Yen Press Releases New Books in August Faith Orcino August 7, 2020 Articles, Manga, News and Announcements All images courtesy of Yen Press. Publisher Yen Press announced new manga and light novels in English that will be hitting shelves in August. Yu Shimizu’s fantasy light novel “The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy” has the Dark Lord Leonis reawaken after slumbering for a millennium. However he is stuck in the form of a child. When Riselia of Excalibur Academy finds Leonis while fighting the Voids, she mistakes him as a lost boy and takes him to the school. Now a student of the Academy, the Dark Lord will learn what has happened while he was away and about the current threat against mankind. Shimizu’s novel, with art by Asagi Tosaka will be out August 18th, 2020. Fans of the hit video game Final Fantasy franchise would want to check out Takashi Umemura’s light novel “Final Fantasy I * II * III: Memory of Heroes”. Originally made as part of the 25th anniversary of the series, the 2012 book adapts the first three games into three short stories. The novel will be available on August 18th, 2020. Dive back into the adventures of the Crystal’s destined protectors of the world. Artist Ayami Kazama gives readers a funny but intimate look at her pregnancy in her autobiographical manga “I Don’t Know How to Give Birth!”. She draws the many things she discovers while carrying her first child including the trouble with maternity clothes. Kazama’s manga will be out on August 18th, 2020. Yuni’s one-shot manga “I Love You So Much, I Hate You” brings the the story of Saori Fujimura and Ayako Asano. The employee and boss pair are a formidable team in the office but they have much more than a professional relationship after work is over. The affair reaches a point when Saori wants more and Ayako’s marriage becomes strained. The women must figure out if they’re together for just pleasure or for love. The manga will be released on August 18th, 2020. It has a parental advisory for explicit content and readers discretion is advised due to sexual content. Writer Tetsu Habara adapts Amahara’s 2016 erotic supernatural manga “Interspecies Reviewers” into a light novel. Adventurers in the series go into the red light districts of the fantasy world to find the best companions to indulge in sexual desires. “Interspecies Reviewers Vol. 1: Ecstasy Days” will be out on August 18th, 2020. Volume Four of “Interspecies Reviewers” will be out on August 25th. Both have parental advisories due to sexual content. Fans of the hit series “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” will be able to collect the complete manga series in a large paperback omnibus. The book will have Madoka’s strange and dark adventure when she accepts the contract from Kyubey. She joins Homura Akemi, Mami Tomoe, Sakaya Miki and Kyoko Sakura to fight witches in order to fulfill their wishes. “Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Complete Omnibus Edition” by Magica Quartet and Hanokage will be out in August 18th, 2020. “Magica Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story” Volume Two will be available on August 25th. The omnibus of “Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story” will be released on November 17th. Crunchyroll has both “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” and “Magica Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story” anime available for streaming. Readers wanting more of Hajime Kamoshida’s “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” will be able to grab Tsugumi Nanamiya’s manga adaptation. The artist brings fully illustrated pages of high school student Sakuta Azusagawa and upperclassman Mai Sakurajima’s strange journey of understanding the girl’s unusual situation. The manga of “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” will be released on August 18th, 2020. The anime is available to watch on Crunchyroll. On the same day, fans will be able to get the next installment of Kamoshida’s light novel series, “Rascal Does Not Dream of Petite Devil Kohai”. Life seems to go to normal with Mai continuing her acting career and staying visible. She finally accepts Sakuta’s confession only for the guy to get stuck in a time slip. Trying to figure out if the time travelling was a result of Adolescence Syndrome, he also finds underclassman Tomoe. While he tries to get back to Mai, Sakua gets tangled in Tomoe’s romantic mess. The light novel will be out on August 18th with the manga adaptation out in December 2020. The third light novel of the “Rascal Does Not Dream” series will be out in November 2020. “Fiancée of the Wizard” by Syuri Nakamura and Masaki Kazuka is a fantastical isekai and romantic tale. A woman who had a sudden tragic end gets a second chance of life in the form of Filimena via Adina. She now experiences this new world of both nobility and magic. While heroes goes on quests throughout the land, her adventure really starts with the arrival of a mysterious wizard and their engagement. Volume One of this four-part series will be available starting August 25th, 2020. Volume Two will be out in December. Fans of anime director Makoto Shinkai will be able to get the novel of his hit 2013 film “The Garden of Words”. Takao is a young man who goes to the Shinjuku Gyoen gardens to work on his designs instead of attending his classes. He finds one day Yukino who decides to ditch work that day. While not many words are exchanged between the two, a bond forms and they try to understand each other and what they want in the world. The hardbound book will be released on August 25th, 2020. Vertical released the manga adaptation by Midori Motohashi and the film is available on Netflix. For more information on all announced titles and other books, head over to Yen Press’s website. 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