NEW YORK, NY (2/19/21) – Yen Press, LLC announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes several light novels (Bond and Book: The Only Way of the Operating Room, The Undead King’s Reign of Peace, Magistealth Bad Trip and Meikyuu: Labyrinth Kingdom, A Tactical Fantasy World Survival Guide) as well as the manga spin-off series Bungo Stray Dogs Beast.

Bond and Book: The Only Way of the Operating Room

Story by Mizuki Nomura

Illustration by Miho Takeoka

Musubu is a boy who can hear the voices of books. One day, he meets a children’s book who wants to go back to someone named Hana, and the search begins. Will he be able to fulfill the book’s request…?

Bond and Book: The Only Way of the Operating Room is the latest work by Mizuki Nomura, the author of the series Book Girl—one of the first light novel series published by Yen Press. A compelling story filled with mystery and intrigue, this series is sure to appeal to many fans who have learned to love light novels since Book Girl was first published in English.

The Undead King’s Reign of Peace (light novel)
Story by Sakuma Sasaki
Illustration by Eishi Hayama

A young girl, Mira, on the brink of death due to an epidemic is rescued by the terrifying No Life King, a skeleton of great power. As he continues to help and provide for her and others, the people around him eventually come to trust and rely on him. However, their peaceful life is shattered when the local ruler hears talk about sightings of a powerful undead and dispatches soldiers to put the threat down. Will the No Life King and Mira be able to achieve a world where everyone can live in peace when everyone’s first instinct is to either fight them or run away??

The Undead King’s Reign of Peace is a new light novel series from Sakuma Sasaki, the creator of The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Heroes. With the final volume of The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Heroes scheduled for a Spring 2021 release, The Undead King’s Reign of Peace provides fans with a great new series to enjoy Sakuma Sasaki’s fun take on fantasy storytelling.

Magistealth Bad Trip (light novel)
Story by Kazuma Kamachi
Illustration by Mahaya

When a virtual money game, where all illegal acts are permitted, grows so popular it affects the real-world economy, a skilled and unscrupulous player can have devastating influence. Fortunately, Kaname Suho and his succubus-like AI partner have some of the best skills at their disposal to protect the real world from the virtual one. A new crime action series from the author of A Certain Magical Index!

Magistealth Bad Trip is the latest light novel series from Kazuma Kamachi, the creator of the iconic A Certain Magical Index. An imaginative story with elements of virtual reality, economic intrigue and crime, Magistealth Bad Trip is a science fiction series unlike any other!

Meikyuu: Labyrinth Kingdom, A Tactical Fantasy World Survival Guide (light novel)
Story by Iori Miyazawa
Illustrations by Toichiro Kawashima
Contributions by Adventure Planning Service

After being transported to another world, one man’s mission is to rebuild a kingdom. He has a very particular set of skills and he’s ready to face any obstacle because…who dares, wins! Monster, dungeon, and war stand no chance against the special forces!

Meikyuu: Labyrinth Kingdom, A Tactical Fantasy World Survival Guide is a fantasy light novel series based on the Japanese tabletop RPG Meikyuu Kingdom. Meikyuu: Labyrinth Kingdom, A Tactical Fantasy World Survival Guide is written by Iori Miyazawa, the creator of Otherside Picnic, making this light novel release appealing to fans of the recent anime adaptation of Otherside Picnic as well as fans of epic fantasy isekai.

Bungo Stray Dogs Beast
Story by Kafka Asagiri
Art by Sango Harukawa and Shiwasu Hoshikawa

In the parallel universe of Bungo Stray Dogs: Beast, Ryuunosuke Akutagawa’s desperate mission to save his younger sister leads to him being recruited by the armed detective agency! But standing in his way is none other than the fearsome White Reaper of the Port Mafia—Atsushi Nakajima. As darkness and light face off, what fate awaits the two…?

Bungo Stray Dogs Beast is a manga spin-off of the best-selling series Bungo Stray Dogs. This alternative universe story primarily focuses on fan-favorite character Ryunosuke Akutagawa, making this a must read for fans of the iconic manga and anime series.

About Yen Press, LLC
­­Yen Press, LLC is a joint venture between Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group. Founded in 2006, Yen Press has quickly risen to become one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in the North American marketplace and a driving force in the introduction of light novels and Japanese literature to new readers through its Yen On imprint. For more information, visit

About The Author Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta is a BI Engineer that works in the entertainment industry. Throughout his entire life, Varun has had an immense love of animation and comics. An obsessive manga collector, he spends his free time attempting to read through his massive backlog of series, hoping to one day finish them all. Will he succeed in his perilous quest? Probably not, but at least he’s having fun doing it!

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