Yen Press and youth imprint JY have announced five titles for October release: Heterogenia Linguistico, Sword Art Online Progressive Transient Barcarolle and My Broken Mariko; the art collection Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks, and a new edition of middle-grade graphic novel, Gabby & Gator.
Acquisition Announcement – Yen Press Acquires Three New Manga Series for October 2020
NEW YORK, NY (5/22/20) – Yen Press, LLC announced its latest manga acquisitions today, which include Heterogenia Linguistico. All three will release in October 2020.
Sword Art Online Progressive Transient Barcarolle
Story by Reki Kawahara
Art by Shiomi Miyoshi
Original Illustration by abec
Though the fourth floor of Aincrad was supposed to be only a dreary, dried up riverbed, it’s been transformed into a lattice of countless canals! Kirito and Asuna will need a gondola if they want to continue forward…
Sword Art Online Progressive Transient Barcarolle is a continuation of the manga adaptation of Sword Art Online Progressive, a spin-off of the original light novels that tell the untold stories taking place in the first two years of the characters’ time trapped in the game world.
Story and Art by Salt Seno
After his professor is injured, rookie linguist Hakaba is entrusted with his work, a research trip to study the language of monsters. Travelling together with his guide Susuki, he dives into the complex world of interspecies communication!
Heterogenia Linguistico is a fantasy manga with slice-of-life elements, a unique series that focuses on how various creatures such as werewolves and slimes communicate. Heterogenia Linguistico is part of a rising trend in manga with unconventional twists on fantasy storytelling such as Delicious in Dungeon and A Witch’s Printing Office.
My Broken Mariko
Story and Art by Waka Hirako
Shiino is an ill-tempered office assistant, but when her friend Mariko dies unexpectedly, she becomes determined to get to the bottom of this mystery. Portraying the soulful connection between girls, this is a striking story of sisterhood and romance.
My Broken Mariko is an intense and emotional josei manga that addresses suicide and abuse. An utterly impressive work that is sure to appeal to the passionate josei fanbase, My Broken Mariko will be published in a deluxe hardcover format.
Yen Press to Publish Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks
An Impressive Collection of Art from the Game of the Year
NEW YORK, NY (5/22/20) – Today Yen Press announced the acquisition of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks, a collection of artwork from the hit video game that includes character profiles and concept designs. The imagery included in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks covers all aspects of the game including backgrounds, weapons, monsters and more.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest video game created by FromSoftware, the iconic studio responsible for the Dark Souls series and Bloodbourne. It was one of best-selling games of 2019 with over 4 million units sold and won Game of the Year 2019 by GameSpot’s The Game Awards. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks is a must have for many fans eager to re-experience and learn more about the mysterious fantasy world of the game.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks
Created by FromSoftware, Inc.
Experience SEKIRO’s unique take on the blood-soaked history of Japan’s Sengoku Period with over 300 pages of storyboards, character designs, and concept art!
JY to Publish a New Edition of Gabby & Gator
A Tale of An Unlikely Friendship Between Two Misfits—the Eco-conscious Gabby and the Water-phobic Gator—by James Burks
NEW YORK, NY (5/22/20) – Today JY, the Yen Press imprint dedicated to middle grade readers, announced a new edition of Gabby & Gator by James Burks, the creator of the Bird & Squirrel graphic novel series. Gabby & Gator was one of the earliest middle grade graphic novels by Yen Press, a title originally published in 2010. The JY edition of Gabby & Gator will feature an updated logo and a newly drawn cover illustration by James Burks.
Gabby & Gator
Gator has just never seemed to fit in with the other neighborhood pets…probably because he has a nasty habit of eating the other neighborhood pets. Flushed down the toilet as a little snapper, Gator spends his days alone in the sewers…
On the streets above, little Gabby has never seemed to fit in with the other kids in town. She’d rather collect bottles and practice her tuba than gossip with the girls down at the pool, but it does get lonely being the only vegetarian on the block…
When Gabby and Gator meet, their fun and adventures prove that the best friends are those who accept you as you are, teeth and all!
(Gabby & Gator original cover illustration)
The JY edition of Gabby & Gator is scheduled for an October 2020 release.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks is scheduled for an October 2020 release. Yen Press will also release Sekiro Side Story: Hanbei the Undying, a manga prequel of the video game, in print in June 2020.