Yen Press Announces New Licensed Manga Series
SEATTLE, WA (3/30/2013) — Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, announced today that it had acquired the rights to publish in the English language three new Japanese manga series: Inu x Boku SS, No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!, and Wolf Children Ame and Yuki.
In Inu x Boku SS by Cocoa Fujiwara, the rich and beautiful Ririchiyo Shirakiin moves into the Maison de Ayakashi, where each resident is protected by their own supernatural Secret Service agent. Her parents assign SS agent Soushi to protect her, and while Ririchiyo rebels, it's not easy to shake Soushi off. The first volume of Inu x Boku SS is scheduled for release in October 2013.
No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! by Nico Tanigawa (WataMote) is the smash new comedy series from Square Enix in which a high school student realizes that her dreams of popularity may be out of reach. The first volume is also slated for an October 2013 release.
Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is the manga adaptation of the award-winning animated film of the same name released in Japan in 2012. In it, a young woman named Hana falls in love with a wolf man and raises their children alone after his disappearance. Publication is slated for early 2014.
About Yen Press Yen Press is an imprint of Hachette Book Group dedicated to publishing graphic novels for adults and young readers. Yen Press' focus is primarily on licensed manga, but also publishes across the wide spectrum of the graphic novel market, including, but not limited to: original manga publications, original American comics/graphic novels, webcomics, licensed adaptations, and children's graphic novels. For more information, visit www.yenpress.com
About Hachette Book Group Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Orbit, Hachette Nashville, and Hachette Digital.