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Yen Press Acquire 8 New Manga and Light Novel Licenses to Start 2021

With a new (hopefully better) year ahead of us, it also means that fans of manga and light novels have waves of new publications to look forward to from English-language publishers. Starting 2021 with a sweep of new license acquisitions, Yen Press have shared a look at some of the works we can look forward to in the coming months.

Read the full list of licenses below:

1
The Eminence in Shadow (Manga)

Featuring an Original Story by Daisuke Aizawa and
Artwork by Anri Sakano
First volume is due for release in July 2021

There’s only one thing in this world Cid wants to be. And it’s not some bland protagonist or the final boss—he has his eyes set on becoming a mastermind working in the shadows. Now that he’s been reborn in another world, Cid has been hard at work, building the perfect stage to act out his long-desired role. The issue is that these imaginary adversaries and plot devises exist in this new world…and he’s the only one left in the dark!

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2
Farewell to My Alter (Manga)

Featuring story and artwork by Nio Nakatani
First volume is due for release in June 2021

From author Nio Nakatani (Bloom into You, Éclair) comes a new collection of short stories and illustrations.

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3
The Whole of Humanity Has Gone Yuri Except for Me (Manga)

Featuring story and artwork by Haruse Hiroki
First volume is due for release in June 2021

Marika was perfectly happy with her perfectly “normal” life. That is, until the day she saw a couple of girls openly kissing each other on her way to school. Indeed, that morning, Marika Junno learned that she somehow ended up in world where only women existed. And so starts her journey to study the new norm…!

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4
I’m the Villainous Daughter, So I’m Keeping the Last Boss (Manga)

Featuring an Original Story by Sarasa Nagase and
Artwork by Mai Murasaki
First volume due for release in July 2021

When Aileen, the Duke’s daughter, regains her memories of her past life, she realizes she’s barreling towards ruin at full speed. Searching for any way out of her hopeless situation, the method she chooses is to capture the heart of the last boss—the Demon Lord Claude!

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5
The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious (Manga)

Featuring story and artwork by Wakame Konbu
First volume due for release in June 2021

I hired a maid who has something about her I just can’t put my finger on. Sure, she looks great and is a fabulous cook, but something about her’s not quite right. What have I gotten myself into!?

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6
The Detective Is Already Dead (Light Novel)

Featuring an Original Story by Juu NIGO and
Illustrations by Umibozu
First volume due for release in June 2021

“You will be my assistant.”

During a plane hijacking four years ago, Kimitsuka Kimihiko wound up becoming the assistant to a beautiful detective named Siesta. The pair traveled the world, solving crimes and battling criminal organizations. Until Siesta died, anyway. Kimitsuka thought that would spell the end of his adventures and a return to ordinary life, but an encounter with a girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to Siesta suggests that fate has other plans.

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7
Captivated, By You (Manga)

Featuring story and artwork by Yama Wayama
First volume due for release in July 2021

High school relations are moody, quirky, and full of surprises. But most of all, they’re downright captivating.

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8
Spy Classroom (Light Novel)

Featuring an Original Story by Takemachi and
Illustrations by Tomari
First volume due for release in July 2021

When every country in the world engages in a shadowy war of espionage, there will always be work for those who are willing to take on the risks. To answer the call, the world’s greatest spy creates an organization dedicated to tackling missions considered impossible…though it remains to be seen why the seven members of this group all have no experience!

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