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Yen Press December 2018 Solicitations

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, September 20 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Yen Press December 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include A Polar Bear In Love vol 4, Accel World vol 8, and Horimiya vol 12.


Source: Yen Press

A Polar Bear in Love, Vol. 4
by Koromo
Seal is learning how to swim from Orca, and it looks like the fun times between Seal, Polar Bear, Orca, and Penguin will never end! But Polar Bear knows that Seal learning to swim means they'll have to split up someday..
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga
Ages 8 And Up, Grades 3 to 17
144 pages

A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School!, Vol. 5
by Mai Tanaka
It's time for Haruaki's first visit to his students' homes, and this can only mean one thing-youkai parents! Haruaki's job only gets worse as he risks his very life and nearly ends up as mandragora food in the process! This is one parent-teacher conference you won't want to miss!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
160 pages

Accel World, Vol. 8
Written by Reki Kawahara
Art by Hiroyuki Aigamo
Rust Jigsaw is a strange entrant to the Hermes Cord Race, but when he openly attempts to sabotage the event using the Incarnate System, how will Silver Crow and the rest of Nega Nebulous respond?!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
176 pages

As Miss Beelzebub Likes, Vol. 4
by matoba
"You're a loudmouth, senpai, but I don't mind you." Is a rift forming between Dantalion and Molech? The guy might be stupid, but you can't hate him!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
160 pages

BTOOOM!, Vol. 23
by Junya Inoue
The calm before the storm...
It's the beginning of the end as Perrier's troops arrive on the island to rescue the surviving players. Sakamoto and his friends are relieved the killing is finally over...or is it? An unidentified aircraft is approaching the island, carrying the US Army's drone troops. Xaviera is looking for a rematch--will the island become their collective grave after all?!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$17.00 USD, $22.50 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Media Tie-In
Ages 18 And Up, Grades 13 to 17
208 pages

Bungo Stray Dogs, Vol. 9
Written by Kafka Asagiri
Art by Sango Harukawa
As Moby-Dick gets ever closer to crashing into Yokohama, Atsushi finds himself in a three-way battle with Akutagawa and Fitzgerald! What can Atsushi and Akutagawa do to stop the white whale...?!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Ages 16 And Up, Grades 11 to 17
192 pages

Dead Mount Death Play, Vol. 1
Written by Ryohgo Narita
Art by Shinta Fujimoto
It's a showdown for the ages as the legendary hero takes on the corpse god necromancer, but when the dust settles, something isn't quite right... In the final moments of their epic confrontation, the corpse god's final gambit shot was wholly unexpected -- reincarnation magic! Across space and time, a boy named Polka Shinoyama awakens feeling...not quite himself...... Who could've expected that the climactic battle between good and evil would turn out like this??
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018, Ship Date: November 14, 2018
9781975329259, 1975329252
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
Ages 18 And Up, Grades 13 to 17
256 pages

Girls' Last Tour, Vol. 5
by Tsukumizu
Even after a mysterious life form tells Chito and Yuri the end of the earth is near, still they continue their everyday adventures together, traveling slowly toward the city on the top-most layer. Their days pass as usual: with the goal of food and making it to tomorrow, with a little bit of relaxing and kicking-back, of course.
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
160 pages

Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One, Vol. 1
Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Kento Sakaeda
Three days after his sister's death, he finally regained the will to move. In the aftermath of a goblin raid, a lone boy mourns the loss of his village, his family...
Five years later, that same boy visits a city on the frontier and becomes an adventurer.
Despite being the lowest rank and wholly inexperienced, the young adventurer immediately accepts a quest and sets out alone to raid a goblin lair. His mind already burning with a clear vision of his calling, the legend of Goblin Slayer begins!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018, Ship Date: November 14, 2018
9781975329280, 1975329287
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Ages 18 And Up, Grades 13 to 17
192 pages

Hakumei & Mikochi: Tiny Little Life in the Woods, Vol. 3
by Takuto Kashiki
Hakumei & Mikochi's tiny little life in the woods is usually gentle and calm. But even they're no strangers to the occasional surprising turn of events! Wandering minstrel Conju getting kidnapped, a curious visitor dropping in on a rainy day, and a game of soldiers turning very serious indeed are all part of their great adventures!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
192 pages

Hatsu*Haru, Vol. 4
by Shizuki Fujisawa
School can't teach you everything, especially when it comes to love! No matter how much a guy studies, it still won't be enough to turn around his terrible luck with romance! Just as an apple can never return to the tree it fell from, is unrequited love destined to never be reciprocated...?
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
192 pages

Horimiya, Vol. 12
Written by HERO
Art by Daisuke Hagiwara
Something's got the usually quiet Sakura all fidgety! And for once, it's not Tohru! Will sparks fly when Sakura, unexpectedly worked up by a shounen manga, of all things, runs into the equally quiet Yanagi, himself a shounen manga fanboy?!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018

I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, Vol. 3
Written by Kisetsu Morita
Art by Benio
When I first came to this world, I said I'd live a carefree, laidback life. Recently, I've been thinking about trading the R&R for quality time with my new family, but... Argh! First, Falfa gets stuck in her (admittedly adorable) slime form, then a witch cons me and gets me involved in a huge mess...! Why does this keep happening?!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$14.00 USD, $18.50 CAD
Fiction / Fantasy / Humorous
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
224 pages
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
176 pages

