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!

Aaaaand…

  • 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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106 Comments

Tran

Glad about Soul Eat Not!

Alice has got my hopes for a Gakuen Alice license (oh please, please, please~!)

Nedda

Thank you for picking up Alice! I can finally know the ending.. definitely buying them all instead of just the last one though!! XD

Shaku

@Richard j.

Agreed, i hope the novels are doing well enough to keep them going.

Matt

Hell Yes!!! Soul Eater Not!, Alice in the Country of Hearts, Madoka, and Until Death Do Us Part! Nom Nom Nom Nom

JP

Thank you so much for picking up Yuki-chan! Looking forward to that for a long time as I love the other Suzumiya titles!

Also, UNTIL DEATH DO US PART, seems really interesting…I will be looking into that one as well.

Thank you for picking up the TokyoPop title as well…hopefully this is a trend of more to come…keep the great work!

Loved seeing you at ComicCon!

seny

I really want the gangan title Zetsuen no tempest to be licensed as well…

Oveneise

You guys are going to publish Nagato-Chan? THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m really enjoying the Haruhi-Chan books as it is – love the artwork and humor. Thank you Yen Press!

Tsuki

OMG its so “WOOOOW” realy i`m so happy about all the new titels from YP!! > w < uuuuuh yuki-chan! i`m from Germany and so i`m so happy to can buy it all. a big THANK YOU to Yen Press !!^^

Marina

YEN PRESS

YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

I’ve been waiting so long for Until Death Do Us Part! And you guys saved Alice in the Country of Hearts, too! 2012 is going to be an awesome year, especially with you guys releasing Olimpos! Also very excited for the Infernal Devices! You guys are truly the best~ :’3

Keeping hope that you guys will license Amatsuki or Karneval someday. ;u;

LKK

Is it possible to add a Remember Me function to the Yen Plus login page? Logging in every time I want to read the magazine is annoying.

nichtejager

Until Death Do Us Part!!! Thank you!! *happy dances* All time fav seinen series! Now I’ll have the books in English to go with my import copies – just PLEASE don’t take ages and ages to bring out all the volumes, it’s otaku torture…

ciaobuu

thank you so much for licensing the beautiful madoka manga you guys are awesome

though

i still want my umineko manga… and baccano light novel license

Auranel

Awesome to see you guys picking up Tokyopop series! My life would be complete if you would be able to license Tsukuyomi Moon Phase. It only had 4 volumes left to go and it’s my ultimate favorite. I think it’d fit in well with your other series.

Other than that, I’d love to see Future Diary and Deadman Wonderland as well!

Thomas

I can’t believe someone finally licensed Until Death Do Us Part — It’s the one manga I’ve been desperately waiting for someone to license, so I can’t wait until you start releasing them! The rest look great too. 2012 is certainly going to be a good year of Yen Press manga.

Jazz

Good releases on all levels. Yen Press is doing a good job by bringing over new and saving manga releases. I believe that an interesting series that Yen Press could bring over is Liar Game. It is a fascinating series with great story telling and tricks. Worth an investment.

Dessa

WooHoo!!! Thank you for releasing the Alice mangas. I will totally buy twice!!

Lily

Thank You!!! 8D I am so freaking happy Madoka Magica is going to be published in the US! Can you pick up Deadman Wonderland and Future Diary?
p.s. Do you think you could publish Girlfriends by Morinaga, Miruku (it would be nice to see some more yuri being published in the states).

Phoenix422

Hi! I have a question about the Higurashi series!

You’ve translated and released two of the side arcs, Demon Exposing and Midnight.

I was wondering if you plan to release the Anthology arc, Kataribanashi-hen as well? It’d be great if you did!

Reeny

Thank you VERY much for Madoka and the Alice mangas! I will be picking those up for sure!

If only you would license AiON by Yuna Kagesaki and Tsukuyomi Moon Phase by Keitaro Arima!!

Now RESCUE SOME MORE TOKYOPOP TITLES! PLEASE!!

computerandy9

After I finished watching the Spice & Wolf anime (both seasons) I had to give the novels a try, and i’m glad I did because they are way better then the anime and the anime was awesome. I hope Yen Press continue to publish all 17 of the spice and wolf novels.

