NEW YORK, NY (3/29/2019) – Yen Press, LLC announced its latest acquisitions today, including one artbook: YOUR NAME. OFFICIAL VISUAL GUIDE; three manga: THE WITCH’S PRINTING OFFICE; OVERLORD UNDEAD KING OH!; and KEMONO FRIENDS A LA CARTE; and four novels: A MYSTERIOUS JOB CALLED ODA NOBUNAGA; TATOEBA LAST DUNGEON; WORLD’S STRONGEST REARGUARD: LABYRINTH COUNTRY & DUNGEON SEEKERS; and THE GREATEST MAO IS REBORN TO GET FRIENDS.
OVERLORD UNDEAD KING OH! story by Kugane Maruyama, art by Juuami, design by so-bin. Overlord is back with a humorous four-panel twist that’ll have you rolling on the floor! Featuring the Great Tomb of Nazarick and your favorite characters, Overlord guru and extraordinaire Juuami is here with a new spin-off of the super-popular series!
KEMONO FRIENDS A LA CARTE story by Kemono Friends Project, edited by Shounen Ace Editorial Department. Featuring illustrations and manga galore, this Kemono Friends anthology is all about the fun of Japari Park! See Kaban, Serval, and all your favorite Friends!
A MYSTERIOUS JOB CALLED ODA NOBUNAGA, VOL. 1 story by Kisetsu Morita, art by Kaito Shibano. From the author of hit seriesof I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level comes A Mysterious Job Called Oda Nobunaga! In this world, on the day that they reach adulthood, everyone visits the temple to receive their life’s calling. Many will become warriors or magic users. But when the frail younger brother of a minor feudal lord named Arsrod goes in for his job, he comes out with…Oda Nobunaga?! Not only has that job never been heard of, not a single person can even figure out what it’s supposed to mean. But when this young man inherits the experience, tactics, and prowess in war of the great Sengoku strategist Nobunaga, his very destiny will change!
THE GREATEST MAO IS REBORN TO GET FRIENDS, VOL. 1 story by Myojin Katou, art by Sao Mizuno. The greatest demon lord in all of history, Varvatos, has reigned for several millennia as an absolute ruler. Now, there’s only one thing left for him to do…enjoy the life of an average commoner! When he’s reincarnated as a villager in a non-descript town, everything seems to be going as he hoped but there’s just one slight problem-even when he holds back, Varvatos is still too strong! Soon, rumors about him spread and he’s approached by all sorts of men, women, and assailants! The quiet life he’s always dreamed of seems far away indeed…
SUPPOSE A KID FROM THE LAST DUNGEON BOONIES MOVED TO A STARTER TOWN, VOL. 1 (light novel) by story Toshio Satou, art by Nao Watanuki. Lloyd is a novice adventurer who’s dream is to discover “true strength” in the capital he’s always admired, despite growing up with neighbors who always considered him weak. The story starts with him departing from his hometown, which just so happens to be located right next to…one of the most dangerous dungeons in the world?! Lloyd may think of himself as powerless, but when he goes to the city that serves as the starter town for adventurers, the difference between him and everyone else couldn’t be starker!
THE WITCH’S PRINTING OFFICE, VOL. 1 story by Mochinchi, art by Yasuhiro Miyama. Mika Kamiya was a completely average girl on her way back home from Japan’s biggest amateur comics and book-selling event, Comic Market…until she got whisked off to a parallel fantasy world! To get back home, Mika is going to have to look for transportation magic at the magic tome-selling event, Magic Market!
WORLD’S STRONGEST REARGUARD: LABYRINTH COUNTRY & DUNGEON SEEKERS, VOL. 1 (light novel)story by Tôwa, art by Huuka Kazabana (light novel). After living life as a corporate lapdog, Arihito is reborn in a fantasy world. Strangely, the class he’s assigned is the very ambiguously titled Rearguard. It seems weird, but Arihito soon figures out that though it isn’t flashy, he’s gained the ability to do just about everything in battle, from assisting attacking and defending to healing! As he begins his new life, he quickly gathers curious companions: his old supervisor who’s younger than he is, a mysterious demi-human mercenary girl, and a gorgeous high-level swordswoman. With this bevvy of interesting ladies in his party, his journey as the greatest supporter that’s ever lived!
YOUR NAME. OFFICIAL VISUAL GUIDE by Makoto Shinkai. This story guide for Makoto Shinkai’s hit your name. features beautiful scenes from the film, along with background art, character and concept art, storyboards, and a variety of exclusive interviews from the people who brought Mitsuha and Taki’s story to life!
These titles are all slated for October 2019 releases.