In a sequence of tweets, Yen Press announced that they licensed multiple titles including five manga series, four light novels, and a couple of other releases.

  1. Reign of the Seven Spellblades manga by Bokuto Uno, Ruria Miyuki, and Sakae Esuno

Yen Press describes the series as an action-packed, edgy version of Harry Potter.

Synopsis: When a boy and girl meet at a prestigious magic school, the curtain to a supreme fantasy series opens!

This year's new students arrive at Kimberly Magic School. What meets them there is a brilliant parade of cherry blossoms in full bloom and magical creatures. They don't know--this academy is a living demon's shrine where no one's life is guaranteed. A school fantasy about spellblades!

©Bokuto Uno, Ruria Miyuki, and Sakae Esuno 2019
  1. The Detective is Already Dead manga by nigozyu and mugiko

This is the manga adaptation of the light novel series (soon to be released under the Yen On imprint). Its TV anime is slated for a July 2021 premiere.

Synopsis: I, an ordinary high school student, Kimihiko Kimizuka, I was embroiled completely flawlessly into a plane hijacking, where I became the assistant to the angelically beautiful detective girl I met. In three years, the great detective and her assistant unfolded a dazzling adventure drama. Before long, we were separated by death. This takes place a year after that.

The only survivor, me, and the detective's dying wish—their unfinished story.

The Detective is Already Dead ©nigozyu and mugiko 2020

  1. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II manga by Reiji Miyajima

This manga corresponds to the events in the anime's second season. It is set over two years after the ending of part one.

Synopsis: After Mikoto ventures into Orario's pleasure quarter on a lead to find her long-lost friend, Bell, Lily, and Welf decide to join the search! Unfortunately, Bell's hardly comfortable in such an unfamiliar environment, and after he gets separated from the group, he soon finds himself in a part of Orario he never knew existed. There, he spies a beautiful girl with fox ears and a tail, but little does he know, she's exactly who Mikoto's been looking for...

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II ©Fujino Omori, Suzuhito Yasuda, and Taisei Yamachi 2020
  1. So I'm a Spider, So What? The Daily Lives of the Kumoko Sisters manga by Okina Baba, Tsukasa Kiryu, Asahiro Kakashi, and Gratinbird

This is the gag-manga spin-off of the light novel series.

Synopsis: So, as you mighta noticed, I got reincarnated in another world—as a spider! And somewhere along the line, I somehow picked up a skill called Parallel Minds. Which, y'know, is great when you need a little extra help running from monsters and firing off magic spells. But it can get kinda crazy when there's four of me living in my head...

So I'm a Spider, So What? The Daily Lives of the Kumoko Sisters ©Okina Baba, Tsukasa Kiryu, Asahiro Kakashi, and Gratinbird 2019
  1.  I Kept Pressing the 100-Million Button and Came Out on Top light novel by Syuichi Tskukishima and Mokyu

Synopsis: Allen is training to be a swordsman, but he's just no good at it. After losing a duel with high stakes, he's about to drop out when a mysterious man offers him a chance to get 100 million years' worth of training with the press of a button. But what happens when he presses it over and over?!

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million Button and Came Out on Top ©Syuichi Tskukishima and Mokyu 2019

  1. The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon light novel by Asami Hinagi and Kureta

Synopsis: In this dark fantasy tale, an accident transports Soya to a parallel world filled with danger and mystery. On his quest to explore this uncharted land, he encounters a gaggle of quirky friends, like Mysranica, the god of deception and secrecy, and a pair of elf sisters banished from their forest home. Before he knows it, Soya is making rogue adventurers eat lead, beating up petty nobles, and taking on dungeons where death lurks around every corner!

The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon ©Asami Hinagi and Kureta 2019

  1. Orc Eroica light novel by Rifujin na Magonote and Asanagi

    Synopsis: Bestowed with the title of “hero” for downing countless foes in the War of Twelve Tribes, Bash commands great respect from his fellow orcs. But this hero has a dark secret: His success on the battlefield doesn't match up to his success in the bedroom. With his reputation on the line, Bash sets out on a quest of a lifetime...all for the explicit purpose of getting laid...!

    Orc Eroica ©Rifujin na Magonote and Asanagi 2020
    1. The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengence a Second Time light novel by Kizuka Nero

    Synopsis: Summoned to a fantasy world as a hero, Kaito Utage defeats the Demon Lord alongside a band of noble adventurers…only to be double crossed and brutally murdered by his former allies! But when a twist of fate gives him a second chance at life with all his memories intact, he sets off on a quest to slaughter his traitorous party members one by one. “Come...let vengeance commence!”

    The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengence a Second Time ©Kizuka Nero 2018

    1. New York, New York manga by Marimo Ragawa

    This mature boy's love series will be compiled into two omnibus volumes.

    Synopsis: New York police officer, Cain, while hiding that he's gay, goes out every night in Manhattan in want of a one-night stand. But when he meets his ideal man, Mel, he finds the love of his life… An ambitious work which depicts love and humanism with gay themes!

    ©Marimo Ragawa 1995


    Yen Press also revealed that they are entering the table-top role-playing game scene with Konosuba: God's Blessing On This Wonderful World! TRPG.

    1.  KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! TRPG by Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima, and F.E.A.R.

    Synopsis: Live out the wildest fantasies in the world of KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! with the TRPG developed under Natsume Akatsuki's full oversight. Whether it's playing as a luckless reincarnation or pursuing a quest as an all-powerful magician, a life of hilarious adventures awaits!

    ©Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima, and F.E.A.R. 2017


    The New York publisher will also release Ken Niimura's graphic novel Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy and Yuna and iNA's webcomic The Abandoned Empress in October.

    1. Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy graphic novel by Ken Niimura

    Synopsis: Mito, who has no family to rely on, lives on the streets, disguised as a boy. Ruka, a vampire, saves her from a perilous situation and makes her an offer: become his subservient thrall from which he can feed whenever he wants, and she can live with him—in the boys’ dorm. Because her very existence depends on her secret not being found out, every day is a new danger—to say nothing of that vampire! Meanwhile, Ruka, not knowing Mito’s a girl, dotes on her night and day in an attempt to ripen her “disgusting male blood,” but when real feelings develop … this dangerous romance between a crossdressing girl and an obsessive vampire begins!

    ©Ken Niimura 2018

    1. The Abandoned Princess comic by Yuna and iNA

    Synopsis: Believed to be a girl of prophecy, Aristia has been preparing to be the empress for her entire life...but when the actual girl in the prophecy suddenly appears, everything comes crumbling down...

    ©Yuna and iNA 2017


    Pricing on these titles will be up on the product listings as soon as the information becomes available.

    Source: Yen Press