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Yen Press, LLC is an American manga, graphic novel and light novel publisher co-owned by Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group. It published Yen Plus, a monthly comic anthology, between 2008 and 2013. In addition to translated material, Yen Press has published original series, most notably a manga adaptation of James Patterson's Maximum Ride and Svetlana Chmakova's Nightschool.
|Parent company||Kadokawa Corporation (51%)|
Hachette Book Group (49%)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City, New York|
|Distribution||Hachette Book Group (US)|
Diamond Book Distributors (international)
Yen Press was founded in 2006 by former Borders Group buyer Kurt Hassler and DC Comics VP Rich Johnson. In July 2007, it was announced that Yen Press was to absorb ICEkunion, a Korean publisher that had been publishing manhwa in 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. Hassler assured fans, "We plan to pick up all the existing [ICEkunion] titles...We're going to continue everything, so fans shouldn't worry. None of these series are going to fall into a void."
The first issue of Yen Press's comic magazine Yen Plus was published on July 29, 2008. The magazine became online-only in 2010 and was discontinued altogether in 2013.
In 2009, Yen Press announced that it had acquired the rights to Kiyohiko Azuma's manga Yotsuba&! and Azumanga Daioh from their former licensee, A.D. Vision. In September 2009, Yen Press reissued the first five volumes of Yotsuba&!, in addition to publishing the sixth volume; Azumanga Daioh was reissued with a new translation in December 2009.
On April 11, 2016, it was announced that Yen Press would function as a joint venture between Hachette Book Group and major Japanese publisher Kadokawa Dwango, with Kadokawa owning 51% of the company.
In 2017, Yen Press launched JY, an imprint for publishing graphic novels aimed towards middle grade readers.
On April 15, 2022, Yen Press, in collaboration with REDICE Studio and RIVERSE, launched Ize Press, an imprint for publishing Korean webtoons and novels, with their first titles being, 7Fates: Chakho, Dark Moon, and The Star Seekers all written and illustrated by HYBE in collaboration with BTS, Enhypen, and Tomorrow X Together respectively. Other titles included were Tomb Raider King, The World After the Fall, The Boxer, My Gently Raised Beasts, The Remarried Empress, and Villains Are Destined to Die.
At Anime NYC 2022, J-Novel Club announced its partnership with Yen Press in order to print their titles.
* - Published under the JY imprint
+ - Serialized in Yen Plus
† - Digital distribution rights only due to being a Square Enix title. Viz Media has the rights for series' paperback releases.
- Beautiful Creatures
- Berrybrook Middle School series*
- The Clique
- Cuckoos Three
- Daniel X+
- The Dark-Hunters: Infinity
- Gabby & Gator
- Gossip Girl+
- Hollow City
- The Infernal Devices
- Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story
- Kitty & Dino
- Maximum Ride+
- Milkyway Hitchhiking
- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
- The Mortal Instruments
- The Night Angel Trilogy
- New Moon: The Graphic Novel
- Reindeer Boy
- Twilight: The Graphic Novel
- Witch & Wizard
- The Wolf Gift
- The World of Quest
- An Ideal World
- The History of The West Wing
- Wild Animals
- 5 Centimeters per Second
- Accel World
- Agent of the Four Seasons
- The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life
- Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian
- The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten
- Another 2001
- Another: Episode S/0
- Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World
- Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki's Conjecture
- The Asterisk War
- Banished from the Hero's Party
- Black Bullet
- Black Dungeon Castle
- Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.
- Bond & Book
- Book Girl
- Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
- The Boy and the Beast
- The Bride of Demise
- Bride of the Barrier Master
- Bungo Stray Dogs
- Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer
- A Certain Magical Index
- A Certain Magical Index SS
- Children Who Chase Lost Voices
- Chitose Is in the Ramune Bottle
- Chronicles of the Hidden World: How I Became a Doctor for the Gods
- Combatants Will Be Dispatched!
- Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie
- Date A Live
- Days with My Stepsister
- Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
- The Deer King
- Defeating the Demon Lord's a Cinch (If You've Got a Ringer)
- Demon Lord 2099
- The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy
- The Detective Is Already Dead
- The Devil Is a Part-Timer!
- The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess's Heroes
- Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
- Dragon and Ceremony
- Durarara!! SH
- The Eminence in Shadow
- The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria
- The Ephemeral Scenes of Setsuna's Journey
- Even If These Tears Disappear Tonight
- Even If This Love Disappears From the World Tonight
- The Executioner and Her Way of Life
- Final Fantasy VII Lateral Biography Turks -The Kids Are Alright-
- Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile
- Fox Tales
- The Garden of Words
- The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?)
