On March 25, 2022, Yen Press announced their newest manga and light novels releases for this September 2022. Some of the more notable titles to be published include the manga version of The Executioner and Her Way of Life, the Sugar Apple Fairy Tale light novel, and a novelization of Mamoru’s Hosoda’s Belle.
The Executioner and Her Way Of Life is a manga adaptation of the light novel series of the same name. The manga is written by Mato Satou and illustrated by Ryou Mitsuya. It was first published in Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine on June 5, 2020. Three tankoubon volumes have been released so far. Yen Press is also releasing the original light novels in English.
The light novels are also inspiring an upcoming anime adaptation that is set to air on April 2, 2022. The animation production will be handled by J.C. Staff and Sentai Filmworks have licensed the series’ global rights.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: The Executioner and Her Way Of Life (manga)— Yen Press (@yenpress) March 25, 2022
The solemn duty of an Executioner is to eliminate The Lost Ones—strangers from "Japan" responsible for catastrophe. Menou's duty as an Executioner is complicated when she meets Akari—a wanderer who will not die. pic.twitter.com/3KLIqDEJvp
Sugar Apple Fairy Tale is a fantasy light novel series written by Miri Mikawa with illustrations by aki. It was first published under KADOKAWA’s Kadokawa Beans Bunko imprint on March 31, 2010 and concluded on February 1, 2015. 17 volumes of the series have been published in total.
Yen Press has also licensed the series’ manga adaptation and is releasing it through digital simulpublication. An anime adaptation of the light novel was also announced last October.
NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT: Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (light novel)— Yen Press (@yenpress) March 25, 2022
Anne is determined to become a Silver Sugar Master. To make her dream come true, she purchases Challe, a handsome but bitter fairy, to be her bodyguard. Challe hates humans, but will this journey change his mind? pic.twitter.com/z1qQAcgMtW
The manga version of the light novel series, I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top, will also see a release in the English market. The manga series is written by Shuuichi Tsukishima and illustrated by Shido Yuutarou. Yen Press also licenses the original light novel for North America.
It was first published in Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace Up magazine on February 25, 2020.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top (manga)— Yen Press (@yenpress) March 25, 2022
Allen gets poor grades at Grand Swordcraft Academy, but one day he is granted a mysterious button that gives him one hundred million years to train in an alternate reality. pic.twitter.com/mju1e5m1n1
The manga adaptation of Sasaki & Peeps, based on the light novel series Sasaki to Pii-chan, is written by Buncololi and illustrated by Oshou Pureji. It was first published in Shounen Ace Plus on January 22, 2021.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: Sasaki & Peeps (manga)— Yen Press (@yenpress) March 25, 2022
When Sasaki brightens up his tired corporate life by buying a pet sparrow, he never imagined the bird would actually be a reincarnated sage from another world! Could this be Sasaki’s chance to escape his droll office job? pic.twitter.com/36Frtf5MCB
Coffee Moon is a supernatural mystery manga series created by Mochito Bota. It was first serialized in Dengeki Maoh magazine on January 27, 2020.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: Coffee Moon— Yen Press (@yenpress) March 25, 2022
Pieta leads an uneventful life in a world of black rain. As the rain pours down, as always, she takes her usual route to school, but the typical conversation with her friend Danae doesn’t happen. “Why can I remember…yesterday’s today?” pic.twitter.com/Fi5q9pyaHp
So What’s Wrong with Getting Reborn as a Goblin? is an isekai fantasy manga series written by Miki Nazuna and drawn by Tsukasa Araki. It was first published in Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump magazine on February 26, 2020.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: So What's Wrong with Getting Reborn as a Goblin?— Yen Press (@yenpress) March 25, 2022
Office worker Akira Yagami’s altruistic nature usually gets him the short end of the stick. When he dies after saving a kid from oncoming traffic…he reincarnates in another world as a goblin?! pic.twitter.com/b2Ki09KGWg
She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat is a slice-of-life cooking manga series written and illustrated by Sakaomi Yuzaki. It first began as a web manga published on the author’s Twitter and Pixiv profiles from March to December 2020. It was then formally serialized in Comic it on January 8, 2021.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat— Yen Press (@yenpress) March 25, 2022
Cooking is how Nomoto de-stresses, but one day, she makes way more than she can eat by herself. And so she invites her neighbor Kasuga, who also lives alone. What will come out of this dinner invitation? pic.twitter.com/MJdkYeXv56
Hara’s body positivity manga Embrace Your Size will also be released in North America for the first time. It’s described as a series of personal comic essays by the author on learning how to love herself and her body size.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: Embrace Your Size— Yen Press (@yenpress) March 25, 2022
A love letter to those who dream of being fashionable but consider their weight as an obstacle, this uplifting comic essay by a plus-sized author chronicles her own journey with body positivity and learning to love herself as she is. pic.twitter.com/axjrHUrZqz
Lastly, Yen Press also announced the release of the light novel adaptation of Studio Chizu‘s BELLE. The novelization based on Mamoru Hosoda’s 2021 film will be in bookshelves this coming fall. GKIDS licensed the film in North America and premiered it in theaters on January 14, 2022.
NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENT: Studio Chizu's BELLE— Yen Press (@yenpress) March 25, 2022
Suzu has been distant since her mother’s death. At a friend's suggestion, she dips her toes into a virtual world—going by Belle. After revealing her singing talent she draws the attention of the Dragon. What will come from their meeting? pic.twitter.com/9irFmJDtCq
Source: Yen Press