Death March and KonoSuba Licensed by Yen On

(pictured: Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody)
(pictured: Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody)

Yen Press has announced two new titles for future English light novel releases:

  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody – written by Hiro Ainana, with art by shri
  • Konosuba – written by Natsume Akatsuki, with art by Kurone Mishima

Note: I don’t know if “Konosuba” will be the official title. For the English subs version of the recent anime adaptation (which you can watch on Crunchyroll), Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! was its full title. In Japan, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! was its full title.

Death March Synopsis:
29-year-old programmer Suzuki Ichirou finds himself transported into a fantasy RPG. Within the game, he’s a 15-year-old named Satou. At first he thinks he’s dreaming, but his experiences seem very real. Due to his use of a 3-time-use special power (meteor shower), he ends up wiping out an army of lizardmen and becoming very high level. He hides his level and plans to live peacefully and meet new people, though developments in the game story (like the return of a demon king) might get in his way.

KonoSuba Synopsis:
The life of Satou Kazuma, a hikikomori who likes games, all too soon came to an end because of a traffic accident… It was supposed to, but when he woke up, a beautiful girl who called herself a goddess was in front of his eyes. “Hey, I have got something a little nice for you. Wanna go to another world? You can take only one thing of your choice along with you.” “…then I’ll take you.” From here on, the great adventure of subjugating the Demon King will begin for the reincarnated Kazuma… Or so one would think, but it’s the labor for obtaining food, clothing and shelter that begins! Despite Kazuma wanting to live in peace, the goddess keeps causing problems one after another, and eventually, they attract the attention of the Demon King’s army!?

As can be expected, the manga adaptation for both series have also been licensed by Yen Press.

No release dates were announced for the light novels. (November was mentioned in a tweet for the manga.) I would imagine volume 1 of these LNs will arrive either near the end of this year, or the beginning of next.

3 thoughts on “Death March and KonoSuba Licensed by Yen On

  1. tbh everytime Yen Press licenses something, I get a little excited for more light novels but also increasingly worried that they’re spreading their staff too thin.

    1. They are releasing a lot of volumes now — I’ll have to assume they’ve been hiring more translators to meet demand. Hopefully they’ll be able to continue keeping up with their release schedule for the most part.

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