Yen Press Publishes Yuna Kagesaki's Witch's House Manga Simultaneously With Japan

posted on 2017-08-07 15:11 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga by Chibi Vampire creator adapts horror game prequel

Yen Press announced on Monday that it will publish Yuna Kagesaki's The Witch's House manga simultaneously with Japan. The first two digital chapters will be avaialble on August 9.

The manga launched in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine on June 9.

The manga is based on the Majo no Ie - Ellen no Nikki (The Witch's House - The Diary of Ellen) novel that author and game creator Fummy released as a prequel to the creator's own Majo no Ie (The Witch's House) horror puzzle game. The original game casts players in the role of Viola, a girl who wakes up in the middle of a forest, where a path of roses leads her to the house of a witch named Ellen. She enters the house, and must find a way out again. The prequel novel centers on the story of how Ellen became a witch. The magazine teases that the story will be about "Ellen, the witch who longed to be loved, and Viola, the girl who was raised with love."

The original free game launched for PC in October 2012 and Kadokawa published the novel with illustrations by Oguchi in October 2013. The game's website links to an English translation for both the game and the novel.

Manga publisher Tokyopop licensed Kagesaki's Chibi Vampire and AiON manga in North America, and released all of Chibi Vampire and AiON's first three compiled volumes before shutting down its North American manga publishing division in May 2011. Viz began releasing Chibi Vampire on the Amazon Kindle store in 2014. Chibi Vampire inspired the Karin television anime in 2005.

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