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Yen Press Licenses 5 Manga, 4 Light Novels for October

posted on by Alex Mateo
Also: KONOSUBA TRPG, Ken Niimura's graphic novel

Yen Press announced on Friday the following light novels, manga, and books for release in October.

Title: Reign of the Seven Spellblades (Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai Suru) manga
Creators: Bokuto Uno (story), Ruria Miyuki (character design), Sakae Esuno (art)
Summary: When a boy and girl meet at a prestigious magic school, the curtain to a supreme fantasy series opens!

This year's new students arrive at Kimberley Magic School. What meets them there is a brilliant parade of cherry blossoms in full bloom and magical creatures. They don't know--this academy is a living demon's shrine where no one's life is guaranteed. A school fantasy about spellblades!

Yen Press is releasing the light novel series of the same name.

Title: The Detective is Already Dead (Tantei wa Mō, Shindeiru) manga
Creators: nigozyu (story), mugiko (art)
Summary: I, an ordinary highschool student, Kimihiko Kimizuka, I was embroiled completely flawlessly into a plane hijacking, where I became the assistant to the angelically beautiful detective girl I met. In three years, the great detective and her assistant unfolded a dazzling adventure drama. Before long, we were separated by death. This takes place a year after that.

The only survivor, me, and the detective's dying wish—their unfinished story.

Yen Press previously licensed the light novel series of the same name.

Title: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II manga
Creators: Fujino Omori (story), Suzuhito Yasuda (character design), Taisei Yamachi (art)
Summary: After Mikoto ventures into Orario's pleasure quarter on a lead to find her long-lost friend, Bell, Lily, and Welf decide to join the search! Unfortunately, Bell's hardly comfortable in such an unfamiliar environment, and after he gets separated from the group, he soon finds himself in a part of Orario he never knew existed. There, he spies a beautiful girl with fox ears and a tail, but little does he know, she's exactly who Mikoto's been looking for...

Yen Press released the first part of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? manga as well as the light novel of the same name.

Title: So I'm a Spider, So What? The Daily Lives of the Kumoko Sisters manga
Creators: Okina Baba (story), Tsukasa Kiryu, Asahiro Kakashi (character design), Gratinbird (art)
Summary: So, as you mighta noticed, I got reincarnated in another world—as a spider! And somewhere along the line, I somehow picked up skill called Parallel Minds. Which, y'know, is great when you need a little extra help running from monsters and firing off magic spells. But it can get kinda crazy when there's four of me living in my head...

Yen Press is releasing the So I'm a Spider, So What? manga and light novels.

Title: I Kept Pressing the 100-Million Button and Came Out on Top light novel
Creators: Syuichi Tskukishima (story), Mokyu (art)
Summary: Allen is training to be a swordsman, but he's just no good at it. After losing a duel with high stakes, he's about to drop out when a mysterious man offers him a chance to get 100 million years' worth of training with the press of a button. But what happens when he presses it over and over?!

Title: The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon light novel
Creators: Asami Hinagi (story), Kureta (art)
Summary: In this dark fantasy tale, an accident transports Soya to a parallel world filled with danger and mystery. On his quest to explore this uncharted land, he encounters a gaggle of quirky friends, like Mysranica, the god of deception and secrecy, and a pair of elf sisters banished from their forest home. Before he knows it, Soya is making rogue adventurers eat lead, beating up petty nobles, and taking on dungeons where death lurks around every corner!

Title: Orc Eroica light novel
Creators: Rifujin na Magonote (story), Asanagi (art)
Summary: Bestowed with the title of “hero” for downing countless foes in the War of Twelve Tribes, Bash commands great respect from his fellow orcs. But this hero has a dark secret: His success on the battlefield doesn't match up to his success in the bedroom. With his reputation on the line, Bash sets out on a quest of a lifetime...all for the explicit purpose of getting laid...!

Title: The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengence a Second Time light novel
Creator: Kizuka Nero (story)
Summary: Summoned to a fantasy world as a hero, Kaito Utage defeats the Demon Lord alongside a band of noble adventurers…only to be double crossed and brutally murdered by his former allies! But when a twist of fate gives him a second chance at life with his all his memories intact, he sets off on a quest to slaughter his traitorous party members one by one. “Come...let vengeance commence!”

Title: New York, New York manga
Creator: Marimo Ragawa (story and art)
Summary: New York police officer, Cain, while hiding that he's gay, goes out every night in Manhattan in want of a one night stand. But when he meets his ideal man, Mel, he finds the love of his life… An ambitious work which depicts love and humanism with gay themes!

Yen Press will release the manga in two omnibus volumes.

Title: Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG role-playing game
Creators: Natsume Akatsuki (story), Kurone Mishima (art), F.E.A.R. (adaptation)
Summary: Live out the wildest fantasies in the world of Konosuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World with the TRPG developed under Natsume Akatsuki's full oversight. Whether it's playing as a luckless reincarnation or pursuing a quest as an all powerful magician, a life of hilarious adventures awaits!

Title: Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy graphic novel
Creators: Ken Niimura
Summary: Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy is a collection of three stories from Ken Niimura that are rooted in well-known Japanese folk tales, such as Urashima Taro and The Crane Wife. Each story delves into the concept of the taboo, asking questions such as “Why are these rules meant to be followed?” and “Who and why sets these rules?” Taking inspiration from the Japanese folk tales told to Ken Niimura as a child and combining them with his unique and captivating art style, Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy is a must read graphic novel for fans of beautiful literary comics.

Yen Press will also release a physical version of Yuna and iNA's The Abandoned Empress, a Korean webcomic.

Thanks to A. M. for the news tip.

Source: Press release

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