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-winning manga Thermae Romae and Umineko When They Cry, an adaptation of the mystery visual novel by NY Times bestselling author Ryukishi07. Both titles will be released later this year.
Full list of acquisitions after the jump!
Thermae Romae by Mari Yamazaki - an award-winning manga series that celebrates the bathhouse culture of ancient Rome and modern Japan, recently adapted as a TV anime and live-action film. Yen Press will be releasing Thermae Romae in a deluxe hardcover omnibus format, with each omnibus containing two volumes of the original series.
Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something - a standalone collection of short stories and art by Kaoru Mori, author of the critically-acclaimed A Bride’s Story and Emma. Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something will be released as an oversized hardcover to match A Bride’s Story.
Umineko When They Cry- a manga adaptation of the mystery visual novel series by Ryukishi07, author of the New York Times bestselling Higurashi When They Cry. This series will be released as an oversized omnibus edition, with each English volume containing two volumes of the original series.---
Blood Lad by Yuuki Kodama - a dark, comedic fantasy about a human girl’s efforts to recover her life—with the help(?) of vampire/demon boss Staz—after she stumbles into the demon world.
Triage X - a fast-paced, full-throttle action series from the artist behind the New York Times bestselling Highschool of the Dead.
The Misfortune of Kyon & Koizumi - a collection of short story comics by various artists, featuring the boys of the SOS Brigade and based on the internationally-bestselling Haruhi Suzumiya novel series.
Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit - spin off of the popular game series by QuinRose. In this telling, Alice takes up residence at Hatter Mansion with Mafia boss Blood and his faithful rabbity companion, the March Hare. The manga adaptation of Alice in the Country of Hearts was released as three omnibus volumes volumes in June 2012.
[Summaries via Yen Press]
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