What You Need to Know:
- Yen Press is back and they have been busy announcing more acquisitions during NYCC and a huge partnership announcement as well.
- Check out all the goodness below and get ready for more great titles to read soon!
- This first announcement is about their new partnership!
- This next announcement is about Yen Press' 10 new releases for future publication at NYCC 2021!
- Yen Press, LLC announced a slate of upcoming releases at the Yen Press Industry Panel at New York Comic Con that includes manga, light novels, print releases of popular webcomic series, and an art book.
- All titles will have their release schedules announced at a later date.
- For now, check out the list of new titles announced below:
Yen Press, LLC announced the graphic novel release of The Beginning After the End, the immensely popular webcomic written by TurtleMe with art by Fuyuki23 based on the Tapas original novel. The Beginning After the End stands out as one of the most read series on the leading digital publisher of webcomics and novels, Tapas, with more than 13.3 million webcomic views and more than 14.4 million novel views for a combined readership of around 28 million.
“While the craft of storytelling has evolved alongside technology in order to be consumed on a screen instead of paper, it’s a great honor to have my story printed and distributed on paper so that my beloved readers and myself can physically hold it and keep it as a part of our bookshelves. Thank you, Fuyuki, for bringing my novel to life with your art, and thank you to Tapas and Yen Press for making all of this happen.”
TurtleMe, the creator of The Beginning After the End.
"Partnering with a world-class publisher like Yen Press is a dream come true for all involved. This is a momentous next step for creator TurtleMe and artist Fuyuki23, in terms of introducing this epic story to a brand-new audience, and it signals Tapas as a destination point for boundless stories and storytellers."
Alex R. Carr, Senior Director of Publisher Development at Tapas Media.
“As fans and advocates for art and storytelling, we at Yen Press love seeing the great things done by creators such as TurtleMe and Fuyuki23 and companies such as Tapas to share webcomics and novels with the world. It is an honor to bring to print The Beginning After the End, a series that we feel fits right in with the many other works that have found a home at Yen Press.”
Mark de Vera, Sales and Marketing Director at Yen Press.
King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed by martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of man devoid of purpose and will.
Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.
The launch date of the physical release of The Beginning After the End will be announced by Yen Press in the near future.
- Story by Mareho Kikuishi, Illustration by Tsubata Nozaki
Your Forma, a miraculous brain-threading technology that was developed to save thousands of lives from a massive outbreak of viral encephalitis, has become an integral part of everyday life. Begrudgingly partnered with Harold, of the “Amics” line of androids, officer Echika must use this invasive technology to hunt for clues and crack cases in a world where your every sight, sound, and emotion is being recorded.
Your Forma is a compelling science fiction light novel series filled with mystery and cyberpunk elements, one which appeals greatly to other science fiction releases from Yen On, such as Yokohama Station SF and the upcoming Demon Lord 2099. This light novel series has received great critical acclaim in Japan and has won the Grand Prize in the 27th Dengeki Novel Prize, a prestigious award in the world of light novels.
- Story by Yuya Takahashi, Art by TALI
Ever since a monster killed her mother, Maruka has recklessly sought them out with a death wish. But when the first monster she runs into defies her expectations, not only does Maruka end up fighting alongside him—she asks him to be her boyfriend!
MonsTABOO is manga filled with action with stylish art and character designs. This monstrous manga series also possesses strong fantasy elements, making MonsTABOO appealing to a wide audience.
Lost Lad London
- Story and Art by Shinya Shima
A murder on the London Underground and a mysterious bloody knife draw a regular university student and a grizzled New Scotland Yard detective into a web of crime and suspense…
Lost Lad London is an intriguing crime drama manga revolving around the cryptic murder of the mayor of London. This compelling mystery story is made even better by the unique and beautiful art style of creator Shinya Shima.
Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond
- Art by Minori Tsukahara, Original Story by Tappei Nagatsuki, Character Design by Shinichirou Otsuka
An anime-original story is now its own manga! Get a glimpse into the world of the half-elf Emilia and her spirit companion, Puck, before they first encountered Subaru Natsuki.
Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond is a manga adaptation of the anime OVA episode by the same name. The story of Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond takes place before the events of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- and is centered around fan-favorite character Emilia.
Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers
- Illustration by abec
The esteemed abec is finally back with a new collection of breathtaking illustrations from the Alicization arc of the SAO Main Series, as well as from volumes 1–3 of SAO Progressive! This collector’s item also features artwork from events, animations, and games!
Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers is the second art book from Yen Press filled with the iconic art of Sword Art Online illustrator abec. Sword Art Online remains one of the most popular Yen On series to this day, making this a highly anticipated release to fans of the legendary light novel, manga, and anime property.
Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer
- Story by Kafka Asagiri Illustration by Sango Harukawa
It’s been roughly one year since Chuya Nakahara joined the Port Mafia, and he’s got his sights set on an executive position. But as he makes plans to move up, a man by the name of Paul Verlaine—claiming to be his younger brother—appears and vows to assassinate everyone he cares about! Now Chuya must team up with Adam, a European A.I. investigator, to stop this lunatic before the storm swallows Yokohama once again…
Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer is a continuation of the bestselling Bungo Stray Dogs light novel series. Among the many properties that saw a resurgence in the past year, Bungo Stray Dogs has grown to become one of the most popular manga and light novel properties among fans.
Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
- Story by Kafka Asagiri Art by Ganjii
A string of mysterious suicides among skill users is plaguing Yokohama, and it’s up to the Armed Detective Agency to unravel the truth in this manga adaptation of the hit film!
Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple is a manga adaptation of the 2018 anime film by the same name, one that tells the tale of the Armed Detective Agency solving the mystery behind the mass suicides of power users, the strange fog that appears at the scene of the incident, and a power user who may be behind it all. With the recent resurgence in the popularity of Bungo Stray Dogs, this is one of the most anticipated manga releases of 2022.
A Returner’s Magic Should be Special
- Art by Wookjakga Original Story by Usonan
In a time when the Shadow World has taken over and most of humanity is wiped out, a party of six heroes strives and fails to save the world… But magician Desir Herman is given a second chance when he opens his eyes and finds that he’s gone back thirteen years in the past! It’s now up to him to gather his party once more and stop the greatest catastrophe in human history!
Korean comics have quickly become one of the fastest-growing categories in graphic novels largely thanks to the success of the Yen Press series Solo Leveling. A Returner’s Magic Should be Special is an action-packed comic series with a compelling fantasy story that appeals to fans of Solo Leveling as well as reincarnation stories popularized by light novels.
Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion
- Art by Whale Original Story by Milcha
Eunha Park was just a regular girl desperate to get into college, but when she finally does, her elation is cut short as she’s pushed off a roof—only to wake up as Raeliana McMillan, a character from a novel whose death serves as the catalyst for the story’s events. But Raeliana refuses to die a second time and is determined to change her fate, no matter what!
Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion is a romantic reincarnation story that appeals to fans of The Abandoned Empress. Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion stands out as one of the most popular Korean comics today on webcomic reading apps.
Daughter of the Emperor
- Art by RINO Original Story by YUNSUL
Some people are reborn as villainesses and others as heroes…but Adriana has the severe misfortune of being reborn as the infant daughter of the tyrannical Emperor Caitel! But as the days go on and she grows up, she finds that her cold-blooded father might have some warmth left in him yet…
Daughter of the Emperor is the first major comedy series among the Yen Press print editions of Korean webcomics. This fantasy story ranks as one of the most read works on services such as Tapas and Tappytoon, especially in the Comedy category.
About Yen Press, LLC
Yen Press, LLC is a joint venture between Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group. Founded in 2006, Yen Press has quickly risen to become one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in the North American marketplace and a driving force in the introduction of light novels and Japanese literature to new readers through its Yen On imprint. For more information, visit www.yenpress.com.
About Tapas Media, Inc.
Tapas Media, Inc. is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas. Tapas Media properties, which consists of the popular Tapas mobile app and Tapas, boasts over 8.7 billion views to date from more than 9M registered users - primarily in North America. Tapas Media provides a best-in-class reading experience for fans of storytelling on mobile devices and on the web, featuring original series – under Studio Tapas, the division dedicated to producing and publishing original webcomics and novels – licensed webcomics, and a successful digital novels division. Tapas have a devoted community side of the platform, Tapastry, which provides a destination for any creator to share their stories and find their audience. Founded in March 2012, Tapas has gathered over 64,000 creators, 99,000 series, and more than 2M episodes. Tapas has multiple partnerships across various multimedia platforms including Scholastic, Zoic Studios, Vault Comics, BOOM!, Hachette Book Group, Ten Speed Press (Penguin Random House), Kakao Entertainment, Podium Audio, Frolic Media, Madison Wells, Netmarble, and more. Tapas is the 2020 Ringo Award winner for Favorite Publisher. Tapas received their first Eisner nominations in 2021 and recently made a name for itself in its half-billion-dollar acquisition by entertainment giant Kakao Entertainment.
For more information, please visit Tapas.
Source: Official Press Release