranded. Will his adventure end before it even begins?

The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon

The Villainess Stans the Heroes: Playing the Antagonist to Support Her Faves!

Story by Yamori Michikusa
Art by Tsubasa Takamatsu

What’s a girl to do when she’s reincarnated into a game full of her biases, and as the antagonist to boot? Simple—do whatever it takes to make them shine, of course! When I’m reborn into the body of the villainess Eldia, I’m determined to play my role to perfection for the loves of my life…but how was I supposed to know that one impulsive mistake I made years ago would bring such drastic changes to the story!?

The Villainess Stans the Heroes: Playing the Antagonist to Support Her Faves!

Sunbeams in the Sky

By Monika Kaname

Twin sisters Himari and Mio are perfect copies on the outside, but their personalities couldn’t be any more different. When Himari decides to stay home from school due to an unfortunate incident, Mio decides the best way to convince her to return is to take her place!

Sunbeams in the Sky

The Reformation of the World as Overseen by a Realist Demon King (novel)

Story by Hata Ryousuke
Illustration by Yuugen

By the will of a whimsical goddess, the seventy-second Demon King has been reincarnated to rule alongside a chaotic mixture of humans and heroes in another world. The newly minted Demon King Astaroth has been tasked with overseeing the reconstruction of this strange, new land, and as a realist, he will use rarely seen resourcefulness and tactics to reshape the fate of all who live under his reign!

The Reformation of the World as Overseen by a Realist Demon King (novel)

Kiniro Mosaic, Best Wishes

By Yui Hara

Set one year after the events in Kiniro Mosaic, this volume contains eleven chapters ranging from the everyday life of Alice and her friends after graduation to behind-the-scenes stories of their high school life never revealed in the main series.

Kiniro Mosaic, Best Wishes

Call the Name of the Night

By Tama Mitsuboshi

Deep in the forest, a curious pair resides: a young girl Mira, whose affliction leads her to call forth darkness whenever she’s in distress, and her physician Rei, determined to seek a cure. Each day, she works to remember the light and bring back the person she used to be. But a sudden visit from Rei’s friend, who harbors an interest in Mira’s illness, may be the end of their peaceful days…

Call the Name of the Night

Hollow Regalia (novel)

Story by Mikumo Gakuto
Illustration by Miyuu

A new light novel series from the author of Strike the Blood!

She’s a dragon. He’s a dragon slayer. And in this world, the Japanese have been wiped out! That day, giant dragons appeared in the sky above Tokyo, and the collapse of the nation of Japan began. With the arrival of monsters called Moju, Japanese people went extinct, and the nation was transformed into a lawless land occupied by armed forces and criminal syndicates. Yahiro is one of the few remaining. Having gained immortality from dragon’s blood, he spends each lonely day as a “salvager,” transporting artwork out of the uninhabited ruins of Tokyo…until one day, a pair of twin art dealers request that he salvage a particularly powerful and mysterious item.

Hollow Regalia (novel)

Yen Press Announces Kiwamu Sato’s Tezcatlipoca

Yen Press has announced the future release of Tezcatlipoca, a brilliant and compelling crime novel by Kiwamu Sato that has won the 165th Naoki Prize as well as the 34th Yamamoto Shugoro Prize. No stranger to prestigious awards, Kiwamu Sato’s debut work QJKJQ was the winner of the Edogawa Ranpo Award with his followup work Ank: a mirroring ape winning the Haruhiko Oyabu Award and the Eiji Yoshikawa Literature Newcomer Award. The Yen On release of Tezcatlipoca marks the first of Kiwamu Sato’s prestigious novels to be translated to English.

