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New licenses from Yen Press

New licenses from Yen Press
Ross Liversidge
Author: Ross Liversidge

Ross founded the UK Anime Network back in 1995 and works in and around the anime world, while also working across asia as an export ambassador for the UK textile industry. He really likes robots too.


Yen Press have announced their latest license acquisitions, and from light novels to manga (and even novelisations) there's something here for everyone.

Last Round Arthurs

Last Round Arthurs

Author/Artist: Taro Hitsuji/Yuzuhira

A new manga from the creator of Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor.

In all honesty, Rintarou’s life is boring as hell. If you ask him, he was born into this world with too much talent. Everything goes too according to plan. His way of having fun? Joining forces with the weakest candidate, Luna Artur, in the upcoming battle to become King Arthur’s successor—and save the world from impending doom.

The only problem? She’s the scummiest of scum, pawning off her sacred sword and forcing her knight, Sir Kay, into some seriously skeevy cosplays! Or so he thinks—until a close encounter with death, when her true power astonishes all. Make way for an unexpected take on the age-old legends of King Arthur!

 

Yoshi no Zuikara: The Frog in the Well Does Not Know the Ocean

The Frog in the Well

Author: Yoshino Satsuki (Barakaman, Handa-Kun)

A new story about one man’s creative struggles arrives courtesy of Satsuki Yoshino, author of Barakamon! Can a ten-year manga artist with experience only in the fantasy genre pivot to drawing a down-to-Earth story about regular folks? It’s sink-or-swim for Naruhiko Toono and his career!

 

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department P.S.

ACCA 13

Author: Natsume Ono

A spin-off two volume series from for the original ACCA series, which was adapted into an anime in 2017.

Dive back into Natsume Ono's world of clandestine intrigue and delectable eats! This spin-off puts the spotlight on the supporting characters seen throughout the original series—including the five chief officers of ACCA, Nino, and Mauve! Discover closely guarded secrets, hidden thoughts, and true feelings in the Dowa Kingdom.

 

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Omnibus Edition

Madoka

Author/Artist: Magica Quartet/Hanokage

Combining all three volumes of the original manga that retells the iconic magical girl series from Gen Urobuchi.

When a new girl joins her class, Madoka Kaname feels she recognizes the mysterious, dark-haired transfer student from one of her dreams…a dream where she is approached by a cat-like creature who offers Madoka an opportunity to change destiny. Madoka had always thought magic was the stuff of fantasy…until she sees the transfer student fighting with the very cat-being from her dream! And just like in Madoka’s dream, the cat gives her a choice: Will Madoka become a Puella Magi in exchange for her dearest desire? What will be the cost of having her wish come true?

 

Majo Raba Majo Reba

Majo Raba Majo Reba

Author/Artist: Ato Sakurai

A "fiery new magical romance" from the creator of Today's Cerberus.

Haruka Kuse sees Maruna Rinjou as his savior—he owes his life to her blood transfusion, after all. But what he never knew is that she’s actually a witch! Haruka wants to repay the favor somehow, and the answer is…crossdressing to help Maruna pass her magic exams?!

 

Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World

Konosuba

Author: Natsume Akatsuki

A new light novel series with Megumin in the lead role as she dispenses comedy and vigilante justice aplenty.

The right magic words can stir a person’s soul. For Megumin, those words are “vigilante justice.” Join everyone’s favorite one-trick wizard, as well as Iris the Headstrong, Cecily the Problematic, and Yunyun as they get a taste of the righteous bandit lifestyle! Evil aristocrats beware!

For the sake of justice, there's no line I won't cross! No criminal act I won't commit!

 

The Garden of Words

Garden of Words

Author: Makoto Shinkai

From director Makoto Shinkai comes the novel adaptation of his award-winning 2013 film Garden of Words, a moody drama about two lonely souls who meet in the garden of Shinjuku during rainy season and help each other “learn to walk again” in life.

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