LOS ANGELES, CA (7/4/2019) – Yen Press, LLC, manga and graphic novel publisher, has announced sixteen exciting new title acquisitions at their Anime Expo 2019 industry panel. The new licenses, slated for late 2019/early 2020 releases, include eleven manga and five light novels.
I’VE BEEN KILLING SLIMES FOR 300 YEARS AND MAXED OUT MY LEVEL, art by Yuusuke Shiba, original story by Kisetsu Morita. In this manga adaptation of the funny and heartwarming light novel series, a former office worker decides to live a calm and peaceful life after dying of overwork—even after she becomes the most powerful witch in the world!
TOILET-BOUND HANAKO-KUN by AidaIro. “Hanako-san, Hanako-san…are you there?” At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school’s Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls’ bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom…but the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined! Kamome Academy’s Hanako-san…is a boy!
IM: GREAT PRIEST IMHOTEP, by Makoto Morishita. From the sands of Ancient Egypt to the streets of modern Japan, the newly resurrected Great Priest Imhotep traverses time and space on the hunt for the magai, devious beings with an appetite for destruction who impersonate the gods! When schoolgirl Hinome crosses paths with this illustrious ancient, is her loner lifestyle about to change for the better…or for the worse?!
BREASTS ARE MY FAVORITE THINGS IN THE WORLD!, by Wakame Konbu. For Chiaki, the handsomest girl in school, breasts are her passion in life—especially her friend Harumi’s! This yuri comedy brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “bosom buddies”!
AFTERSCHOOL BITCHCRAFT, art by Kazuma Ichihara, original story by Yuu Shimizu. Science teacher Renji Fuyumi is secretly a sorcerer, but after his barriers are accidentally broken by the fashion-obsessed Ririka Kirise, he decides to make her his disciple. Looks can be deceiving in this titillating tale of the occult!
RAW HERO, by Akira Hiramoto. From the mind of Akira Hiramoto (Prison School) comes a super-powered story of heroes and villains that’s wild, dirty, and unpredictable. Chiaki is desperate to find a job and support his family, but when he sacrifices a job interview in order to stop a train groper, he winds up at the center of a fight between good and evil!
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO GIVE BIRTH! by Ayami Kazama. The humorous and heartfelt autobiographical comic essay of an otaku manga artist! Follow her journey as she learns the ins and outs of pregnancy and childbirth.
I’M A “BEHEMOTH,” AN S-RANKED MONSTER, BUT MISTAKEN FOR A CAT, I LIVE AS AN ELF GIRL’S PET, Light novel by Ginyoku Nozomi, illustration by Yanomitsuki, character design by Yanomitsuki and Taro Shinonome. Manga art by Taro Shinonome, original story by Ginyoku Nozomi, character design by Taro Shinonome and Yanomitsuki. After dying in a fight against the forces of evil, a knight found himself reincarnated as one of the most powerful monsters in the world: a behemoth! Problem is, he has to grow up before he can really strut his stuff, and a baby behemoth looks an awful lot like…a housecat?! And when an elf adventurer decides to take him in, she may need his help as much as he needs hers!
INTERSPECIES REVIEWERS: ECSTACY DAYS, written by Habaratetsu, original story by Amahara, original design by masha, illustration by W18. In a world where myriad races live side by side, it’s only natural that shops serving a great variety of tastes can be found. It’s here that the adventurer Stunk and his troublemaker friends review everything that the exotic red light districts have to offer, where the only questions are who is the best and where do they go next! Whether it’s enjoying the poison play with a basilisk in glasses or NTR play with a selkie, there’s nothing to do but dive into these Ecstasy Days!
WANDERING WITCH: THE JOURNEY OF ELAINA, story by Jougi Shiraishi, illustration by Azuru. Once upon a time, there was a witch named Elaina, who set off on a journey across the world. Along the way, she would meet all kinds of people, from a country full of witches to a giant in love with his own muscles—but with each meeting, Elaina would become a small part of their story, and her own world would get a little bit bigger.
THE PENETRATED BATTLEFIELD SHOULD DISAPPEAR THERE: BULLET WITCHCRAFT & GHOST PROGRAM, story by Kei Uekawa, illustration by TEDDY, mechanical design by Naohiro Washio. For a hundred years, East and West have waged a ferocious war with everything from tanks to witchcraft. On this savage battlefield, one young soldier from the East uses a bullet he’s never seen before and kills an enemy officer with it. After this, nothing will ever be the same for the boy, Rain Lantz. Fate soon leads him to the mysterious bullet’s maker, a young girl named Air, who warns him that anyone struck by the daemon’s bullet he fired will disappear from the world as if they had never existed! Armed with the staggering knowledge that every shot he takes will change history and destiny, where will Rain aim next?!
RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF BUNNY GIRL SENPAI, story by Hajime Kamoshida, illustration by Keeji Mizoguchi. Bunny girls do not live in libraries. This is simply common sense. And yet, that’s exactly where Sakuta runs into one in the wild. More bewildering is who the bunny girl is: Mai Sakurajima, an older student who attends the same school and is a well-known actress currently on break from industry work. Wanting to find out more about the mystery surrounding Mai and maybe get a little closer to her in the process, Sakuta launches an investigation to figure out what’s causing this bunny girl to be invisible and unnoticed by everyone around them.