In the wake of a brutal war with a rival cartel, a certain drug lord flees Mexico and ends up halfway around the world, where he runs into a Japanese organ broker doing business in Jakarta. After their fateful meeting, the two of them travel to Japan in order to establish a new business in the organ trade. There, the former cartel leader takes a young, lonely boy under his wing. These three lives gradually become inextricably entangled in a web of crime, violence, and human flesh…

Kiwamu Sato’s Tezcatlipoca has received critical acclaim from other lauded Japanese authors, such as Miyuki Miyabe (Brave StoryAll She Was Worth) and Shion Miura (The Great PassageThe Easy Life In Kamusari), as well as celebrated figures in the world of Japanese media, such as Mamoru Oshii (director of Ghost in the Shell) and Paru Itagaki (mangaka of BEASTARS). As the publisher of prestigious Japanese works, such as Keigo Higashino’s The Miracles of the Namiya General Store and Tomihiko Morimi’s The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl, Yen On is thrilled to welcome Tezcatlipoca and Kiwamu Sato to the English-reading world.

Tezcatlipoca will be available in hardcover and digital in February 2023.

Tezcatlipoca

Yen Press Announces 13 New Releases for February 2022

Yen Press has announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes manga (Cross-Dressing Villainess Ceclia Sylvie; Nanami Minami Wants to Shine; The Fiancée Chosen by the Ring; The Wolf Never Sleeps; Run on Your New Legs; Catch These Hands!; Mizuno & Chayama;and Bungo Stray Dogs Woof!), novels (The Holy Grail of Eris; The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess; Warlords of Sigrdrifa Rusalka; and Josee, the Tiger and the Fish), and the second TTRPG release from Yen On (Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game). All announced titles are scheduled for February 2022 release.

Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie (manga)

Original Story by Hiroro Akizakura
Art by Shino Akiyama
Character Design by Dangmill

Cecilia has been reincarnated as the villainess of a dating sim who is fated to die no matter the route. If she becomes a Shrine Maiden candidate (only girls are chosen), she’ll absolutely wind up dead. No question about it. To avoid this fate, Cecilia decides to cross-dress as a man…She will do whatever it takes to achieve a peaceful and carefree life, but if her guise ever slips, it’s game over! Based on the light novel by Hiroro Akizakura!

Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie is a fun-filled manga that stands out as an excellent example of isekai stories taking place in the world of otome games—a rising trend in the genre! The light novel is scheduled for a November 2021 release by Yen On.

Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie (manga)

Minami Nanami Wants to Shine

Original Story by Yuki Yaku
Art by Bana Yoshida
Character Design by Fly

Everyone wants to shine, and high schooler Minami Nanami is no exception. One day, she reaches a turning point, and her mother introduces her to the modeling industry. There, she discovers a whole new world, but nothing is ever that simple…

Hot on the heels of the hit light novel series Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki comes this spin-off manga written by the original author, Yuki Yaku, and starring the beloved Minami! Due to the popularity of the Winter 2021 anime adaptation, many fans are eagerly anticipating the release of this spin-off manga series focusing on a fan-favorite character.

Minami Nanami Wants to Shine

The Fiancée Chosen by the Ring (manga)

Original Story by Jyun Hayase
Art by Yue Matsuyuki
Character Design by Yasuyuki Torikai

Noblewoman Aurora has a deep love…for embroidery! Even during fancy dinner parties, she’s usually more interested in admiring the gowns of the ladies than trying to win the affections of men. But at one such party, her peaceful night is shattered by a single mysterious ring…

The Fiancée Chosen by the Ring is a manga adaptation based on a hit web novel. The series mixes traditional fantasy elements, such as palace intrigue and handsome young princes, with a shojo twist to present an irresistible work that appeals to fans of series such as Fiancée of the Wizard and I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss.

The Fiancée Chosen by the Ring (manga)

The Wolf Never Sleeps (manga)

Story by Shien BIS
Art by Gonbe Shinkawa
Character Design by Taga Kiichi

Seeking strength and glory, the adventurer Lecan challenges monster and maze alike. Until one day, he finds a mysterious black hole…leading to another world! But even there, the path of the “One-Eyed Wolf” remains unchanged. The only question is—can he survive this new world?

