Yen Plus NOT!

Ding-dong! DEAD-dong! Class is about to start, and you don’t want to be late on your first day of school! Join new student Tsugumi Harudori in the NOT class at Death Weapon Meister Academy, a school dedicated to training transforming Weapons like Tsugumi and the Meisters who will wield them. Tsugumi is super-nervous about enrolling at DWMA—and even more anxious about choosing her p-p-partner! Featuring an all-new group of students as well as a few familiar faces, Atsushi Ohkubo’s SOUL EATER NOT joins the lineup in this month’s issue of Yen Plus!

But that’s not all the news we have for you, dear readers. It’s Comic Con time, and you all know what that means…
Soul Eater Not is but the first of our NEW LICENSE ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

First up, Yen Press is thrilled to be bringing two graphic novel adaptations from a pair of powerhouse #1 NYT bestselling authors to the pages of Yen Plus in the coming months!

  • THE INFERNAL DEVICES by Cassandra Clare, art by HyeKyung Baek
    This prequel to Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices is the story of Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl traveling alone to Victorian London who runs afoul of the city’s sordid supernatural underworld. Rescued by the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, Tessa quickly finds herself caught up in an intrigue that may very well destroy her new friends – including the two enigmatic young men, Jem and Will, who have taken her under their wing…
  • DARK-HUNTERS: INFINITY by Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Yen Press will be releasing a two-volume adaptation of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Chronicles of Nick series, a prequel to the immensely popular Dark-Hunter novels. A young, streetwise Nick Gautier meets Dark-Hunter Kyrian of Thrace, who shows Nick a world of vampires, demons, and zombies far more dangerous than the mean streets of New Orleans. A must-read for existing fans and those new to the supernatural world of the Dark-Hunters!

Look for The Infernal Devices and Dark-Hunters: Infinity in bookstores Fall 2012!


  • ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS art by Soumei Hoshino, story by Quinrose
    Take heart, Alice fans! Yen Press will be releasing the COMPLETE Alice in the Country of Hearts series in June 2012 as three omnibus editions each collecting two volumes of the original series!
  • THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI-CHAN story by Nagaru Tanigawa, art by PUYO, characters by Noizi Ito
    This spin-off takes place in the world of the “Disappearance” arc of the Haruhi Suzumiya novels, focusing on the high school life (and romance!) of a tentative and bashful Yuki Nagato quite unlike the one you’ve come to know and love through the usual exploits of the SOS Brigade…but no less charming!
  • UNTIL DEATH DO US PART story by Hiroshi Takashige, art by DOUBLE-S
    Haruka is a young girl with precognitive abilities that allow her to predict the future with incredible accuracy. Unfortunately, these powers have made her a target for greedy corporations. Haruka uses her power to seek the one who can offer her protection, singling out Mamoru Hijikata, a blind man whose inability to see belies his skill with a sword!
  • PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA story by Magica Quartet, art by Hanokage
    Madoka had always thought magic was the stuff of her dreams…until she encounters an unreal cat-being at her totally normal school! The cat offers her a choice — Will Madoka become a Puella Magi in exchange for her dearest desire?
  • That’s it for new licenses…this time! We hope you are as excited as we are for the year ahead!

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    Yay! That’s good to know. I can save up my money for the 3 Volumes! Thank you.

    T. Hotori Fangirl

    SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!! PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA!!!!! I loved the anime, and I can’t wait to read the official translation! (I read it on Mangafox when they still had it, and I hated all of the f-bombs in it) I hope that Oriko Magica and Kazumi Magica get translated too, especially the latter. I LOVE KAZUMI MAGICA THE BEST MADOKA MAGICA SPINOFF MANGA EVER!!!


    I’m happy your publishing DURARARA!! now, (though it’s not said). I think you should publish the light novels too. Those I would definitely buy. Also, it’d be amazing if you license The World God Only Knows and Corpse Party: Blood Covered (’cause I love horror manga like Higurashi x<. Oh, and sorry if I'm asking for alot, but you should also license UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie.and To Love-Ru too! :3


    I’m excited about the news that Alice in the Country of Hearts will be picked up and completed. However, I’ll admit that I’ve never been a fan of omnibus mangas. :( They fall apart so easily and as someone who rereads manga several times and keeps them for years to come, I don’t want to worry about pages falling out or the spine having such wear due to size.

    Even with the news of having an entire set, I may have to give it a pass.

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