Yen Audio Adds 3 New Audiobooks to Collection

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© Kafka Asagiri

Yen Press announced that its Yen Audio brand will be releasing three new adaptations of Yen On novels, which include Bungo Stray Dogs, Baccano!, and Reign of the Seven Spellblades. All the audiobook adaptations will be released sometime in May 2024. 

Here are the details about each new audiobook series: 


Bungo Stray Dogs

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© Kafka Asagiri

Story: Kafka Asagiri

Synopsis

Doppo Kunikida is an idealist and a straitlaced detective at the Armed Detective Agency, an organization that takes on dangerous jobs even the police won’t handle. Everything in his life is going just as he’s planned…until one day, he’s paired up with the agency’s newest hire: a suspicious, eccentric, suicide-obsessed man named Osamu Dazai. Their first case together turns out to be far more complicated than Kunikida anticipated—and it looks like the detective agency’s sworn enemy, the Port Mafia, is somehow involved, too! Set two years before the events of the manga series, this is the tale of how two seemingly incompatible personalities end up forming the partnership that has made them one of Yokohama’s top detective duos! 

Baccano!

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© Ryohgo Narita

Story: Ryohgo Narita

Synopsis

New York, 1931. The manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law, but behind this prohibition, organized crime flourishes – so, too, do bank robbers, bootleggers, assassins, and homunculi. Some want money, some are chasing the secret to immortality, and others just want to have a really good time. You know what they say, though: You can’t always get what you want.

Reign of the Seven Spellblades

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Story: Bokuto Uno

Synopsis

Springtime at Kimberly Magic Academy brings a new batch of first-year students, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as they begin their journey to become full-fledged mages. Among these newcomers are Oliver Horn, a studious boy equally skilled with the wand and the blade, and Nanao Hibiya, a strong-willed samurai girl from the distant nation of Yamatsu. The wheels of fate bring these two souls together at Kimberly, where they become both comrades and rivals in equal measure. However, lurking within the academy’s halls are countless dangers and dark secrets guaranteed to threaten not only their friendship — but their very lives…


Source: press release

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