News – Manga & Light Novel Announcements from Anime Expo

Anime Expo was this weekend, and the manga publishers delivered a whole slew of announcements. Let’s take a look!

Crunchyroll

The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) – WAZAWA Kiri
Princess Jellyfish (Kurage-hime) – HIGASHIMURA Akiko
Scum’s Wish (Kuzu no Honkai) – YOKOYARI Mengo
Sweetness and Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma) – AMAGUKURE Gido
Takahashi-san is Listening (Takahashi-san ga Kiiteiru.) – HOKUO Yuu

Digital Manga

As Many as There are Stars (Hoshi no Kazuhodo) – MATSUMOTO Miecohouse

Adult/Hentai titles:
Breaking In – Gen
Capture Me – Various
Deep Pursuit – DATE
NTR: Netorare – Various
Passionate Lovers (Hatsujou Lovers) – Maban
Peachy Triangle (Momoiro Triangle) – Renya Sabashi
Stop Quibbling About Love (Ai da Koi da no Itte Nai de)- Kerorin
Sweet Dreams (Konna ni Yasashiku Sareta no) – KISHIZUKA Kenji

Kodansha USA

Fairy Tale – rereleased in an omnibus edition
Magatsuki
– TAGUCHI Hoshino
Princess Jellyfish
(Kurage-hime) – HIGASHIMURA Akiko
Real Account – Okushou & WATANABE Shizumu

Seven Seas

Angel Beats!: Heaven’s Door

Vertical, Inc.

FukuFuku: Kitten Tales (Fukufuku Fuyaan) KONAMI Kanata
Nichijo
– ARAWI Keiichi

Viz Media

Behind the Scenes (Urakata!!)HATORI Bisco
Dragonball Z Full Color: Freeza Arc – TORIYAMA Akira
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu) – TANAKA Yoshiki [novel]
Shuriken & Pleats (Shuriken to Pleats) HINO Matsuri

Yen Press

Aoharu x Machine Gun (Aoharu x Kikanjuu) – Naoe [digital only]
Aphorism
– KUJOU Karuna [digital only]
Black Detective (Kuro no Tantei) – HIOKA Yen [digital only]
Corpse Princess (Shikabane Hime) – AKAHITO Yoshiichi [digital only]
Crimson Prince (Kurenai Ouji)
– KUWAHARA Souta [digital only]
Demon King Ena-sama Goes to a Manga School
(Mansen Maou Shoujo Ena-sama) – YOKOYAMA Tomoo
Demonizer Zilch (Kamigoroshi-hime Zilch) – MATRA Milan
Handa-kun – YOSHINO Satsuki [previous digital-only release]
How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata) – MORIKI Takeshi
Kake Gurui – KAWAMOTO Homura and NAOMURA Tooru
Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade (Log Horizon – Nishikaze no Ryodan) – Koyuki
My Monster Girl’s Too Cool for You (Ore no Kanojo ni Nanika Youkai) – TAKATSU Karino
My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.) – IO Maomichi
Renaissance Eve – ITOU Shamu [digital only]
Saki – KOBAYASHI Ritz [digital only]
Sekirei – GOKURAKUIN Sakurako [digital only]
Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet – YAMADA Koutarou
Sword Art Online: Mother’s Rosario HADUKI Tsubasa
Taboo-Tattoo Shinjiro

Light novels:
Another: Episode S – AYATSUJI Yukito
Baccano! – NARITA Ryohgo
My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.) – WATARI Wataru


Once again, Yen Press dominates the competition with a range of licenses. I’m sure many fans went ballistic over Baccano! being acquired. I think I was most disappointed with Viz Media’s announcements, especially since they’ve been making such a big deal about Shojo Beat’s 10th anniversary. I guess they’re banking on Vampire Knight and Ouran High School Host Club fans to make a profit on those series. They still haven’t licensed Ao Haru Ride. Did Strobe Edge do poorly? And with all the recent shoujo anime based on manga, they didn’t choose to go for any of them?

Princess Jellyfish intrigues me because it’s a josei title and because of all the hype the anime had around it. I love Crimson Prince, and I’m hoping Yen Press will turn it into a physical release. I’m also hoping Sweetness and Lightning will see a print version.

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10 Comments

  1. Matthew

    I saw this yesterday and I think this great news. This will definitely hurt my wallet hahaha.

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    1. krystallina

      Yeah, it’s always a bag of emotions. “Yay!!” then “eeks!!” XD

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      1. Matthew

        My head say “yes” but my wallet says “no” Lol

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  2. Matthew

    Reblogged this on Matt-in-the-Hat.

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  3. Coco

    Thanks for listing out all the announcements. ^_^_v

    I was just as disappointed by Viz’s announcements. I had expected Viz would’ve picked up Ao Haru Ride, too. I guess I’ll just have to be happy with my German copies for now. I do wish some of the titles in German would get picked up over here. From 5 to 9 by Miki Aihara being on top of that list along with Daytime Shooting Star!! >_<

    I'll admit I did jump up and have a fangirl moment over the Baccano! novels when I saw the tweets. I'm also looking forward to more Log Horizon.

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    1. krystallina

      You’re welcome! 🙂

      I would have been money on Ao Haru Ride. Glad no one took me up on that offer!

      But yeah, Viz (especially their Shojo Beat line) was a big disappointment. Yen Press was a shocker because they’ve picked up so much already this year. They’re really going after Viz & Kodansha. Maybe they’ll start going after those longer Hakusensha titles Viz should be picking up…

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      1. Coco

        I hope so. We can only wait and see. ^_^

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  5. The Otaku Judge

    The Princess Jellyfish anime was good so it’s nice to see that the source material is getting translated.

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    1. krystallina

      I remember hearing a lot about the anime, but I kept getting it confused with Squid Girl. (>_<) But reading the summaries along with all the positive reviews makes me excited for it.

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