Yen Press Announces "Star Wars" Manga License, "Fruits Basket" Rescues And More

North American manga publisher Yen Press has announced plans to release an adaptation of STAR WARS: LOST STARS today at Anime NYC

 North American manga publisher Yen Press has announced plans to release an adaptation of STAR WARS: LOST STARS today at Anime NYC. 


STAR WARS: LOST STARS, Volume 1 is the first officially licensed Star Wars™ manga in nearly a decade! A translation of the LINE Manga which was created and published in Japan, STAR WARS: LOST STARS is a manga style adaptation of a 2015 young adult science fiction novel by Claudia Gray that is set in the Star Wars™ universe.


The Empire can be seductive, particularly if you’re an aspiring young pilot…Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree both know this very well when they enroll in the Imperial Academy, eager to pursue their dreams. When Thane discovers the darker side of the Empire, though, and defects to the Rebellion, the pair’s lifelong friendship will be put to the ultimate test. Will Thane and Ciena’s relationship — or even they themselves — survive this galactic conflict…?


Perfect for teenage Star Wars™ fans!  Publishing on May 1st under the JY imprint, it will be just in time for May the 4th Be With You!


Part of a kids' imprint


Other licensing announcements include...


A rescue from a Tokyopop classic!



A Final Fantasy light novel line




The series is described

 The story follows an average, albeit untidy guy named Hajime Tsukiyoda. Hajime's peaceful everyday life comes to an end when a man-eating goldfish overtake Shibuya. The fish are everywhere, filling the famous scramble crossing, hanging near the Hachiko statue, and even floating through the city center all the while eating as many humans as they can. The unprecedented crisis marks the "worst survival competition in history."


 Set to be adapted into an anime series - described 

"If you blush, you lose."
Living by this principle, the middle schooler Nishikata gets constantly made fun of by his seat neighbor Takagi-san. With his pride shattered to pieces, he vows to turn the tables and get back at her some day. 
And so, he attempts to tease her day after day, only to find himself victim to Takagi-san's ridicule again sooner than later. Will he be able to make Takagi-san blush from embarrassment even once in the end?



Written by the Kino's Journey author (they're already releasing the manga)

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