Yen Press had some exciting and unexpected licensing announcements to make at San Diego Comic-Con. In addition to the manga versions of the horror series Another and upcoming Madhouse survival action BTOOOM!, they've picked up essay manga Welcome to the Erotic Bookstore.
Non-manga from the publisher include a single volume adaptation of Brent Weeks's fantasy The Way of Shadow, coming in 2013, a graphic novel of Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children Story by Ransom Riggs and ZOO: The Graphic Novel by James Patterson, with Michael Ledwidge, Art by Andy MacDonald for November.
From their official announcement:
BTOOOM! is a debut manga series by Junya Inoue originally published by Shinchosa Publishing. Ryota Sakamoto, one of the top-ranked players of BTOOOM!, an online battle game, wakes one evening to discover he's now in a real-life version of his favorite game, forced to battle other players to the death to survive. The first volume is slated for a Spring 2013 release.
Welcome to the Erotic Bookstore by Pon Watanabe is a unique comic memoir orginally published by Media Factory relating the author's experiences managing a used bookstore when the owner decides to add erotic paraphernalia to their product mix. This two-volume comic essay will be released as a digital exclusive with the first volume to be released in Winter 2012.
Another by Yukito Ayatsuji is a popular duo of mystery/horror novels from Kadokawa Publishing that follows a boy named Koichi Sakakibara who finds himself caught up in a web of mysterious deaths at his middle school and investigates their connection to a girl who died in the same class in 1972. The overwhelming success of these novels spawned a twelve episode anime adaptation as well as a four-volume manga adaptation by artist Hiro Kiyohara. In addition to the novels which will be released as digital exclusives, Yen will be collection the four-volume manga adaptation as a single volume omnibus edition.