Yen Press announced four new light novel titles which will join its mid-tier imprint JY. The four titles include Red Phantom Thief, horror collector, On line! The unbeatable gameAnd Canine Detective Chris.
The JY imprint is a new expansion initiative of Yen Press which will publish selected prose novels on Kadokawa’s Tsubasa Bunko label. The goal of the new brand is to publish new books aimed at young readers that were previously unavailable in the English-speaking market. Current titles that are published under the JY imprint include Svetlana ChmakovaIt is Berrybrook College graphic novel series and the Little Witch Academy series of light novels.
Here are the details of the four Yen Press titles under the JY imprint:
Red Phantom Thief
History: Shin Akigi
Red Phantom Thief will be released in print and digital format in November 2023.
“In our family, it’s a tradition to become a phantom thief at the age of thirteen.” When Asuka and Kei’s father speaks these words, their lives are changed forever. It turns out their family is part of a global network of righteous vigilantes – and now it’s their turn to join the ranks!
History: Midori Sato
Surveillance: Norio Tsuruta
horror collector will be released in print and digital format in November 2023.
Urban legends are meant to be just that: legends. But a recent flurry of inexplicable events is causing the casualties to start piling up. And rumor has it that a mysterious boy appears after every incident…
On line! The unbeatable game
History: Midori Amagaeru
Drawing: Shinichiro Ootsuka
On line! The unbeatable game will be released in print and digital format in December 2023.
One day, high school girl Mai discovers a mysterious game called Nightmare, a popular game that you must keep playing every day or your body will slowly start to shut down. And she’s not exactly a professional player. Yet, in hopes of completely beating the game, she joins forces with the shy Asagiri and the handsome but tough Sugiura to form the Nightmare Strategy Club!
Canine Detective Chris
History: Tomoko Tabe
Canine Detective Chris will be released in print and digital format in December 2023.
Fifth grader Hinata doesn’t know what to expect when her grandfather brings home Chris, a former police dog who is a bit creepy. One day, while they are walking, Chris hears a police siren and discovers that a neighborhood jewelry store has been robbed! While the police are busy investigating, Hinata and Chris are also on the case…!
Source: Press release