In love with love, in love with YEN PLUS!

Tsugumi Harudori, age fourteen, in love with love, graces the cover of YEN PLUS this month, which means there’s a brand-new chapter of Soul Eater Not! inside! It’s another chapter of Short-Short Shorts, this time featuring Akane and Clay! It’s still a mystery what those two boys are up to…and Clay’s convoluted explanations aren’t helping clear things up…

We’ve also got new chapters of all your favorites, including a special chapter of Maximum Ride focusing on Ari’s story (plus a studio diary from artist NaRae!), two gorgeous color pages in Soulless, the truth of Will’s curse revealed in The Infernal Devices, and the conclusions of The Dark-Hunters: Infinity Volume 1 and Jack Frost Volume 7, both available as collected editions next month!!

Thanks for checking out this month’s issue of YEN PLUS! Enjoy!

*There is no information yet about the New Talent Search. When we have further details, we will let you know.

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    @hackwolfin Almost all of the translation and lettering of the books is done by outside freelancers. (You can check out their names on the copyright pages ^^) The amount of time it takes varies by translator/letterer, but it’s usually around 2 weeks or so for each part. In-house, there are four of us on the editorial staff who check against the Japanese/Korean to make sure everything’s correct, that it reads well, and that it looks good before it goes to the printer. Occasionally we’ll letter or translate a series too, but it’s rare. It’s a lot of work, but it’s rewarding when we see those finished books come in~ And when our readers tell us how much then enjoy them~! ^u^


    @Abby, wow i had to idea that’s how it was done!! Maybe you guys could post a blog about it some time? (Come people, second this XD)
    This makes me feel a bit better about wanting to work for you as a comic/manga artist (or maybe just an artist) ^^

    just somebody

    I’m with Zashiki on Amnesia!

    It would be awesome to actual read and own the Manga, since many people like me don’t play the game, but many people watch(ed) the anime! The Anime is a smash hit at the moment in Japan and my bank account is crying here because I order to much merchandise related to this series O_O” The big amount of merchandise you find is also proof for its popularity! Also I’m looking like crazy for the Artbooks and Visual Fan books, which portray the gorgeous art of this series! All in all it has a really nice concept (story) with great artwork and for once, without having to include ecchi elements to be popular and good.

    And speaking of license requests! Yen Press has already published some yaoi Manga from Hoshino Lily, who also did the art for Mawaru Penduindrum. So if you don’t reject the genre, I have as a request about an even lighter title (because it’s more shounen ai than yaoi) and that is ”Super Lovers” by Abe Miyuki. She also draws the series ”Hakkenden Eight Dogs of the East”, whose anime is currently airing in Japan. God if you license Super Lovers, all the fans will go crazy with enthusiasm, since it’s also a story that appeals to people who are not mainly into boys love. The series also enjoys a deserved great amount of popularity in Japan. It has one of the best artworks I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen a lot), very realistic drawings, with great proportioned bodies, beautiful facial expressions and nonetheleast a story and an original one to that. Also the french are going to release ”Super Lovers” this year, but my french is awfully bad, so to read it in English would be heaven on earth.

    Yen Press, if you want to earn a lot of money, license Amnesia and Super Lovers, or else other publishers like Digital Manga or Viz will snatch it from you. I just have a problem with the other two, since it’s always so uncertain if they’re going to pull the series through or silently drop it. Best example for that would be Reborn! and D. Gray-man which Viz droped and Digital Manga also started ”Pure Heart” by Hyouta Fujiyama and I never got to see the light of day of the other 2 volumes. And the list can get really long with these two publishers… -__-” And because of that, I’m with Yen Press! 😀 You guys haven’t even dropped ”Chocolate” and I’m sure that the series wasn’t a goldmine. So respect for that and think about the proposals.


    @”just somebody”
    Viz didn’t drop d.gray-man. They just caught up with Japan release-wise. They did drop Reborn! though.

    just somebody

    @ Jellorific

    My mistake there. I got D. Gray Man mixed up with other series, since a friend of mine collected it and I collected Reborn. But the point is, that Viz and other publishers dropped a lot of series, even ones you wouldn’t have expected and in the end the buyers have to suffer the most, since they have to live with the fact of giving 50 – 80+ $ for something that has been finally dropped.

    Ok, another selfish license request and I expect some support from other fans on this one ^^, since it’s one of the best stories out there. Psycho Pass! You have a great plot, mixed up with brilliant dialogs (among others classical philosophy is being mentioned and connected to the futuristic society), likable characters (even the bad ones are interesting for their intelect) and fantastic artwork. The Manga would sell like warm bread, since it follows the anime 1 on 1 (story + art) and the anime is a masterpiece! Just think about it.

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