Yen Press Licenses Sword Art Online Re:Aincrad and More
Yen Press, a New York-based publisher that specializes in English language versions of manga and light novels, has revealed a slate of new licenses at their panel at the Anime NYC 2023 convention being held this weekend in New York City. The new manga licenses include: Days with My Stepsister written by Ghost Mikawa, illustrated by Yumika Kanade Days with My Stepsister announcement visual Synopsis: After his father’s remarriage, Yuuta suddenly becomes stepsiblings with his classmate Saki. Yuuta isn’t great at talking to women, but as the two settle into a shared lifestyle, could their relationship blossom into something more? Sword Art Online Re:Aincrad written by Mito Sato and Kawahara Reki, illustrated by Kimi Sword Art Online Re:Aincrad announcement visual Synopsis: Die in the game, and you die in real life. The only way out is clearing the massive floating castle Aincrad. The pinnacle of heroic sagas kicks off here! The Kept Man of the Princess Knight written by Toru Shirogane, illustrated by Keyyan The Kept Man of the Princess Knight announcement visual Synopsis: As Arwin challenges the dungeon, Matthew spends his days in taverns and brothels living off the money he gets from her. But the town laughingstock Matthew would do anything in service of Arwin—no matter how dirty... Bungo Stray Dogs Official Anthology original story by Kafka Asagiri, illustrated by various artists Bungo Stray Dogs Official Anthology announcement visual Synopsis: Featuring a luxurious list of guest authors, the first anthology of the popular supernatural series includes everything from gags to heartwarming moments in a charming collection that will leave you begging for more! Goblin Slayer: A Day in the Life original story by Kumo Kagyu, illustrated by Daichi Matsuse Goblin Slayer: A Day in the Life announcement visual Synopsis: Multiple parties take on new challenges during their adventures. This special manga adaptation of volume 12 of the popular light novel series follows a day in the life of adventurers in the Four-Cornered World! No Game No Life Chapter 2: Eastern Union written by Yuu Kamiya, illustrated by Ryu Naitou No Game No Life Chapter 2: Eastern Union announcement visual Synopsis: Summoned to a world where games decide everything, the prodigy gamer siblings Sora and Shiro quickly rise to the top of human society. Now they set their sights on a new prize. It’s time to challenge other races! She Likes Gays, but Not Me written by Akira Hirahara, illustrated by Naoto Asahara She Likes Gays, but Not Me announcement visual Synopsis: Atsushi has always hidden the fact that he’s gay. One day, he sees his classmate Sae with a BL book. Atsushi longs for a “normal” happiness with a loving wife and child, but what can he do when he’s not turned on by women? Friday at the Atelier by Sakura Hamada Synopsis: Tamaki's asked by the famous painter Shunsui to become a nude model. When she accepts without hesitation, he somehow falls for her?! The love story between an oblivious girl and a handsome but extremely self-conscious artist begins! The new light novel licenses include: Guillotine Bride written by Daigo Murasaki, illustrated by Kureta Guillotine Bride announcement visual Synopsis: En route to her execution, Rinne's blown out of the sky and winds up in front of Ryuunosuke. The young boy has no time to be shocked because the dragon girl needs him to lend her a hand—in marriage! For the sake of the world...?! Brunhild the Dragonslayer written by Yuiko Agarizaki, illustrated by Aoaso Brunhild the Dragonslayer announcement visual Synopsis: Eden’s protector, the silver dragon, raised a human girl. When the dragon’s life is mercilessly snuffed out by human machinations, the girl must choose whether to stay the course of righteousness…or walk a path of vengeance The God of Nishi-Yuigahama Station written by Takeshi Murase The God of Nishi-Yuigahama Station announcement visual Synopsis: Months after a fatal train derailment, rumors spread of a ghost who can send others back in time to the day of the terrible accident. A chance to go back, to see those dear to them, seems almost too good to be true... The exact release schedule for the new manga and light novel licenses has not yet been revealed. Additionally, Yen Audio has announced new audio book adaptations, including: Reign of the Seven Spellblades written by Bokuto Uno, illustrated by Miyuki Ruria Reign of the Seven Spellblades audio book announcement visual Synopsis: A fresh crop of first-years arrive at Kimberly Magic Academy, ready to take their first steps on the road to magical mastery. However, the academy hides countless dangers and dark secrets... Coming May 2024. Baccano! written by Ryohgo Narita Baccano! audio book adaptation announcement visual Synopsis: New York, 1931. Some want money, some are chasing the secret to immortality, and others just want to have a really good time. You know what they say, though: You can't always get what you want. Coming May 2024. Bungo Stray Dogs written by Kafka Asagiri, illustrated by Sango Harukawa Bungo Stray Dogs audio book adaptation announcement visual Synopsis: Doppo Kunikida is a straitlaced detective who's paired up with the agency’s newest hire: the eccentric Osamu Dazai. The popular supernatural series will be available to listen to in audiobook form! Coming May 2024. Source: Yen Press on Twitter

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