Josee, The Tiger and the Fish Manga Headline New Yen Press Manga Announcements

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© 2020 Seiko Tanabe / Nao Emoto

Yen Press announced four new manga licenses on February 25, 2022. All prospective titles will be released sometime in August 2022. It is unknown if the new releases will be published in print and/or digital formats. 

Headlining their latest manga acquisitions is a manga adaptation of Josee, the Tiger and the Fish. The original Japanese short story was written by Seiko Tanabe in 1984 and inspired two Japanese films and a live-action South Korean adaptation. Artist Nao Emoto illustrated Tanabe’s original story into two manga volumes, which will be compiled into an omnibus for the English release. Yen Press licensed and released the original story as a novel in February 2022. 

One of the Japanese films was a critically acclaimed 2020 anime film that was directed by Koutarou Tamura (Noragami) with animation production handled by Bones. The titular anime film was nominated for Best Film at the 6th Crunchyroll Anime Awards. It is also currently nominated for Anime Movie of the Year at the 8th Anime Trending Awards

Another new license announced is the manga adaptation of the light novel series Unnamed Memory. The original story is written by Kuji Furumiya and illustrated by Chibi. The light novel was first published in January 2019 and ended in April 2021. A manga adaptation was released in September 2020 and serialized in Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh, with two tankoubon volumes published so far.

Ecchi manga fans can rejoice with this latest acquisition. The supernatural comedy manga series Gahi-chan! follows the adventures of a ghost in human skin and her favorite manga artist. It will be released in English for the first time this summer after making its publishing debut in September 2020. Artist Chirotata handled the manga’s story and art. 

Momoko Koda’s well-known shoujo manga Heroine No More will also be released for the first time in the English market. The manga series ran in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine from March 2010 to March 2013, having published 10 tankoubon volumes in total. 

It also inspired a 2015 live-action Japanese drama film directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (Tokyo Revengers live-action film). 

Source: Yen Press

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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