YenOnSo we promised some major announcements today at Sakura-Con 2014, and call me biased, but I think we delivered!

As if our digital initiatives weren’t exciting enough, we’re delighted and excited to announce Yen On, a new imprint and program dedicated to bringing you fans English editions of the best light novels that Japan has to offer! We’re already a powerhouse when it comes to getting light novels out there, but now we’re going to build on the successes of hits like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Spice & Wolf, and the upcoming blockbusters, Sword Art Online and Accel World, and bring you even more! Look for Yen On to launch this fall!

But of course, to launch a new imprint, you need new titles, right?! Well, let’s see what you think of these!

  • ANOTHER by Yukito Ayatsuji – Not technically new or a light novel (you might see more of that!), but before and since publishing this deliciously spine-chilling horror tale digitally last year, we’ve gotten tons of requests for a print release. Well, we’re happy to say your prayers have been answered! Look for the hardcover omnibus print edition of ANOTHER hitting bookstores this October as part of the Yen On launch!
  • A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX by Kazuma Kamachi, art by Kiyotaka Haimura – I can’t tell you how thrilled we are to finally be bringing A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX to you guys! One of the most popular and acclaimed light novel series in Japan, INDEX is also one of our most requested titles! This winter, science and magic clash in Academy City, when one unlucky young man finds a mysterious nun in his room and gets landed in the middle of a war he never expected!
  • IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? by Fujino Omori, art by Suzuhito Yasuda – Like that title alone isn’t reason enough to check out this new breakout light novel series! Also known as DanMachi, Fujino Omori’s hilarious fantasy tale about a fateful encounter in the labyrinthine Dungeon between a hapless boy who wants to make a name for himself as an adventurer and a failed goddess rounds out the Yen On launch list this winter!

Whew! And that does it for our Sakura-Con announcements…PSYCH!

We wouldn’t leave our manga faithful hanging like that! On top of more light novels, we’re positively giddy with excitement to bring you…

  • KING OF EDEN by Takashi Nagasaki, art by SangCheol Lee – Maybe you’re not familiar with the name Takashi Nagasaki, but you sure should be! Nagasaki, the critically acclaimed co-author of Monster, 20th Century Boys, Master Keaton, Billy Bat, and Pluto, pens a grotesque thriller that will leave you begging for more! Starting May 1, digital chapters will be simultaneously published worldwide!
  • PandoraHearts ~odds and ends~ by Jun Mochizuki – If you love the cracking mind-warp that is PandoraHearts, you won’t want to miss this art book! Lavishly presented in hardback with a slipcase, Mochizuki’s darkly whimsical world comes to vivid life in this collection of over 120 color and black-and-white illustrations from PandoraHearts, Crimson-Shell, and more! Look for it in November 2014!
  • GOU-DERE SORA NAGIHARA by Suu Minazuki – No Yen list would be complete without a little raunch, am I right? In this hilarious fantasy romp out in November 2014, Shouta Yamakawa, a boy in love with his favorite demure manga heroine, Sora Nagihara, casually wishes she could be real…only to find himself staring into her eyes?! But Shouta soon realizes he got more than he bargained for ’cos this Sora turns out to be one bold, brazen babe!
  • LOVE AT FOURTEEN by Fuka Mizutani – Serialized in Hakusensha’s wonderful Rakuen Le Paradis anthology, LOVE AT FOURTEEN is a charming, bittersweet slice-of-life story about two very mature students in junior high falling in love like the teenagers they are. If you have a soft spot for subtle (not to mention adorable) romance, you’re going to have to read this in November 2014!
  • THE ANGEL OF ELHAMBURG by Aki – In this beautiful standalone volume, a close friendship between a king blessed by a strange angel and his knight begins to crumble under the weight of jealousy and contempt when a woman, and soon her child, comes between them. We love Aki with a burning passion here at Yen, so we’re beyond excited to be adding the gorgeousness of THE ANGEL OF ELHAMBURG to our Spring 2015 list!

Well, that really does do it for our Sakura-Con 2014 announcements! We’ll be sure to bring you more awesome next year!

If you’re at the con, do come by and say hello! We always love to meet our fans!

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    Since you’re getting Gou-Dere Sora Nagihara there any chance of getting Sora no Otoshimono?


    “GOU-DERE SORA NAGIHARA” love this series thank you good to have it in english


    I feel sorry for the fan translators, when things get licensed , and can’t continue the Tl’ing when they are so far ahead and so much faster, especially to those who who bought the jap version just to support the author like I, ;-;


    Thank you so much!! I hope you will consider licensing Aki’s Aruosumente.


    Thank you! Please, translate the other 8 volumes of Book Girl. I want more Tohko Amano. :)


    Since you got the license for Gou-Dere Sora Nagihara I’m assuming you’ll eventually pick up Sora no Otoshimono? If you do that’d be great since Sora no Otoshimono is one of my favorite manga’s ever. I’m looking forward to most of these series and will definitely pick them up.


    Can anyone reccomend a Place to buy These light novels? Maybe a bookstore or something? I cant wait to read accel world and SAO


    Yess ??? and you guys should sell Mahouka Koukou No Rettousei & No Game No life light novels. You’re definitely going to get a lot of fans.


    Since the anime Durarara (DRRR) is so popular and the Season 2 is coming out soon after so many years can we please get the Light Novels printed? The manga releases are just too slow and not as detailed.


    I’m late to comment, but congrats on the LN imprint! I hope the first titles do really well and the line expands. I’ll throw in my votes as well for future licenses: Durarara and ToraDora. And for manga: Horimiya and Kimi to Boku. Thanks for getting the Pandora Hearts artbook, too!


    Please license the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei light novels.


    Oh, and Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun is another title high on my manga wish list.


    Please rescue the Pita-Ten novels from Seven Seas! I loved them but they stopped publishing them after the first two volumes. :( I would also like to see the Maria-sama ga Miteru novels licensed.

    Index Librorum Prohibitorum

    In the discription of A Certain Magical Index you are using Toma
    Kamijo instead of the correct Japanese spelling Touma Kamijo.

    Even the official guide Toaru Majutsu no Index no Subete shows Touma instead of Toma as correct romanization.

    Image from the guide:

    Brian V.

    Please license the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei light novels. Thanks.


    I’d really like to read Hakushaku to Yousei! It’s long but so gooood.


    please license Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan/Lying Mii-kun and Broken Maa-chan. this series is really interesting and i would really love it if you guys over at yen press could license it


    Dont license Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei ! I dont wanna wait 8 years or more till you catch up to the novels… if you ever would you greedy bunch

    LOGH fan

    Please license Yoshiki Tanaka’s award winning light novel series Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

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