Yen Press Licenses Several Manga and Light Novel Spin-Offs

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Today, Yen Press announced several manga and light novel titles plus one art book. All of these titles will be of interest to light novel fans as the manga and art book are based on existing light novel properties and the light novels are spin-off, or side-story, material of popular series.

Yen Press will be announcing additional titles during the Yen Press Industry Panel at Anime Expo Lite on July 3rd

A Certain Magical Index SS Volume 1 Japanese Cover

A Certain Magical Index SS

Story by Kazuma Kamachi

llustrations by Kiyotaka Haimura

Kamijou Touma faces his roughest challenge yet-a classroom hot pot party! Meanwhile in London, the women’s dorm in a base of magicians may never see another day as wild as this one. And in the underbelly of Academy City, Accelerator stumbles upon someone who has been waiting for him all this time…? Here begins the supplementary SS series of A Certain Magical Index!

Originally published in Japan during the serialization of A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Magical Index SS was the first spin-off of the popular light novel series. The side stories featured in A Certain Magical Index SS are led by fan favorite characters such as Touma, Hamazura and Accelerator. 

The White Cat's Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King's Lap Manga Volume 1 Japanese Cover

The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap 

Story and Aki

Art by Yamigo Kureha

My life was pretty ordinary. Go to college, live in an apartment, hang out with people. But because of that pompous, irritating girl I grew up with, I got dragged into a huge mess. As usual. Now I'm in another world where she's a well-respected shrine maiden…and I got turned into a cat. How did it come to this?!

Adapted from an online novel, The White Cat's Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King's Lap falls into the growing category of shojo isekai titles. This adorable and beautifully illustrated manga will appeal to a large audience of shojo fantasy fans eager for more. 

Keito Koume Illustrations: Spice and Wolf - The Tenth Year Calvados

Keito Koume Illustrations: Spice & Wolf – The Tenth Year Calvados

Art by Keito Koume

Never before has the stunning color art of the manga adaption of Spice and Wolf been seen like this! As a compendium of the illustrations delivering a story that ran strong for ten years, this is a must-have for any fan of everyone’s favorite apple-loving wolf!

Over a decade ago, the series Spice & Wolf became one of the first light novels to gain mainstream popularity, a series that remains a fan favorite to this day. Keito Koume Illustrations: Spice & Wolf – The Tenth Year Calvados is a deluxe collection of Spice & Wolfillustrator Keito Koume's artwork for the manga adaptation which includes cover art and a full color manga excerpt. 

Wolf and Parchment Manga Volume 1 Japanese Cover

Wolf & Parchment (manga)

Story by Isuna Hasekura

Art by Hidori

When Col leaves the cozy mountain village of Nyohhira aspiring to become a full-fledged member of the clergy, a certain impetuous wolf can’t help stowing away aboard his ship to follow him for a chance to have a grand adventure of her own!

A gorgeous manga adaptation of the light novel, Wolf & Parchment is a spin-off of Spice and Wolf taking place 10 years after the end of the original series. The ongoing series features Lawrence and Holo's travelling companion Col as well as their daughter Miyuri. 

Sword Art Online Project Alicization Manga Volume 1 Japanese Cover

Sword Art Online Project Alicization (manga)

Story by Reki Kawahara

Art by Koutarou Yamada

Original Illustrations by abec

Deep in an unfamiliar forest, Kirito awakens with sensations far too convincing for a virtual world… With memories of a life he doesn't remember living. A boy and a girl…and a name that sticks in his mind: Alice.

Sword Art Online Project Alicization is a manga adaptation of Sword Art Online's Alicization Arc, the basis of the ongoing anime titled Sword Art Online: Alicization. Fans of the anime have been eagerly anticipating the release of the Sword Art Online Project Alicization manga along with the upcoming Season 2 of Sword Art Online: Alicization

Goblin Slayer Side Story II Dai Katana Volume 1 Japanese Cover

Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana (light novel)

Story by Kumo Kagyu

Art by lack

Not a soul knows how the death and destruction started. Only one thing is certain--it came from the north. Deep within the Dungeon of the Dead is where the the Demon King resides and the only hope humanity has of defeating this great evil rests on the shoulders of a handful of adventurers. This tale of Sword Maiden’s past smells of ash and sounds like the ringing of bare steel.

Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana takes place a decade prior to the events of the original series. The spin-off series tells the story of Sword Maiden and her party of six as they journey to slay the Demon King, a feat which made her a legend in the world of Goblin Slayer.  

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