Yen Press, LLC has announced its latest publishing acquisitions, which include manga debuts for The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap, Wolf & Parchment, and Sword Art Online Project Alicization. New light novels titles include A Certain Magical Index SS and Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana, and a new art book acquisition for Keito Koume Illustrations: Spice & Wolf – The Ten Year Calvados.
Additional titles will be announced during the Yen Press Industry Panel at Anime Expo Lite on July 3, 2020.
A Certain Magical Index SS (light novel)
Story by Kazuma Kamachi and 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.
Originally published in Japan during the serialization of A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Magical Index SS was the first spin-off of the light novel series. The side stories featured in A Certain Magical Index SS are led by fan favorite characters such as Touma, Hamazura and Accelerator.
The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap (manga)
Story and Aki, Art by Yamigo Kureha
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?
Adapted from an online novel, The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap falls into the growing category of shojo isekai titles. This adorable and beautifully illustrated manga will appeal to a large audience of shojo fantasy fans eager for more.
Keito Koume Illustrations: Spice & Wolf – The Tenth Year Calvados
Art by Keito Koume
Never before has the stunning color art of the manga adaption of Spice & Wolf been seen like this. As a compendium of the illustrations delivering a story that ran strong for ten years, this is a must-have for any fan of everyone’s favorite apple-loving wolf.
Over a decade ago, the series Spice & Wolf became one of the first light novels to gain mainstream popularity, a series that remains a fan favorite to this day. Keito Koume Illustrations: Spice & Wolf – The Tenth Year Calvados is a deluxe collection of Spice & Wolf illustrator Keito Koume’s artwork for the manga adaptation which includes cover art and a full color manga excerpt.
Wolf & Parchment (manga)
Story by Isuna Hasekura, Art by Hidori
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.
A gorgeous manga adaptation of the light novel, Wolf & Parchment is a spin-off of Spice & Wolf taking place 10 years after the end of the original series. The ongoing series features Lawrence and Holo’s travelling companion Col as well as their daughter Miyuri.
Sword Art Online Project Alicization (manga)
Story by Reki Kawahara, Art by Koutarou Yamada, Original Illustrations by abec
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.
Sword Art Online Project Alicization is a manga adaptation of Sword Art Online‘s Alicization Arc, the basis of the ongoing anime titled Sword Art Online: Alicization. Fans of the anime have been eagerly anticipating the release of the Sword Art Online Project Alicization manga along with the upcoming Season 2 of Sword Art Online: Alicization.
Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana (light novel)
Story by Kumo Kagyu, Art by lack
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 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.
Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana takes place a decade prior to the events of the original series. The spin-off series tells the story of Sword Maiden and her party of six as they journey to slay the Demon King, a feat which made her a legend in the world of Goblin Slayer.