Yen Press Announces Several New Releases at Anime Expo 2023

July 4, 2023

During their panel at this year’s Anime Expo, Yen Press revealed several new releases including eight manga, seven light novels, and five audiobooks.

The manga lineup includes:

Bride of the Barrier Master

When a strong power awakens within Hana, she hides it so she can continue living a quiet life…until Saku Ichinomiya takes over as the new head of the clan and sets out to find a bride strong enough to stand by his side!




God Bless the Mistaken

Kon lives in a world with periodic phenomena known as bugs. Along with his landlady, he studies the effects of these mysterious abnormalities. Some bring fun and others cause inconveniences, but every morning brings a new surprise!




Higurashi When They Cry: MEGURI

June 1983…has passed. At long last, through many trials and tribulations, Rika and her friends have finally escaped the tragedy! Or so Rika believes, until she gets pulled into yet another fragment…




A Witch’s Life in a Micro Room

Maj and Lilica are novice witches living in a cramped apartment. The jobs they get don’t pay much. They want to have pets, buy grimoires, and even eat meat for dinner! With hard work, is their dream life within their grasp?




holoX MEETing!

La+ Darknesss. Takane Lui. Hakui Koyori. Kazama Iroha. Sakamata Chloe. How did they end up as Virtual YouTubers? Discover the origins of the self-proclaimed “rightful rulers of Eden’s planet” in this story based on the stars of hololive.




Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Age Fifteen

Dazai and Chuuya will one day achieve infamy as the duo known as Twin Dark, but for now, they’ll have to put aside their differences if they want to get to the bottom of the “Arahabaki” mystery in this prequel!





The hero who once saved the city of Juso now serves as mayor. A young elf and her wolfman butler live out a rom-com plot. A dragon and a bard form an unlikely musical duo. What happens when disaster threatens to strike this harmonious city?




Taking Care of God

Thousands of mysterious spaceships orbit around the Earth. After months of no contact, a girl named Zihan finds an old man who fell from the sky. Soon, over 2 billion more elderly drifters in similar clothing pop up all over the world!




The light novel lineup includes:

Durarara!! Side Stories?!

Reminiscing at Celty and Shinra’s big hot-pot party, the coming-of-age ceremony of the older Raira gang, and another supernatural visitor to Tokyo—This collection of short stories provides tales of life in Ikebukuro!




Re:ZERO Short Story Collection

What will Rem and Ram have to deal with today? Where will Emilia’s adventures take her? And how will Subaru land himself in yet another scrape? Learn more about your favorite characters in this collection of short stories!




Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Astrarea Record

Ryu Leon spends her days serving the goddess Astrea while searching for a brand of justice she can believe in. But a threat that will shake Orario to its very foundations is stirring…




Playing Death Games to Put Food on the Table

Six girls find themselves in a strange manor. The manor is brimming with weapons and traps, and they can only escape by playing gruesome games. But this isn’t the first go-round for one girl…





The sequel to Unnamed Memory! Shizuku stumbles from modern-day Japan into a world of sword and sorcery. While wandering, she meets the eccentric Eric. The pair strike a deal: He’ll help Shizuku return home if she teaches him Japanese.




The Kept Man of the Princess Knight

People say Matthew’s a weakling who gambles and drinks away all the money he gets from his keeper, princess knight Arwin. He’s actually a ruthless protector who will do whatever it takes for the sake of his mistress.




The Contract of the Phantom and His Servant

Masamichi has been having the worst luck, until a frighteningly handsome man invites him to be his servant. When he agrees, he finds himself bound to an antique-shop owner who only appears to be human…




Blade & Bastard will also be getting an English print publication.


The five novels that will be produced as audiobooks are:


All it takes is a word for it to start. An unsettling question, a bizarre remark, or even a kind apology. Once their hooks sink in, the cracks form. Darkness, sirens, screaming. When they show up, people die.




Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer is a man who has dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins by any means necessary. A dangerous, dirty, and thankless job, but he does it better than anyone.




Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth—even meeting beautiful women! Is it wrong to face a Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess?




I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level

Azusa found herself reincarnated as an undying, unaging witch in a new world. She vows to spend her days stress free, but that might not be possible with her insane powers!




The Executioner and Her Way of Life

Exterminating Otherworlders falls on Menou, who is always on the prowl for interlopers. When she meets Akari, it seems like just another job…until she discovers the girl is impossible to kill.




(Source: Yen Press Official Twitter. Images via Yen Press.)

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