With February upon us, we thought the time had come to share with readers some of the great new properties in Yen’s 2010 lineup that hadn’t yet been disclosed.
First up is one that should come as no surprise to existing fans of Yen’s list but that we are certain will make a lot of readers happy: THE MELANCHOLY OF SUZUMIYA-HARUHI-CHAN! The first volume of the highly anticipated yon koma featuring all new adventures from Haruhi and the rest of the S.O.S. Brigade will debut in October 2010 to the cheers of Haruhi fans everywhere! Yen is absolutely thrilled to be adding this series to its already prodigious lineup of yon koma.
And speaking of yon koma, we’re going to keep bringing you the hottest properties in November 2010 with the launch of kakifly’s K-ON! The four girls who make up their high school music club have set Japan on fire, and their fame is only going to grow when they take the stage for the first time in the states this fall!
For those who’d rather turn off the music for a while and curl up with a great book, then we’ve got just the book for you when the first installment of Mizuki Nomura’s BUNGAKU SHOUJO novel series reaches a bookstore near you in July 2010. BOOK GIRL AND THE SUICIDAL MIME is the story of Konoha Inoue, a gifted writer who’s lost his passion, who’s inducted into his school’s literature club by it’s only other member, the beautiful Touko Amano – a book goblin who literally devours the printed word! Trust us, you’ll want to eat this one up!
And the segues just keep coming! We’re going from eating books to just…eating! Yoshinaga Fumi fans are in for a rare delicacy in November 2010 when Yen publishes NOT LOVE BUT DELICIOUS FOODS, a manga chronicling Y-Naga’s love of food and eateries in Japan. There are some hardcore Yoshinaga Fumi fans on staff at Yen Press, and they are salivating in anticipation of this book’s release!
Last but certainly not least is picture book in comics form that will appeal to the child in all of us. What do you get when you take seven adorably diminutive bears and mash them up with some of the world’s most famous fairy tales? You get Émile Bravo’s brilliant and hilarious GOLDILOCKS AND THE SEVEN SQUAT BEARS! Readers young and old alike will delight in the misadventures of these dwarf bruins as they attempt to rid their home of the giant lady who’s fallen asleep in their beds. Expect to see lots of cameo appearances by some of your favorite fairy tale figures from your youth!
That’s it for now. We have more great stuff in the works, but we hope that these new books will tide you over until then!