Acquisitions Speculation - General [AX is over]
Only those who prefer digital would care I guess. I find it interesting that Yen Press specifically mentioned Shogakukan in the original post and not left it as "here's 4 manga/light novels we got digital for." Most people probably don't care about the Japanese publisher or would even know what it meant to get digital from them.
Yeah, I was surprised too.
The bigger thing that this does is potentially signal that this may open that publisher up to working with Western licensors who have to have digital versions alongside any physical release (like JNC and seemingly Sol Press).
TheRedJet last edited by
Yen Press is suddenly anouncing 3 new licences for December...now lets wait if there is a LN!! :D
Did we know that Tomozaki gets digital? I asked Yen Press on Twitter and they said it will.
It was hinted at by listings, but they didn't confirm it in the previous digital announcements of that label's books.
Man, just looked at the Anime Expo schedule and those hours are annoying if you're in Europe. Hoping that there will be recordings.
- VIZ - July 04, 12:30 PDT / 19:30 UTC
- Yen Press - July 04, 13:30 PDT / 20:30 UTC
- Square Enix - July 05, 16:00 PDT / 23:00 UTC (thanks @Aruseus493)
- Seven Seas - July 05, 19:00 PDT / 02:00 UTC
- Kodansha & Vertical - July 06, 15:00 PDT / 22:00 UTC
- J-Novel Club - July 06, 17:30 PDT / 00:30 UTC
- Sol Press - July 06, 22:00 PDT / 05:00 UTC
I've heard some publishers say they won't be recording (per Anime Expo rules?). So I don't know how much video content there will be this year. =[
I'll wait for the news and if someone livetweets the announcements, the better especially if recording is not possible
Don't forget Square Enix since they recently announced their entry into Manga/LN Publishing for the English Market.
- Square Enix - July 05, 16:00 PDT / 23:00 UTC
Jagd Mirage last edited by
So the VIZ and Yen Press panels are today
One day, Kino's Journey, one of these days... ;_;
Anyone in the Yen press panel yet?
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@yoshken it starts at 1:30, they don’t let people in till like 15 minutes before.
They let premier and ADA in first then general.
TheRedJet last edited by TheRedJet
Licenced Light Novels From Yen Press
1 I´am Behemoth an S-Ranked Monster,but Mistaken for a Cat,I Live as an Elf Girl´s Pet(with manga) 2 vol. out since October 2018
2 Interspecies Reviewers:Ecstasy Days! 1 vol. out since December 2018
3 Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina 9 vol. out since April 2019
4 The Penetrated Battlefield Should Disappear There: Bullet Witchcraft and Ghost Program 2 vol. out since April 2019 (Brand New series)
5 Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai 9 vol. out since October 2018
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I know some people are going to be super hyped about bunny girl but overall this set of announcements seems super disappointing to me.
Here's what Viz licensed for those who are curious.
Viz Media licensed these manga :
Itsuwari no Freya
Pocket Monsters Special
Kirby: Art and Style Collection
The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions
Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare
Ao no Flag
Transformers: The Manga
kino last edited by kino
@dargonsunited I stopped caring about convention announcements a few years ago. We're in the internet age, there's no point to delay an announcement for a convention that has limited exposure vs. the unlimited amount of people that can share something instantly through the internet at any time.
YP licensed the manga for Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou sugiru. This is the one that has an upcoming anime in fall.
YP also got the manga for Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita.
Sigh, in a better world Seishun Buta would be licensed by JNC and we wouldn't have to wait 6-9 months until the very first volume. Oh well, at least it did get licensed, maybe my hype won't die down as usual by the time YP actually releases something.
I'm happy for Bunny Girl Senpai and that's it for me from Yen Press. Viz made me even happier, Blue Flag and both shoujo series for me.