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Yen Press
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Yen Press

Parent company
Status
Founded

Hachette Book Group USA


Active
2006
Kurt Hassler
Founder
Rich Johnson
Country of origin
United States
Headquarters location New York City
Distribution
Worldwide
Official website
www.yenpress.com
Yen Press is the manga and graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group. In addition to their
regular book releases, Yen Press produces Yen Plus, a monthly manga anthology. The company's
varied list demonstrates an interest in publishing a wide variety of Japanese manga, Korean
manhwa, and other international content. In addition to translated material, Yen Press has released
original series, most notably a manga adaptation of James Patterson's Maximum Ride and
Svetlana Chmakova's Nightschool.
Yen Press was founded in 2006 by former Borders Group buyer Kurt Hassler and DC Comics VP
Rich Johnson (who left the imprint in the fall of 2008). In July 2007, it was announced that Yen
Press was to absorb ICEkunion, a Korean publisher that had been releasing manhwa to the United
States. While the manga titles bearing ICEkunion's label would be continued to be sold in stores,
subsequent printings would bear the Yen Press logo. Kurt Hassler assured fans, "We plan to pick
up all the existing [ICEkunion] titles...Were going to continue everything, so fans shouldnt
worry. None of these series are going to fall into a void.[1]
Yen Press had previously stated that it would like to release 30 - 40 volumes within 2008. One of
the flagship titles of their original English artists line has been announced to be Nightschool,
which would be released by Canadian Svetlana Chmakova, who is known for her Tokyopop title
Dramacon.
During New York Comic Con 2008, Yen Press announced that the titles Soul Eater, Nabari no
Ou, Sumomomo Momomo, Bamboo Blade, and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni would run in their
monthly anthology magazine Yen Plus. The first issue debuted on July 29, 2008.

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In 2009, Yen Press announced that it had acquired the rights to Yotsuba&![2][3] and Azumanga
Daioh[4] from their former licensee, A.D. Vision. In September 2009, Yen Press rereleased the
first five volumes of Yotsuba&!, in addition to releasing the sixth volume; Azumanga Daioh was
rereleased with a newly translated version in December 2009.

Contents

1 Titles

1.1 Original series


1.2 Manga
1.3 Manhwa
1.4 Manhua
1.5 Light novels
1.6 European titles
2 References
3 External links
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Titles
See also: Category:Yen Press titles

Original series

Beautiful Creatures, story by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, art by Cassandra Jean
The Clique, story by Lisi Harrison, art by Yishan Li
Daniel X by James Patterson, with Michael Ledwidge, art by SeungHui Kye
The Dark-Hunters: Infinity, story by Sherrilyn Kenyon, art by JiYoung Ahn
Gossip Girl; art and adaptation by HyeKyung Baek, original concept by Cecily von
Ziegesar
The Infernal Devices, story by Cassandra Clare, art by HyeKyung Baek
Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story, story by Anne Rice, art by Ashley Marie
Witter
Maximum Ride; story by James Patterson, art by NaRae Lee
Nightschool, by Svetlana Chmakova
Soulless, story by Gail Carriger, art by Rem
Twilight: The Graphic Novel; story by Stephenie Meyer, art by Young Kim
The World of Quest, by Jason T. Kruse

Manga

A Certain Magical
Index, story by Kazuma
Kamachi, art by
Kiyotaka Haimura
Accel World, story by
Reki Kawahara, art by

Ichiroh! by Mikage
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up
Girls in a Dungeon?; story
by Fujino mori, art by
Kunieda
Is This a Zombie?; story by

Sasameke, by Ryuji
Gotsubo
Shoulder-a-Coffin
Kuro, by Satoko
Kiyuduki
So, I Can't Play H!