The Wolf Never Sleeps is a manga based on a web novel by Shien BIS, the creator of the light novel series King of the Labyrinth, published by Yen On. This manga series is centered around a tough and gritty protagonist who takes on a variety of fantasy and JRPG-style challenges, making it greatly appealing to the large following of Goblin Slayer.

The Wolf Never Sleeps (manga)

Run on Your New Legs

Story & Art by Wataru Midori

After the loss of his left leg, Kikuzato’s dream of becoming the ace striker on the high school soccer team comes to an end…permanently. But endings are always followed by beginnings—and so, with a prosthetic leg, Kikuzato finds a new dream. He’s going to become a track star and win gold at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics! A sixty-meter race in Shibuya is only the first step…

Run on Your New Legs delivers an experience unlike any sports manga since Takehiko Inoue’s Real was published over a decade ago. It possesses the fun of challenge and competition that has made the genre so popular in recent years, but as a story centered around an athlete who is adapting to life with his new prosthetic leg, this manga depicts a unique experience not often covered by media.

Run on Your New Legs

Catch These Hands!

Story & Art by murata

One day, Takebe, a former delinquent trying to leave that part of her past behind for good, runs into her high school rival, Soramori. The two fight for the first time in years and, being desperately out of practice, Takebe loses—leaving her no choice but to accept Soramori’s request to start dating her?!

From artist murata, who possesses an art style that is both unique and completely adorable, Catch These Hands! is an excellent new addition to the Yen Press lineup of yuri manga! Yuri fans will find a lot to love in this manga series filled with comedic moments, slice-of-life storytelling, and irresistible romance.

Catch These Hands!

Mizuno & Chayama

Story & Art by Yuhta Nishio

In a small town where water and tea are the residents’ livelihood, tensions are rising between a major tea company and the opposition party, who insist the company is polluting the water. Mizuno, whose father is the leader of the opposition party, and Chayama, the only daughter of the tea company’s owners, aren’t allowed to talk to each other—but even so, they continue to meet in secret…

Mizuno & Chayama is a dramatic yuri series involving two characters, one who is the daughter of a tea company and another who is the daughter of a party that opposes it, caught in a Romeo & Juliet story. This latest work by After Hours creator Yuhta Nishio is an emotional tale complemented by beautiful artwork.

Mizuno & Chayama

The Holy Grail of Eris (light novel)

Story by Kujira Tokiwa
Illustration by Yuunagi

Connie is a young noblewoman whose only standout quality is her sincerity. Maybe that’s why she loses her fiancée and gets framed for a crime in the span of one night. Just as all hope seems lost, the ghost of an infamous villainess who was executed years ago possesses her and clears her name. With her incomparable charisma and intelligence, the spirit of Scarlet Castiel turns the tables in the blink of an eye. In return, Connie insists that she help uncover the truth surrounding her new benefactor’s untimely death and a conspiracy that continues to this very day!

The Holy Grail of Eris is a breath of fresh air in the light novel category. In addition to being an intriguing fantasy story told from the point of view of a female protagonist, it is one of the few mystery light novels that have made their way into the English-speaking world.

The Holy Grail of Eris (light novel)

The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess (light novel)

Story by Kotei Kobayashi
Illustration by riichu

Shut-in vampire Terakomari, or Komari for short, awakens from her slumber to find she’s been promoted to a commander of the army! The thing is, though, her new squad has a reputation for being violently insubordinate. And although Komari was born to a prestigious vampire family, her hatred of blood has made her the picture of mediocrity—scrawny, uncoordinated, and inept at magic. With the odds stacked against her, will the help of her trusty maid be enough for this recluse to blunder her way to success?

The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess is a fun and comedic light novel series following an inept protagonist thrown into a fiery situation! This hilarious and adorable tale is a throwback to beloved vampire comedies, such as Chibi Vampire, as well as newer series focused on leaders with quirky challenges, such as The Eminence in Shadow.

