Latest Manga News July 3, 2023 – New Audiobooks, Licenses, and Webcomics from Yen Press

Here's the latest manga news for July 3, 2023!

by Matthew Kevin Mitchell
Image: Kumo Kagyu

Our dedicated group of manga enthusiasts works tirelessly to deliver the latest news and updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Whether you’re a long-time fan or just starting to explore this engaging genre, we’ve got you covered. In today’s news, we will be talking about exciting manga news announced during Anime Expo this week.

Manga Planet Adds New Titles, Like Loveless

Image: Ichijinsha

Manga Planet announced during its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it will add the following boys-love titles from Ichijinsha:

  • His Extra-Large, Ever-So-Lovely…
  • Hitorijime Boyfriend
  • Hitorijime My Hero
  • Loveless Volume 1
  • Sugar Dog Life
  • The Summer With You (My Summer of You) Volumes 1-2

The following WWWave Corporation title will be also be added to Manga Planet:

  • The Titan’s Bride
  • Tonight, Shall We Exchange Husbands?

Manga Planet also announced its intention to include Yuri and other titles from Ichijinsha in its collection. A comprehensive list of the titles will be disclosed in due course.

Related: Latest Anime News June 30, 2023 — Attack on Titan: The Final Season Gets a New Trailer Soon

New Digital Licenses, Print Licenses, and Omnibus Releases from Kodansha USA

Image: Hiro Mashima

Kodansha USA Publishing recently showcased its upcoming print licenses for spring 2024, along with digital releases scheduled to launch in July 2023, during its panel at Anime Expo. The print releases include Box Set 3 of Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, which encompasses volumes 13-18, and omnibus editions of A Sign of Affection, Initial D, and Fairy Tail manga. Furthermore, Kodansha USA Publishing has affirmed that its omnibus edition of Initial D boasts a new translation and lettering and is not a reprint of any previous edition.

New Audiobooks, Licenses, and Webcomics from Yen Press

Image: Kumo Kagyu

During its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday, Yen Press made an exciting announcement regarding the licensing of eight manga, seven light novels, and three webcomics. In addition, the company disclosed the release of five audiobooks and the print publication of Kumo Kagyu and so-bin’s Blade & Bastard novel.

The following titles will be released in December 2023-January 2024: Beastrings, God Bless the Mistaken, Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Age Fifteen, A Witch’s Life in a Micro Room, Bride of the Barrier Master, Higurashi, When they Cry: MEGURI, holoX MEETing!, Taking Care of God, Durarara!!, Re: Zero, The Contract of the Phantom and His Servant, Babel, Playing Death Games to Put Food on the Table, Is it Wrong to Try to pick up girls in a Dungeon?, and The Kept Man of the Princess Knight.

The following titles will have audiobooks released sometime between November-December 2023: Yami-hara, Goblin Slayer, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and maxed Out My Level, and The Executioner and Her Way of Life.

Be sure to check Yen Press’ website to learn more about the above titles, as additional details will be released soon.

- This article was updated on September 7th, 2023

About The Author

Matthew Kevin Mitchell has been a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion since 2022. Matthew primarily covers Manga like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and survival horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6 for AotF. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play ice hockey, spoil his dog, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.