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Yen Press Announces Six Releases for June 2022

Yen Press has announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes manga (Magical ExplorerThe Girl I Saved on the Train Turned Out to Be My Childhood FriendStudio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel IncludedShadows House; and Mato Seihei no Slave) and a novel (Yokohama Station SF National). All announced titles are scheduled for June 2022 release.

Magical Explorer (manga)

Story by Iris
Art by Yukari Higa
Character Design by Noboru Kannatuki

Living in the world of Magical★Explorer, the legendary erotic game, sounds like a dream. Problem is, I reincarnated not as the lady-killer protagonist with his overpowered cheat skills, but as his unlucky comic-relief best friend!

Magical Explorer is a manga adaptation of an isekai light novel series published by Yen On. As a fantasy series that has elements of comedy and romance and that makes references to the fan-favorite visual novel gaming genre, Magical Explorer is a manga series that appeals to a wide audience.

Magical Explorer

The Girl I Saved on the Train Turned Out to Be My Childhood Friend (manga)

Story by Kennoji
Art by You Midorikawa
Character Design by Fly

When high schooler Ryou Takamori steps in to save a girl on a crowded train, he never expected her to be his childhood friend Hina Fushimi. Though the two of them sit next to each other in class, they haven’t spoken since middle school—but this heroic act may give Hina the push she needs to shorten the distance between them!

The Girl I Saved on the Train Turned Out to Be My Childhood Friend is a manga adaptation of the slice-of-life romance novel by Kennoji, the author of Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is Actually a Legendary Assassin, with character designs by Fly, the renowned illustrator widely known for Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki. The series has become a hit with fans of school-life romances, such as My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected.

The Girl I Saved on the Train Turned Out to Be My Childhood Friend

Yokohama Station SF National

Story by Yuba Isukari
Art by Tatsuyuki Tanaka

This follow-up volume to the science fiction hit sheds light on the history of Yokohama Station and people all across Japan through a series of short stories. “Kyoto” tells the tale of a struggle against the information warfare of the station monitoring systems. “Gunma” details the collapse and reconstruction of Yokahama Station. In “Kumamoto,” people tolerate violence and mistreatment in exchange for safety from the looming threat of the station. Finally, “Iwate” follows a spy’s escape to an unknown region of the north.

Yokohama Station SF National is the highly anticipated follow-up to Yokohama Station SF, a critically acclaimed Japanese science fiction novel that stood out as one of the most beloved Yen On releases of 2021. Yokohama Station SF National dives deeper into the compelling world established in the first volume through a series of short stories in the point of view of several different characters.

Yokohama Station SF National

Studio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel Included

Story and Art by matoba

Tarou Tokumitsu is a high schooler living all alone, when he encounters a pure and kind girl named Towa on his balcony. But who is she, really…? Matoba, author of As Miss Beelzebub Likes, brings you the latest cute and innocent romantic comedy!

Studio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel Included is the latest manga series from matoba, the creator of the adorable As Miss Beelzebub Likes. This ongoing supernatural story is a welcome addition to the collection of fans of sweet romantic comedies, especially those who fell in love with the As Miss Beelzebub Likes manga and anime.

Studio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel Included

Shadows House

Story and Art by Somato

Shadows House—a strange mansion that receives no callers, inhabited by a race of faceless shadows who play at being aristocrats and are waited on hand and foot by “living dolls,” who also serve as their masters’ faces. What goes on inside this enigmatic manor is anyone’s guess, but soot and shrieks billow up from within…

Shadows House is a stylish yet cute manga series with elements of mystery and an appealing European aesthetic, very much in-line with the tastes of Black Butler and The Splendid Work of a Monster Maid fans. This compelling supernatural manga was adapted into an anime that began airing in April 2021.

Shadows House

Mato Seihei no Slave

Story by Takahiro
Art by Yohei Takemura

Otherworldly spaces known as “demon cities” appeared in various parts of Japan, and those who partook in the “peaches” growing there gained unique abilities—but only if they’re girls. One day, a down-in-the-dumps high school boy named Yuuki Wagura suddenly gets lost at the entrance of a demon city. There, he meets Kyoka Uzen, the beautiful leader of the seven programs of “Magical Defense Corps,” who orders him to become her slave?!

