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Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Akame ga Kill!

January 15th, 2015 Laura Posted in NEWS | 8 Comments »

Takahiro_AkameGaKill_V1_FINALDo you think you have what it takes to become one of Night Raid’s elite members? We’ll find out soon! We’re less than a week away from the publication of an exciting new series, Akame ga Kill! Look for it online and in stores on January 20th!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Akame ga Kill!

About the book: Teenage country bumpkin Tatsumi dreams of earning enough money for his impoverished village by working in the Capital–but his short-lived plans go awry when he’s robbed by a buxom beauty upon arrival! Penniless, Tatsumi is taken in by the lovely Lady Aria, but just when his Capital dreams seem in reach yet again, Lady Aria’s mansion is besieged by Night Raid–a team of ruthless assassins who targets high-ranking members of the upper class! As Tatsumi is quick to learn, appearances can be deceiving in the Capital, and this team of assassins just might be…the good guys?!

(Ends January 25th. Open to US residents only.)

New licenses for the new year!

January 9th, 2015 Laura Posted in NEWS | 99 Comments »

Wow! What an exciting year 2014 was! We hope you’ll join us in making 2015 even better and brighter. To start things off, let’s celebrate with some new licenses! How’s that sound?


RUST BLASTER (manga) by Yana Toboso

Millennium Academy is–a school where elite vampires are trained to maintain balance in a world where humans and vampires, who possess far greater physical strength than their human counterparts, coexist. And commuting to this school is Aldred, the most distinctly un-vampire-like vampire to be found in the entire institution. But when Al encounters Kei, a human transfer student to the school, their destinies become intertwined, and the fate of their world as they know it comes to lie in their hands!


PUELLA MAGI HOMURA TAMURA (manga) by Magica Quartet

The life of a magical girl isn’t all fighting witches and collecting grief seeds. When they aren’t kicking butt, Homura Akemi and her friends face the same trials as normal high school girls! In this four-panel comedy, glimpse a sillier side of the girls from the bestselling Puella Magi Madoka Magica series!



If Madoka Kaname had known of the tragic transformation that would mark the end of her magical-girl journey, how would her story have unfolded? In this telling of her story, Madoka remembers the outcomes of her previous timelines–but so does Kyubey. Even with the knowledge of her previous lives, can Madoka outmaneuver Kyubey and avoid her fate?


BLACK BULLET (light novel and manga) by Shiden Kanzaki, Saki Ukai

The future–where a terrible battle against a parasitic virus called “Gastrea” has been fought, and lost. Humanity is cornered, and lives in despair. Rentaro and Enju face constant danger in their work as a team anti-Gastrea specialists known as “Civil Security.” If the daily fight against oblivion weren’t enough, they’ll soon face a threat that could destroy all of Tokyo…


DURARARA!! (light novel) by Ryohgo Narita, Suzuhito Yasuda

The Ikebukuro district in Tokyo is full of interesting people. A boy longing for the extraordinary. A hotheaded punk. An airheaded pseudo stalker. An information broker who works for kicks. An underground doctor who specializes in truly desperate patients. A high school student infatuated with a monster. And a headless rider on a pitch-black motorcycle. Their story may not be a heartwarming one, but as it turns out, even weirdos like these sometimes fall in love.

STRIKE THE BLOOD (light novel and manga) by Gakuto Mikumo, Manyako

High school student Kojo Akatsuki may not seem like anything special, but there is a rumor going around that he is the Fourth Progenitor—a powerful vampire thought only to exist in legend. But if that legend were true, it could have devastating consequences for the Itogamijima special zone for demons. Enter Yukina Hirameki who’s sworn duty is to watch over Koj…or kill him if necessary.


Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win SAO Progressive!

December 23rd, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 8 Comments »


Boot-up your NerveGear—new Sword Art light novel is coming! Whether you’re the tank or your group’s DPS fighter, this is a property you should be following, and Sword Art Online Progressive makes a great entry point!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win Sword Art Online Progressive (manga)!

About the book: Yuuki Asuna was a top student who spent her days at cram school and preparing for her high school entrance exams–but that was before she borrowed her brother’s virtual reality game system and wound up trapped in Sword Art Online with ten thousand other frightened players. As time passes, Asuna fears what will become of her life outside the fantasy realm–the failure she might seem in the eyes of her peers and parents. Unwilling to wait on the sidelines for more experienced gamers to beat the game, Asuna employs her study habits to learn the mechanics of game–and swordplay. Her swiftness impresses Kirito, a pro gamer who invites Asuna to join the best players on the front lines. Is Asuna ready to swap class rankings for player rankings and join Kirito?

Look for Sword Art Online: Progressive online and in stores on January 20th!

(Ends January 19th. Open to residents of the United States only.)

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of SECRET!

December 17th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 4 Comments »

SecretHey! Listen! We have a secret. Did you know that every month you could be winning free books from Yen Press on Goodreads? Well now you do. You know who else has a secret? One of your classmates—only this secret isn’t as innocent or rewarding….