The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess (light novel)

Warlords of Sigrdrifa Rusalka

Story by Tappei Nagatsuki
Illustration by Takuya Fujima
Character Design by WAR WINGS CLUB

The arrival of mysterious invaders known only as the Pillars threatens to wipe out all of civilization. Humanity’s last hope rests in the hands of the Valkyries, young women bequeathed with supernatural aircrafts by the god Odin to send the Pillars back whence they came! A sky-high fantasy from the author of Re:Zero! 

Warlords of Sigrdrifa Rusalka is the first of two light novel series that are the basis of the Fall 2020 anime series Warlords of Sigrdrifa. As a story told by Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- creator Tappei Nagatsuki, this light novel will appeal greatly to the large following of fans of the iconic series.

Warlords of Sigrdrifa Rusalka

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (novel)

Story by Seiko Tanabe

Unable to get around without a wheelchair, doll-like Josee leads a solitary, housebound existence. But when she meets her new live-in caretaker, a recent college graduate named Tsuneo, everything in her life is upended. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish depicts the fragile, strangely erotic relationship that blossoms between these two young people. In addition to the title story, this collection also includes seven short tales centering on working women and the myriad of loves and partings throughout their lives.  

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish is a beloved short story originally published in Monthly Kadokawa in 1984. Since its initial publiciation, it has been widely celebrated and adapted into live-action films in Japan and Korea. In 2020, it was made into an anime film. The original short story now makes its way to the English-speaking world, along with seven other short stories that are equally brilliant.

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (novel)

Bungo Stray Dogs: Woof! (manga)

Original Story by Kafka Asagiri
Art by Neco Kanai
Character Design by Sango Harukawa

From the pages of Bungo Stray Dogs comes a new series about the peaceful everyday lives of the cast…only now the Armed Detective Agency and Mafia characters are mini?! This cozy gag manga about the cute adventures of Atsushi and crew brings a different charm from the original!

Bungo Stray Dogs: Woof! is a fun gag spin-off of Bungo Stray Dogs, a manga series that has had a resurgence in popularity in the past year. This hilarious spin-off manga was the basis of the anime Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!, which aired in the Winter 2021 season to the delight of fans who were eager for more content.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Woof! (manga)

Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Adaptation by Tadaaki Kawahito and Group SNE
Story by Kumo Kagyu
Character Design by Noboru Kannatuski
Editorial Supervison by Jun Yasuda.

The Adventurers Guild has a long list of quests for you and your party: rescuing young maidens from ritual sacrifice, quashing a heretical ceremony in ancient ruins, and locating lost treasures within a crypt teeming with skeletons and specters! In this tabletop RPG set in the world of the Goblin Slayer series, you’ll find faithful reproductions of the various races and classes taken straight from the novels.

Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game is the second TTRPG release from Yen On. As a light novel property largely inspired by RPG tropes, Goblin Slayer is the perfect property to center a TTRPG around. This game will surely delight both fans who have loved Goblin Slayer for years and new fans ready to enter the world for the first time!

Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Yen Press Delivers New Manga in May 2020

Aoharu X Machinegun, Vol. 17

by: Naoe
9781975308803 | 1975308808
Yen Press
Paperback
May 5, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
192 pages

At long last, the much-awaited rematch between Toy Gun Gun and Star White has arrived! With Matsuoka’s return to the team, Toy Gun Gun will finally be able to play in a match all together against their bitterest rivals…But with Matsuoka still injured, can Toy Gun Gun break the undefeated champion’s winning streak and take their revenge…?!

Aoharu X Machinegun, Vol. 17

Éclair Blanche: A Girls’ Love Anthology That Resonates in Your Heart

by: ASCII Media Works
9781975359096 | 1975359097
Yen Press
Paperback
May 5, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Lgbt
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
272 pages

The girls’ love anthology is back and bursting with stories to enchant and delight. Featuring works from favorites such as Canno (Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl), Hiroichi (Highschool DxD: Asia & Koneko’s Secret Contract!?), and Fly (Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park), this new addition to the Éclair lineup will sweep you off your feet!

