Yen Press announced more October titles today, including a new Sword Art Online spinoff, a new fantasy manga, a josei manga, the artbook for a popular video game, and a kid’s funny comic strip collection.
Sword Art Online Progressive Transient Barcarolle
Story by Reki Kawahara
Art by Shiomi Miyoshi
Original Illustration by abec
“Though the fourth floor of Aincrad was supposed to be only a dreary, dried-up riverbed, it’s been transformed into a lattice of countless canals! Kirito and Asuna will need a gondola if they want to continue forward…”
Sword Art Online Progressive Transient Barcarolle is a continuation of the manga adaptation of Sword Art Online Progressive, a spin-off of the original light novels that tell the untold stories taking place in the first two years of the characters’ time trapped in the game world.
Story and Art by Salt Seno
After his professor is injured, rookie linguist Hakaba is entrusted with his work, a research trip to study the language of monsters. Traveling together with his guide Susuki, he dives into the complex world of interspecies communication!
Heterogenia Linguistico is a fantasy manga with slice-of-life elements, a unique series that focuses on how various creatures such as werewolves and slimes communicate. Heterogenia Linguistico is part of a rising trend in manga with unconventional twists on fantasy storytelling such as Delicious in Dungeon and A Witch’s Printing Office.
My Broken Mariko
Story and Art by Waka Hirako
Shiino is an ill-tempered office assistant, but when her friend Mariko dies unexpectedly, she becomes determined to get to the bottom of this mystery. Portraying the soulful connection between girls, this is a striking story of sisterhood and romance.
My Broken Mariko is an intense and emotional josei manga that addresses suicide and abuse. An utterly impressive work that is sure to appeal to the passionate josei fanbase, My Broken Mariko will be published in a deluxe hardcover format.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks
Created by FromSoftware, Inc.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks is scheduled for an October 2020 release. Yen Press will also release Sekiro Side Story: Hanbei the Undying, a manga prequel of the video game, in print in June 2020.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest video game created by FromSoftware, the iconic studio responsible for the Dark Souls series and Bloodbourne. It was one of the best-selling games of 2019 with over 4 million units sold and won Game of the Year 2019 by GameSpot’s The Game Awards. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks is a must-have for many fans eager to re-experience and learn more about the mysterious fantasy world of the game.
Gabby & Gator
Story and Art by James Burks
Gator has just never seemed to fit in with the other neighborhood pets…probably because he has a nasty habit of eating the other neighborhood pets. Flushed down the toilet as a little snapper, Gator spends his days alone in the sewers…
On the streets above, little Gabby has never seemed to fit in with the other kids in town. She’d rather collect bottles and practice her tuba than gossip with the girls down at the pool, but it does get lonely being the only vegetarian on the block…
When Gabby and Gator meet, their fun and adventures prove that the best friends are those who accept you as you are, teeth and all!