Yen Press Announces New Licenses at New York Comic Con

Oct 16th 2013
NEW YORK, NY (10/14/2013) — This weekend at New York Comic Con, Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, announced several new licenses from Japan and Korea at their panel.

Void's Enigmatic Mansion, based on the novel by JiEun Ha with art by Hee-eun Kim, relates the tales of the tenants of a mysterious house whose wishes may be granted, though not always with the results they had hoped for. It will be serialized monthly beginning in October 2013, each chapter released in English digitally simultaneous to the Korean publication from Haksan Publishing.

Ani-Imo by Haruko Kurumatani is the first of three new licenses representing the beginning of a licensing relationship between Yen Press and Kodansha in Japan. When sweet and docile Hikaru swaps bodies with her beloved twin brother, Youta, her personality does a complete 180, and she starts taking brotherly affection to a whole new level. Will Youta ever get his body back? This gender bending comedy debuts in 2014.

He's My Only Vampire by Aya Shouoto is a seductive paranormal romance that demonstrates that love can have a way of coming back and biting you – in the neck. It's a lesson that Kana Takachiko learns all too well through her relationship with aki, her childhood friend and pureblood vampire

From the pen of the master of Gothic suspense, Kaori Yuki, comes Demon from a Foreign Land, a period fantasy steeped in black magic. When Sorato is orphaned following an earthquake, he quickly becomes ensnared in the dark secrets of the estate that becomes his new home. Demon from a Foreign Land will be released in hardcover editions starting in 2014.

Fans of QuinRose's Alice series have reason to celebrate with the forthcoming release of the Alice in the Country of Diamonds ~Wonderful Wonder World~ Official Visual Fan Book. Packed with illustrations, character profiles, creator interviews and manga, this book will be a must-have for any collector's shelves.

High School DxD, the manga adaptation of Ichiei Ishibumi's fan-favorite light novel with art by Hiroji Mishima, promises to be one of the most anticipated new manga releases of 2014. When angels and demons collide with Hyoudou Issei, a libidinous high schooler, caught in the middle, just about anything (and everything) can happen…

Yen Press is an imprint of Hachette Book Group dedicated to publishing graphic novels for adults and young readers. Yen Press's 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.

Hachette Book Group 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. Hachette Book Group's product lines include adult, illustrated, religious, children's, and audio books under the Little, Brown and Company, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords,Center Street, Orbit, Yen Press, and Hachette Book Group Digital Media imprints. For more information, visit www.hbgusa.com.

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