Posted Jun 19, 2024 by Allison Joung

The Summer 2024 Yen Press Anime Lineup!

The Summer 2024 Yen Press Anime Lineup!

The sunshine isn’t the only thing to look forward to this summer!

It’s what we’ve been waiting all year for: sandy beaches, bright sunshine, and more anime to keep us company while we’re chillaxing by the pool! Magical girls, idols, superheroes, and Russian beauties—we’ve got all that and more dropping in the Summer 2024 anime season!


Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian

Alisa Mikhailovna Kujou is Seirei Private Academy’s “solitary princess.” She’s a half-Russian beauty with silver hair, at the top of her class, student council accountant, and…completely unapproachable. For some reason, she’s also taken on the responsibility of reprimanding the slacker who sits next to her in class. Masachika Kuze is constantly frustrating her by falling asleep, forgetting his textbooks, and just being an overall unexemplary student. Or at least, that’s how it looks from the outside. She may put on a tough act, but she doesn’t mind Masachika as much as others would think. She even lets him call her by her nickname, Alya. Anyone hearing the comments she mutters in Russian under her breath might know how she really feels, but since none of her classmates understand the language, she’s free to say whatever she likes! Except…there is one person who knows what she’s saying. Masachika eavesdrops on her embarrassing revelations, pretending to be clueless, all the while wondering what her flirtatious comments actually mean!

Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (light novel), Vols. 1–4.5 are available now!

Pre-order Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (audiobook), Vol. 1—available August 2024!

Days with My Stepsister

When his father remarries, Yuuta Asamura winds up sharing a roof with a brand-new stepsister, who is also the hottest girl in his grade! But Yuuta and his new sister, Saki Ayase, have no delusions—they both carry trauma from their parents’ difficult divorces, and they agree to keep a respectful distance. As it turns out, however, the two have a lot in common, and slowly, cautiously, they grow closer. But is the emotion blooming between them simple admiration, familial love, or something more?

Days with My Stepsister (light novel), Vols. 1–3 are available now!

Days with My Stepsister (manga), Vol. 1 is available July 2024!

The Magical Girl and the Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies

She’s a magical girl, sworn to fight for peace, love, and justice. He’s a lieutenant, born into a military family that serves an evil empire. And yet it was love at first sight…From Inu x Boku SS creator Cocoa Fujiwara comes a four-panel comic about hostile enemies who won’t kill (and love) each other!

The Magical Girl and the Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies is available August 2024!


[Oshi No Ko] Season 2

Tensions are running high on the set of the Tokyo Blade theatrical adaptation—though not in the way anyone expected! Surprisingly, Kana and Akane are managing to keep their longstanding rivalry purely professional; in fact, the amount of talent onstage is motivating all the actors to do their very best. But there’s someone who isn’t thrilled with the direction things are headed, and she’s the one person whose opinion matters most: the original manga creator!

[Oshi No Ko] (manga), Vols. 1–6 are available now!

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2

UNDER THE SAME STARS Two sisters with two clashing impressions of the same boy: Sisbell would do anything to get Iska to be her ally, while Aliceliese sees him as a worthy opponent, regardless of their duties or convictions. As part of a deal with Sisbell, Iska is required to serve as her guard until she returns to the palace. None the wiser about this pact, Alice desperately races around the nation to locate her younger sister before the other families can target her again. When Alice spies Sisbell and Iska linking arms in the Sovereignty, her chest starts to ache for reasons unknown…

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (light novel), Vols. 1–12 are available now!

The complete Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (manga) series is available now!

Shy Season 2

After her battle with Tzveta and Keheheh of the evil syndicate Amarariruku, Shy returns to Japan, where she encounters the enigmatic Ai Tennoji—a runaway from the Kansai region. Their time together is cut short when the Amarariruku launch a massive attack on Tokyo, throwing the heroes into a state of emergency. As the hero of Japan, can Shy stand up to the pressure of defending her home turf…?

Shy (manga), Vols. 1–6 are available now!


That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3

A gutsy glob in crisis! News of the demon lord Clayman’s defeat by Rimuru shakes the Holy Empire of Lubelius to its core—especially since the chief knight of the nation’s Imperial Guard and captain of the Crusader forces, Hinata Sakaguchi, launched a bold attack on Rimuru not long ago. Things look only more dire when a priest sent by Rimuruto attend an urgent meeting of Lubelius bigwigs ends up murdered. The stakes couldn’t be higher for either side as Hinata heads to Tempest to settle things—one wrong move could spell total warfare!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (light novel), Vols. 1–18 are available now!

Spice and Wolf

The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine—that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of “Holo the Wisewolf” to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame?

The complete Spice and Wolf (manga) series is available now!

Spice and Wolf (light novel), Vols. 1–24 are available now!

Spice and Wolf (audiobook), Vols. 1–9 are available now!

Start your summer with a splash and catch all these anime starting early next month!