New licenses for the new year!

Wow! What an exciting year 2014 was! We hope you’ll join us in making 2015 even better and brighter. To start things off, let’s celebrate with some new licenses! How’s that sound?

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RUST BLASTER (manga) by Yana Toboso

Millennium Academy is–a school where elite vampires are trained to maintain balance in a world where humans and vampires, who possess far greater physical strength than their human counterparts, coexist. And commuting to this school is Aldred, the most distinctly un-vampire-like vampire to be found in the entire institution. But when Al encounters Kei, a human transfer student to the school, their destinies become intertwined, and the fate of their world as they know it comes to lie in their hands!

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PUELLA MAGI HOMURA TAMURA (manga) by Magica Quartet

The life of a magical girl isn’t all fighting witches and collecting grief seeds. When they aren’t kicking butt, Homura Akemi and her friends face the same trials as normal high school girls! In this four-panel comedy, glimpse a sillier side of the girls from the bestselling Puella Magi Madoka Magica series!

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PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA: HOMURA’S REVENGE (manga) by Magica Quartet

If Madoka Kaname had known of the tragic transformation that would mark the end of her magical-girl journey, how would her story have unfolded? In this telling of her story, Madoka remembers the outcomes of her previous timelines–but so does Kyubey. Even with the knowledge of her previous lives, can Madoka outmaneuver Kyubey and avoid her fate?

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BLACK BULLET (light novel and manga) by Shiden Kanzaki, Saki Ukai

The future–where a terrible battle against a parasitic virus called “Gastrea” has been fought, and lost. Humanity is cornered, and lives in despair. Rentaro and Enju face constant danger in their work as a team anti-Gastrea specialists known as “Civil Security.” If the daily fight against oblivion weren’t enough, they’ll soon face a threat that could destroy all of Tokyo…

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DURARARA!! (light novel) by Ryohgo Narita, Suzuhito Yasuda

The Ikebukuro district in Tokyo is full of interesting people. A boy longing for the extraordinary. A hotheaded punk. An airheaded pseudo stalker. An information broker who works for kicks. An underground doctor who specializes in truly desperate patients. A high school student infatuated with a monster. And a headless rider on a pitch-black motorcycle. Their story may not be a heartwarming one, but as it turns out, even weirdos like these sometimes fall in love.

STRIKE THE BLOOD (light novel and manga) by Gakuto Mikumo, Manyako

High school student Kojo Akatsuki may not seem like anything special, but there is a rumor going around that he is the Fourth Progenitor—a powerful vampire thought only to exist in legend. But if that legend were true, it could have devastating consequences for the Itogamijima special zone for demons. Enter Yukina Hirameki who’s sworn duty is to watch over Koj…or kill him if necessary.

 

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Fenrir

@BlazeMP: I’m not sure why Progressive is faster… but only other reason I can think of is, for the ones that are releasing 1 month later, that it’s more of a business decision. Picture it as: You won’t be getting much profit if you’re caught up with the Japanese release. Accel World, for example, in Japan is being put on the back burner due to the focus on SAO from the author (and likely the publisher). Just an educated guess.

On that note:
Yen Press I hope you also bring over:
Toaru Nichijou no Index-san
A cute & hilarious 4koma Manga about Touma & Index.

TJ

Excited for DRRR!! novels. Now, that leaves just two more I hope to see sometime:

Mushoku Tensei (Jobless Reincarnation)
Zetsushinkai no Solaris (Solaris the Abyssal

LOGH fan

I hope to see the LN’s Legend of the Galactic Heroes and Recollections of a certain pilot.

Kitsu_Sensei

Yen Press! Please licence Pandora Voxx! It’s a novel series like Kagerou Daze, adapted from vocaloid songs. Sorry about all my licensing comments, but you’re my favourite manga & the only LN publisher. Anyway, thankies~ 😉

Vyzon

In addition to HakoMari, I hope you license ‘Gekkou’ by Natsuki Mamiya and Shiromiso and ‘Tabi ni Deyou, Horobiyuku Sekai no Hate Made’ by Tadahito Yorozuya and Houmitsu

KiDa_chan

Yay~ The Durarara!! novels are being licensed~ I would be great if you guys licensed the Baccano! light novels too~

sheira

finaly i’ve found someone that translate Strike The Blood!!!
thank you so much

James B.

