NEW YORK, NY (2/3/23) – Yen Press, LLC announced the acquisition of Rose Guns Days Sorrowful Cross Knife, the prequel of the original Rose Guns Days manga. From the mind of Ryukishi07, creator of Higurashi When They Cry and Umineko When They Cry, Rose Guns Days Sorrowful Cross Knife continues to bring impressive world-building, intriguing mystery, and immersive storytelling. The art of Tsuyoshi Takaki keeps readers engaged and unable to take their eyes off this historical crime manga!

Rose Guns Days Sorrowful Cross Knife

Original Story by Ryukishi07

Art by Tsuyoshi Takaki


1946, two years after the war ended in Japan. An orphan named Wayne has been hired by District 23’s Club Primavera-the base of operations for the brothel alliance vying for power with foreign militaries and the mafia. When a series of murders strike fear and rage in the people of District 23, the prime suspect is none other than Jack, the orphan boy Wayne sees as his brother. Torn between belief and doubt, Wayne struggles to find the answer to the mystery before him-who exactly is Jack? The culprit…or just another victim?


Ryukishi07, the creator of Higurashi When They Cry, Umineko When They Cry, and the original Rose Guns Days; and Tsuyoshi Takaki bring the prequel of Rose Guns Days to life!


Rose Guns Days Sorrowful Cross Knife will be available digitally February 21, 2023, on platforms such as BOOK☆WALKER Global.



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 and Yen Audio imprints. 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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