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3:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Square Enix and Yen Press announce worldwide digital partnership

Yen Press and Square Enix just announced a partnership to put eBook versions of 175 manga titles online, giving the English-language versions of Square Enix's manga worldwide reach. Starting April 8, you'll be able to access ...

Brad Rice


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Japanator's 2013 Holiday Guide: Manga photo
Japanator's 2013 Holiday Guide: Manga
by Brad Rice

Black Friday has already come and gone, which means that the days are quickly counting down before you need a gift. Bookstores are still a viable retailer for manga, which saves you with that last-minute gift.

Are you standing in front of the aisle this very minute, unsure of what to buy? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Manga makes a great gift (much better than anime or videogames) because you can easily add on based on how much you like the person. Secret Santa at your anime club? One volume. College buddy? Three volumes. Your significant other? A complete series.

Follow me after the jump, and we'll delve into all the titles you should buy this season.

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4:00 PM on 10.12.2013

NYCC 2013: Yen Press picks up High School DxD

Yen Press brought quite a few interesting announcements to New York Comic-Con this year. Their biggest license announcement was that they'll be bringing readers High School DxD, the manga adaption of the popular light novel s...

Ben Huber

12:00 PM on 08.27.2013

Haruhi manga is coming to an end!

It looks the like manga adaptation of beloved light novel, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya will be coming to a close in September. The manga has been serialized in issues of Monthly Shonen Ace for the past eight years, as w...

Hiroko Yamamura

7:00 PM on 08.23.2013

JX: Yen Press gets SAO, Accel World, and more

Well what do you know, Yen Press has pulled an interesting wild card at the first Japan Expo USA, and it's another beacon of hope for people that wish to see more light novels in North America! To those that have been wishing...

Salvador G Rodiles

12:30 AM on 03.31.2013

Sakura-Con 2013: Get a load of Yen Press's newest goods

Sakura-Con is still going on as we speak, and Josh "Totsu" Totman is scouring the entire con like a beast! As he storms through the catacombs of Seattle's anime convention, JT has discovered Yen Press's latest annou...

Salvador G Rodiles

4:00 PM on 10.15.2012

NYCC '12: Yen Press adds Puella Magi spin-offs and more

If you thought that your Madoka fix has been quenched, think again! Yen Press is adding two Madoka Magica mangas in the form of Puella Magi Oriko Magica and Puella Magi Kazumi Magica. Both stories will most likely treat ...

Salvador G Rodiles

8:00 PM on 07.18.2012

SDCC '12: Yen Press nabs Welcome to the Erotic Bookstore!

While SDCC is over and people are focused on The Dark Knight Rises, there are still some bits of license news to catch up on. Notably, Yen Press announced a number of titles. I can't really tell you how Welcome to the Erotic ...

Brad Rice

10:00 AM on 04.11.2012

Yen Press steps up Spice and Wolf light novel releases

Translating light novels takes time, especially for small publishers. Up till now, Yen Press was only releasing two volumes of the original Spice and Wolf books a year, with the sixth volume planned for June 12, 2012. The com...

Bob Muir

6:00 PM on 04.08.2012

Yen Press grabs Umineko, Thermae Romae, and many more

Yen Press, who were also at Sakura Con this weekend, updated their website this morning with a long list of recently acquired licenses. Perhaps two of the most exciting additions to their line-up are Mari Yamazaki's award-win...

Michelle Rodanes

5:00 PM on 07.01.2011

A look at: Tale of the Waning Moon #2

Oh hey, it's Kristina with that yaoi stuff again! Yes, yes it is. Tale of the Waning Moon is a really fantastical manga series with stuff like cat boys and moon spirits that I'm not used to seeing in my boy-on-boy stories. It...

Kristina Pino

A look at: Higurashi When They Cry - Demon Exposing Arc photo
A look at: Higurashi When They Cry - Demon Exposing Arc
by OxKing

Serving as a side story to the main arcs in the Higurashi When They Cry manga, the Demon Exposing arc is a great read if you happen to be a huge fan of the series. Chocking up at only two volumes long, what seems like an unnecessary addition ends up bringing a new perspective to the series, moving it towards a location outside of the cursed village Hinamizawa and into the vast city full of new characters and new opportunities for its more intense scenes.

It may be a new location with a one-off character story, but rest assured: new fans of the series can enjoy this standalone horror thriller while the more experienced ones can take it as a supplement to the main plot and experience just how far the dreaded Oyashiro curse can reach its victims.

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