Yen Press is giving manga and light novel fans in the west some good news before the weekend with a few announcements. The company is preparing for their 2022 lineup of releases, which includes the following four titles. Each title is scheduled to release in January 2022 in the west.
Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside (manga)
Original Story by Zappon
Art by Masahiro Ikeno
Character Design by Yasumo
Despite being the bearer of the powerful Divine Blessing of the Guide, Red has been banished from the Hero’s party. Listless, he decides to head to the frontier and hatches a plan to spend his days working an easy apothecary job. Thus begins his new life!
Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside is a manga adaptation of the slice-of-life fantasy light novel, one of the latest fan favorites in a growing genre. In addition, an anime adaptation of Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, has been announced for an October 2021 release.
From the Red Fog
Story & Art by Mosae Nohara
England at the end of the nineteenth century. A string of gruesome incidents leads to a single boy being born into a world where chaos, order, wealth, and poverty are deeply intertwined. Guided by a deep solitude, what fate awaits him in the end?
From the Red Fog is a dark and compelling manga series with an art style that is as beautiful as it is unsettling. As a story that takes place in nineteenth-century England, From the Red Fog appeals to fans of historical fiction and those who have a taste for psychological horror manga, such as recent hits like Can’t Stop Cursing You and Your Turn to Die.
Demon Lord 2099 (light novel)
Story by Daigo Murasaki
Illustration by Kureta
Fused Era Year 2099—Shinjuku. The dazzling prosperity of this massive city-state conceals a lurid darkness just beneath its surface. It is here—in this megalopolis that represents the pinnacle of human development—where the legendary Demon Lord Veltol makes his second coming. To rule this brave new world, he will have to take hold of the future for himself!
Demon Lord 2099 is a riveting light novel series filled with cyberpunk action and imaginative illustrations that combine fantasy and science fiction. It stands out as a rising star in the world of light novels, having already won the prestigious Fantasia Grand Prize in its short time in circulation.
Chitose-kun Is in the Ramune Bottle
Story by Hiromu
Illustration by raemz
As far as normies go, it’s hard to beat Saku Chitose. The most popular kid in his high school? Check. An ironclad reputation that can even weather vicious online attacks? Check. A group of friends who are as attractive on the outside as they are on the inside? Check. But when a teacher asks Saku to help a student who has been shut away in his room for months reacclimate to school life, his perfect world will never be the same. What is this, some kinda normie harem story?
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