Yen Press Also Adds Log Horizon, The Devil is a Part-Timer! Manga Series
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
North American publisher Yen Press announced via Twitter on Friday that it will also publish the manga adaptations of Mamare Touno and Kazuhiro Hara's Log Horizon and Satoshi Wagahara and Oniku's The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Maou-sama!) light novel series. The company did not state which manga adaptations of the series it has licensed.
The company is releasing the original light novels in April and March 2015.
The original Log Horizon novels begin when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a "sword-and-sorcery world" is now the "real world." Shiroe, Naotsugu, and Akasuki join together to survive.
The books inspired several manga spin-offs including Log Horizon by Kazuhiro Hara on Enterbrain's Famitsu Comic Clear website, Log Horizon - Nishikaze no Ryodan by Koyuki on Fujimi Shobo's Age Premium website, and Log Horizon Gaiden Honey Moon Logs by Motoya Matsu which ran in ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine before it ended in June.
A second anime television season based on the novels will premiere this fall.
In Wagahara's original The Devil is a Part-Timer! novels' story, a demon king named Satan is one step away from conquering his alternate world when he is transported to Tokyo of our world. He ends up having to work part-time at a fast food restaurant to make ends meet. In order to conquer Japan, he has to first move up from a freelancer to an actual employee. Meanwhile, the heroine Emilia has arrived in Japan also, in pursuit of Satan.
Akio launched the main manga adaptation in ASCII Dengeki Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine in December 2011. Kurone Mishima draws another manga spinoff called Hataraku Maou-sama! High School! in ASCII Dengeki Works' Dengeki Maoh magazine.
Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.