Yen Press Announces Five New Series for Future Publication
NEW YORK, NY (6/25/21) – Yen Press, LLC announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes manga (Spy Classroom and Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 0), light novels (Dragon and Ceremony and My Happy Marriage) and an artbook (Visions 2021__Illustrators Book). All announced titles are scheduled for December 2021 release.
Spy Classroom (manga)
Original Story by Takemachi
Art by SeuKaname
Character Design by Tomari
The golden age of the military has passed, and war is now carried out by spies. Klaus, an agent with a perfect record but a difficult personality, has formed a special team to carry out an “impossible” mission with a 90% failure rate. Problem is…the ones he’s chosen are a bunch of pretty girls with no experience!?
Spy Classroom is a manga adaptation of the highly-anticipated light novel from Yen On. Filled with action, comedy and fan-favorite light novel tropes, Spy Classroom puts a twist on the spy story genre that has taken the world of manga and light novels by storm!
Dragon and Ceremony (light novel)
Story by Ichimei Tsukushi
Illustration by Enji
To fulfill his master’s last request, half-human wand craftsman Ix must repair a staff belonging to a girl named Yuui. There’s just one problem—in order to mend the staff’s core, Ix must obtain the heart of a dragon, the last of which supposedly died out 1,000 years ago. Running up against a strict time limit before his contract expires, Ix must somehow find a long lost dragon and repair the wand all by summer’s end.
Dragon and Ceremony is a fantasy light novel series with a compelling premise and excellent world building. It has stood out as a highly anticipated series among light novel fans due to the excellent storytelling and beautiful illustrations.
Japanese Title: 竜と祭礼
Romanization: Ryuu to Sairei
There are currently 3 volumes released in Japan. The series began publication January 11, 2020 and the most recent volume released September 11, 2020.
The novel was an award winner in the 11th GA Bunko Award.
My Happy Marriage (light novel)
Story by Akumi Agitogi
Illustration by Tsukiho Tsukioka
Born to a noble family, Miyo is raised by her abusive stepmother and married off to Kiyoka, a soldier so heartless his prior fiancées fled within three days into their engagement. With no home to return to, Miyo slowly starts to open her heart to her cold and pale husband-to-be, despite their rocky introduction… This might just be her chance at finding true love and happiness.
Combining an irresistible supernatural story, filled with drama and romance, with breathtaking illustrations, My Happy Marriage is a light novel series that has all the charm and appeal of shojo manga. My Happy Marriage is a welcome addition to light novel fans who have been eager for more great works of romantic slice-of-life.
Japanese Title: わたしの幸せな結婚
Romanization: Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon
There are currently 4 volumes released in Japan. The series began publication January 15, 2019 and the most recent volume released September 15, 2020. The series also has a manga adaptation.
Visions 2021__Illustrators Book
Edited by pixiv Inc
Here are the “VISIONS” of 170 frontline illustrators. Compiled by pixiv, this artbook features the newest and best works of illustrators making a splash in the industry!
The Japanese online art community pixiv has been widely known and respected worldwide for providing artists with a platform to showcase great illustrations and comics. Visions 2021__Illustrators Book is the first major English-language release of pixiv’s prolific collection of illustrations and is a must-have for the growing community of art book collectors.
Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 0
Story & Art by AidaIro
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun takes on the theme of the school ghost story of Hanako-san. All three chapters of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun from its original short-term serialization in the monthy magazine G Fantasy are now available in one book. What’s more, the author’s extremely rare debut series, The Lovely Living Dead, is also included. This starting point has plenty of talent which drives the next era!
Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 0 gives fans the chance to experience the amazing manga and art of creator AidaIro that was made before the serialization of their best-selling series. With the art book AidaIro Illustrations: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun releasing this November, this winter season is looking great for passionate fans of everyone’s favorite ghost story!
About Yen Press, LLC
Yen Press, LLC is a joint venture between Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group. Founded in 2006, Yen Press has quickly risen to become one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in the North American marketplace and a driving force in the introduction of light novels and Japanese literature to new readers through its Yen On imprint. For more information, visit http://www.yenpress.com.