Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who stopped by the Yen Press booth at New York Comic Con! We gave out over 3,000 copies of Yen Plus, not to mention a slew of free goodies at our panel, and welcomed Svetlana Chmakova to the booth once again (check out Nightschool 1 coming in April)!
But I know what you all REALLY want to hear about are the new titles we have for you in the coming year!
- Time and Again by JiUn Yun – Okay, so it’s not really a new announcement, but for those of you who haven’t been reading Yen Plus . . . Time and Again is a series of short horror stories about a traveling exorcist and his assistant as they journey across the country. But even in cases of the most violent spirits, things aren’t always as black and white as they seem. It’s a beautifully illustrated series that we are especially excited about and hope you are too!
- Spice and Wolf (manga) story by Isuna Hasekura, art by Keito Koume – We already announced the release of the Spice and Wolf novels, but now we are pleased to reveal the publication of the Spice and Wolf manga as well! It’s the story of a harvest deity who’s been cast out of her village. When a traveling merchant finds the wolf girl curled up in his cart, their adventure together begins . . .
- Raiders by JinJun Park – When an archaeological assistant sneaks off to look for the Holy Grail, she is attacked by forces who also seek the mysterious artifact. Indiana Jones’s got nothing on this!
- Laon story by YoungBin Kim, art by Hyun You – When a mischievous nine-tailed fox spirit goes a little too far, he is stripped of his tails (and thus his powers) and sent to the human world. Now he’s on a mission to recover his tails . . . if he can just stay out of trouble!
- The Crescent Moon Story by Hyouta Fujiyama – A new yaoi adventure on the high seas! Desperate for the woman of his dreams, Ryuka calls on the spirit of the crescent moon to help him find true love. The trouble is, the moon spirit’s only candidates are all men!
- Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma – Starting with volume 6, Yen Press will be picking up this comedy series from the creator of Azumanga Daioh. For those not familiar with the series, it’s the story of an energetic girl named Yotsuba and her encounters with everyday objects. Her enthusiastic curiosity is both hilarious and heartwarming, and we are very pleased to be releasing the rest of this fantastic story.
Whew! What a weekend! Thank you again to everyone who stopped by the booth and came to the panel. We hope to see more of you at San Diego Comic Con this summer!