Mato Seihei no Slave is the latest work from Akame ga KILL! author Takahiro, a sexy and intense manga series that was made popular from its digital serialization on the Shonen Jump+ manga app. An announcement has been made for an anime adaptation of Mato Seihei no Slave scheduled for future release.

Mato Seihei no Slave

Yen Press Announces 11 New Manga and Light Novels at NYCC Metaverse

Yen Press revealed their slate of upcoming titles during a virtual panel yesterday at the New York Comic Con Metaverse.

Acquisitions included the manga titles, Hana-chan and the Shape of the World, Please Put Them On, Takamine-san!!, In Another World With My Smartphone, Can’t Stop Cursing You, Sex Education 120%and Love of Kill.

New light novels acquisitions include Durarara!! SH, Yokohama Station SF, and Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is Actually a Legendary Assassin. The light novel and manga adaptation of Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense rounds out the newest titles to join Yen Press’ catalog.

Get the details on the titles below!

Durarara!! SH

Story by Ryohgo Narita
Illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda

In the sequel series to the urban fantasy Durarara!!, Yahiro Mizuchi has come to Tokyo in the hopes of starting a new life (and maybe seeing the Headless Rider), but the famous Dullahan hasn’t been seen in half a year—and neither has anyone who’s gone to find her!

Durarara!! SH is a sequel series of the legendary Durarara!!, the most well known work by Ryohgo Narita, the creator of Baccano! and Dead Mount Death Play. With Durarara!! standing out as one of the most beloved franchises of the past decade, one that helped launch light novels in the West, Durarara!! SH is a highly anticipated release by the most passionate of light novel readers.

Durarara!! SH

Hana-chan and the Shape of the World

Story and Art by Ryotaro Ueda

It’s the story of a girl. A girl who lives in the country. A girl encountering fragments, both bitter and sweet, of the world around her. It’s the story of the shape of her world.

Hana-chan and the Shape of the World is a unique addition to the growing category of slice-of-life manga, one that features a loveable female protagonist, a stylized art style and a story reminisicent of Yotsuba&!Hana-chan and the Shape of the World is complete in one volume.

Hana-chan and the Shape of the World

Please Put Them On, Takamine-san!

Story and Art by Yuichi Hiiragi

The student council president, Takane Takamine, is a beauty beyond compare, and she would normally never associate with a friendless nobody like Koushi Shirota. After seeing her undressed, however, he’s forced to become her walking “closet” as she changes underwear throughout the day. But Takamine’s stripping isn’t merely to tease—it’s the key to unleashing her time-bending powers!

Please Put Them On, Takamine-san! is a spicy romantic comedy manga that puts a sexy spin on popular science fiction tropes, one that appeals greatly to fans of the best-selling Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai looking for more of an edge.

Please Put Them On, Takamine-san!

In Another World With My Smartphone

Story by Patora Fuyuhara
Art by Soto and Eiji Usatsuka

Due to God having a bit of a clumsy accident, Touya Mochizuki is killed and reincarnated in a medieval fantasy world, along with his smartphone…? His easygoing, wondrous journey through another world starts here!

In Another World With My Smartphone is a manga adaptation of the light novel series that inspired the hit anime. The ongoing series puts a fun twist on the ever popular isekai genre.  

In Another World With My Smartphone

Yokohama Station SF

Story by Tatsuyuki Tanaka
Illustrations by Yuba Isukari

In a future where Yokohama Station covers most of the island of Honshu, there are two ways of life-inside the station and outside. Life within the station is strictly controlled, and those who fail to follow the rules are expelled to the harsher world outside. When one of these exiles receives a temporary ticket to go into the station, he’s also given a mission to find the leader of a group determined to free humanity.

