Among the many exciting announcements made at the Yen Press Industry Panel at Anime Expo 2022 were the on-sale dates of the first five releases from Ize Press, a newly created imprint dedicated to Korean content. These groundbreaking announcements mark a great milestone for Ize Press as the imprint continues to establish itself as a market leader for print editions of beloved Korean webcomics and webnovels that have captured the imagination and dedication of readers around the world.
The World After the Fall
Adapted by S-Cynan
Art by Undead Gamja
Original Novel by singNsong
A new series from the creative team behind Omniscient Reader. A tower one day appeared in the skies, standing out as a beacon of chaos and apocalypse. A heroic and powerful lot known as Walkers cleared the tower floors in order to save humanity, until the day that the Stone of Regression was discovered. Walkers could now “return” to the past, and slowly, everyone left. The brave few who remained formed Carpe Diem, a group of people who refused to abandon the world and represented humanity’s last hope. But once the last Walker reached floor 100,
he no longer knew what to believe…
The World After the Fall, Vol. 1 is scheduled for an October 2022 release.
Villains Are Destined to Die
Story and Art by SUOL
Original Novel by Gyeoeul Gwon
In the Easy Mode of Daughter of the Duke Love Project!, you play as Ivonne, the duke’s long-lost daughter who quickly gains the affection of the various male characters to win the game. Very easy! In Hard Mode, you play as “villainess” Penelope Eckhart, the duke’s fake daughter who starts her adventure with negative affection points. Very hard…and filled with gruesome deaths?! Misunderstood and pining for love, one girl finds that she has much in common with Penelope and tries again and again to get her “good ending.” She is granted one more try…when she falls asleep and wakes up as Penelope herself in the hostile world of the game!
Villains Are Destined to Die, Vol. 1 is scheduled for an October 2022 release.
The Remarried Empress
Story by Alphatart
Art by Sumpul
Navier Ellie Trovi was the lifelong companion of Sovieshu, the emperor of the Eastern Empire, with whom she spent her youth discussing the empire they would build together. She was intelligent, compassionate, and courageous. She was the perfect empress of the Eastern Empire, until the day Sovieshu fell for another woman, demanding a divorce. However, it was Navier who shocked Sovieshu, his beloved mistress, and a speechless court as she coldly declared: “I accept this divorce…and request an approval of my remarriage!”
The Remarried Empress, Vol. 1 is scheduled for a November 2022 release.
Tomb Raider King
Story by Yuns
Art by 3B2S
Original Novel by SAN.G
In the year 2025, mysterious tombs appeared all over the world, each housing an ancient relic granting supernatural abilities. The lucky few who quickly obtained these relics ruled over powerful monopolies. Others came to serve them, such as Jooheon Suh, a “raider” who hid in tombs to steal relics. Betrayed by his employer, Jooheon is left to die but instead finds himself transported fifteen years in the past. Armed with years of tough raiding experience and knowledge of what is to come in the world of relics, does Jooheon have what it takes to become the “Tomb Raider King”?
Tomb Raider King, Vol. 1 is scheduled for a November 2022 release.
Story and Art by JH
“He doesn’t have the same hunger for superiority that drives every human being.” The enigmatic Yu lives his life without joy or purpose. All aspects of the young man are a mystery to those around him…save for his superhuman athletic abilities. Yu has rhythm, grace, and power on the level of the top pound-for-pound fighters, and his potential is too much for the legendary Coach K to ignore. Taking the young prodigy under his wing, the two shock the world of boxing, fight by fight, as Coach K attempts to make Yu the greatest of all time. But what exactly compels Yu to keep entering the ring…?
The Boxer, Vol. 1 is scheduled for a December 2022 release.