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of Secret by Yoshiki Tonogai!

About the book: “There are three murderers hiding in your midst.” These are the ominous words given to the six survivors of a tragic bus accident, followed by an ultimatum: Within one week, the murderers must anguish over their crimes and find some way to answer for them, or the evidence of their sins will be given to the police. But when every person has a secret, who can you trust…?

Look for Secret online and in stores on January 20th!

(Ends January 19th. Open to residents of the United States only)

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win LOVE AT FOURTEEN!

December 4th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 14 Comments »

Mizutani_LoveAtFourteen_V1Romance is in the air this holiday season, and we think you’re absolutely going to love this new manga series!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of LOVE AT FOURTEEN.

ABOUT: Middle schoolers Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are mature beyond their years, perfect model students admired from afar by classmates and teachers alike. But when school’s out, these two childhood friends can let loose as average fourteen-year-olds, fresh in the throes of puberty, adolescence…and the persistent, bittersweet pangs of first love.

Look for Love at Fourteen in stores on December 16th!

(Ends December 15th. Open to residents of the United States only.)


Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win DEMON FROM AFAR!

November 20th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 6 Comments »

Yuki_DemonFromAfarV1_HCManga legend Kaori Yuki pens this gorgeous dark fantasy tale. If you loved her Angel Sanctuary and Godchild, check out this new series!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of DEMON FROM AFAR!

ABOUT:  An imperial capital in an era of splendor and romanticism…

Orphaned in an earthquake, Sorath is taken in by Baron Kamichika, the lord of “Blood Blossom Manor.” There, he pledges eternal friendship with Garan, the Baron’s heir, and Kiyora, Garan’s fiancée. But their friendship turns grisly by events none of them could foresee. The tender feelings each secretly harbors, the machinations of Baron Kamichika, and his strange and seductive female companion, and a fateful encounter with a young girl with bizarre powers…all draw them to the Walpurgis Night and the nightmare’s climax!

(Ends December 15th. Open to residents of the United States only.)


Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win IS IT WRONG TO TRY AND PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON?

November 13th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 29 Comments »

IsItWrongToTryWhen would-be-hero Bell Cranell becomes the damsel in distress in his own story, adventure and mayhem ensue!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of IS IT WRONG TO TRY AND PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? (light novel)!

ABOUT:  In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the monstrous underground labyrinth known as Dungeon.

But while riches and renown are incentive enough for most, Bell Cranel, would-be hero extraordinaire, has bigger plans.

He wants to pick up girls.

Is it wrong to face the perils of Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess? Maybe. Is it wrong to dream of playing hero to hapless maidens in Dungeon? Maybe not. After one misguided adventure, Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth–even chance encounters with beautiful women. The only problem? He’s the one who winds up the damsel in distress.

Look for Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? in stores on December 16th! Read an excerpt here.

(Ends December 15th. Open to residents of the United States only.)



Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win THE WOLF GIFT

October 28th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 7 Comments »

TheWolfGiftIt’s Halloween week! So let’s celebrate with a giveaway, and not just any giveaway, but the graphic novel adaptation of The Wolf Gift by master storyteller Anne Rice! Artist Ashley Marie Witter returns to illustration this sexy, supernatural urban fantasy. If you are unfamiliar with Witter’s work, you can see it in Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story.

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win THE WOLF GIFT.

About: When reporter Reuben Golding arrives at a secluded mansion at the request of the home’s mysterious female owner, he doesn’t expect this assignment will lead to him being inexplicably attacked-bitten-by a beast shadowed in darkness. This single event prompts a terrifying but seductive transformation that both opens Reuben’s eyes to what was previously unseen and unknown, and leads to even more questions. Why was he given this wolf gift? Is its nature good or evil? And is he now all alone in this mysterious new world?

(Ends on November 17th. Open to US residents only.)

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX!

October 15th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 17 Comments »

Kamachi_A-Certain-Magical-Index_V1Academy City would like to welcome you to the start of the new school year!

Enter on Goodreads for the chance to win a copy of A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX (light novel)!

ABOUT: A certain unlikely hero…

Touma Kamijou has the worst luck imaginable… Sure he’s a citizen of Academy City, a scientific marvel of the modern world where superhuman abilities are artificially cultivated and commonplace, but when it comes to paranormal talent, Kamijou’s been classified a Level Zero-a loser, basically. Oh, he does have one trick up his sleeve (literally), but even that’s more trouble than it’s worth.

When Kamijou encounters a delusional young girl convinced she’s a nun and raving about being chased by evil sorcerers, he’s eager to send her on her way and get back to failing his studies. Fate, it would seem though, has other ideas, and he suddenly finds himself caught up in a supernatural intrigue with a girl named “Index” at the center!

Science and magic collide in this first volume of one of the most popular light novel series ever penned!

Look for A Certain Magical Index in stores on November 18th!

(Ends November 17th. Open to residents of the United States only.)

