Yen Press Licenses Oshi no Ko, Doomsday With My Dog, I’m Quitting Heroing, & More Titles At Anime Expo 2022

oshi no ko manga cover volume one
© Shueisha / Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari

At Anime Expo 2022, Yen Press has announced that it has acquired 14 new manga and light novel titles set for release in English. All the books will sold as standard tankoubon volume and omnibus releases. While there is no set release dates for any of these titles yet, the manga publisher will make subsequent announcements soon. 

Here are the titles which will be released by Yen Press: 

The most high profile title Yen Press will release soon is the Oshi no Ko manga series, written by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish). The manga was first published in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine on April 23, 2020 and has released eight tankoubon volumes in total so far. 

A television anime adaptation is currently in the works at Doga Kobo

The publisher will also release the manga adaptation of the Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World light novels, which it also licenses. The manga series is written by Shinta Fujii and illustrated by Masaki Kawakami and currently serialized in ComicWalker, beginning from October 25, 2019. Five tankoubon volumes have been released as of July 2022.  

An anime adaptation of the original light novels is also in development. 

The manga adaptation of the Your Forma sci-fi mystery light novel series will also be released. The company publishes the original light novel series as Your Forma: Electronic Investigator Echika and Her Amicus Ex Machina under the Yen On imprint since June 7, 2022. The manga series was first serialized in Young Ace magazine on June 4, 2021. 

An omnibus collection of the Madoka Magica spinoff manga series, Puella Magi Oriko Magica, will also be released in bookstores soon. The series is written by the Magica Quartet collective and illustrated by Kuroe Mura. It was first published in 2011 by Houbunsha, with extra chapters published in Manga Time Kirara Magica magazine. Two tankoubon volumes collecting seven chapters have been released in total. 

Another manga set for release is K-On!: The Omnibus Collection, which will compile all chapters of Kakifly‘s manga series. Yen Press has previously licensed the K-On! manga back in 2010, which was serialized in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara and Manga Time Kirara Carat from April 9, 2007 to June 28, 2012. Six original tankoubon volumes had been published in total. 

Yen Press will also release Kakifly‘s follow-up manga sequel K-On! Shuffle. The new series was first serialized in Manga Time Kirara on July 9, 2018. A single tankoubon volume has been released so far. 

Konosuba fans are in for a treat, as Yen Press has announced that it will release the Konosuba Memorial Fan Book. The special collection feature exclusive interviews, full-color series artwork, and a new short story. 

The Opportunistic Has All the Answers is a light novel series written by Mamechoro and illustrated by Mitsuya Fuji. The series was published from 2017 to 2020 with three physical volumes released in total. It has also inspired a manga adaptation which was first serialized in Flos Comic on November 22, 2019. 

Yen Press will also release the manga adaptation of the I’m Quitting Heroing light novel series. The manga is written by light novel writer Quantum and illustrated by Nori Kazato. It was first serialized on Young Ace Up magazine on May 31, 2018. Six tankoubon volumes have been released in total so far. The manga can also be read digitally on Kadokawa’s BookWalker e-book service. 

An anime adaptation from EMT Squared aired from April 5, 2022 to June 21, 2022. HIDIVE streamed the series as it aired in Japan. 

Pandora Seven is a manga series created by Yuta Kayashima and was first serialized in Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine in 2021. 

Another manga release readers can expect to see is Bukimi Miki‘s action superhero manga series SHY. It was first serialized in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shounen champion magazine on August 1, 2019. 14 tankoubon volumes have been released as of July 2022. 

The romance novel Even If This Love Disappears from the World Tonight will also be released for the first time in English. It is written by Misaki Ichijo with illustrations and photography by Koichi. Media Works Bunko published the novel on February 22, 2020. 

The novel also inspired a live-action 2022 Japanese television drama. 

Mayu Murata‘s Honey Lemon Soda romance manga series was first serialized in the shoujo Ribon magazine on December 28, 2015. 17 tankoubon volumes have been released in total so far. 

The last announced title Yen Press will release is Yuu Ishihara‘s post-apocalyptic Doomsday with my Dog four-panel manga series.  The manga was first serialized in ComicWalker on March 2018. Three tankoubon volumes have been released so far. 

An original net animation (ONA) series based on the manga will premiere sometime in the third quarter of 2022. DLE will be in charge of animation production and Sentai Filmworks has licensed the ONA. 

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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