Yokohama Station SF is a dystopian science fiction novel that has enjoyed best-seller status in Japan. An epic tale that is complete in one volume, Yokohama Station SF is a must-read for fans of Japanese science fiction novels.

Yokohama Station SF

Can’t Stop Cursing You

Story by Kensuke Koba
Art by Natsuko Uruma

Those who make contracts with devils gain the power to curse others to death. Their mortal enemy: the Curse Detective Kiyoharu Saeyama, who uses traces of the curses left on their victims to uncover the identities of these sick killers. Let this deadly, paranormal game of psychological warfare begin!

Can’t Stop Cursing You is an edgy and suspenseful manga series that features a stylish and often gruesome art style. A relatively new series that is quickly gaining traction in Japan, Can’t Stop Cursing You is a welcome addition to the ever popular category of psychological thriller manga.

Can’t Stop Cursing You

Sex Education 120%

Story by Kikiki Tataki
Art by Hotomura

Gym teacher Tsuji-sensei has one mission: help with Japan’s terrible modern sex education standards. The problem is, her students barely know their birds from their bees! Between a girl who already has a girlfriend, a hard-core BL lover, and a girl who only cares about cats, Tsuji-sensei has her work cut out for her.

Sex Education 120% is a school life manga that takes a comedic and sexy approach to discuss the topic of sex education. Led by an eccentric cast of characters all with their own lovable quirks, Sex Education 120% answers all the questions one would ask (and might not know to ask!) on a very important subject.

Sex Education 120%

Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is Actually a Legendary Assassin

Story by Kennoji
Illustration by KWKM

Roland is the world’s greatest assassin, he’s a man who’s taken a worthless skill and made it so powerful that he managed to kill the greatest demon lord that’s ever lived. He could live out the rest of his days as a wealthy and famous man, but instead chooses…an exceedingly normal life working at an adventurer’s guild?! For someone as exceptional as Roland, aiming for a normal life won’t come easy, however…

Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill is Actually a Legendary Assassin is an adventurous fantasy light novel series that is growing in popularity. The light novel series features popular RPG elements and a protagonist who shows himself to be a reluctant hero, an increasingly popular element seen in some of today’s hottest light novel series.

Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is

Love of Kill

Story and Art by Fe

She’s a professional hitman. And he…is also a professional hitman. And she’s his target. Caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, will she fall first…or will he?

Love of Kill is a thrilling manga series filled with intriguing action and romance. Originally a webcomic that has enjoyed success for years, Love of Kill is a dramatic and compelling romance story unlike any manga seen in the West.

Love of Kill

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense (light novel)

Story by Yuumikan
Illustrations by Koin

When it comes to the VRMMO NewWorld Online, Kaede Honjou isn’t your run-of-the-mill greenhorn gamer. Forgoing a typical stat allocation for her Great Shielder, Maple, she pumps all her points into defense from the get-go! Her reasoning? “I don’t want to get hurt.” With no magic, agility, or strength to speak of, this walking fortress will have to get creative to beat the baddies early on. But little does she know that her pure-stat build will propel her to chaotic new heights that even the game admins couldn’t account for!

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense is the light novel series that inspired the hit anime that stands out as one of the most popular of 2020. Led by an adorable and endearing protagonist, this series excellently combines action, comedy and ever popular RPG elements to tell a story that appeals to a wide audience.

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense (light novel)

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense (manga)

Story by Yuumikan
Art by Oimoto
Original Illustrations by Koin

When Kaede Honjou agrees to try out VRMMO gaming with her best friend from high school, her inexperience and “I don’t want to get hurt” outlook cause her to max out her defense points—leaving her with no attack points to speak of! Luckily for her, the game’s mod system is diverse enough that a little creativity boosts her special abilities to heights beyond the game admins’ wildest imaginations…Will this noob become a new star in NewWorld Online?!

The Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense manga does an amazing job portraying the events of the highly-anticipated light novel series in an art style that is just as adorable as its protagonist. This manga adaptation appeals greatly to fans of the upcoming light novel series as well as the hit anime.

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense (manga)