Licensing GET: Yen Press grabs Durarara!! light novels and more


It's time to rejoice to the max!

Alright, people! I might need someone to wake me up from my eternal slumber, because Yen Press' latest announcement is too freaking good to be true. In other words, the company has licensed the original Durarara!! light novels, which is an amazing of news to encounter during the week of Durarara!!x2's premiere. Not only that, this gives more people the chance to read Ryohgo Narita's urban fantasy story where a motorcycle-riding dullahan, a GARtender, and a wild assortment of other characters turn Ikebukuro into a crazy place to live in.

Other than Durarara!!, Yen Press picked up Black Bullet and Strike the Blood's light novel and manga. While I'm not familiar with the two titles, the former's premise with alien viruses sounds interesting, and the latter's premise with a vampire and his hunter might result in a fun read.

Next up, the company has licensed not one but two Madoka mangas. The first one is Puella Magi Homura Tamura, which is 4-koma spin-off story; whereas Puella Magi Maoka Magica: Homura's Revenge takes a different angle on the story, as Homura manages to travel through time with her beloved Madoka. Come to think of it, if Madoka is involved, then Homura might have a different motive this time around.

Last but not least, Yen Press grabbed Rust Blaster, which is a vampire manga by Yana Toboso, who happens to be Black Butler's creator. If anything, her take on a tale about a human meeting an abnormal vampire in a vampire school could result in some neat scenarios.

Overall, Yen Press managed to hit a home run with their new stuff. In all honesty, the only thing that actually matters in this list is seeing the original Durarara!! light novels get picked up. Who knows, if they manage to sell well, this could result in Baccano! and Narita's other stories getting licensed one day. In the meantime, you can excuse me while I head out to do my little victory dance for the next few hours.

For the record, I was joking about Yen Press' other announcements not being important; however, DRRR's North American release is still the one that I'm mostly excited for. On that note, which of their acquisitions are you looking forward to the most?

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