At its industry panel at New York Comic Con 2022, Yen Press announced the release of ten new manga and manhwa titles. No specific release date for each title has been revealed as of yet.
Among the highlights include the manga version of Sugar Apple Fairy Tale, a spinoff manga from Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, both the manga and novel adaptation of Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, and many more.
Here are the full details on Yen Press’s newest releases:
The manga adaptation of the Sugar Apple Fairy Tale fantasy light novels will be released by Yen Press for the first time in English. Original author Miri Mikawa is credited with the story and artist Yozora no Udon provided the artwork. It was first launched in Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace monthly magazine on November 4, 2021. One tankoubon volume has been released as of June 2022.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (manga)— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2022
In a world where fairies are bought and sold, humans aren’t exactly on friendly terms with the fae folk. But friendship is exactly what Anne seeks with Challe, her new fairy bodyguard, though he’s not so keen on the idea. pic.twitter.com/Pry8tWqMfD
The series is also inspiring a 2023 television anime series from J.C.Staff and will be streamed by Crunchyroll.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Freya is a manga spinoff from the main series, centered on the character Freya. Fujino Omori is credited with the original story and is illustrated by Hinase Momoyama. It was first serialized Square Enix’s Manga UP! online website and app on October 2, 2020.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Freya (manga)— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2022
The second entry in the Familia Chronicle series has arrived, and this time, Freya’s stealing the spotlight! pic.twitter.com/UKYdaN28u2
A short story collection of the Spy Classroom series will also be released, compiling stories that were published between 2021 to 2022. They are written by Takemachi with illustrations by tomari. It will be released under Yen Press’s Yen-On light novel imprint.
Spy Classroom will also receive a television anime adaptation in 2023 from animation studio Feel.
NEW NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENT: Spy Classroom Short Story Collection (novel)— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2022
Klaus reveals he is married to a member of Lamplight, but the identity remains unknown—and so battle ensues among the girls to determine who it is. Peek into the girls’ daily lives with these short stories! pic.twitter.com/R0ggNFqrYh
The Witch and the Knight Will Survive is a fantasy manga series written by Dai Chikamoto and illustrated by Gonbee Shinkawa. It was first serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s monthly Young Ace UP magazine on June 24, 2021. One tankoubon volume has been released so far.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: The Witch and the Knight Will Survive— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2022
When Agredios finds out that the cause of his village's demise is a “witch” living in the “Forbidden Forest,” he turns his despair into rage and sets off on a journey seeking revenge for those he loved… pic.twitter.com/ANSfQvq866
Sasaki and Miyano: First-Years is a novel collection of nine one-shot stories featuring characters of the Sasaki and Miyano series. Each story follows the students in their first year of high school. It was published on March 27, 2020.
Yen Press previously licensed the original manga series and the spinoff, Hirano and Kagiura.
NEW LIGHT NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENT: Sasaki and Miyano: First-Years (novel)— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2022
How did Kuresawa meet his girlfriend? Were Miyano and Kuresawa always friends? Why are Miyano and Hirano so close? The answers to these questions—and many more—will be revealed in this upcoming collection! pic.twitter.com/u6qrR8tiJs
Yen Press will also release both the novel and manga adaptation of the animated romantic comedy anime film Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop. The novel is written by Kyouhei Ishiguro and the manga is illustrated by Imo Oono. The manga was serialized in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine from November 27, 2019 to March 27, 2021.
NEW NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENT: Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2022
When Smile and Cherry accidentally bump into each other at the local mall, it’s the start of a new relationship woven by their modern and classical expressions of their feelings. Based on the gorgeous animated film! pic.twitter.com/E0dvgJXyCF
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2022
In addition to the novel adaptation of Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, we're also releasing the manga adaptation with art by Imo Oono! pic.twitter.com/gvdpdIxGZW
The manga adaptation of the Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon light novels will also be released for the first time in English. Kunieda is providing the artwork for the manga, based on Hirukuma’s original story. It was first launched in Dengeki Daioh monthly magazine on August 27, 2021 and one tankoubon volume has been released as of March 2022.
NEW MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT: Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2022
Cause of death: vending machine. Is there any end more suitable for a vending machine enthusiast? The manga adaptation of the beloved Yen On light novel, soon to be an anime! pic.twitter.com/Lb65cV2mNH
The light novels are also inspiring an anime adaptation, with Crunchyroll set to co-produce and stream it on their platform.
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is a manhwa adaptation of Jung-Kyung Yoon’s original 2013 novel of the same name, which also inspired a 16-episode South Korean drama in 2018. The manhwa webtoon is illustrated by Kim Myeongmi and ran on the KakaoPage website from June 28, 2016 to September 19, 2018. Six physical volumes have been released in total.
NEW MANHWA ANNOUNCEMENT: What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2022
When Vice Chairman Youngjun Lee finds out Secretary Miso Kim is leaving in order to find a husband, the only logical way to keep her at his side is…offering to marry her?! Too bad she’s just not that into him! pic.twitter.com/L6qNpC5NGp
Horimiya Memorial Book Page. 100 is a companion fanbook for fans of the original Horimiya manga series. It was published to commemorate the first 100 chapters of the manga and features new original illustrations, storyboards, and much more.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Horimiya Memorial Book Page. 100— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2022
Celebrating the first hundred chapters of Horimiya, we bring you a treasure trove of original illustrations posted in commemoration of new chapter releases, a sneak peek at storyboards before they went to print, and more! pic.twitter.com/74ColWLXCy
Source: Yen Press