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Yen Press Licenses Saga of Tanya the Evil, Acca 13, One Week Friends, A Polar Bear in Love, More

posted on by Karen Ressler

Yen Press announced at its Sakura-Con panel on Saturday that it has licensed 14 manga titles and three light novel titles. In addition, Yen Press announced that it will released Sword Art Online Artworks, a full-color art book by Sword Art Online artist abec.

Yen Press licensed both the original light novel and the manga adaptation for The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki). Yen Press describes the story:

At the very edge of the front lines stands a young girl. She has golden hair, blue eyes, and pale, almost translucent skin. Her name is Tanya Degruechaff, and she will join the ranks of the Imperial Army's Military Mages to become one of the most feared figures in this new world…

Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki launched the light novel series in 2013, and the seventh novel shipped on December 28. Chika Tōjō's manga adaptation is serializing in Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace magazine, and Kadokawa shipped the fourth compiled volume on April 10.

The other manga licenses are as follows:

Natsume Ono's ACCA 13 (ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka):

When political conspiracies abound, preserving the peace is no piece of cake. It's up to one deceptively aloof hero to sniff out corruption in this atmospheric thriller by Natsume Ono (House of Five Leaves, Ristorante Paradiso)!

Matcha Hazuki's One Week Friends:

A boy notices his classmate is always alone. He starts hanging out with her only to discover that at the end of every week, she loses her memory. He resolves to befriend her each week.

Koromo's A Polar Bear in Love (Koisuru Shirokuma):

A polar bear falls in love with a seal, but the seal thinks the polar bear is trying to eat it!

Author Keiichi Shigusawa and artist Tadadi Tamori's Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online:

A spin-off to the massively popular story by Reki Kawahara, a new player steps onto the battlefields of the MMORPG Gun Gale Online! Pint-sized and dressed in pink, she's ready to blast her way to the very top!

Reki Kawahara and artist Shii Kiya's Sword Art Online: Calibur

When the existence of Excalibur in ALO – and the fact that it hasn't been acquired yet! – is made known, it's only a matter of time before Kirito and friends embark on a quest to obtain the fabled blade!

Mujirushi Shimazaki's The Monster Tamer Girls (Kaijū no Shiiku Iin):

Two girls start attending a new school and find themselves responsible for the care and feeding of monsters!

Mai Tanaka's Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School (Yōkai Gakkō no Sensei Hajimemashita!):

Haruaki Abe is the kind of guy wouldn't say boo to a goose. But when he starts his teaching career at a high school full of creatures that go bump in the night, he soon discovers that his students have no such qualms, and they'll have him screaming “Eeeek!”

Kakashi Oniyazu's Though You May Burn to Ash (Tatoe Hai ni Natte mo):

To save his dying sister, Ryouma Shinomiya is willing to do anything. When an angel offers him a chance to change her fate, he accepts—only to find himself trapped in a twisted game of greed where the stakes are life and death!

Ryousuke Asakura's Val x Love (Ikusa x Koi):

High schooler Akutsu Takuma has learned to accept his lonely lot in life and is content surrounded by his studies, but when the god Odin taps him to save the world alongside nine Valkyries fueled by intimacy, Takuma can say good-bye to his solitary existence!

matoba's As Miss Beelzebub Likes (Beelzebub-jō no Okinimesu Mama.):

Murin's lands his dream job with the demon king he's always held in awe, but when his tenure begins, it turns out the demon king isn't quite what he expected…

Rihito Takarai's Graineliers:

Rihito Takarai (Ten Count) pens anything but a garden-variety fantasy! In a world where the seeds of plants are imbued with power, the wheels of fate begin to turn for Luca, an illegal seed cultivator, when the government-sanctioned Graineliers come to take away his father, who in turn hands Luca a rare and powerful seed…!

Afro's Laid-Back Camp Δ (Yurucamp Δ):

Two girls, one bike, one camp, one mountain. A heart-soothing story about camping that feels like you're on the slopes before you're even out the door!

Author Kudan Naduka and artist Nakoto Sanada's Angel Slaughter (Satsuriku no Tenshi):

Most girls waking up without any memory and meeting a serial killer would panic, but not Ray. In fact, far from being her biggest problem, killer Zack might just prove a convenient resource when it comes to finding a way out of the building in which they're both trapped!

The other light novels are as follows:

Author Fuse and artist Mitz Vah's Regarding Reincarnation as Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken):

Living alone and never having had a girlfriend, 37-year-old Satoru Mikami is dissatisfied with how his life has turned out. But after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a new world…as a slime monster.

Author Okina Baba and artist Asahiro Kakashi's So I'm a Spider, So What? (Kumo Desu ga, Nani ga?):

I used to be a normal high school girl but in the blink of an eye, I woke up in a place I'd never seen before and—and I was reborn as a spider?!

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