Yen Press Reveals 5 New Publications Including Meikyuu: Labyrinth Kingdom and Bungo Stray Dogs Beast

Yen Press made an announcement before the weekend that they have acquired the publishing right to five 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.

Bond and Book: The Only Way of the Operating Room

Bond and Book Operating Room

Story by Mizuki Nomura
Illustration by Miho Takeoka

Musubu is a boy who can hear the voices of books. One day, he meets a children’s book who wants to go back to someone named Hana, and the search begins. Will he be able to fulfill the book’s request…

Bond and Book: The Only Way of the Operating Room is the latest work by Mizuki Nomura, the author of the series Book Girl—one of the first light novel series published by Yen Press. A compelling story filled with mystery and intrigue, this series is sure to appeal to many fans who have learned to love light novels since Book Girl was first published in English.

The Undead King’s Reign of Peace (light novel)

Undead Kings Reeign of Peace

Story by Sakuma Sasaki
Illustration by Eishi Hayama

A young girl, Mira, on the brink of death due to an epidemic, is rescued by the terrifying No Life King, a skeleton of great power. As he continues to help and provide for her and others, the people around him eventually come to trust and rely on him. However, their peaceful life is shattered when the local ruler hears talk about sightings of powerful undead and dispatches soldiers to put the threat down. Will the No Life King and Mira be able to achieve a world where everyone can live in peace when everyone’s first instinct is to either fight them or run away?

The Undead King’s Reign of Peace is a new light novel series from Sakuma Sasaki, the creator of The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Heroes. With the final volume of The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Heroes scheduled for a Spring 2021 release, The Undead King’s Reign of Peace provides fans with a great new series to enjoy Sakuma Sasaki’s fun take on fantasy storytelling.

Magistealth Bad Trip (light novel)

Magistealth Bad Trip Vol. 1 LN

Story by Kazuma Kamachi
Illustration by Mahaya

When a virtual money game, where all illegal acts are permitted, grows so popular it affects the real-world economy, a skilled and unscrupulous player can have a devastating influence. Fortunately, Kaname Suho and his succubus-like AI partner have some of the best skills at their disposal to protect the real world from the virtual one. A new crime action series from the author of A Certain Magical Index!

Magistealth Bad Trip is the latest light novel series from Kazuma Kamachi, the creator of the iconic A Certain Magical Index. An imaginative story with elements of virtual reality, economic intrigue, and crime, Magistealth Bad Trip is a science fiction series unlike any other!

Meikyuu: Labyrinth Kingdom, A Tactical Fantasy World Survival Guide (light novel)

Meikyu Kingdom Vol. 1 LN

Story by Iori Miyazawa
Illustrations by Toichiro Kawashima
Contributions by Adventure Planning Service

After being transported to another world, one man’s mission is to rebuild a kingdom. He has a very particular set of skills and he’s ready to face any obstacle because…who dares, wins! Monster, dungeon, and war stand no chance against the special forces.

Meikyuu: Labyrinth Kingdom, A Tactical Fantasy World Survival Guide is a fantasy light novel series based on the Japanese tabletop RPG Meikyuu Kingdom. Meikyuu: Labyrinth Kingdom, A Tactical Fantasy World Survival Guide is written by Iori Miyazawa, the creator of Otherside Picnic, making this light novel release appealing to fans of the recent anime adaptation of Otherside Picnic as well as fans of epic fantasy isekai.

Bungo Stray Dogs Beast

Bungo Stray Dogs Beast Vol. 1

Story by Kafka Asagiri
Art by Sango Harukawa and Shiwasu Hoshikawa

In the parallel universe of Bungo Stray Dogs: Beast, Ryuunosuke Akutagawa’s desperate mission to save his younger sister leads to him being recruited by the armed detective agency! But standing in his way is none other than the fearsome White Reaper of the Port Mafia—Atsushi Nakajima. As darkness and light face-off, what fate awaits the two…?

Bungo Stray Dogs Beast is a manga spin-off of the best-selling series Bungo Stray Dogs. This alternative universe story primarily focuses on the fan-favorite character Ryunosuke Akutagawa, making this a must-read for fans of the iconic manga and anime series.

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