Yen Press has announced six new titles as part of their latest acquisitions. The titles include three manga debuts (The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap by Yamigo Kureha; Wolf & Parchment with story by Isuna Hasekura and art by Hidori; and Sword Art Online Project Alicization with story by Reki Hawahara and art by Koutarou Yamada). The company also acquired two new light novel adaptations (Kumo Kaguy’s Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana and Kazuma Kamachi’s A Certain Magical Index SS) and an art book of Keito Koume’s illustrations.
The company will announce additional titles during the Yen Press Industry Panel at Anime Expo Light on July 3rd at 1:20 pm PST.
Check out a synopsis and cover art of each of Yen Press’ latest acquisitions below.
A Certain Magical Index SS is the first spin-off of a popular light novel series. The A Certain Magical Index franchise has sold over 14.25 million copies in Japan. The English-translation of the original light novel was also published by Yen. The spin-off features illustrations by Kiyotaka Haimura.
Kamijou Touma faces his roughest challenge yet-a classroom hot pot party! Meanwhile in London, the women’s dorm in a base of magicians may never see another day as wild as this one. And in the underbelly of Academy City, Accelerator stumbles upon someone who has been waiting for him all this time…? Here begins the supplementary SS series of A Certain Magical Index!
Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana, is the second spin-off for the Goblin Slayer dark fantasy series. The spin-off takes place a decade prior to the original and tells the story of the Sword Maiden and her party of six as they attempt to slay the Demon King.
Not a soul knows how the death and destruction started. Only one thing is certain—it came from the north. Deep within the Dungeon of the Dead is where the Demon King resides and the only hope humanity has of defeating this great evil rests on the shoulders of a handful of adventurers. This tale of Sword Maiden’s past smells of ash and sounds like the ringing of bare steel.
The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lab was adapted from an online novel of the same same and should appeal to fans of shojo fantasy.
My life was pretty ordinary. Go to college, live in an apartment, hang out with people. But because of that pompous, irritating girl I grew up with, I got dragged into a huge mess. As usual. Now I’m in another world where she’s a well-respected shrine maiden…and I got turned into a cat. How did it come to this?!
Wolf & Parchment, a manga adaptation and spin-off of the Spice & Wolf, takes place ten years after the end of Spice & Wolf.
When Col leaves the cozy mountain village of Nyohhira aspiring to become a full-fledged member of the clergy, a certain impetuous wolf can’t help stowing away aboard his ship to follow him for a chance to have a grand adventure of her own!
Spice & Wolf – The Tenth Year Calvados collects illustrator Keito Koume’s work into a deluxe collection with cover art and full-color manga excerpt.
Sword Art Online Project Alicization, the last title from Yen Press’ latest acquisitions, is based on an ongoing anime series called Sword Art Online: Alicization.
Deep in an unfamiliar forest, Kirito awakens with sensations far too convincing for a virtual world… With memories of a life he doesn’t remember living. A boy and a girl…and a name that sticks in his mind: Alice.