Yen Press is sharing the magical worlds of Disney with manga fans through two new acquisitions: a new Kingdom Hearts manga adaptation based on the third game and an italian comic reimaging Mickey and friends as sorcerers! In addition, Yen’s licensed the manga adaptation of the hit light-novel series 86 – EIGHTY-SIX, a military sci-fi series sure to appeal to Gundam and Code Geass fans! Check out Yen’s official press releases below for more details on these series!

 

Yen Press and JY to Release Two New Disney Titles: Kingdom Hearts III (manga) and Wizards of Mickey

NEW YORK, NY (7/13/20) – Today Yen Press and JY announced the acquisition of two series featuring iconic Disney characters – Kingdom Hearts III (manga) and Wizards of Mickey. Kingdom Hearts III (manga) will be published under the Yen Press imprint and Wizards of Mickey will be published under JY, the Yen Press imprint for middle grade readers. 

Kingdom Hearts III (manga)

Created by Tetsuya Nomura

Art by Shiro Amano

A manga retelling of Kingdom Hearts III, the latest in the iconic franchise and one of the best-selling video game releases of 2019. 

As the one chosen by the Keyblade, Sora travels once again with his friends Donald and Goofy in order to reclaim his lost power!

Released in early 2019 after more than a decade since Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts III was one of the most anticipated video games in history. Kingdom Hearts III (manga) is drawn by Shiro Amano, the fan-favorite artist who worked on all previous Kingdom Hearts manga. 

Wizards of Mickey

Story by Stefano Ambrosio

Art by Lorenzo Pastrovicchio

A beautiful full-color graphic novel series featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy in a fantasy setting—an original story about Mickey’s pursuit of magical artifacts and greatness as a wizard. 

Originally published in Italy in Topolino, a digest magazine which included Disney comics, Wizards of Mickey is a fun, adventurous fantasy that has been published worldwide in several languages and adapted into a video game and trading card game. JY is thrilled to publish these exciting graphic novels, introducing young readers to a fresh take on the world’s most iconic and beloved Disney characters!

Kingdom Hearts III, Vol. 1 (manga) and Wizards of Mickey, Vol. 1 are scheduled for a November 2020 release. 

 

Yen Press Acquires the Manga Adaptation of 86 – EIGHTY-SIX

 

NEW YORK, NY (7/13/20) – Yen Press, LLC announced the acquisition of the manga adaptation of the military science fiction series 86—EIGHTY-SIX with art by Motoki Yoshihara, story by Asatao Asato and original illustrations by Shirabii. 

Long besieged by the fully autonomous killing machines known as the Legion, the Republic of San Magnolia endeavors to turn the tide of war by employing autonomous weapons of their own…  Enjoy Asato-Asato’s award-winning novel in fully illustrated manga form!

Filled with political and military intrigue, 86—EIGHTY-SIX has grown rapidly in popularity appealing to core fans of light novels as well as fans of military science fiction series such as Code Geass and Mobile Suit Gundam. An anime adaptation of 86—EIGHTY-SIX has been announced for future release. 

86—EIGHTY-SIX, Vol. 1 (manga) is scheduled for a December 2020 release. 

About Yen Press, LLC

Yen Press, LLC is a joint venture between Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group. Founded in 2006, Yen Press is one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in North America and is also a leading publisher of light novels and Japanese literature through its Yen On imprint. For more information, please visit www.yenpress.com.

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an animation student at the School of Visual Arts. Currently residing in NYC, the icy cold, snow-covered neighborhoods of Minnesota will always be his home. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, he has turned his passion towards being both a creator and a critic. He credits his love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined his artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to his local comic book shop, he is an avid reader and collector, and is particularly fond of manga. His favorite comics include Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything Deadpool.