Yen Press Licenses 9 New Titles for July 2024 Release

© Kakkaku Akashi, Umashi, Kayahara

After recently announcing its June 2024 licenses earlier this month, Yen Press announced the addition of nine more new titles releasing in July 2024. 

The new licenses include seven manga series (Miss Savage Fang; Excellent Property, Rejects for Residents; My Oh My, Atami-kun; GOGOGOGO-GO-GHOST!; Aria of the Beech Forest; Kind of a Wolf; This Wolf Is Not Scary), one novel (The Trials of Chiyodaku), and one artbook (Yana Toboso Artworks Black Butler 4).

Here are the details on Yen Press’ latest licenses: 


Yana Toboso Artworks Black Butler 4

 

Yana Toboso Artworks Black Butler 4 artbook cover
© Yana Toboso
© Yana Toboso

Art: Yana Toboso

Description

The color black is absolutely luscious, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the ever-expanding world of Black Butler! This fourth illustration collection from New York Times bestselling author Yana Toboso includes marvelous art from the manga’s Blue Cult and Blue Memory arcs and the anime’s Book of Murder and Book of the Atlantic arcs, as well as promotional art for the various Black Butler musicals and the Black Label product line. 

Presented as a deluxe beribboned hardcover tome as scrumptious as any sweet treat!

Miss Savage Fang (Manga)

miss savage fang volume one manga cover
© Kakkaku Akashi, Umashi, Kayahara

Story: Kakkaku Akashi

Art: Umashi

Character Design: Kayahara

Based on the light novel series of the same name. 

Synopsis

Envil, known by the title “Savage Fang,” was a renowned mercenary who should have died fighting in the civil war. Instead, he awoke back in time — inside the body of the very tyrant who started the war in the first place! Mylene Eltania was the world’s most beautiful, most ruthless empress. With beautiful hair signaling her divine gift, and beauty beyond compare, she was a force to be reckoned with. Now this mercenary has a second chance to fight back before it’s too late. Mylene’s beauty is on the surface, but a savage beast rages below!

Excellent Property, Rejects for Residents

excellent property, rejects for residents manga volume one cover
© Suu Minazuki

Story and Art: Suu Minazuki

Synopsis

Yuugo Chayama is an unemployed high school dropout renting a dirt-cheap apartment in a building nicknamed the “Loser Lodge.” Everything is communal in this rickety seventy-year-old abode, from the bathrooms to the kitchen, but at least the rent is a mere five thousand yen! But then, one day, an angel named Hamuel descends from the heavens, having been given the hopeless mission of turning Yuugo’s life around…! From the author of Heaven’s Lost Property and Plunderer comes an all-new cohabitation comedy with a no-good cast!

The Trials of Chiyodaku (Novel)

the trials of chiyodaku novel volume one cover
© Fukurou Kogyoku, jonsun

Story: Fukurou Kogyoku

Illustration: jonsun

Synopsis

Akuto, a normal game-loving high schooler, and his older sister Tsukasa are summoned one day to a strange otherworld called Chiyodaku. There, a laid-back princess tasks them with becoming judges for her kingdom and assigns them a difficult first case—a murder trial with a hero as the accused! Akuto must help his sister, who knows nothing about fantasy worlds and their logic, navigate eccentric courtroom characters as the siblings pursue the truth, no matter where it leads.

My Oh My, Atami-kun

my oh my, atami-kun manga volume one cover
© Asa Tanuma

Story and Art: Asa Tanuma

Synopsis

High schooler Atami is living the dream. He’s got incredibly good looks, and girls can’t help asking him out nearly every day. There’s just one problem, though—he’s into guys, not girls! His own gorgeous face haunts him, since it’s all anyone seems to be interested in. Won’t anyone see him for who he really is?

GOGOGOGO-GO-GHOST!

GOGOGOGO-GO-GHOST! manga volume one cover
© Miyako Hiruzuka

Story and Art: Miyako Hiruzuka

Synopsis

After an illicit affair at work falls through, office worker Ushiro Akechi is wallowing in quiet desperation and stumbling toward ending it all. What she really needs is an older sister to talk her back from the edge… Luckily, she’s about to meet one—from the other side! Self-proclaimed Guardian Spiritual Older Sister Masako is ready and waiting to take Ushiro under her ghostly wing! Together, can they turn a brush with death into the start of a gloriously funny new partnership!?

Aria of the Beech Forest

aria of the beech forest manga volume one cover
© Yugiri Aika

Story and Art: Yugiri Aika

Synopsis

The witch Aria is a little shy. She’s good at cooking and knitting. And she’s a real wiz at growing herbs. As for what she’s bad at? Why, that’s magic! One fateful day, the sheltered girl encounters a talking wolf, who becomes her very first friend. Watch the witch and wolf snuggle up in this comfy story with a touch of mystery set in the forests of Ireland!

Kind of a Wolf

kind of a wolf manga volume one cover
© Machi Suehiro

Story and Art: Machi Suehiro

Synopsis

Shiroki just wants a little bit of peace and quiet—time to chill with his cat and relax in between all his university classes. However, his next-door neighbor, Hayato, seems unable to do anything without making a racket. Which is the last thing Shiroki wants to deal with on any given day. And so life goes on, until his cat decides to climb onto Hayato’s balcony, leading Shiroki to an unexpectedly furry discovery.

This Wolf Is Not Scary

this wolf is not scary manga volume one cover
© Rico Sakura

Story and Art: Rico Sakura

Synopsis

In a world where half-humans who evolved distinctly from animals reside, a tough and hardheaded wolf named Shirou is often misunderstood due to his gaudy appearance. Shirou is in love with Usami, a rabbit with eye-catching brown skin. Though Shirou being a carnivore has Usami on edge, after the wolf saves him from a pervert, Usami shows a vulnerable side to Shirou that no one else can see. But then, Shirou starts to want to mate with Usami!


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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