Yen Press Licenses Kiniro Mosaic, Scum's Wish, Tohyou Game Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
Yen Press announced at Seattle's Sakura-Con on Friday that it has licensed Kin-iro Mosaic, Scum's Wish, Tohyou Game, Rose Guns Days Season Two, and Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer and plans to release the series in print.
Yen Press will also publish Naoe's Aoharu x Machine Gun and Ato Sakurai's Today's Cerberus in print. Yen Press is already publishing both digitally.
Yen Press also announced that it will release the following titles from Square Enix digitally:
- Grim Reaper and Four Girlfriends by writer Shin Suyama and artist CHuN
- Little Witches Necklace by Chinoku
Finally, Yen Press announced two new art books: Atsushi Ohkubo's Soul Eater Soul Art 2 and Yana Toboso Black Butler Arworks 2.
Yui Hara launched the Kin-iro Mosaic four-panel manga in Manga Time Kirara Max in 2010.
The manga's story begins with Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly "pure Japanese" girl who did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an air mail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu's host family in Great Britain. The letter reads, "Shinobu, I'm coming to Japan!" The "Japanese/British girls' light comedy" follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.
The series inspired two anime series, which Crunchyroll streamed outside of Japan as KINMOZA! and Sentai Filmworks licensed for North America.
Crunchyroll is publishing Mengo Yokoyari's Scum's Wish manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:
Hanabi and Mugi are bathed in envious gazers from all around as a beautiful couple with excellent moral conduct. But these two apparently perfect people in an apparently perfect relationship share a secret they can't tell anyone.
Yokoyari launched the manga in Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine in 2012, and Square Enix published the fifth volume on March 25.
An anime adaptation has been greenlit.
Tohyou Game is written by Chihiro and goo and illustrated by Tatsuhiko. The story takes place at a high school that starts voting for the most popular kid, where losing the popularity contest means death.
Yen Press is already publishing Rose Guns Days Season One, written by Ryukishi07 and art by Sōichirō. Nana Natsunishi draws Rose Guns Days Season Two.
Yen Press has also already published Puella Magi Oriko Magica by Magica Quartet and art by Chloe Mura. Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer has the same artist.