Yen Press Licenses 6 Manga, 3 Novels, Art Book
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Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed the Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?, Overlord a la Carte, Reborn as a Polar Bear: The Legend of How I Became a Forest Guardian, Phantom Tales of the Night, The War Ends the World / Raises the World, and Combatants Will Be Dispatched! manga. The company also announced its license of the The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?), The War Ends the World / Raises the World, and Combatants Will Be Dispatched! novels, as well as The Art of Sword Oratoria art book.
The company describes Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? (Tsūjō Kōgeki ga Zentai Kōgeki de Ni-kai Kōgeki no Okā-san wa Suki desuka?):
What would you do if you got transported into a video game...with your mom?? That's the dilemma facing high schooler Masato Oosuki, who has been unwittingly thrown into an RPG world with his doting mother close behind as part of a secret government scheme. As an avid gamer, Masato is eager to show off his skills...but that's hard to do when your mom is an insanely overpowered, dual-wielding, multi- target specialist!
Meicha launched the manga adaptation of writer Dachima Inaka and illustrator Pochi Iida's light novels of the same name in Kadokawa's Young Ace Up in October 2017. The manga is also serializing on Kadokawa's manga website Comic Walker. The second volume shipped on December 20.
Yen Press describes Overlord a la Carte (Overlord Kōshiki Comic a la Carte):
Meet your favorite characters from the mega-popular web series Overlord in its first-ever comic anthology! Whether it's to reaffirm your undying love for Ainz-sama, or further explore the world of Yggdrasil and Nazarick, this book will satisfy all your fan cravings!
The anthology of manga by various artists is based on writer Kugane Maruyama and artist so-bin's Overlord light novel series. The anthology manga launched in Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace magazine in 2017, and Kadokawa published the third compiled volume in July.
Yen Press describes Reborn as a Polar Bear: The Legend of How I Became a Forest Guardian (Shirokuma Tensei: Mori no Shugoshin ni Natta zo Densetsu):
After a climber falls off a mountain, he wakes up as a polar bear! Now, he has to protect two werewolf sisters and use his wits to navigate the dangers of the forest.
Hōki Kusano launched the manga based on writer Chihiro Mishima and artist Kururi's light novel series of the same name on Comic Walker in 2017. The second volume of the manga shipped in July, and the third volume will ship on February 22.
Yen Press describes Phantom Tales of the Night (Bakemono no Yawadukushi):
Welcome to the Thundercloud Inn, a curious establishment that opens its doors to the troubled masses, human or otherwise. But to pay for the stay, the equally curious innkeeper takes payment only in the form of one's deepest secrets…Who will come calling today?
Matsuri launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene in July 2016. The fifth volume shipped on January 26.
Yen Press describes The War Ends The World / Raises The World (Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjō, Arui wa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen):
A great war has raged for years between the scientifically advanced Empire and Nebulis, the realm of magical girls—until the youngest knight ever to receive the title of the Empire's strongest meets the princess of the rival nation. Though they are sworn enemies, the knight is taken by her beauty and dignity, and the princess is moved by his strength and way of life. Will the fighting between them ever be allowed to end?
Kadokawa published the first volume of the novels in May 2017, and the sixth volume shipped on December 20. Kei Sazane writes the story and Ao Nekonabe provides the art.
Okama launched the manga adaptation in Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine in May 2018. The first volume shipped on December 26.
Yen Press describes Combatants Will Be Dispatched! (Sentōin, Hakenshimasu!):
From the author of Konosuba comes a new light novel series! It's tough being on the front lines for an evil organization, and nobody knows this better than No. 6, a Combatant for the Kisaragi Secret Society. Dispatched to a distant alien world on a reconnaissance mission, he's got a new android partner, but how are you supposed to plan an interstellar invasion--of a fantasy world?!
Kadokawa published the first novel by Konosuba creator Natsume Akatsuki in November 2017. The second volume shipped in June 2018. Kakao Lanthanum provides the art.
Masaaki Kiasa launched the manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine in March 2018. The first volume shipped in August.
Yen Press describes The Genius Prince's Guide To Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?) (Tensai Ōji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu ~Sō da, Baikoku Shiyō~):
The prince of this small and weak kingdom strives for only one thing: selling out his country and living a quiet life in leisure! Sadly, the greatest obstacle he will ever face is his own genius…! As he achieves ever greater accomplishments, he earns more and more favor with the people of his kingdom…which makes fulfilling his own dreams all the harder!!!
SB Creative published the first volume of the novel series in May 2018, and the third volume on January 12. Toru Toba writes the novels and fal_maro provides the art.
Yen Press describes The Art of Sword Oratoria:
Featuring the stunning work of Kiyotaka Haimura, this collection of illustrations, rough sketches, and more is sure to please any diehard lovers of the beautiful covers and interiors of Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon? Side Story: Sword Oratoria! Included are a long format interview between Kiyotaka Haimura and the author Fujino Omori, an exclusive short story, and illuminating scribbled commentary by Kiyotaka throughout!
SB Creative released the book of Haimura's art in June 2017.
Source: Press release