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Yen Press Licenses Eclair Yuri Manga Anthology, Napping Princess Novel

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Eclair slated for spring 2018, Napping Princess in May 2018

Yen Press announced on Monday that it will publish the Éclair (Éclair: Éclair: Anata ni Hibiku Yuri Anthology) manga and the Napping Princess light novel.

Éclair is slated for spring 2018. Yen Press describes the manga anthology:

Beating hearts and fluttering feelings. An anthology of girls' love stories to leave you breathless. With contributors like Canno (Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl), Sakuya Amano (Gosick), and Nio Nakatani (Bloom Into You), this collection is sure to satisfy the desire for a sweet love story (or sixteen!).

Kadokawa published the anthology book in November 2016. The anthology contains sixteen short stories, and features work by the authors and illustrators Nio Nakatani, Non, Yutaka Hiiragi, Sunao Minakata, Sakuya Amano, Shuninta Amano, Uta Isaki, Hachi Itō, Kabocha, Izumi Kawanami, Canno, Taki Kitao, Fumiko Takada, Kagekichi Tadano, Shiori Nishio, Harumi Chihiro, Auri Hirao, Mekimeki, and Kazuno Yuikawa.

Napping Princess is slated for May 2018. Yen Press describes the novel:

When Kokone sleeps she dreams of Heartland, a place full of technology and warring machines, where she's the Princess Ancien who possesses magical powers. But when events in her dreams and real life start to intersect, Kokone has to run from bad guys in both worlds. Will her dreams provide a way out, or get her into deeper trouble…? The light novel of Napping Princess will be available May 2018!

Kadokawa published the novel based on the film in Japan on February 25. Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit, Eden of the East), the film's director and scriptwriter, also wrote the book. Yen Press also published the film's manga adaptation by Hana Ichika.

The film opened in Japan on March 18 in 232 theaters nationwide, and ranked #9 in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. The film will screen in 40 countries and regions worldwide. The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) screened the film on March 19 in Japanese with English subtitles, and Anime Limited screened the film with subtitles and an English dub on August 16. GKIDS launched the film's wide opening in the United States on September 8.

[Via Okazu]

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