Yen Press Acquire License to Boys Love Fantasy Novel ‘You Can Have My Back’

Joining their mid-2023 line-up, New York-based licensor, localiser and publisher of both manga and light novels Yen Press has confirmed they now hold the rights to You Can Have My Back. With the publisher describing this as a “fantasy Boys Love” light novel which is “best known for its beautiful illustrations and heartbreaking drama”, it is due to launch via the Yen On imprint.

A synopsis of the series is below:

Leorino, fourth son of a margrave and blessed with the face of an angel, is the reincarnation of Ionia, a knight of the kingdom who died in the line of duty. At night, he dreams of his past life, his ill-fated love for Prince Gravis, and his death at the hands of an enemy agent. But when he confronts the traitor as Leorino, he ends up arrested instead! His life in danger, he shouts the name of an old friend and his only hopeā€¦

Featuring an original story by Minami Kotsuna and illustrations by Hitomi Hitoyo, the first volume of You Can Have My Back will be available digitally and physically from July 2023.

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