Posted Jul 23, 2011 by Supadu Dev

New License Announcements and iPhone launch!

Thank you so much to those of you who turned out for our panel yesterday evening! We have some super-exciting things planned for next year, so let's get right to it! Regular visitors to our site are already aware of some of the projects we have coming up, but as a quick reminder:

  • The Innocent: Running monthly in Yen Plus online and available in bookstores November 2011
  • Highschool of the Dead Color Omnibus: Available November 2011, the first four volumes of HSOD remastered in full color and collected in a deluxe hardcover edition
  • Soulless: The Manga: The graphic novel adaptation of Gail Carriger's bestselling "Parasol Protectorate" series is available beginning this month in Yen Plus! Look for the collected volume in March of next year
  • Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story: A graphic novel retelling of Anne Rice's classic vampire tale, told from the perspective of Claudia. Be sure to check the post below for the announcement made earlier this week and a first look at Claudia
All right, all right~ We won't keep you in suspense any longer~ Brand-new titles coming in 2012 from Yen Press!
  • Durarara!! (Manga): When Mikado Ryuugamine moves to the big city, he encounters a number of strange characters on the streets of Ikebukuro. You can read the Durarara!! manga in January 2012!
  • Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? (Manga): Ayumu Aikawa is a high school zombie who inadvertently absorbs the powers of Haruna, a chainsaw-wielding magical girl, when she falls from the sky. Coming spring of 2012!
  • Olimpos: A beautifully-illustrated tale featuring the gods of Greek mythology. Yen will be releasing this two-volume series as a single-volume omnibus edition in spring of 2012
  • Kitty & Dino: An original picture book/graphic novel coming in April 2012! When a boy brings home a dinosaur egg, the family cat is less than thrilled with the new housemate. But as the little dinosaur grows, so does the friendship between this unlikely pair. Look for artist Sara Richard's distinctive, flowing linework in Kitty & Dino next April!
In addition to our new series announcements, we are also pleased to announce the launch of the Yen Press iPhone app, available now! Now you can read some of your favorite Yen Press titles, including Highschool of the Dead, Yotsuba&!, Maximum Ride, and Nightschool, on your iPhone or iPod Touch! And through August 21, most FIRST VOLUMES ARE $2.99! In addition, we're offering a special sneak peek of Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer available exclusively on the Yen Press app. Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer is a re-imagining of the original Gossip Girl, in which the girls aren't just backstabbers in the social sense: they're actually serial killers! HyeKyung Baek, illustrator of the Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only manga adaptation has created a special short manga based on the new novel, so be sure to download the app and check it out! First volumes $2.99! Awesome manga on the go! Free content! Go download it now! Thanks again to everyone who's stopped by to say hello! If you're still at the con, be sure to come by booth #1116 to grab some free goodies!