Éclair Blanche: A Girls' Love Anthology That Resonates in Your Heart

Murciélago, Vol. 14

by: Yoshimurakana
9781975307936 | 1975307933
Yen Press
Paperback
May 5, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
224 pages

Pursuing a string of murders involving corpses drained of blood, Kuroko and her hulking buddy, Urara, descend into the sewers to rescue Narumi from an all-too-familiar face. Narumi herself is determined to escape with her fellow captives, but between her broken leg and the mazelike underground tunnels, their odds of escape are grim. It’s a race against the clock as the killer prepares for their next meal…!

Murciélago, Vol. 14

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, Vol. 2 (manga)

by: Kei Sazane, okama, Ao Nekonabe
9781975308377 | 1975308379
Yen Press
Paperback
May 5, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
176 pages

Fate has guided Iska and Alice together once more as they cross paths at an Imperial painter’s art exhibit. There, they agree to meet again-only this time, to settle the score! But when an ancient power awakens to threaten their very lives, Alice is forced to choose between her country and her ideals! Up against an all-powerful foe, will the two heroes form an unlikely alliance-or find themselves unable to overcome their allegiances?

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, Vol. 2 (manga)

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san, Vol. 4

by: Honda
9781975308506 | 1975308506
Yen Press
Paperback
May 5, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Humorous
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD, £11.99 GBP
176 pages

Honda-san is stuck: It’s hard to keep drawing about your bookstore job after you’ve quit! But being a full-time manga artist opens new doors-stories from the publishers’ perspectives, to the nitty-gritty of e-books, and even to Taiwan’s book industry. It’s the final volume of Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san, but the joys and agonies of bookselling last forever!

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san, Vol. 4

The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Vol. 2 (manga)

by: Usata Nonohara, ox, Guru Mizoguchi
9781975308537 | 1975308530
Yen Press
Paperback
May 5, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
176 pages

A two-hundred-year-long nap has left Mariela the only alchemist in town-except that’s a secret she definitely won’t be sharing. In order to hide her true origins, she’s going undercover as a chemist in the hopes of staying off the radar. While preparing to obtain her guild license and eventually open her own apothecary, Mariela begins to connect with residents of the Labyrinth City. Slowly but steadily, it starts to feel more like home…Is her dream of a quiet life finally within reach?

The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Vol. 2 (manga)

A Mysterious Job Called Oda Nobunaga, Vol. 1 (light novel)

by: Kisetsu Morita, Kaito Shibano
9781975305567 | 1975305566
Yen On (Yen Press)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD, £11.99 GBP
224 pages

In this world, on the day that they reach adulthood, everyone visits the temple to receive their life’s calling. Many will become warriors or magic users. But when the frail younger brother of a minor feudal lord named Arsrod goes in for his job, he comes out with…Oda Nobunaga?! Not only has that job never been heard of, not a single person can even figure out what it’s supposed to mean. But when this young man inherits the experience, tactics, and prowess in war of the great Sengoku strategist Nobunaga, his very destiny will change!

A Mysterious Job Called Oda Nobunaga, Vol. 1 (light novel)

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 11 (light novel)

by: Hiro Ainana
9781975301637 | 1975301633
Yen On (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Fiction / Fantasy
$14.00 USD, $18.50 CAD, £10.99 GBP
192 pages

Though Satou’s stay in the Labyrinth City got off to a rocky start, he’s determined to put Celivera on the road to redemption! Charitable endeavors such as catching a bandit leader and founding an orphanage are no big deal for him, but despite his best efforts, the mysterious drug continues to circulate. Luckily, he may have found a new lead…

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 11 (light novel)

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 9 (manga)

by: Hiro Ainana, Ayamegumu, shri
9781975311124 | 1975311124
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
160 pages

In order to defeat the demons, Karin searches for the forest giants in the hopes of enlisting their aid. As it turns out, Satou and his party are also looking for the forest giants, so the two join forces! Will their combined strength be enough to win over their new potential allies?

