New Yen Press License Announcements from Anime NYC Convention

More novels and manga join the catalogue from the recent Anime NYC convention in the states.

Yen Press have announced more new titles to join their catalogue over at the recent convention hosted by Crunchyroll this past weekend. The licenses revealed are listed below, but bear in mind that some of them don’t have much information available.

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online

ソードアート・オンライン オルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンライン

By Reki Kawahara, Shigusawa Keiichi and Kuroboshi Kohaku

Light Novel

Light novel spinoff of Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online light novel series: “A new player steps onto the battlefields of the MMORPG Gun Gale Online! Pint-sized and dressed in pink, she’s ready to blast her way to the very top!”

The Strange Creature at Kuroyuri Apartments

Kuroyuri-sou no Henna Wikimono.

By Yozuki Cao


The apartment-sharing comedy manga begins with Meme, the daughter of the demon world’s most powerful summoner. After her father suddenly casts her into the human world to teach her some lessons, she finds an ad for an apartment with no rent or upfront fees. The catch: she has to entertain the young landlord Sentarō. To pass the test, she summons a strange creature and causes Sentarō to have a nosebleed.

Tsuno no Gakuen


By Mito Aoi


This school fantasy manga centers around horned boys who can control magic. Eru, who just enrolled in a magic school, is self-conscious that his horns are smaller than everyone else’s. Something begins to change when he encounters the ace student Rihito.

Caterpillar Girl and Bad Texter Boy

By Sanzou


This manga follows a socially awkward boy and his childhood friend who is beautiful, smart, kind, and just about perfect in every way. However, the boy turns down her confession of love. A few days later, the girl goes missing, only to reappear before the boy a few days later, after shedding her human form…

Teasing Master Takagi-san

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

By Souichirou Yamamoto


The manga centers on Nishikata, a middle school student who has suffered humiliation due to being teased by Takagi, the girl who sits next to him. Since then, he has vowed to one day do the same to her and succeed in teasing her.

Shibuya Goldfish

Shibuya Kingyo

By Hiroumi Aoi


The story follows an average, albeit untidy guy named Tahatsu Tsukiyo. Tahatsu’s peaceful everyday life comes to an end man-eating goldfish overtake Shibuya. The fish are everywhere, filling the famous scramble crossing, hanging near the Hachiko statue, and even floating through the city center all the while eating as many humans as they can. The unprecedented crisis marks the “worst survival competition in history.”

Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You Have a Ringer)

Darenidemo Dekiru Kage kara Tasukeru Maou Toubatsu

By Tsukikage and bob

Light Novel

This fantasy light novel series begins with a holy warrior summoned from an alternate world to defeat a demon lord. Ares, a priest ordered to support the holy warrior, is shocked at the sight of his party members: a mage who can only use fire spells, a sword fighter who just transferred schools, and the holy warrior himself who repeatedly the same rash actions over and over. Unconvinced that they will succeed, Ares conceals his skill levels and follows behind.

Star Wars: Lost Stars

By Claudia Gray and Yuusaka Kamiyama


The Empire can be seductive, particularly if you’re an aspiring young pilot…Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree both know this very well when they enroll in the Imperial Academy, eager to pursue their dreams. When Thane discovers the darker side of the Empire, though, and defects to the Rebellion, the pair’s lifelong friendship will be put to the ultimate test. Will Thane and Ciena’s relationship — or even they themselves — survive this galactic conflict…?

Fruits Basket another

フルーツバスケット another

By Natsuki Takaya


The manga takes place after Tohru has graduated high school, and features a girl named Sawa who has just entered the high school.

WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?

Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?

By Akira Kareno and Ue

Light Novel

Five hundred years have passed since the humans went extinct at the hands of the fearsome and mysterious ‘Beasts.’ The surviving races now make their homes up on floating islands in the sky, out of reach of all but the most mobile of Beasts. However, this new safe haven Regul Aire has a dark secret behind it. Only a small group of young girls, the Leprechauns, can wield the ancient weapons needed to fend off invasions from these creatures. Into the girls’ unstable and fleeting lives, where a call to certain death could come at any moment, enters an unlikely character: a young man who lost everything in his final battle five hundred years ago, the last living human awakened from a long, icy slumber.

Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile

On the Way to a Smile ファイナルファンタジーVII

By Nojima Kazushige

Light Novel

‘On the Way to a Smile’ is a series of short stories taking place between the time of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Little Witch Academia


By Yoh Yoshinari and Terio Teri


In her admiration of Shiny Chariot, a famous witch renowned for her unorthodox yet enchanting spells, Kagari Akko, an ordinary girl, joined Witch Academia in the hope of someday becoming as spectacular as Shiny Chariot. She is determined to become a graduate of Witch Academy and make her dream come true despite not being from a lineage with witchcraft and wizardry. The story takes places when Akko, along with her two best friends, Lotte Yansson and Sucy Manbavaran, take their first lessons to become witches; however, Akko is furious when she finds out that Shiny Chariot is not as popular in the world of the witches as she had thought.

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