Hiroyuki Aigamo
Akame ga Kill!, story
by Takahiro, art by
Tetsuya Tashiro
Alice in the Country of
Hearts, story by
QuinRose, art by
Soumei Hoshino
Alice in the Country of
Hearts: My Fanatic
Rabbit, story by
QuinRose, art by Delico
Psyche
Alice on Deadlines, by
Shiro Ihara
Another, story by
Yukito Ayatsuji, art by
Hiro Kiyohara
Azumanga Daioh, by
Kiyohiko Azuma
B. Ichi, by Atsushi
Ohkubo
Bamboo Blade, story by
Masahiro Totsuka, art
by Aguri Igarashi
Barakamon, by Satsuki
Yoshino
Betrayal Knows My
Name, by Hotaru
Odagiri
Black Butler, by Yana
Toboso
Black God; story by
Dall-Young Lim, art by
Sung-Woo Park
Blood Lad, by Yuuki
Kodama
A Bride's Story by
Kaoru Mori
BTOOOM!, by Junya
Inoue
Bunny Drop, by Yumi
Unita
Cat Paradise, by Yuji
Iwahara
Cirque du Freak; story

Shinichi Kimura, art by


Sacchi
Kagerou Daze, story by Jin,
art by Sato Mahiro
Kaoru Mori: Anything and
Something, by Kaoru Mori
K-On! by Kakifly
Karneval, by Tya Mikanagi
Kaze no Hana; story by
Ushio Mizta, art by Akiyoshi
Ohta
Kagerou Daze; story by Jin
(Shizen no Teki-P), art by
Mahiro Sat
Kieli; story by Yukako Kabei,
art by Shiori Teshirogi
Kingdom Hearts; by Shiro
Amano, Original Concept:
Tetsuya Nomura (Formerly
published by Tokyopop)
Kobato., by Clamp
Love Quest, by Lily Hoshino
The Melancholy of Haruhi
Suzumiya; story by Nagaru
Tanigawa, art by Gaku
Tsugano, character design by
Noizi Ito
The Melancholy of Suzumiya
Haruhi-chan; story and art
by Puyo, originally created
by Nagaru Tanigawa,
character design by Noizi Ito
The Misfortune of Kyon and
Koizumi, original story by
Nagaru Tanigawa, characters
by Noizi Ito
Mr. Flower Bride, by Lily
Hoshino
Mr. Flower Groom, by Lily
Hoshino
My Girlfriend's a Geek; story
by Pentabu, art by Rize
Shinba
Nabari no Ou, by Yuhki
Kamatani
Himeyuka and Rozione's

story by Pan
Tachibana, art by
Yoshiaki Katsurai
and Shou Okagiri
Soul Eater, by
Atsushi Ohkubo
Soul Eater Not!, by
Atsushi Ohkubo
Spice and Wolf, by
Isuna Hasekura
Spiral: The Bonds of
Reasoning; story by
Kyo Shirodaira, art
by Eita Mizuno
S.S. Astro, by Negi
Banno
Sumomomo
Momomo, by
Shinobu Ohtaka
Sundome, by Kazuto
Okada
Sunshine Sketch, by
Ume Aoki
Suzunari!, by Shoko
Iwami
Sword Art Online:
Aincrad, story by
Reki Kawahara, art
by Tamako
Nakamura
Sword Art Online:
Fairy Dance, story
by Reki Kawahara,
art by Hazuki
Tsubasa
Sword Art Online:
Girls Ops, story by
Reki Kawahara, art
by Neko Nekoby
Sword Art Online:
Progressive, story by
Reki Kawahara, art
by Kiseki Himura
Tale of the Waning
Moon, by Hyouta
Fujiyama

by Darren Shan, art by


Takahiro Arai
Crimson-Shell, by Jun
Mochizuki
Darker Than Black;
original story by Bones
and Tensai Okamura,
art by Nokiya
The Disappearance of
Nagato Yuki-Chan,
story by Nagaru
Tanigawa, art by
PUYO, characters by
Noizi Ito
Doubt; by Yoshiki
Tonogai
Dragon Girl, by Toru
Fujieda
Durarara!!; story by
Ryohgo Narita, art by
Akiyo Satorigi
Hero Tales; story by
Huang Jin Zhou, art by
Hiromu Arakawa
Highschool of the
Dead; written by
Daisuke Sat,
illustrated by Shji Sat

Story, by Yumeka Sumomo


Not Love But Delicious
Foods, by Fumi Yoshinaga
Omamori Himari, by Milan
Matra
Oninagi, by Akira Ishida
Pandora Hearts, by Jun
Mochizuki
Puella Magi Madoka
Magica, by Hanokage