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 9 (manga)

Happy Sugar Life, Vol. 5

by: Tomiyaki Kagisora
9781975303341 | 1975303342
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
192 pages

If you love someone you eat candy together…bathe together…hug, kiss, and stay by their side for the rest of your life…Doesn’t everyone think so? Experience the next installment of the psychotic romance between Shio and Sato. Life is bitter, but love is sweet.

Happy Sugar Life, Vol. 5

Im: Great Priest Imhotep, Vol. 3

by: Makoto Morishita
9781975311445 | 1975311442
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD, £11.99 GBP
180 pages

The Ennead Priesthood has given Im a new objective: Return to Egypt and use “Damnatio Memoriae” to wipe the record of Prince Djoser clean from the record of the world. But when Djoser suddenly shows up-in the flesh?-the plan is forced to change. How will Im cope with seeing his friend again…when his only option is to kill him…?

Im: Great Priest Imhotep, Vol. 3

I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, Vol. 2 (manga)

by: Yusuke Shiba, Kisetsu Morita, Benio
9781975309169 | 1975309162
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
192 pages

After 300 years of a laid-back life, witch Azusa’s peace is interrupted by a host of wacky challengers after the word spreads that she actually is ridiculously strong. What sort of adventures and new friends will her rapidly expanding family encounter in the next volume?!

I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, Vol. 2 (manga)

Kakegurui Twin, Vol. 6

by: Homura Kawamoto, Kei Saiki
9781975303433 | 1975303431
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD, £11.99 GBP
192 pages

Will Mary enter the Full-Bloom Society or will she become Juraku’s pet? As Mary struggles with this choice, an unlikely ally appears!

Kakegurui Twin, Vol. 6

Karneval, Vol. 10

by: Touya Mikanagi
9781975306441 | 1975306449
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$20.00 USD, $26.00 CAD
352 pages

Yogi reclaims control over his body and returns to Circus’s ship, along with his long-lost sister Mieux-Marie, but many difficult choices await the two of them. And Karoku’s memories of the time he and his mother spent in the Rainbow Forest after fleeing their hometown of Karasuna provide insight into Nai’s origins…

Karneval, Vol. 10

Nightschool: The Weirn Books Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1

by: Svetlana Chmakova
9781975312893 | 1975312899
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$24.00 USD, $31.50 CAD, £17.99 GBP
384 pages

Schools may lock up for the night, but class is in session for an entirely different set of students. In the Nightschool, vampires, werewolves, and weirns (a particular breed of witches) learn the fundamentals of everything from calculus to spell casting. Alex is a young weirn whose education has always been handled through homeschooling, but circumstances seem to be drawing her closer to the Nightschool. Will Alex manage to weather the dark forces gathering?

Nightschool: The Weirn Books Collector's Edition, Vol. 1

Nightschool: The Weirn Books Collector’s Edition, Vol. 2

by: Svetlana Chmakova
9781975312909 | 1975312902
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$24.00 USD, $31.50 CAD, £17.99 GBP
384 pages

Schools may lock up for the night, but class is in session for an entirely different set of students. In the Nightschool, vampires, werewolves, and weirns (a particular breed of witches) learn the fundamentals of everything from calculus to spell casting. Alex is a young weirn whose education has always been handled through homeschooling, but circumstances seem to be drawing her closer to the Nightschool. Will Alex manage to weather the dark forces gathering?

Nightschool: The Weirn Books Collector's Edition, Vol. 2

Nyankees, Vol. 6

by: Atsushi Okada
9781975311094 | 1975311094
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
176 pages

Ryuusei’s the cat on top after beating Madara, but some news about Gekka takes the wind right out of his sails…The story of street cats wraps up in the final volume of Nyankees!

Nyankees, Vol. 6

Overlord, Vol. 12 (manga)

by: Kugane Maruyama, Hugin Miyama, so-bin, Satoshi Osh…
9781975312961 | 1975312961
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
208 pages

At last, Demiurge’s schemes in the Kingdom begin to bear fruit. With the appearance of a powerful fighter that skillfully controls insects and the enigmatic Jaldaboath, the beleaguered humans must rely on none other than the Blue Roses!

