Yen Press made an announcement before the weekend that they have acquired the publishing right to two new light novel series for western distribution. Further, the publication revealed the release window for Yotsuba&! Vol. 15.
Yotsuba&! Vol. 15
A fan favorite, Yotsuba&! has garnered many critical nods. The series was nominated for an Eisner Award in the Best Publication for Children category in 2008.
It also won the Excellence Prize (Manga Category) at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2006, was nominated for the highly competitive Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize in 2008, and was a runner-up for the first-ever Japanese Cartoon Grand Prize (Manga Taisho).
Other recognitions include being listed as one of the twenty best comics of the year by Publishers Weekly in 2005 and as one of the top graphic novels for teens by YALSA in 2008.
Yen Press first published Yotsuba&! in September 2009. For more than a decade, Yotsuba&! has stood out as a best-seller as well as one of the company’s most beloved manga series.
I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss
Story by Sarasa Nagase
Illustration by Mai Murasaki
What’s the best thing to do when the shock of a broken engagement revives memories of a past life? Break all the rules, obviously! That’s exactly how a villainous young lady should act and there’s no better way to do that except claiming the demon king as her own…
I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss is a romantic fantasy isekai in which our heroine (or our villainess, as the case may be) is reincarnated in the world of an otome game and starts her own evil enterprise. This light novel series is the basis of the I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss manga set to debut this coming July.
No Game No Life Practical War Game
Story by Yuu Kamiya
Before the creation of Disboard, a world where everything is decided by games, there raged a terrible war among the stars. But the Immanity weren’t the only ones fighting to end it—one elf had her own dreams for the future: “Whoever’s left standing once all the stars are destroyed is the winner.” In other words: anything goes! Follow Think Nirvalen’s exploits during the Great War along with several out-of-this-world short stories originally included in the anime’s bonus features!
No Game No Life Practical War Games is a prequel collection of short stories involving the character Think Nirvalen—the legendary elf leader from the days of the Great War. With No Game No Life standing out as one of the most iconic properties of the past decade, this highly-anticipated release is a must-read for fans eager to delve deeper into the lore of this amazing light novel series.
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