New York Comic-Con Recap!

October 13th, 2014 Laura Posted in NEWS | 52 Comments »

New York Comic-Con was a blast, and we were thrilled to see so many of you at Friday’s panel. We know many of you were unable to join us at the show, so here is a recap of the exciting new licenses we announced over the weekend!

IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? (manga) by Kunieda, original story by Fujino Omori, character design by Suzuhito Yasuda

Bell Cranel is just trying to find his way in the world. Of course, in his case, the “world” is an enormous dungeon filled with monsters below a city run by gods and goddesses with way too much time on their hands. He’s got big dreams but not much more when a roll on the random encounter die brings him face-to-face with the girl of his dreams—but what’s an amateur adventurer got to offer a brilliant swordswoman? And what if the lonely goddess who sponsors his solo adventuring gets jealous…?!


A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX (manga) by Chuya Kogino, original story by Kazuma Kamachi, character design by Kiyotaka Haimura

Some guys get all the luck. And then there’s Touma Kamjou—he gets NONE of the luck. He might live in Academy City, a place full of more super powered students than you can shake a stick at, but his only superpower is his supernatural lack of ability. All Kamijou wants is to keep a low profile, but when a nun named Index comes into his life, it gets more complicated and more dangerous than ever!


TRINITY SEVEN (manga) by Kenji Saitou, Akinari Nao

Arata Kasuga transfers to the Royal Biblia Academy to solve the mystery of the destruction that is ravaging the world and—more importantly—has stolen his cousin Hijiri from him. It’s a tough road that lies ahead of Arata, but nothing’s impossible when you have seven beautiful girls—each a master of her own magical art— at your side!


CHAIKA, THE COFFIN PRINCESS (manga) by Shinta Sakayama, original story by Ichirou Sakaki, character design by Namaniku ATK

Five years of inconceivable peace after two hundred years of war leaves erstwhile soldier Tooru Acura without a job or meaning in life—until he saves a mysterious sorceress with a coffin on her back. But when the coffin-wielding, silver-haired Chaika Trabant hires Tooru and his sister, Akari, to accompany her on a death-defying journey, Tooru’s life of mind-numbing, meaningless peace is about to end!


FIRST LOVE MONSTER (manga) by Akira Hiyoshimaru

When fifteen-year-old Kaho Nikaidou leaves her sheltered home to start life anew in a Tokyo high school dormitory, the last thing she expects is to nearly get hit by a truck! Saved in the nick of time by a handsome stranger, Kaho falls head over heels for him and, after finally tracking him down, boldly confesses her feelings. Turns out Kaho’s mystery savior, Kanade, is the son of Kaho’s new landlord! The handsome object of Kaho’s affection agrees to go out with her, but her newfound bliss is short-lived when it turns out that her new boyfriend…is a fifth-grader?!


PRISON SCHOOL (manga) by Akira Hiramoto

Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo…once upon a time. But with the new school year comes a revision to school policy: Boys are to be admitted into the student body for the first time ever. But on his first day at Hachimitsu, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he’s one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Their numbers overwhelmed by the thousand girls in the student body, is it heaven or hell that awaits these five (un)fortunates?!


ALICE IN MURDERLAND (manga) by Kaori Yuki

The Mad Tea Party…To members of the elite house of Kuonji, a clan whose name has incredible pull all over the world, this monthly gathering is the only tried and true (not to mention mandatory) family tradition. But one such family reunion brings with it some unexpected and horrific news for the nine Kuonji siblings, and it comes straight from the lips of their mother Olga. To become the next head of their illustrious family, the siblings must fight each other to the death! As chaos erupts, Stella, the fourth daughter, loses it, and suddenly a whole new Stella, complete with blonde hair and blue dress, comes out to play?!


EMMA (manga) by Kaoru Mori

Calling upon his inimitable former governess one day, young aristocrat William Jones is startled to find his knock on her door answered by an astute, bespectacled maid—Emma. From that moment forward, the two are drawn to each other and slowly but surely grow ever closer. But as the love between Emma and William builds, so too do the obstacles that threaten to keep them apart. For in Victorian London, some things are simply not done, and marrying outside of one’s social class just happens to be one such taboo! Set against a backdrop of Victorian England that comes to life with painstaking detail, Kaoru Mori’s Emma is a period classic that is not to be missed!


AWKWARD (manga) by Svetlana Chmakova

Penelope—Peppi—Torres, a shy new transfer student, wants nothing more than to fit in and find a place among her fellow artistically inclined souls. The last thing she wants is to stand out. So when she bumps—literally—into quiet, geeky, friendly but friendless Jamie Thompson and is teased as the “Nerder’s Girlfriend,” Peppi’s first embarrassed instinct is to push him away and run. Though she later feels guilty and wants desperately to apologize for the incident, Peppi always ends up chickening out. She has no reason to speak to him anyway, until she ends up bumping—figuratively and continually—into Jamie again! Will these two opposites ever see eye-to-eye, let alone become friends?