Kagerou Daze, Vol. 11
Written by Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)
Art by Mahiro Satou
Overcoming the death of family... What will the Mekakushi-dan do in the face of death?!
As deaths continue to shock the Mekakushi-dan, Ayano is finally facing off against Hibiya who's been possessed by the "Clearing Snake." But what could the "snake" be aiming for that strikes such fear into Ayano's heart?!
Designed by Sidu and Wannyanpuu-
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
144 pages

NE NE NE
Written by Shizuku Totono
Art by Daisuke Hagiwara
Married off to a man more than twenty years her senior, Koyuki has no idea what her new life has in store for her. She's so in the dark, in fact, that she hasn't even seen her husband's face! But Koyuki isn't alone in fumbling through the intricacies of wedded bliss. Mask-donning Shin might have many years on his young wife, but as it turns out, he's just as naïve as she is! Will this pair of innocents ever get past their awkwardness (and the age gap)?!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Media Tie-In
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
144 pages

One Week Friends, Vol. 5
by Matcha Hazuki
Kaori is taking steps to face Hajime, a friend from elementary school that she has since forgotten. But with Hajime now in the picture, how will the bond between Yuuki and Kaori shift? Are things looking up for their friendship, or...?
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
160 pages

Silver Spoon, Vol. 6
by Hiromu Arakawa
To connect hearts with partner who cannot speak...and then leap through the air to witness a view never seen before-that is what horseriding is all about...! If it's just as a test, it'll be fine. Except it isn't! With his first equestrian experience happening in competition, the curtain falls on Hachiken's debut. To face off against others is to face oneself.
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$15.00 USD, $19.50 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
192 pages

Spice and Wolf, Vol. 16
Written by Isuna Hasekura
Art by Keito Koume
The journey of the wisewolf and the traveling merchant comes to a riveting conclusion! Lawrence and Holo have thrown in their lot with Hilde and those loyal to the original mission of the Debau Company. Will they be able to wrest back control of the territory from the radical contingent?
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Ages 18 And Up, Grades 13 to 17
224 pages

Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 7
Written by Reki Kawahara
Art by Kiseki Himura
The mysterious player Morte has manipulated the human guilds into fighting BOTH side of the Elf War! While Kirito challenges him to a duel, Asuna has an important task of her own: steal the battle plans from the Forest Elves so she can end this quest before it turns deadly. They need to stop the war before someone loses their life--permanently!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
160 pages

The Boy and the Beast, Vol. 4
Written by Mamoru Hosoda
Art by Renji Asai
Ichirohiko has suffered, caught in the space between human and beast, and has succumbed to the darkness. Kyuta leaves Kumatetsu, on the brink of death, in the care of the others and heads to the human world in pursuit of Ichirohiko. It's the start of a life and death battle in the streets of Shibuya to settle things not only with Ichirohiko, but with the darkness in his own heart...!! What can he do to save everyone? The times has come for Kumatetsu, Kyuta, and Kaede to each make their own decisions...
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Ages 8 And Up, Grades 3 to 17
192 pages

The Honor Student at Magic High School, Vol. 9
Writen by Tsutomu Sato
Art by Yu Mori
All eyes are on Tatsuya as he takes the stage for the first time in the Nine Schools Competition! With Miyuki watching with rapt attention, how will Tatsuya fare? Don't miss the tournament's thrilling climax!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
144 pages

The Isolator, Vol. 4
Written by Reki Kawahara
Art by Naoki Koshimizu
Minoru and the rest of the SFD have pinned down the whereabouts of the Ruby Eye known only as Ignitor. In order to avoid a repeat of their past mistakes, they close in on their enemy with a flawless plan, but even so, they may not be ready for with the Ignitor has in store for them...
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
144 pages

The Strange Creature at Kuroyuri Apartments, Vol. 2
by Gao Yuzuki
Meme, daughter of the Demon World's Summoners Clan leader, isn't the only strange inhabitant of Kuroyuri Apartments: there's the former soldier's lazy but cute-obsessed maid; the virgin determined to marry Kuroyuri's rich proprietor, Sentarou; the spy intent on Sentarou's demise; and now a manga author, who's super behind on a deadline!? With outrageous characters like these to live with, it's impossible to be short on material!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Ages 18 And Up, Grades 13 to 17
176 pages

your name. Another Side:Earthbound, Vol. 1
Written by Makoto Shinkai
Art by Junya Nakamura
During the events of your name., Mitsuha and Taki's miraculous encounter forever changed their lives. But they weren't the only ones affected by their body swapping -- Mitsuha's friends and family have their own sides of the story to tell!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$13.00 USD, $17.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
160 pages

Yowamushi Pedal, Vol. 10
by Wataru Watanabe
At last, it's the final day of the inter-high! Sohoku, Hakone Academy, and Kyoto-Fushimi...as the three schools fight to become champion, a most unlikely ambush occurs...!
On Sale Date: December 11, 2018
Paperback
$24.00 USD, $31.50 CAD
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
400 pages





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