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Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win DEMON FROM AFAR!

November 20th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 4 Comments »

Yuki_DemonFromAfarV1_HCManga legend Kaori Yuki pens this gorgeous dark fantasy tale. If you loved her Angel Sanctuary and Godchild, check out this new series!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of DEMON FROM AFAR!

ABOUT:  An imperial capital in an era of splendor and romanticism…

Orphaned in an earthquake, Sorath is taken in by Baron Kamichika, the lord of “Blood Blossom Manor.” There, he pledges eternal friendship with Garan, the Baron’s heir, and Kiyora, Garan’s fiancée. But their friendship turns grisly by events none of them could foresee. The tender feelings each secretly harbors, the machinations of Baron Kamichika, and his strange and seductive female companion, and a fateful encounter with a young girl with bizarre powers…all draw them to the Walpurgis Night and the nightmare’s climax!

(Ends December 15th. Open to residents of the United States only.)

 


Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win IS IT WRONG TO TRY AND PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?

November 13th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 24 Comments »

IsItWrongToTryWhen would-be-hero Bell Cranell becomes the damsel in distress in his own story, adventure and mayhem ensue!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of IS IT WRONG TO TRY AND PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? (light novel)!

ABOUT:  In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the monstrous underground labyrinth known as Dungeon.

But while riches and renown are incentive enough for most, Bell Cranel, would-be hero extraordinaire, has bigger plans.

He wants to pick up girls.

Is it wrong to face the perils of Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess? Maybe. Is it wrong to dream of playing hero to hapless maidens in Dungeon? Maybe not. After one misguided adventure, Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth–even chance encounters with beautiful women. The only problem? He’s the one who winds up the damsel in distress.

Look for Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? in stores on December 16th! Read an excerpt here.

(Ends December 15th. Open to residents of the United States only.)

 

 


Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win THE WOLF GIFT

October 28th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 7 Comments »

TheWolfGiftIt’s Halloween week! So let’s celebrate with a giveaway, and not just any giveaway, but the graphic novel adaptation of The Wolf Gift by master storyteller Anne Rice! Artist Ashley Marie Witter returns to illustration this sexy, supernatural urban fantasy. If you are unfamiliar with Witter’s work, you can see it in Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story.

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win THE WOLF GIFT.

About: When reporter Reuben Golding arrives at a secluded mansion at the request of the home’s mysterious female owner, he doesn’t expect this assignment will lead to him being inexplicably attacked-bitten-by a beast shadowed in darkness. This single event prompts a terrifying but seductive transformation that both opens Reuben’s eyes to what was previously unseen and unknown, and leads to even more questions. Why was he given this wolf gift? Is its nature good or evil? And is he now all alone in this mysterious new world?

(Ends on November 17th. Open to US residents only.)


Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX!

October 15th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 15 Comments »

Kamachi_A-Certain-Magical-Index_V1Academy City would like to welcome you to the start of the new school year!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX (light novel)!

ABOUT: A certain unlikely hero…

Touma Kamijou has the worst luck imaginable… Sure he’s a citizen of Academy City, a scientific marvel of the modern world where superhuman abilities are artificially cultivated and commonplace, but when it comes to paranormal talent, Kamijou’s been classified a Level Zero-a loser, basically. Oh, he does have one trick up his sleeve (literally), but even that’s more trouble than it’s worth.

When Kamijou encounters a delusional young girl convinced she’s a nun and raving about being chased by evil sorcerers, he’s eager to send her on her way and get back to failing his studies. Fate, it would seem though, has other ideas, and he suddenly finds himself caught up in a supernatural intrigue with a girl named “Index” at the center!

Science and magic collide in this first volume of one of the most popular light novel series ever penned!

Look for A Certain Magical Index in stores on November 18th!

(Ends November 17th. Open to residents of the United States only.)


New York Comic-Con Recap!

October 13th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 51 Comments »

New York Comic-Con was a blast, and we were thrilled to see so many of you at Friday’s panel. We know many of you were unable to join us at the show, so here is a recap of the exciting new licenses we announced over the weekend!

IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? (manga) by Kunieda, original story by Fujino Omori, character design by Suzuhito Yasuda

Bell Cranel is just trying to find his way in the world. Of course, in his case, the “world” is an enormous dungeon filled with monsters below a city run by gods and goddesses with way too much time on their hands. He’s got big dreams but not much more when a roll on the random encounter die brings him face-to-face with the girl of his dreams—but what’s an amateur adventurer got to offer a brilliant swordswoman? And what if the lonely goddess who sponsors his solo adventuring gets jealous…?!

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A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX (manga) by Chuya Kogino, original story by Kazuma Kamachi, character design by Kiyotaka Haimura

Some guys get all the luck. And then there’s Touma Kamjou—he gets NONE of the luck. He might live in Academy City, a place full of more super powered students than you can shake a stick at, but his only superpower is his supernatural lack of ability. All Kamijou wants is to keep a low profile, but when a nun named Index comes into his life, it gets more complicated and more dangerous than ever!