- The Girl I Saved on the Train Turned Out to Be My Childhood Friend
- Goblin Slayer
- Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One
- Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana
- Gods' Games We Play
- The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
- Haruhi Suzumiya
- Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill is Actually a Legendary Assassin
- Hell Mode
- The Hero and His Elf Bride Open a Pizza Parlor in Another World
- The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
- The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time
- High School DxD
- High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World
- Hirano and Kagiura
- Hollow Regalia
- The Holy Grail of Eris
- How to Win Her Heart on the Nth Try
- I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too
- I Kept Pressing the 100-Million Button and Came Out on Top
- I May Be a Guild Receptionist, But I'll Solo Any Boss to Clock Out on Time
- I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister
- If the RPG World Had Social Media
- I'm a "Behemoth", an S-Ranked Monster, but Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl's Pet
- I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss
- In the Land of Leadale
- I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
- If the Villainess and Villain Met and Fell in Love
- Interspecies Reviewers: Ecstacy Days
- The Irregular at Magic High School
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Sword Oratoria
- The Isolator
- Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
- Kagerou Daze
- The King of the Dead at the Dark Palace
- King of the Labyrinth
- King's Proposal
- Kingdom Hearts: The Novel
- Kingdom Hearts II: The Novel
- Kingdom Hearts III: The Novel
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days: The Novel
- Kingdom Hearts 3D: Drop Dream Distance The Novel
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep: The Novel
- Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories The Novel
- Kingdom Hearts Re:coded: The Novel
- Kingdom Hearts χ
- KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!
- KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
- KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Fantastic Days
- Kunon the Sorcerer Can See Through
- Last Round Arthurs
- The Lawyer in Shizuku-ishi Sleeps with a Wolf
- Liar, Liar
- Little Witch Academia: The Nonsensical Witch and the Country of Fairies
- Log Horizon
- Looks Are All You Need
- Magical Explorer
- Magical Girl Raising Project
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady
- Magistealth Bad Trip
- Maiden of the Needle
- May These Leaden Battlegrounds Leave No Trace
- Meikyuu: Labyrinth Kingdom, A Tactical Fantasy World Survival Guide
- The Miracles of the Namiya General Store
- A Misanthrope Teaches a Class for Demi-Humans
- The Misfit of Demon King Academy
- My Girlfriend's a Geek
- My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me!
- My Happy Marriage
- My Summoned Beast Is Dead
- My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected
- A Mysterious Job called Oda Nobunaga
- Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
- No Game No Life
- No Game No Life Practical War Game
- Only I Know the Ghoul Saved the World
- The Opportunistic Princess Has All the Answers
- Orc Eroica
- The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon
- Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World
- Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Secret File
- Pandora Hearts: Caucus Race
- Penguin Highway
- The Place Promised in Our Early Days
- Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
- Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World
- Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon
- Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
- The Reformation of the World as Overseen by a Realist Demon King
- Reign of the Seven Spellblades
- Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-
- Sabikui Bisco
- The Saga of Tanya the Evil
- Sasaki and Miyano: First-Years
- Sasaki and Peeps
- Sentenced to Brave Punishment
- Silent Witch
- A Sister's All You Need
- So I'm a Spider, So What?
- Solo Leveling
- Sound! Euphonium
- Spice and Wolf
- Spy Classroom
- Strike the Blood
- Studio Chizu's Belle
- Sugar Apple Fairy Tale
- Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town
- Sword Art Online
- Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online
- Sword Art Online: Progressive
- That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
- Three Days of Happiness
- Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen
- Tower of the Sun
- The Undead King's Reign of Peace
- Unnamed Memory
- The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess
- Wolf and Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf
- Weathering with You
- Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki
- Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
- Warlords of Sigrdrifa Rusalka
- Woof Woof Story: I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir!
- Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop
- The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
- The World's Strongest Rearguard: Labyrinth Country's Novice Seeker
- Yokohama Station SF
- Yokohama Station SF National
- You Call That Service?
- You Can Have My Back
- Your Forma
- Your Name.
- Your Name. Another Side:Earthbound
- Dystopia (Germany)
- Goldilocks and the Seven Squat Bears (France)
- Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy (Spain)
- Toxic Planet (France)
- W.I.T.C.H. (Italy)*
- Y Square (Germany)
- Y Square Plus (Germany)
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