Yen Press has announced via Twitter the acquisition of three new manga properties for release that are pretty divers. The first one up is Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Reaper of the Icy Blade, which the publisher has set for a July 2015 debut. The series comes from Hiroki Chiba and Takatoshi Shiozawa which ran for five volumes between 2012 and 2014 in Shounen Gangan. The second series is the first part of the sprawling manga adaptation run of Rose Gun Days with Season One, which they’re looking at an October 2015 debut. This series comes from writer Ryukishi07 with artwork by Souichirou, which ran for four volumes between 2012 and 2014 in Gangan Joker. Finally, they’ve picked up the GFantasy series Hiromiya, which comes from HERO Daisuke Hagiwara that began in 2011 and is still ongoing. Check out a little of the cover artwork below and some of the story premises for them.
Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Reaper of the Icy Blade: Reaper of the Icy Blade takes place around 9 years before the events of Final Fantasy Type-0. It follows the Kurasame Susaya during his time as a student of the Peristylium Suzaku and as a member of the “Four Heavenly Kings of Suzaku.”
Rose Gun Days Season 1: The game’s story takes place in Japan at the end of World War II. Devastated in the aftermath of defeat, the Japanese government complies with the Allies’ reconstruction plan. Japan begins to recover from the loss after a few years, but America and China intricately divide the nation on a municipal level. Eventually, China’s military districts become Chinatowns, and places controlled by the United States are Americanized. The many Chinese and American immigrants make Japanese people the minority in their own land. Some Japanese are unwilling to accept this fate and secretly gather their strength to challenge the new system.
A girl named Rose Haibara works at the club Primavera and lends money to Japanese people so that they can rebuild their lives. Meanwhile, Leo Shishigami is best known for his reputation among women. Everything begins to change when that legendary man meets Rose in the spring of 1947.
Horimiya: Hori may seem like a normal teenage girl, but she’s a completely different person after school. In her workaholic parents’ absence, Hori has been like a parent for her little brother since she was young herself. Between taking care of her brother, feeding them both, and housework, she doesn’t have much time for a usual teenage social life. One day, she meets someone else who does not present his true self at school: a quiet, glasses-wearing boy called Miyamura. She’d assumed he was bookish, and possibly an otaku, but Hori couldn’t have been more wrong. Outside of school, Miyamura is a friendly guy with many piercings, and he’s not very good at academics. Now the two of them have someone with whom they can share both halves of their lives!