Loving all these new titles!! You guys are by far my favorite publisher!
I don’t know where else to leave this but i’d love to see the “Sunday Without God” novels & “Steins;Gate” Novels(and manga) translated!! My favorites from you guys are Spice&Wolf, Madoka Magica, No Game No Life & Sword Art Online, i hope to see much more i’ll continue to buy as many of my favorite titles as my wallet physically lets me! Keep up the good work! 🙂

Vincristine

Please consider taking the following they are great light novels with high potential:
– Overlord
– Clockwork Planet
– Rise of the Shield Hero
– Mushoku Tensei
– Problem Children from another world
– Irregular at magic high school
– Kino’s Journey

Mizuri

Durarara!! It really makes me the happiest person in the world! *-*

Anon

Okay, so I love you guys to bits (and I can prove it, LOL, because so far, by my count, I already have bought + plan to buy every volume of no less than 27 different titles– including manga, manhwa, artbooks, and novels– from you guys; which comes out to over 230 separate volumes, currently! O.O ). And then I realized that [i]Are You Alice?[/i] and [i]Karneval[/i]– both of which are in that buying list– are published in the “Comic ZERO-SUM” magazine in Japan… which is the same magazine that also publishes one of my all-time favorite stories of any medium (no less manga): Shinobu Takayama’s [i]Amatsuki[/i]. Which means that there’s at least a possibility that you guys could get it. Plus, the twistiness of the plot and the beauty of the art in [i]Amatsuki[/i] are sort-of in the same vein as [i]Pandora Hearts[/i], so it’d probably be a great fit for your lineup, too.

So… any chance you guys can make that number of titles I’m getting from you 28? Please? 🙂

Thanks! 🙂

Maxunwell

Would really love Angel Beats, Baccano, Haikyuu and Sword Art Online Alternative.

Excited for the Durarara! novels and Black Bullet manga and novels!

Animeshutin

I finally get to have Black Bullet, was waiting for it for a year or so.

Connor lovesanime

Wish someone would publish english version of astetica of a rogue hero.

Parumpapumpumkin Spice Latte

I’m so excited for durarara! and Rust Blaster. Thanks!

Please consider licensing Umino Chika’s “March Comes in Like a Lion”. It’s a coming of age story similar to Honey and Clover, but with a broader cast, focused on shogi players.

CardinalsK13

Just need Date A Live, Baka to Test, This is a Zombie (light novel), High school DXD (light novel), Infinite Stratos, Seirei Tsukai no blade dance (light novel), Mahouka Koukou no rettousei, Sakurasou no pet na kanojo, and Absolute duo. I would love you so much.

Ashen-phoenix

Between Durarara!!’s novels and RustBlaster (a title I never thought I’d get to own) I am one happy woman.

Now if Yen snatches up Crash n’ Burn someone will have to pinch me…

S-chan

Please consider 1/2 Prince, Otome Youkai Zakuro, and Shinrei Tantei Yakumo!

1/2 Prince because of the other video game manga and light novels you’re publishing, Otome Youkai Zakuro because you’ve already published some of Lily Hoshino”s work, and Shinrei Tantei Yakumo just because! 😀 Thanks!

Pirie

I’m so exciting about Durarara!! I hope there’ll be more Narita series translated in the future- I think a lot of people would love to see Baccano! and Vamp!

Onodera

Thank you so much for Drrr!!!! would you maybe also pick up the license for Silver diamond???? cuz it was dropped due to the company closing down > <

Moe_Ronn

Ah, Durarara!! got licensed. Any chance of Baccano! seeing the same?

Zak

I’ll just chime in to say that I think Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rise of the Shield Hero) would be a great light novel series to license.

Josh

I would like to see Shakugan No Shana released. The series is great but I would like to read the light novels, its really annoying that we haven’t got them yet.

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rather then licensing more and more series, i prefer they release the series the have license faster. . . . or did they have unlimited staff out there?

Dgtal12

Please license Hagure Yuusha no Esthetica. I love the series.

rizki

please don’t licensing too much, can you feel the person who read just the translation for free because lack of japanese, i hope yenpress and the other fan understand it

*sorry for lack of english, my toefl is bad at school okay

Zeker

I am really excited at this new line up! I hope I can get my hands on these Light Novels & Manga, it would be fun to read them then do a review on them as well! importantly I can’t wait for Magi Madoka Magica, Durarara!!, Strike the Blood & Black Bullet! Thanks for bring back KH Light Novel & Manga, I’ve been waiting from 07 to read KH2 Vol 3. I’m hoping that you are going to do Baccano! Light Novel & Manga Next I would like to see that happen.

Billiam

I have preordered the Durarara light novels… so excited *o*
Side note, please please PLEASE release the Baccano light novels in English, I beg of you T^T

eduard

If you would be so kind to license shakugan no shana i would definitely buy the translated volume as soon as it was released. I’ve been waiting forever for a translation after volume 2.

HikaNyan

would love love love to see you guys do the ghost hunt light novel series! and the liar game manga!!

Kita

Would absolutely love to see you grab ‘Overlord’ and ‘Sunday without God’, ‘Rokka no Yuusha’ just to name a couple.

onee -chan

What about Date a Live? I’d love to see the light novels translated.! I love that anime but the light novels are so amazing., I think and you guys are just so good.That is why I belive in you.Please then , that is all I wish .?Date a Live is waiting to be translated!

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