Hiera

@Phoenix422

Yay, I agree with you!
Kataribanashi-hen is really good. And Hirukowashi-hen, Saikoroshi-hen and Kokoroiyashi-hen. All Higurashi arcs, if it’s possible.

Mika

MADOKA MAGICA~! YES!!!

Absolutely LOVED the anime! this will be such a big hit here in America, I just know it~! ^^

HOWEVER, I still want more Higurashi and Umineko~!

Queenie-chan

Higurashi and Umineko are amazing series. I suggest picking both of them up (or continuing it, in Higurashi’s case).

Chelsi

I’m EXTREMELY happy to see until death do us part. Mainly because i love that series but i was also contemplating whether to buy the japanese version since there wasn’t an english version. Glad to see it come out in english! That manga deserves warm praise!
BUT!!!
I really wish you could get a license for Top Secret by Reiko Shimizu. I think her work is underrated.

ciaobuu

holy crap ecchi-san just voiced me completely. Fate/Zero is an amazing anime, and the light novels are just gorgeous, and written by the same guy that came up with Madoka.

Please. Do it, along with Umineko and Steins;Gate, they’re godtier and you’re the only guys that I can trust at all when it comes to really great series.

Sarah

Yay!!! I’m so happy you guys picked up Alice <33 thank youu!
Oh and I hate to seem annoyingly random but do you have any news about the talent search? I thought you had said it was going to be an annual thing so I was just wondering, thanks 🙂

Ecchi-San

And if you do publish Fate/Zero, keep the original covers (Seriously).
@ciabuu
Dude, if you enjoy Fate/Zero, for the love of god read the visual novels. Fate/Stay Night is one of the greatest games I’ve ever played (or read?). I’m on the second route, Unlimited Blade Works. Its absolutely fantastic. And yes, there’s a complete translation.

Abby

@Sarah The New Talent Search is indeed an annual search, and the details will be available very VERY soon!

Osaka-san

Awesome licenses!!! … Any chances of the ‘to aru’ series being licensed???

Altaïr

I’ve been waiting for soul eater not to come out in america……… Now I can put it with the rest of my soul eaters…. I just wish they had a site that could link me to the books as oppose to going to a book store or another website that sells them. It would be so much easier…..

cicada

Just saw “Until Death Do Us Part” on RightStuf’s list of upcoming releases – totally excited to see this licensed by Yen Press! Really looking forward to picking it up. Thanks very much!

Ealynn

As me and my writer are already published artists would you have any advise on project submissions?

Would now be a good time as any to submit seeing as you’re on the look out for new talent or would it be too crowded and would you advise to wait a couple of months? Also, would Yenpress prefer to be involved at an early stage of the project (while still working on the first chapter) or would it be preferable for you to enlist a project well on its way (like have the first or first two chapters already finished). It maybe depends how much editorship you prefer to have? Anyway, we’d love to get a bit more insight in this while we prepare for our submission and we still have a lot of variables open that we’d love to discuss with potential publishers to see what kind of publication options would suit the story best and the other way around.

darkangelx

YESSS MADOKA AND ALICE!Alice has been rescued from the emo corner we called “Tokyopop”.

Now all you need to do now is to go and rescue Hetalia Axis Powers! Pretty please?

Rachel

What is on the front of yen plus? Also, PLEASE rescue Atelier Marie and Elie!

Abby

@Rachel It’s a series called Milkyway Hitchhiking from the creator of One Fine Day, which you might remember from the print editions of Yen Plus. It’s super-cute, and full-color! It will be available in print, we just haven’t finalized a release date yet. Hope you will check it out!

Bobby

MADOKA MAGICA MANGA??? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

Now if you could work out something with J-manga.com and license some of their stuff for printing as actual books, and start with something like SoreMachi manga, and make it so I can buy it at Books a Million, I would be happy.

Jenna

I’m so glad that you guys are picking up Alice in the Country of Hearts. I was so happy when I heard that you were! I have a question about them, though. Do you know how much they’re going to cost?

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