Bringing a range of new works to western readers in July 2023, US-based publisher Yen Press has confirmed they shall be kicking off the mid-summer month with five new manga, one manhwa and three light novels being released. Scroll down to see if any of these works catch your interest!
1Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Secret File (Light Novel)
Story by Kei Sazane
Illustrated by Ao Nekonabe
The first volume in a series of short stories set in the Our Last Crusade universe! Highlights include an anecdote about Nene, Mismis, and Risya having a sleepover in Iska’s room, plus the tale of Iska and Alice’s first encounter in their younger days.
2The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Official Anthology Comic (Manga)
Original Story by Satoshi Wagahara
Art by Akio Hiiragi
The Devil King and his friends take a look at a wedding venue, buy swimsuits, and…get washed up on a deserted island?! This collection of original comic stories, drawn by a lineup of artists and fans of the series, comprises episodes which may or may not have happened during the main story.
3Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Fantastic Days (Light Novel)
Original Story by Natsume Akatsuki
Character Design by Kurone Mishima
Illustrated by Hirukuma
Original Concept by Sumzap
Follow Kazuma and his party as they help a team of aspiring dancers, fight a former general of the Demon King, and more in a series of adventures based on the Fantastic Days game, along with new, unique content!
4Looks Are All You Need (Light Novel)
Story by Ghost Mikawa
Illustrated by necomi
Ryouran High School is a private arts academy where geniuses in every field—music, dance, fashion—gather. But in reality, looks decide the students’ success, not talent. My sister, Shika Ikebukuro, is a shut-in who can’t do anything without her older brother, and I was sure that devastating lack of charisma would doom her. But I know a secret. Though you’d never guess it, behind her mask, the internet sensation VSINGER is none other than my sister, Shika! Her voice is one of a kind, but will it be enough to overcome Ryouran High’s entire social order?
5Secrets of the Silent Witch (Manga)
Original Story by Matsuri Isora
Character Design by Nanna Fujimi
Art by Tobi Tana
Monica Everett is the Silent Witch, the only mage in the world who can use unchanted magecraft. But underneath all the fancy titles…she’s also the shyest girl you’ll ever meet! In fact, she learned unchanted magecraft just so she wouldn’t have to speak in public. Monica may be talented, but she has zero confidence, and now she’s being tasked with infiltrating a prestigious academy and protecting the kingdom’s second prince! How will she survive?!
By Kyoung-Ran Park
As a member of the obscure idol group Tea Party, Ma-Ha dreams of becoming a big star one day. Little did she know that she’d go viral so soon…by embarrassing herself on a popular talk show! But as the saying goes, there is no such thing as bad publicity…right?
7My Mate Is a Feline Gentleman (Manga)
By Arata Asanae
When Toushirou is hired as a servant for diplomat Alex, he expects he will again be treated as a sex object and is afraid of the prospect of serving a beastman. But to his surprise, Alex is appalled by the treatment of omegas in Japan. No one has ever been so kind to Toushirou, and he finds his feelings begin to change…
8Saint? Nope, Just a Monster Tamer Passing Through (Manga)
Story by Inumajin
Art by iidatoy
Kanata is a girl so gifted with magic that people swear up and down she’s the second coming of a saint. But when it comes time for her to choose a job, she settles on…Monster Taming? In truth, Kanata is the reincarnation of a friendless woman from the modern world. To make up for lost time, she sets off on a quest to gather as many fluffy creatures as she can get her hands on!
9The Reformation of the World as Overseen by a Realist Demon King (Manga)
Story by Ryosuke Hata
Art by Manatsu Suzuki
The seventy-second Demon King, Astaroth, has been reincarnated in a strange new land with a mission to unite the world under his banner and reform its chaotic ways. He is the youngest of the Demon Kings, and although his forces may be weaker than those of his rivals, he won’t hesitate to use all the means at his disposal to achieve victory. Wielding unheard-of resourcefulness and tactics, he’ll reshape the fate of all who live under his reign!