Yen Press Reveals Four New Acquisitions Including Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana and I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years…

Yen Press made an announcement before the weekend that they have acquired the publishing right to four new manga and light novel series for western distribution. Each of the titles will be released in 2021, but they do not have firm release dates at this time.

Manga:

When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles

Yen Press

Story and Art by Chisaki Kanai

Ouka Namae, a magician’s pupil, is incapable of feeling emotion. That is…he’s almost incapable. There is one particular circumstance when his feelings rise to the surface, but the scenario that unleashes them is too dark to even contemplate…

When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles is a dark supernatural manga that was originally published as a digital exclusive by Yen Press. This upcoming print edition collects the entire series in a single omnibus edition.

Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana, Vol. 1

Yen Press

Story by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Aoki Shogo
Original Illustrations by lack

Not a soul knows how death and destruction started. Only one thing is certain-it came from the north. Deep within the Dungeon of the Dead is where the Demon King resides and the only hope humanity has of defeating this great evil rests on the shoulders of a handful of adventurers. This tale of Sword Maiden’s past smells of ash and sounds like the ringing of bare steel.

Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana is a manga adaptation of the upcoming light novel release. A spin-off of the ever-popular Goblin Slayer that delves into the past of the legendary Sword Maiden, this manga appeals greatly to fans of the series.

Manga and Light Novel:

I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister

Yen Press

Story by Kisetsu Morita
Illustrations by Benio

Yen Press

Story by Kisetsu Morita
Art by Meishi Murakami
Original Illustrations by Benio

In this spinoff story of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, enjoy Beelzebub’s misadventures in her early days as the demon Minister of Agriculture, after she was promoted from entry-level office worker right to the top!

I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister is a spin-off of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, a slice-of-life fantasy that has been rapidly growing in popularity with an anime adaptation on the horizon. As a spin-off that focuses on the past hijinks of fan-favorite character Beelzebub, this series further builds upon the fun and fantastical world that many have grown to love.

Like the manga adaptation of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, the manga adaptation of I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister does an amazing job portraying the hilarious events and characters from the pages of the light novel series, all in a cute art style that fans are sure to love.


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