Overlord, Vol. 12 (manga)

Strike the Blood, Vol. 15 A War of Primogenitors (light novel)

by: Gakuto Mikumo, Manyako
9781975332600 | 1975332601
Yen On (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
$14.00 USD, $18.50 CAD, £10.99 GBP
224 pages

Velesh Aradahl, chairman of the Imperial Assembly of the Warlord’s Empire, has made his move. With his vast combat experience and boundless knowledge of primogenitors past, he’s shaping up to be one of Kojou’s toughest opponents yet! The clock is ticking. Can Kojou defeat his latest adversary before Itogami Island ceases to exist in only twelve short hours?!

Strike the Blood, Vol. 15 A War of Primogenitors (light novel)

Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Vol. 2 (light novel)

by: Toshio Satou, Nao Watanuki
9781975306236 | 1975306236
Yen On (Yen Press)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD, £11.99 GBP
224 pages

To prepare for the sorcery tournament, Lloyd works hard to hone his magical abilities, even as he struggles with his super-low self-esteem. But when he pulls out a legendary holy sword as he’s picking up some trash, the competition takes an unexpected turns!

Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Vol. 2 (light novel)

The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Vol. 3 (light novel)

by: Usata Nonohara, ox
9781975331634 | 197533163X
Yen On (Yen Press)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Fiction / Fantasy
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD, £11.99 GBP
224 pages

Thanks to Mariela’s alchemy know-how, things in the Labyrinth City are looking up: the Labyrinth’s subjugation is closer at hand, and the city’s chemists are more knowledgeable than ever before. Sieg is busy honing his combat skills to become an A-Rank adventurer, while Lynx is starting to come to terms with his feelings for Mariela. But can these carefree days continue for much longer…?

The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Vol. 3 (light novel)

The Asterisk War, Vol. 13 The Steps of Glory (light novel)

by: Yuu Miyazaki, okiura
9781975304331 | 1975304330
Yen On (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
$14.00 USD, $18.50 CAD, £10.99 GBP
192 pages

After the Gryps, it’s time for the Lindwurm tournament! Ayato has been training for the competition in hopes of saving Haruka, who has been taken as a hostage…but what about his promise with Julis?

The Asterisk War, Vol. 13 The Steps of Glory (light novel)

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan, Vol. 12

by: Nagaru Tanigawa, Puyo, Noizi Ito
9781975310790 | 1975310799
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
160 pages

What? It’s not over?! This is the Endless Summer!
Although it seems like summer vacation is almost over, in truth it is repeating over and over again. Through it all, Kyon is constantly tormented by these strange feelings of déjà vu…In this endless loop, will the story ever end?! Find out in the groundbreaking last installment of the final volume!

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan, Vol. 12

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 3

by: AidaIro
9781975311353 | 1975311353
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
180 pages

Nene and Kou want to learn more about their mysterious friend, Hanako-kun-and what better way to do that than school mystery number five, The 4:00 P.M. Bookstacks! The rumors say that a secret door in the library leads the way to a supernaturally special collection. The Bookstacks know everything about everyone who’s ever attended Kamome Academy-past, present, AND future! But whatever you do, don’t read the red books…or your future will be drenched in blood!

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 3

Trinity Seven, Vol. 20 The Seven Magicians

by: Kenji Saito, Akinari Nao
9781975310417 | 1975310411
Yen Press (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
164 pages

Thanks to Arbariccia’s counter-strategy, Arata is trapped in a library of nostalgia. Can he escape that calm and gentle world?!

Trinity Seven, Vol. 20 The Seven Magicians

Woof Woof Story: I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir!, Vol. 2 (manga)

by: Inumajin, Kiki Koikuchi
9781975308568 | 1975308565
Yen Press
Paperback
May 26, 2020
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD, £9.99 GBP
192 pages

After being reincarnated as a pampered pooch, Routa’s been living a sedentary life. But when his owner suddenly falls ill, what’s a canine to do?

Woof Woof Story: I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir!, Vol. 2 (manga)