RomeoxJuliet, art by COM

Higurashi When They


Cry, story by
Ryukishi07, artist
depends on story arc

Tena on S-String, by
Sesuna Mikabe
The Devil is a PartTimer!, by Akio
Hragi
Thermae Romae, by
Mari Yamazaki
Triage X, by Shouji
Sato
Trinity Seven, story
by Kenji Sait, art
by Akinari Nao
bel Blatt, by
Etorji Shiono
Ugly Duckling's
Love Revolution, by
Yuuki Fujinari
Umineko When They
Cry, story by
Ryukishi07, art by
Kei Natsumi
Until Death Do Us
Part, story by
Hiroshi Takashige,
art by DOUBLE-S
Welcome to the
Erotic Bookstore, by
Pon Watanabe
Welcome to WakabaSoh, by Chako
Abeno
With the Light, by
Keiko Tobe
Yotsuba&!, by
Kiyohiko Azuma
Zombie-Loan, by
Peach-Pit

Manhwa

11th Cat, by
MiKyung Kim
13th Boy, by
SangEun Lee
Angel Diary; story by
YunHee Lee, art by

Freak; story by
DongEun Yi, art by
Chung Yu
Goong, by SoHee Park
Heavenly Executioner
Chiwoo; story by HaNa

One Thousand and One


Nights; story by JinSeok
Jeon, art by SeungHee Han
Raiders, by JinJun Park
Pig Bride, by KookHwa
Huh and SuJin Kim

Kara
Aron's Absurd
Armada, by MiSun
Kim
The Antique Gift
Shop, by Eun Lee
Bring It On!, by
HyeKyung Baek
Chocolat, story and
art by JiSang Shin
and Geo
Comic, by SiHyun
Ha
Croquis Pop, story
by KwangHyun Seo,
art by JinHo Ko
Cynical Orange, by
JiUn Yun

Lee, art by KangHo Park


Hissing, by EunYoung
Kang
Jack Frost, by JinHo Ko
Laon; story by Hyun
You, art by YoungBin
Kim
Legend; story by
SooJung Woo, art by
Kara
Moon Boy, by YoungYou
Lee

Real Lies, by SiYoung Lee


Sarasah, by Ryang Ruy
Sugarholic, by GooGoo
Gong
Time and Again, by JiUn
Yun
Very! Very! Sweet; story by
JiSang Shin, art by Geo
You're So Cool, by
YoungHee Lee

One Fine Day, by Sirial

Forest of Gray City,


by JungHyun Uhm

Manhua

An Ideal World; story by Weidong Chen, art by Chao Peng


Step, by Yanshu Yu
The History of The West Wing; story by Sun Jiayu, art by Guo Guo
Wild Animals, by Song Yang

Light novels

A Certain Magical Index by Kazuma Kamachi


The Isolator, by Reki Kawahara
Accel World, by Reki Kawahara
Another, by Yukito Ayatsuji
Book Girl, by Mizuki Nomura
Haruhi Suzumiya, by Nagaru Tanigawa
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, by Fujino Omori
Kagerou Daze, by JIN
Kieli, by Yukako Kabei
Kingdom Hearts: The Novel, by Tomoco Kanemaki
Log Horizon, by Mamare Touno
My Girlfriend's a Geek, by Pentabu
No Game No Life, by Yuu Kamiya
Pandora Hearts: Caucus Race, by Shinobu Wakamiya
Spice and Wolf, by Isuna Hasekura
Sword Art Online, by Reki Kawahara

Sword Art Online: Progressive, by Reki Kawahara


The Devil is a Part-Timer!, by Satoshi Wagahara

European titles

Dystopia, by Judith Park (Germany)


Toxic Planet, by David Ratte (France)
Y Square, by Judith Park (Germany)
Y Square Plus, by Judith Park (Germany)
Goldilocks and the Seven Squat Bears, by mile Bravo (France)

References
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2.

Yen Press Hires Lee, Adds ICE Kunion List - 7/24/2007 - Publishers Weekly
Koulikov, Mikhail (7 February 2009). "New York Comic Con Yen Press". Anime
News Network. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
3.
"Yen Press YOTSUBA&! by Kiyohiko Azuma". Yen Press. Retrieved 5 March
2009.
4.
"Yen Press to reissue Azumanga Daioh manga". Anime News Network. 1 April
2009. Retrieved 3 April 2009.