Yen Press Licenses 11 New Titles at Anime NYC 2023

© Ghost Mikawa, Yumika Kanade, Hiten

Yen Press announced 11 new title acquisitions during its industry panel at Anime NYC. Releasing in May 2024, the latest acquisitions include eight manga series and three novels. 

Among the highlighted titles include the Bungo Stray Dogs Official Anthology, the Days with My Stepsister manga adaptation, Goblin Slayer: A Day in the Life, Sword Art Online Re:Aincrad, and many more series. 

Here are the full details for each of Yen Press’ new titles: 


Manga

Bungo Stray Dogs Official Anthology

bungo stray dogs official anthology cover
© Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa

Original Story: Kafka Asagiri

Character Design: Sango Harukawa

Art: Various Artists

Description

Presenting the first anthology of the popular supernatural action series Bungo Stray Dogs! Featuring a luxurious list of guest authors, these new Bungo stories include everything from gags to heartwarming moments in a charming collection that will leave you begging for more!

Days with My Stepsister

days with my stepsister manga volume one cover
© Ghost Mikawa, Yumika Kanade, Hiten

Original Story: Ghost Mikawa

Art: Yumika Kanade

Original Character Design: Hiten

Synopsis

After his father’s remarriage, high school student Yuuta suddenly finds himself stepsiblings with his classmate Saki. However, unlike the plain and simple Yuuta, his new younger sister has an over-the-top sense of style and is known as the hottest girl in the grade! Due to past trauma, Yuuta isn’t great at talking to women and at first is perplexed by this new family member who seems to be his complete opposite… but as the two settle into a shared lifestyle, could their relationship blossom into something more?!

Goblin Slayer: A Day in the Life

goblin slayer a day in the life manga volume one cover
© Kumo Kagyu, Daichi Matsuse, Noboru Kannatuki

Original Story: Kumo Kagyu

Art: Daichi Matsuse

Original Character Design: Noboru Kannatuki

Synopsis

The party of Club Fighter, Supreme God’s Cleric, and Harefolk Hunter takes on a new challenge only to discover there are some enemies they can’t hope to defeat… Priestess joins Female Knight, Witch, and High Elf Archer on an adventure—but somehow, they end up defending a besieged fortress… And then there’s Goblin Slayer, who’s once again teamed up with Spearman and Heavy Warrior! This special manga adaptation of volume 12 of the popular light novel series follows a day in the life of adventurers in the Four-Cornered World!

Sword Art Online Re:Aincrad

sword art online re aincrad manga volume one cover
© Reki Kawahara, KIMI, Mito Satou, abec

Original Story: Reki Kawahara

Art: KIMI

Adapted Story Composition: Mito Satou

Original Character Design: abec

Synopsis

Die in the game, and you die in real life. The only way out is clearing the massive floating castle Aincrad. The pinnacle of heroic sagas kicks off here!  

The Kept Man of the Princess Knight

the kept man of the princess knight manga volume one cover
© Toru Shirogane, Mashimasaki, keyyang

Story: Toru Shirogane

Original Character Design: Mashimasaki

Manga Art: keyyang

Synopsis

The dungeon calls, and is answered by adventurers, profiteers, and anyone looking to make a quick buck. And in this town inhabited by the dregs of society live a man and the woman who owns him. Arwin, the Crimson Princess Knight with lofty dreams of restoring her homeland—and Matthew, the town drunk. As Arwin challenges the dungeon, Matthew spends his days in taverns and brothels living off the money he gets from her. But the town laughingstock has a side that no one knows about. In service of Arwin, Matthew would do anything — no matter how dirty he might get.  

No Game No Life Chapter 2: Eastern Union

no game no life chapter 2 manga volume one cover
© Yuu Kamiya, Ryu Naitou

Story: Yuu Kamiya

Art: Ryu Naitou

Synopsis

The manga adaptation of the hit light novel series enters its second chapter! 

Summoned by a boy who calls himself God in a world where games decide everything, the prodigy gamer siblings Sora and Shiro quickly rise to the top of human society. Having secured a future for the Kingdom of Elkia and humankind in this world, the siblings set their sights on a new prize—the Eastern Union. It’s finally time to challenge the other races! 

She Likes Gays, but Not Me

she likes gays but not me manga volume one cover
© Akira Hirahara, Naoto Asahara

Story: Akira Hirahara

Art: Naoto Asahara

Synopsis

Based on the critically acclaimed novel. High schooler Atsushi Andou has always hidden the fact that he’s gay. But one day, he sees his classmate Sae Miura with a BL book—a small moment with major consequences. Atsushi longs for a “normal” happiness with a loving wife and a biological child, but what can he do when he’s not turned on by women? 

Friday at the Atelier

friday at the atelier manga volume one cover
© Sakura Hamada

Story and Art: Sakura Hamada

Synopsis

Tamaki, a woman who’s grown tired with her life, is one day asked by the famous painter Shunsui Ishihara to become his model. And not just any model—a nude model. But when she accepts without hesitation, Ishihara is taken by her peculiar response and somehow falls for her…?! The misaligned love story between an oblivious girl and a handsome but extremely self-conscious artist begins here! 

Novels

Guillotine Bride

guillotine bride light novel cover
© Daigo Murasaki, Kureta

Story: Daigo Murasaki

Illustration: Kureta

Synopsis

Rinne has been sentenced to death. That’s where the dragon princess’s story should have ended. Instead, she’s blown out of the sky en route to her execution and winds up in front of Ryuunosuke. The young boy has no time to be shocked by this wild development because the dragon girl needs him to lend her a hand — in marriage! For the sake of the world, Ryuunosuke has to marry Rinne and smother her with love, because if he fails to keep her in check, the entire human race will probably go extinct…! 

Brunhild the Dragonslayer

brunhild the dragonslayer novel volume cover
© Yuiko Agarizaki, Aoaso

Story: Yuiko Agarizaki

Illustration: Aoaso

Synopsis

Eden… A place of perfection… A place where man and beast live side by side in harmony… Eden’s protector, the silver dragon, regularly visits retribution upon those who would bring harm to paradise. But when the dragon discovers a human girl on the shores of Eden, he decides to raise her as his own. He teaches her that if she is to be welcomed into God’s Kingdom after death, she must not harbor hatred in her heart. But when the dragon’s life is mercilessly snuffed out by human machinations, the girl must choose whether to heed the dragon’s dying wish and stay the course of righteousness…or walk a path of vengeance.

The God of Nishi-Yuigahama Station

the god of nishi yuigahama novel volume cover
© Takeshi Murase

Story: Takeshi Murase

Synopsis

On the first day of spring, a train derails, causing numerous deaths. Two months later, rumors spread of a ghost at Nishi-Yuigahama Station with the power to send others back in time to the day of the terrible accident. The story attracts a woman who lost her fiancé, a man who lost his father, and a boy who lost his unrequited love. A chance to go back, to see those dear to them, seems almost too good to be true. What will they do now that they have it? 


Source: press release

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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