New York Anime Festival!

Thank you so much to all of you who stopped by the Yen Press booth at NYAF this past weekend! We handed out even more copies of YEN PLUS, JuYoun slapped a bunch of people, and a good time was had by all. Well, by me anyway…
Of course, the big news came at our panel on Sunday, where we unveiled the first copies of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, releasing later this month! For those of you who snagged a copy at the panel, we hope you enjoyed it! But panels aren’t just for snagging free books! They’re for announcements!

  • HERO TALES: Juushin Enbu, the latest work from Hiromu Arakawa, creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, with story by Huang Jin Zhou. Hero Tales is the story of Taitou, a boy who discovers his destiny among the warriors of the stars.
  • SPICE AND WOLF, a novel series by Isuna Hasekura. A harvest goddess in the form of a beautiful wolf girl joins a young merchant when she is rejected by the local townsfolk and persecuted by the controlling religious faction.
  • WELCOME TO WAKABA-SOH by Chako Abeno, creator of Sola. A high school boy’s loyalty is challenged when he finds himself in a dorm full of beautiful girls, all competing for his affection.
  • 13TH BOY by SangEun Lee. Hee-So has tried to find lasting love with twelve boyfriends, only to have it fall apart time and again. Will number thirteen be the lucky one?
  • SUGARHOLIC by GooGoo Gong. When a country bumpkin travels to the city, she finds her heart divided between a handsome millionaire and an old classmate turned rock star!

We’re very excited about the things coming up at Yen Press and hope you are too! Thanks for reading! We’ll see you next time…



Man, I was really hoping for a Kuroshitsuji announcement. Oh well, you can’t always get what you want.


*dance of complete joy* HOLY CRAP. SPICE AND WOLF. 8D It’s about time someone got their hands on it!!!! *Super excited!!!*


Glad you guys got Spice and Wolf. Now when will you get Rental Magica and Akikan? 😉


I love you guys for licensing Spice & Wolf, but i also bitterly hate you for the year’s wait.


YES Spice and Wolf! Now if you can steal Kino no Tabi from tokyopop and Shakugan no Shana from VIZ I’d become even happier/ =)


Qalia says “I love you guys for licensing Spice & Wolf, but i also bitterly hate you for the year’s wait.”
Same here, why so long? Btw, thanks so much for this LN.


So I was wondering since you have spice & wolf novels any chance of hearing if you also snagged the wagaya no oinerisama novels as well since they are released by the same publisher in japan?


The Spice & Wolf Novels has to be some of the best news I’ve heard in a while. I can’t wait for the end of the year to come around now. Thank-you!


Shakugan no shana should be taken by Yen press cause if they perform the marketing with haruhi they would score $$$ and i would buy it also, (still looking for fight day)
did i ever mention there is 24 novels of Shana goodness in Japanese and Baka tsuki is translating them but be sure to let them live or else a repeat of the Haruhi novels will serve in your down fall, little wonder why Kadokawa allow these groups to exist, See the power of Haruhi as her 10th novel is available once more.
and the answer is, they can potentially reward you with more money. no cease and desist orders on them OK?


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