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Yen Press Adds Space Dandy, Dimension W, Overlord, Boy & the Beast

posted on by Egan Loo

North American publisher Yen Press announced at its New York Comic Con panel on Saturday that it has acquired the following manga:

Scumbag Loser (Saiteihen no Otoko)
By Mikoto Yamaguchi
"In this spine-chilling horror thriller, a high school dweeb makes up a sexy girlfriend to avoid becoming the biggest loser in the class. But the last thing he expects is for her to actually turn up as a transfer student."

Corpse Party: Blood Covered
Story by Makoto Kedōin (Team GrisGris)
Art by Toshimi Shinomiya
Spring 2016

"When a mysterious earthquake rocks the grounds of Kisaragi Academy, its student soon find themselves in an alternate reality of murder and blood-covered mayhem."

Space Dandy
Story by Masafumi Harada
Art by Sung-woo Park, RED ICE
Spring 2016
"Join Dandy — space adventurer extraordinaire — as he travels the galaxies with his faithful companion in search of new alien species!"

Dimension W
By Yuji Iwahara
Spring/Summer 2016
"The energy crisis may have been solved in 2072, but it doesn't mean everyone's happy about it, as a new stripe of criminal causes mayhem in this progressive SF tale from the pen of Yuji Iwahara (Cat Paradise, King of Thorn, Darker than Black)!"

Unhappy Go Lucky!
By Cotoji
"Tennogofune Academy's class 1-7 sure is unlucky. But brighter fortunes may be on the way when Hibari, Hanako, and Botan decide to make the most out of their everyday school lives!"

Yen Press also announced that it licensed the light novel series:

By Mizuki Mizushiro
Illustrations by Namanie
"Accused of a crime he didn't commit, Kyosuke Kamiya is sent to Purgatorium Rehabilitation Academy, when he suddently finds himself surrounded by a variety of fetching lasses. It's just too bad every one of them is a murderer."

Yen Press licensed both the novel and the manga for the following:

Light novel by Kugane Maruyama
Illustrations by so-bin
Spring/Summer 2016
"The once popular game Yggdrasil was supposed to shut down, but the players who stayed online past the moment the servers went quiet found themselves transported to a game world made real!"

Manga by Fugin Miyama
Spring/Summer 2016

The Boy and The Beast
Novel by director Mamoru Hosoda
Early Summer 2016

Manga by Renji Asai
Early Summer 2016

Thanks, Deb Aoki

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