Yen Press Licenses Gabriel Dropout, Sword Oratoria, Hybrid x Heart Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed Ukami's Gabriel Dropout, Takashi Yagi's Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria, and Riku Ayakawa's Hybrid x Heart manga. Yen Press also announced that it has licensed Daichi Matsuse's Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-, Chapter 3: Truth of Zero (Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Dai-San-Shō: Truth of Zero), the third manga series based on Tappei Nagatsuki Re:Zero light novel series.
Yen Press will release the first volume of Gabriel Dropout in October. The comedy follows Gabriel White, who graduated at the top of the class at angel school and attends a human school on earth in pursuit of knowledge, but then gets engrossed in a web game and decides its too much trouble to go anywhere.
The ongoing series first launched in December 2013 in Kadokawa's Dengeki Daioh g gag manga magazine and serialized every other month before it began monthly serialization in April 2014. Kadokawa shipped the fourth compiled volume in January.
An anime adaptation premiered in January and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.
Yen Press will release the first volume of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria manga in October. Yagi's ongoing manga is based on Fujino Ōmori's spinoff novel series focusing on sword princess Aiz Wallenstein. The manga runs on Square Enix's Gangan Online and Square Enix released the seventh compiled volume on Saturday.
Yen Press has also licensed the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria light novels, as well as Ōmori's original Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? novel series and its manga adaptation.
A Sword Oratoria anime adaptation will premiere on April 14.
Yen Press will release the first volume of Hybrid x Heart in October. Ayakawa began the manga adaptation of Masamune Kuji's Hybrid×Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia (Masō Gakuen H×H) light novel series in in Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace magazine in June 2015, and Kadokawa published the third volume on Saturday.
The light novel series centers around Kizuna Hida, who visits the strategic defense academy Ataraxia at his big sister's request. "There, he encounters Aine Chidorigafuchi, a girl piloting the magical armor Zerosu. Aine suddenly pulls off her clothes before Kizuna's eyes. 'Don't look, you pervert—' 'No, you're the one!?' However, a communique about a serious mission arrives from Kizuna's sister. The mission — to rub Aina's chest!? Actually, Kizuna has the power to level up a girl through indecent acts. With a battle against another world, the future depends on this power."
Yen Press will release the first volume of Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-, Chapter 3: Truth of Zero in October.
The manga runs in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive, and it follows Subaru and Emilia's return to Lugunica and the introduction of the candidates for Queen. The fifth volume shipped in Japan on Thursday.
Yen Press has also licensed Nagatsuki's original light novel series and the earlier two manga adaptations: Daichi Matsue's Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Dai-Ichi-Shō: Ōto no Ichinichi-hen, which ran in Monthly Comic Alive, and Makoto Fugetsu's Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Dai-Ni-Shō: Yashiki no Ishūkan-hen, which ran in Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine.