Yen Press Licenses “Sound! Euphonium”, The “Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash” Manga and The “Magical Girl Raising Project” Novels

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Yen Press, a Japanese Localizer for English Audiences, has announced that it has licensed Sound! Euphonium, The Magical Girl Raising Project Novels and The Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Manga. The first Magical Girl Raising Project is slated to release for Summer of 2017.

For more details on the purchase, check it out after the break!

The first Sound! Euphonium novel was published in December of 2013. Ayano Takeda, the novel’s author, followed up the original novel with Sound! Euphonium 2: The Hottest Summer of Kitauji High School’s Wind Ensemble Club in March of 2015 going to release 2 more novels, Sound! Euphonium 3: The Greatest Crisis of Kitauji High School’s Wind Ensemble Club and Sound! Euphonium: Secret Story of Kitauji High School’s Wind Ensemble Club. The series got an anime adaptation from Kyoto Animation in 2015 with a second season that just ended.

The original novel’s story follows of the Kitauji Music club, which used to always advance to national competitions. Ever since the adviser changed, though, it hasn’t advanced past the Kansai tournament. However, thanks to the newly appointed adviser’s strict instruction, the students are steadily improving. The club members’ daily lives are full of ups and downs including fights over solos and the decision resign club activities to focus on studies.

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The first Magical Girl Raising Project novel was published in June of 2012. The author, Asari Endo, also wrote several short story collections along with six follow-up novels. The most recent one released in September of 2015.

The novels are set in a world where a social game called The Magical Girl Raising Project allows one in tens of thousands of people to be a “magical girl” — possessing extraordinary physical capabilities and looks, as well as special magical powers that set them apart from the rest of the human race. But one day, in a district containing 16 magical girls, the administration announces that it must halve the number of magical girls to solve the problem of magical energy. At first, the 16 magical girls race to collect more “magical candy” than their competitors, but the rules quickly become twisted, and it quickly becomes a murderous battle for survival among them.

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The anime adaptation of the series premiered in October and is still airing.

Mutsumi Okubashi launched a manga adaptation of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash in April of 2015 and Square Enix published the third volume on August 22.

In the story, Haruhito awakens in the dark, and he doesn’t know where he is, why is he there, and where he came from. Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Haruhito and his companions find themselves in a “game-like world” called Grimgar and must form a party, cooperate, and learn new skills to survive the harsh environment together.

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An Anime Adaptation of the series aired in January of this year.

 

So there you have it. How do you feel about the recent licenses? Are you excited about it? Will you be picking up these once they come out? Discuss in the comments below!

  • Snugglesgodofdeath

    If you have money and actually want to own something and support the creators, then buy from Yen Press. Best company around if you ask me.

  • Mose895

    I’m going to check out Magical Girl Rising Project. Yen press puts out a lot of great novels. Accel World, Psycome, and Another are a few of my favorites they have released. Really happy light novels are catching on in the US.