Fans of manga and light novels can look forward to a range of new works commencing publication by Yen Press in September 2022, with the licensor and publishing confirming their acquisition of the following works. This includes two new light novels – Studio Chizu’s BELLE and Sugar Apple Fairy Tale; manga adaptations of light novels, The Executioner and Her Way of Life, I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top, and Sasaki & Peeps; the launch of three new manga series, Coffee Moon, So What’s Wrong with Getting Reborn as a Goblin? and She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat; and an autobiographical manga Embrace Your Size.
Scroll down to read more about what could potentially be your next favourite read:
1Studio Chizu’s BELLE (Light Novel)
Story by: Mamoru Hosoda
Suzu is a seventeen-year-old high school student living in rural Kochi who has kept the world at arm’s length ever since her mother’s death many years ago. But at a friend’s suggestion, she dips her toes into , a vast virtual world on the Internet and starts going by Belle. As she explores this new world in her online avatar, Suzu reveals her hidden singing talent and becomes a sensation the world over, drawing the attention of a mysterious being called the Dragon. Who is this ferocious yet lonely stranger and what will come of their fateful meeting…?
Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (Light Novel)
Story by: Miri Mikawa
Art by: Aki
Anne Halford is a candy crafter determined to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Silver Sugar Master, a title bestowed only by royalty. In order to travel to the capital and realize her dream, she purchases Challe, a handsome but foul-mouthed fairy, as her bodyguard. Anne wishes to befriend her new companion, but in this kingdom where fairies are treated as property, Challe wants nothing to do with humans. Will this journey with Anne change his mind…?
2The Executioner and Her Way of Life (manga)
Story By: Mato Sato
Art By: Ryo Mitsuya
The Lost Ones are strangers from another world, hailing from a place no one has ever heard of called “Japan.” These wanderers have been associated with catastrophes since many years ago, and the solemn duty of exterminating them without remorse falls to Menou, a young Executioner. But when her mission is complicated by a Japanese girl named Akari who refuses to die, Menou embarks on a peculiar journey to find something that can slay even an immortal who insists on traveling with her would-be killer!
3I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top (manga)
Story and Art By: Syuichi Tsukishima
Allen gets such poor grades at Grand Swordcraft Academy that his fellow students have dubbed him the “Reject Swordsman.” But one day, he is granted a mysterious button that, when pressed, will give him one hundred million years to train in an alternate reality. With an ungodly amount of practice under his belt, the world is about to see what this underachiever can really do!
4Sasaki & Peeps (manga)
Story and Art by: Syuichi Tsukishima
When Sasaki brightens up his tired corporate life by buying a pet sparrow, he never imagined the bird would actually be a reincarnated sage from another world! With his new avian roommate teaching him all sorts of magic tricks, could this be Sasaki’s chance to escape his droll office job?
5Coffee Moon (Manga)
Story and Art by: Mochito Bota
Pieta, a normal girl, leads a normal, uneventful life in a world of constant black rain. As the rain pours down, like it always does, she takes her usual route to school and has a pleasant conversation with her friend Danae. This is what every day is like for Pieta, and she takes a sort of everyday satisfaction from her totally normal life. But then her typical, pleasant conversation with Danae…doesn’t happen. “Why…?! Why can I remember…yesterday’s today?!!”
6So What’s Wrong with Getting Reborn as a Goblin? (Manga)
Story and Art by: Miki Nazuna
Office worker Akira Yagami’s altruistic nature usually gets him the short end of the stick. When he dies after saving a kid from oncoming traffic…he reincarnates in another world as a goblin?! Normally, goblins only live for seven days, but Akira’s newfound powers let him defy the species’ normal life span…and are the key to his path to becoming the strongest goblin ever!
7She Loves to Cook and She Loves to Eat (Manga)
Story and Art by: Sakaomi Yuzaki
Cooking is how Nomoto de-stresses, but one day, she finds herself making way more than she can eat by herself. And so, she invites her neighbor Kasuga, who also lives alone. What will come out of this impromptu dinner invitation…?
8Embrace Your Size (Autobiographical Novel)
Story and Art by: hara
A love letter to those who dream of being fashionable but consider their weight as an obstacle, this uplifting comic essay by a plussized author chronicles her own journey with body positivity and learning to love herself as she is.