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TRINITY SEVEN (manga) by Kenji Saitou, Akinari Nao

Arata Kasuga transfers to the Royal Biblia Academy to solve the mystery of the destruction that is ravaging the world and—more importantly—has stolen his cousin Hijiri from him. It’s a tough road that lies ahead of Arata, but nothing’s impossible when you have seven beautiful girls—each a master of her own magical art— at your side!

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CHAIKA, THE COFFIN PRINCESS (manga) by Shinta Sakayama, original story by Ichirou Sakaki, character design by Namaniku ATK

Five years of inconceivable peace after two hundred years of war leaves erstwhile soldier Tooru Acura without a job or meaning in life—until he saves a mysterious sorceress with a coffin on her back. But when the coffin-wielding, silver-haired Chaika Trabant hires Tooru and his sister, Akari, to accompany her on a death-defying journey, Tooru’s life of mind-numbing, meaningless peace is about to end!

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FIRST LOVE MONSTER (manga) by Akira Hiyoshimaru

When fifteen-year-old Kaho Nikaidou leaves her sheltered home to start life anew in a Tokyo high school dormitory, the last thing she expects is to nearly get hit by a truck! Saved in the nick of time by a handsome stranger, Kaho falls head over heels for him and, after finally tracking him down, boldly confesses her feelings. Turns out Kaho’s mystery savior, Kanade, is the son of Kaho’s new landlord! The handsome object of Kaho’s affection agrees to go out with her, but her newfound bliss is short-lived when it turns out that her new boyfriend…is a fifth-grader?!

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PRISON SCHOOL (manga) by Akira Hiramoto

Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo…once upon a time. But with the new school year comes a revision to school policy: Boys are to be admitted into the student body for the first time ever. But on his first day at Hachimitsu, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he’s one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Their numbers overwhelmed by the thousand girls in the student body, is it heaven or hell that awaits these five (un)fortunates?!

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ALICE IN MURDERLAND (manga) by Kaori Yuki

The Mad Tea Party…To members of the elite house of Kuonji, a clan whose name has incredible pull all over the world, this monthly gathering is the only tried and true (not to mention mandatory) family tradition. But one such family reunion brings with it some unexpected and horrific news for the nine Kuonji siblings, and it comes straight from the lips of their mother Olga. To become the next head of their illustrious family, the siblings must fight each other to the death! As chaos erupts, Stella, the fourth daughter, loses it, and suddenly a whole new Stella, complete with blonde hair and blue dress, comes out to play?!

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EMMA (manga) by Kaoru Mori

Calling upon his inimitable former governess one day, young aristocrat William Jones is startled to find his knock on her door answered by an astute, bespectacled maid—Emma. From that moment forward, the two are drawn to each other and slowly but surely grow ever closer. But as the love between Emma and William builds, so too do the obstacles that threaten to keep them apart. For in Victorian London, some things are simply not done, and marrying outside of one’s social class just happens to be one such taboo! Set against a backdrop of Victorian England that comes to life with painstaking detail, Kaoru Mori’s Emma is a period classic that is not to be missed!

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AWKWARD (manga) by Svetlana Chmakova

Penelope—Peppi—Torres, a shy new transfer student, wants nothing more than to fit in and find a place among her fellow artistically inclined souls. The last thing she wants is to stand out. So when she bumps—literally—into quiet, geeky, friendly but friendless Jamie Thompson and is teased as the “Nerder’s Girlfriend,” Peppi’s first embarrassed instinct is to push him away and run. Though she later feels guilty and wants desperately to apologize for the incident, Peppi always ends up chickening out. She has no reason to speak to him anyway, until she ends up bumping—figuratively and continually—into Jamie again! Will these two opposites ever see eye-to-eye, let alone become friends?


Join us at New York Comic Con 2014!

October 9th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 17 Comments »

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I hope your cosplays are ready and your soul gems fully charged – it’s time again for NEW YORK COMIC CON!

If you’re attending, you’ll want to bring a big bag. In fact, you might want to go ahead and bring two because there are a ton of awesome goodies to grab at the Yen Press booth (#2218). We have posters, bookmarks, buttons, and samplers from popular series such as Sword Art Online, Kingdom Hearts, Soul Eater Not!, Maximum Ride, and many, many more!

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This year’s Yen Press Panel will be on Friday at 1:15 in room 1A14. Come find out about the latest and greatest new titles from Yen Press!

On Saturday at 3:00 PM at booth #2218, Artist Andy MacDonald will be signing samplers of the graphic novel adaptation of Brent Weeks’s bestselling The Way of Shadows. You can also buy a copy of the graphic novel that just hit stores prior to the signing. Additionally, we’ll have a limited run of free posters featuring the infamous masters assassin, Durzo Blint. If you’re a Brent Weeks fan, be sure and let us know so you can take one home.

