Yen Press Announces Four New Titles for Future Publication

Yen Pres, LLC has announced a slate of upcoming titles that include the manga series When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles and Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana and the light novel series and manga adaptation of I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister.

When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles
Story and Art by Chisaki Kanai

Ouka Namae, a magician’s pupil, is incapable of feeling emotion. That is… he’s almost incapable. There is one particular circumstance when his feelings rise to the surface, but the scenario that unleashes them is too dark to even contemplate…

When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles is a dark supernatural manga that was originally published as a digital exclusive by Yen Press. The upcoming print edition collects the entire series in a single omnibus volume.

Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana
Story by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Aoki Shogo
Original illustrations 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 Demon King resides and the only hope humanity has of defeating this great evil rests on the shoulders of a handful of adventures. 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 is a manga adaptation of the upcoming light novel release. A spin-off of the ever popular Goblin Slayer that delves into the past of the legendary Sword Maiden, this manga appeals to fans of the series.

I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister (light novel)
Story by Kisetsu Morita
Illustrations by Benio

In this spin-off story of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, enjoy Beezlebub’s misadventures in her early days as the demon Minister of Agriculture, after she was promoted from entry-level office worker right to the top.

I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister is a spin-off of the I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, a slice-of-life fantasy that has been rapidly growing in popularity with an anime adaptation on the horizon. As a spin-off that focuses on the past hijinks of fan-favorite character Beezlebub, this series further builds upon the fun and fantastical world that many have grown to love.

I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister (manga)
Story by Kisetsu Morita
Art by Meishi Murakami
Original illustrations by Benio

In this spin-off story of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, enjoy demon Minister of Agriculture Beezlebub’s adventures in the days before she met Azusa. After refusing promotions for 1500 years, how did she make it from entry-level office worker right to the top?

Like the manga adaptation of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, the manga adaptation of I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister does an amazing job portraying the hilarious events and characters from the pages of the light novel series, all in a cute art style that fans are sure to love.

Yen Press Announces 13 Manga Licenses

Yen Press announced during the company’s panel at Sakura-Con that is had acquired 13 manga licenses:

  • Yowamushi Pedal by Wataru Watanabe: The company will be releasing the series in print in two-volume omnibus editions
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun by Izumi Tsubaki: The company will be releasing this title in print
  • Sakura no Himegoto by Akira Hagio: The company is releasing this title in print
  • Dragons Rioting by Tsuyoshi Watanabe: The company is releasing this title in print
  • Aldnoah.Zero Season One by Olympus Knights and Pinakes: The company is releasing this title in print
  • Handa-Kun by Satsuki Yoshino: This spin-off of the Barakamon manga will be released digitally
  • Today’s Kerberos by Ato Sakurai: The company is releasing this title digitally
  • Shut-In Shoutarou Kominami Takes on the World by Dan Ichikawa: The company is releasing this title digitally
  • Servant X Service by Karino Takatsu: The company is releasing this title digitally
  • Unknown by Tsumuji Yoshimura: The company is releasing this title digitally
  • When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles by Chisaki Kanai: The company is releasing this title digitally
  • The Royal Tutor by Higasa Akai: The company is releasing this title digitally
  • Scarlet Empire by Hanjiro Tsukioka and Hikaru Tanaka: The company is releasing this title digitally

Source: ANN