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Available This Month From Yen Press [April 2015 Edition]


Manga fans have quite a lot to look forward to this month, with North American manga publisher Yen Press offering a sizable selection of published works throughout April 2015. Approximately fourteen titles will be available over the next few weeks, including several first volumes in series including The Devil is a Part-Timer, Log Horizon and Puella Magi Tart Magica.

Information on this month’s upcoming manga and light novel releases from Yen Press can be found below:

17193_788996847837977_5182655586736762262_nAkame ga Kill! – Volume 2
Manga | Print/Digital | Takahiro / Tetsuya Tashiro | $13.00 | 240 Pages

Teigu–powerful weapons imbued with great wisdom and forged under the reign of the first emperor. It’s said that when two teigu-wielding opponents clash, one will die-there are no exceptions. As the assassination team Night Raid continues to rid their Capital of corruption and filth, one head at a time, they also draw the ire of the Empire’s strongest teigu-wielding allies. With a bloodred target on their backs, Tatsumi, Akame, and the rest of Night Raid become embroiled in an all-out life-or-death struggle!

13094_788997157837946_3565614999342236135_nBarakamon – Volume 4
Manga | Print/Digital | Satsuki Yoshino | $15.00 | 208 Pages

An international call…?… Since when is the island outside the country?! Aiming for an autumn calligraphy exhibition, handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa sets out to get in touch with his creative side. Meanwhile, a man whose appearance screams “yakuza,” landing him well out of place on the peaceful island, puts in a “request” to have Handa write the name on his boat…?! Kick back like a local and enjoy the fourth volume of this heartwarming island comedy!

10298899_788996854504643_4060288557529204309_nThe Devil is a Part-Timer – Volume 1
Light Novel | Print | Satoshi Wagahara / 029 | $14.00 | 225 Pages

Do you want fries with your hellfire? Being soundly thrashed by the hero Emilia, the Devil King and his general beat a hasty retreat to a parallel universe…only to land smack in the middle of bustling, modern-day Tokyo! Lacking the magic necessary to return home, the two are forced to assume human identities and live average human lives until they can find a better solution. And to make ends meet, Satan finds gainful employment at a nearby fast food joint! With his devilish mind set on working his way up the management food chain, what will become of his thirst for conquest?!

10402464_789002524504076_2243737993271539083_nInu X Boku SS – Volume 7
Manga | Print | Cocoa Fujiwara | $11.99 | 192 Pages

Ririchiyo has decided to make a fresh start, removing the blinders from her eyes and releasing Soushi from his contract. From now on, she has resolved to treat this incarnation of Soushi as his own person and to mourn the loss of the man she loved in a previous life. The change has given Ririchiyo a clear perspective, but Soushi’s heart remains clouded. Playing the part of his former self for Ririchiyo’s sake was an act–what will happen when Soushi’s true feelings come to light…?

11133910_788996851171310_5851194099366284230_nIs it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon – Volume 2
Light Novel | Print | Fujino Omori / Suzuhito Yasuda | $14.00 | 224 Pages

“Hello, white-hair.”When someone calls out to Bell with these words, he discovers that the voice belongs to a girl who introduces herself as Lilly. Somewhat goaded into teaming up with her despite the many doubts running through his head, Bell has a successful turn in the dungeon with his new companion.Though their alliance is short-lived, the negative rumors swirling about the guild to which Lilly belongs, the Soma Familia, are anything but. Later Bell is confronted by the tales of a mysterious sacred wine said to steal the hearts of all who drink it.

11136774_788997124504616_98305693641275177_nKagerou Daze – Volume 1
Manga | Print/Digital | Shidu Jin / Mahiro Satou | $13.00 | 160 Pages

This is the story of August 14 and 15.Shintaro Kisaragi–self-appointed guardian of his domestic domain–has refused to leave the comfort of his room for two whole years. But Shintaro’s life is about to take an unexpected turn when his computer crashes and he is forced to venture into the world he was happy to shut out forever…and stumbles right into the middle of a hostage situation!

11108845_788996867837975_7346617315420892593_nLog Horizon – Volume 1
Light Novel | Print | Mamare Touno / Kazuhiro Hara | $14.00 | 224 Pages

Thirty thousand Japanese gamers awake one day to discover that the fantasy world of Elder Tales, an MMORPG that was formerly their collective hobby, has become their cold hard reality. Severed from their everyday lives, they confront a new horizon filled with ravenous monsters, flavorless food, and the inability to die! Amid the chaos, veteran gamer Shiroe gathers his friends, the guardian Naotsugu and the assassin Akatsuki, and together they embark on an adventure to change the world as they know it!