We be selling books at the booth again this year. Click below the cut for a full list of titles. See you at the show!

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Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win THE WAY OF SHADOWS — (available now!)

October 8th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | No Comments »

Weeks_WayOfShadows_HCThis week we celebrate the exciting release of the graphic novel adaptation of Brent Weeks’s bestselling The Way of Shadows! If you haven’t seen it already, check out the digital preview on the official Brent Weeks Facebook fanpage. The sword-spinning action of the Night Angel trilogy leaps off the page as any kickass assassin story should. Andy MacDonald’s artwork is simply stunning!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel!

ABOUT: For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city’s most accomplished artist.

For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly – and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.

But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins’ world of dangerous politics and strange magics – and cultivate a flair for death.

(Ends October 21st. Open to residents of the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom)

P.S. For those going to New York Comic Con, stop by the Yen Press booth (#2218) for an exclusive Comic Con poster!


Enter for the chance to win ANOTHER

October 1st, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 9 Comments »

Ayatsuji_Another_HCHalloween is rapidly approaching, and we have the perfect treat for you!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of ANOTHER (novel)!

ABOUT: In the spring of 1998, Koichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North Middle School. In class, he develops a sense of unease as he notices that the people around him act like they’re walking on eggshells, and students and teachers alike seem frightened. As a chain of horrific deaths begin to unfold around him, he comes to discover that he has been placed in the cursed Class 3 in which the student body head count is always one more than expected. Class 3 is haunted by a vengeful spirit responsible for gruesome deaths in an effort to satisfy its spite. To stop the vicious cycle gripping his new school, Koichi decides to get to the bottom of the curse, but is he prepared for the horror that lies ahead…?

Look for Another in stores on October 28th!

(Ends October 27th. Open to residents of the United States only.)


Enter for the chance to win a copy of BARAKAMON

September 29th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 6 Comments »

Yoshino_Barakamon_V1_TPTired of the hustle and bustle of the big city? It’s time for a vacation, and time for Barakamon!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Barakamon!

ABOUT: First things first………

Visitors are supposed to come in through the front door!!

For a certain reason, a handsome, young calligrapher by the name of Seishuu Handa uproots himself and moves to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. “Sensei,” as he comes to be known, is a city boy through and through, and has never experienced rural life until now. And by the looks of it, he has much to learn! Luckily(?), he has a willing teacher in Naru, the energetic expert islander, to help show him the ropes. But can Sensei keep up with the plucky first-grader, or will he get schooled?! Here unfolds a heartfelt island comedy about a gruff on the outside, soft on the inside urbanite teacher and his new, unfailingly kind island neighbors!

Look for Barakamon in stores on October 28th!

(Ends October 27th. Open to residents of the United States only.)


Recently licensed manga!

September 18th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 55 Comments »

Last week, you heard all about our new light novel announcements. This week, we’ve got some exciting new manga to tell you about!

Log Horizon (manga)
Mamare Touno / Illustration: Kazuhiro Hara / Supervision: Shoji Masuda

The world of Elder Tale was supposed to be fun for everyone, but ever since the 12th expansion pack came out and trapped thirty thousand gamers within its fantastical confines, it’s not much fun anymore! Nobody knows how to return to the real world, the food has no taste, and even death is no escape. Since the change, the world has fallen into lawlessness, and a strong guild is a player’s only hope for survival. It’s amid these dire circumstances that Shiroe sets off across the virtual landscape with his friends Noritsugu and Akatsuki on an adventure of discovery as they try to understand the nature of their new reality. Illustrator Kazuhiro Hara has adapted Mamare Touno’s novel series into a comic that gamers and manga fans alike won’t want to miss!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! (manga)
Satoshi Wagahara / Illustration: Akio Hiiragi / Character Design: 029

It’s tough being evil when you have to pay the rent! This comical tale of a demon-lord-turned-fry-slinging-schmuck follows the daily travails of (former) Devil King Sadao Mao and his general Shiro Ashiya, as they navigate the complexities of life in modern-day Tokyo. Having suffered utter defeat at the hands of a plucky hero, they’ve been banished to Earth and stripped of magical power. And if that weren’t enough, that pesky hero is still hell-bent on finishing the job. Artist Akio Hiiragi brings Satoshi Wagahara’s story to hilarious life in this manga adaptation of the hit novel series. It turns out crushing your enemies beneath your feet is tricky when you haven’t even made manager yet!

Karneval (manga)
Touya Mikanagi

Nai—a young man who travels in search of another by the name of Karoku, a lone bracelet his only lead. Gareki—a willful young man who earns his daily bread by thieving and picking pockets. Thrown together at an eerie mansion, where they are entrapped and framed, Nai and Gareki are soon hunted down as criminals by national security forces. As they are driven into a corner, before them appears the most powerful defense agency in the country, “Circus”—!!

We have also licensed the manga adaptation of Big Hero 6, Disney’s upcoming CG animated film!