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Yen Press Confirm 9 New Acquisitions For Future Release at Anime NYC 2021

In attendance at this weekends Anime NYC 2021 convention, western licensor and publisher of manga and light novels, Yen Press, unveiled a slate of nine upcoming releases during their Industry Panel. These titles, all of which will have release dates confirmed in the future, covers both manga (Chitose Is in the Ramune BottleHi, I’m a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to Make a Love Potion; The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean CounterSee You Tomorrow at the Food CourtNights with a CatThe Geek Ex-Hitman;and Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story) and light novels (The Demise of the Bride and Sasaki and Pichan).

You can read about each of these below. Who knows, your next favourite series may be among this group!

1
Chitose Is in the Ramune Bottle

Story by Buncololi
Art by Kantoku

Even though Sasaki’s droll corporate life is constantly filled with work, it leaves him tired and unfulfilled at the end of every day. In search of some companionship to fill the emptiness in his life, he visits a pet shop on a whim, not realizing he’s about to change his life forever. After settling on an adorable bird and bringing it home…his new roommate reveals that it’s actually an incredible sage from another world who promptly bestows Sasaki with supernatural powers as well as the ability to cross between worlds. All Sasaki wants to do is use these newfound powers to live in peace and comfort, but there are more than a few colorful characters who might get in the way of that…

2
The Bride of Demise

By Keishi Ayasato

Years ago, mysterious beings only known as kihei appeared without warning and overran the world. To confront this strange menace, the Twilight Academy was established to train students in black magic and how to battle the otherworldly invaders. Graduates of this school are no strangers to death, and many meet their doom while fulfilling their duty to protect humanity. Kou is just one more casualty in this war for survival…or so he thinks. Before he can even appreciate the fact that he’s still alive, a kihei pledges her loyalty to him and vows to stay by his side until the end of days, setting off a chain of events that can only lead down the road of madness and chaos.

3
Sasaki and Pichan

Story by Buncololi
Art by Kantoku

Even though Sasaki’s droll corporate life is constantly filled with work, it leaves him tired and unfulfilled at the end of every day. In search of some companionship to fill the emptiness in his life, he visits a pet shop on a whim, not realizing he’s about to change his life forever. After settling on an adorable bird and bringing it home…his new roommate reveals that it’s actually an incredible sage from another world who promptly bestows Sasaki with supernatural powers as well as the ability to cross between worlds. All Sasaki wants to do is use these newfound powers to live in peace and comfort, but there are more than a few colorful characters who might get in the way of that…

4
Hi, I’m a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to Make a Love Potion

Story by Eiko Mutsuhana
Art by Kamada
Character Design by vient

“I want you to make me a love potion.” With that single sentence from the object of her affections, the Good Witch of the Lake’s crush ended in heartbreak. In a desperate bid to spend more time with him, she sends him on a wild-goose chase for ingredients…but when he starts visiting every day to take care of her, she may have gotten much more than she’s bargained for!

5
The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter

Art by Yatsuki Wakatsu
Story by Kazuki Irodori
Character Design by Kikka Ohashi

Seiichiro’s always pulled his own weight, all day every day, for almost thirty years. Even when he gets stuck in a fantasy world because of some strange Saint-Summoning Ritual, he keeps on keeping on. It isn’t until he meets Aresh, the Captain of the Knights, that realizes he may possibly want more out of life than his job. Can Seiichiro melt the heart of the infamous Ice Nobleman—or is he destined to be married to his work…forever?!

6
See You Tomorrow at the Food Court

By Shinichiro Nariie

Wada is an honor student who keeps to herself and has an air of mystery around her. Yamamoto is an intimidating fashionista with dyed blond hair and a shortened skirt. Though this unlikely duo seem to have nothing in common, it’s only during their daily meetings at the food court that they can be themselves!

7
Nights with a Cat

By kyuryuZ

When Fuuta comes home tired at night, all he wants to do is spend time with his new cat. All the mysterious habits and mannerisms of house cats are carefully reproduced in this relaxed and cute comedy about living with an adorable furball!

8
The Geek Ex-Hitman

By Ko-dai

The Oracle of Florence, Marco, is a legendary, peerless hitman feared throughout the Italian underworld, but now he’s trying to build a new reputation for himself—the biggest geek in Japan! After getting introduced to the joys of otaku culture while out on a hit, Marco quickly gets so sucked in that he sets down his bloodstained mantle and moves to Japan to peacefully enjoy his new lifestyle. But he’ll soon find that even after turning over a new leaf, there isn’t much he can do about how sinister he appears to other people—especially the government agent on his tail, Viviana, whose skills as a spy are surpassed only by her burning passion for yaoi and BL…!

9
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story

Created by Magica Quartet
Art by U35

Mami Tomoe is a veteran magical girl when it comes to fighting the witches of Mitakihara City, but the rise of mysterious entities known as “rumors” have brought her and her allies to a new battlefield: Kamihama City. Providing new insight into the world of Madoka Magica, this manga adapts the Another Story route from the hit mobile game Magia Record!

Sam
Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fourteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.
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