11096403_788997127837949_105239520134734264_nNo Game No Life – Volume 1
Light Novel | Print | Yuu Kamiya | $14.00 | 193 Pages

In this fantasy world, everything’s a game–and these gamer siblings play to win!Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don’t play by the rules of the “crappy game” that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it’s the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts–even those involving national borders–are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin…!

10177480_788997071171288_9000633715818604106_nPuella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of Jeanne D’Arc – Volume 1
Manga | Print/Digital | Magica Quartet / Kawazukuu, Masugitsune | $13.00/$14.00 | 160 Pages

Joan of Arc is revered as a hero of the Hundred Years’ War and a saint of the Catholic church. But her leadership and strength of character in her time did not escape the notice of Kyubey, who, even in the fifteenth century, sought magical girl candidates for their valuable energies. With her friends and fellow magical girls fighting at her side, Joan fights the English occupiers of France–but will she soon find herself fighting something much more sinister?!

10426572_788997064504622_3712195789637801349_nSo I Can’t Play H – Volume 1
Manga | Print/Digital | Pan Tachibana / Sho Okagiri | $13.00 | 193 Pages

One day, first-class Grim Reaper Lisara, for her own reasons, secretly enters the human world. After searching in vain for her target, Lisara is completely exhausted. That’s when Ryosuke Kaga approaches her. To help Lisara out, he leads her out of the rain and to his cozy home, where he tells her, “I will do anything to help you.” When Lisara hears that, she suddenly embraces Ryosuke and……?!

11083864_788997134504615_4118941013520349480_nSpice & Wolf – Volume 14
Light Novel | Print | Isuna Hasekura | $13.00 | 240 Pages

Having arranged to receive a map of the northlands from the silversmith, Lawrence’s pleasure at imagining that he’ll be able to travel to Yoitsu with Holo lasts but a moment, for when they revisit the town of Lenos, they immediately become entangled in the schemes that surround a forbidden book. The book is said to contain forbidden arts that might threaten Yoitsu itself, but to get it, Lawrence would have to return to his trading route, leaving insufficient time for him to go with Holo to Yoitsu. Faced with the harsh reality of this decision, what will Lawrence’s solution be?!

11125260_788997081171287_6124177324786579018_nSword Art Online 4: Fairy Dance
Light Novel | Print | Reki Kawahara / abec | $13.00 | 208 Pages

Kirito plunges into a suspicious new VRMMORPG called ALfheim Online to rescue Asuna, who never returned from Sword Art Online. ALO offers many features to entertain players in the wake of SAO: ultra high-end graphics, action-heavy gameplay, and a choice of fairy races, complete with a next-generation flight engine. Playing as a Spriggan, Kirito heads for the location of Asuna’s prison–the top of the World Tree, the final destination of every player in the game! Along the way, Kirito nearly falls to a plot hatched by the enemy Salamanders, just barely surviving the ordeal with the help of a Sylph named Leafa and his Navigation Pixie, Yui. But just as Kirito and Leafa make it to the foot of the World Tree, the end of their quest in sight, both Kirito and Leafa each realize the other has a very big secret…

11128707_788997067837955_8422326912454959407_nSword Art Online: Progressive – Volume 2
Manga | Print | Kiseki Himura / Reki Kawahara / abec | $13.00 | 192 Pages

Yuuki Asuna was a top student who spent her days studying at cram school and preparing for her high school entrance exams–but that was before she borrowed her brother’s virtual reality game system and wound up trapped in Sword Art Online with ten thousand other frightened players. As time passes, Asuna fears what will become of her life outside the fantasy realm–the failure she might be seen as in the eyes of her peers and parents. Unwilling to wait on the sidelines for more experienced gamers to beat the game, Asuna employs her study habits to learn the mechanics of the game–and swordplay. Her swiftness impresses Kirito, a professional gamer who invites Asuna to join the best players on the front line. Is Asuna ready to swap class rankings for player rankings and join Kirito?

11062094_789002904504038_6780317859110284804_nTena on S-String – Volume 7
Manga | Print | Sesuna Mikabe | $30.00 | 352 Pages

As the curtain falls on Duon and Ostina’s attempted escape, it seems a peaceful resolution to the conflict is in sight. However, at the very last moment, a new plot to bring the world to its knees is hatched…

Can Tena, Kyousuke, and company save the world from destruction?! As the grand symphony of the Soul Score plays on, the final movement rings out…!!


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