Yen Press has announced a large number of new licenses this week as well as the print release of a pair of omnibus’ that were previously only available digitally. The company is aiming on releasing all of these titles in print form as well as digitally sometime in the future though no exact release window has been given. The two manga omnibus’ happen to be Cirque du Freak as well as Grim Reaper and Four Girlfriends while the more notable licenses overall will be the Solo Leveling novels and Korean manwhua adaptation as well as the Interspecies Reviewers Comic Anthology: Darkness.
The full details regarding the license announcements, authors, artists, tentative covers, and more can be found below from the company’s own press:
Cirque Du Freak: The Manga Omnibus Edition
Story and Darren Shan
Art by Takahiro Arai
Discover the manga adaptation of Darren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak, now back in a new omnibus form! Darren Shan was an average kid until destiny brought him to the Cirque du Freak. Now Darren’s been immersed into a shadowy world inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and strange creatures the likes of which he’s never imagined, and his life will be changed forever!
Grim Reaper and Four Girlfriends Omnibus Edition
Story by Shin Suyama
Art by CHuN
Kaoru Minaguchi is a “no-lifer” who sucks at school, can’t play sports, lacks any real talent, definitely doesn’t have a girlfriend, or even a remote desire to change his ways…until a certain grim reaper pays him a visit. Turns out, she’s a reaper of “no-lifers” and if Kaoru can’t find a way to become a true “real-lifer,” he’s as good as dead…!
Interspecies Reviewers Comic Anthology: Darkness
Story by Amahara
Art by Various
Edited by The Dragon Age Editorial Staff
A loving tribute to the monster brothel adventurers of Interspecies Reviewers, this anthology includes art and comics by talented Japanese creators including Okayado, ZTon, and Gashi-gashi!
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World
Story by Rui Tsukiyo
Art by Hamao Sumeragi
Original Illustrations by Reia
The world’s finest assassin has been reincarnated in another world. His mission-to kill the Hero prophesized to save the world from disaster! With his deadly skills from his previous life and the magic he learns in this one, he’s well on his way to becoming the greatest assassin in all of history…
Adachi and Shimamura
Story by Hitomi Iruma
Art by Moke Yuzuhara
The second floor of the gym. That’s our spot. Class is in session right now, but they don’t hold class in a place like this. This is where Shimamura and I became friends. What is this feeling? Yesterday, I dreamed of kissing her. I’m not like that, and I’m sure Shimamura isn’t either. But…when Shimamura thinks of the word “friend,” I want to be the first thing that comes to her mind. That’s all.
Story and Art by Neji
Since she was young, Mashiro Unohana has been able to see ghosts. She pretended not to see them so others wouldn’t find her creepy, but one day she finds herself caught up in the world of those that are not human—the Nomans.
Golden Japanesque – Yokohama Karentan –
Story and Art by Kaho Miyasaka
Living in Meiji era Japan, Maria must hide the blond hair and blue eyes she inherited from her father out of concern over discrimination. But when a boy named Rintarou learns her secret, he can’t help but say something: “You’re…like a mermaid…” A dazzling historical romance awaits!
Story and Art by Kuzushiro
Seere is a subordinate demon to Amaimon, the eastern King of Hell. Serious in his work, he prides himself on his ability to make any wish come true. But when he’s summoned from a grimoire, what awaits him is a little girl with but one wish: “Please be my mama!!” Seere’s long road to motherhood starts here!
Story and Art by Mami Orikasa
When Nanami’s high-school crush suddenly becomes her step-brother, she’s faced with the unfortunate reality of having to live under the same roof as her now off-limits love-interest! Will his chilly attitude and arrogant ways be enough to turn her off, or is Nanami in for some long and sleepless nights…?
Sasaki and Miyano
Story and Art by Syou Harusono
Miyano spends his days peacefully reading Boys’ Love comics and worrying about how girly his face is—until a chance encounter leads to a scuffle with his senior Sasaki. Intrigued by his feisty junior Miyano, delinquent Sasaki uses every opportunity he can to get closer…
The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess
Story and Art by Akiharu Touka
Konoha Satou has a dark history, written throughout middle school—a fantasy adventure of love and magic about the Count’s daughter Konoha Magnolia and the knights who love her! But when it looks like that dark history is going to be uncovered by her mother, Konoha panics and dies in a traffic accident! Opening her eyes, she finds that she’s been reincarnated into the world of her own dark history as Iana Magnolia, the worst villainess of her own creation!
Solo Leveling (novel)
Story by Chugong
The weakest of the weak, E-class hunter Jinwoo Sung has no money, no talent, and no prospects to speak of. And when he enters a hidden dungeon that fateful day, he ends up being left to die in the aftermath of a horrendous tragedy. At death’s door, Jinwoo is suddenly invited to be a “player” by a mysterious voice. Desperate to live, Jinwoo jumps at the chance…but what is this strange new leveling system that only he can see?
Solo Leveling (comic)
Story by Chugong
Art by DUBU (REDICE STUDIO)
The official English print publication of the popular Korean webcomic! E-class hunter Jinwoo Sung is the weakest of them all. Looked down on by everyone, he has no money, no abilities to speak of, and no other job prospects. So when his party finds a hidden dungeon, he’s determined to use this chance to change his life for the better…but the opportunity he finds is a bit different from what he had in mind!