Through the Yen Press Business Panel at Sakura-Con 2022, Yen Press introduced Ize Press, a brand new imprint devoted to Korean content material. A collaboration amongst Yen Press, REDICE Studio, and RIVERSE, Ize Press will set up itself as a market chief for print editions of content material that has captured the creativeness and dedication of readers around the globe.
Ize launches in Fall 2022 with an all-star lineup of titles, beginning with English-language editions of HYBE’s personal IP-based ‘unique story’ webnovels and webcomics from Ok-pop royalty BTS (7FATES: CHAKHO), ENHYPEN (DARK MOON), and TXT (THE STAR SEEKERS). These three titles have been initially launched in ten languages on WEBTOON Worldwide Service, collectively garnering over 70 million views in a single month.
Moreover, Ize will launch fan-favorite webcomics Tomb Raider King, The World After the Fall, The Boxer, My Gently Raised Beast, The Remarried Empress, and Villains Are Destined to Die. See under for added details about these launch titles.
Stated Kurt Hassler, Writer & Managing Director of Yen Press, of the brand new imprint: “The overwhelming rapacity that has swept the world for Korean content material in recent times can’t be understated. All the things from Ok-pop to movie and tv and now webcomics and novels—there appears to be no restrict to the affect Korean creators will more and more wield with worldwide audiences.”
JuYoun Lee, the Deputy Writer and Editor-in-Chief of Yen Press, who’s helming the initiative, remarked: “Yen has all the time believed within the energy of Korean content material, and we couldn’t be extra excited to get an opportunity to essentially open up the doorways to place these stunning books within the fingers of English-language readers. With the launch of Ize Press, we hope to be only a small a part of serving to to attach these immensely gifted artists with their followers.”
Created by HYBE
A collaboration with BTS, the dynamic story follows seven younger males certain by destiny. After rising up collectively via a sequence of trials and tribulations, they have to change into a unified group of seven to unlock their future. 7FATES: CHAKHO is an city fantasy story set within the close to future, impressed by the Chakhogapsa tiger hunters of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. Filtered via HYBE’s creativeness, the story reimagines conventional Korean tiger tales and a mythological world of untamed beasts.
Created by HYBE
Mixing city fantasy and teenage romance, the story follows the confrontation, confusion, and chemistry between a gaggle of vampires, a pack of werewolves, and a mysterious lady with a secret. The story of DARK MOON is advised within the type of a sequence of tales, beginning with DARK MOON: THE BLOOD ALTAR. Combining a heroine with unimaginable skills, youthful friendships, and a strong secret, DARK MOON: THE BLOOD ALTAR brings new levity and power to teen romance.
THE STAR SEEKERS
Created by HYBE
With TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT)
THE STAR SEEKERS follows a gaggle of younger males in a pop band who stay in a world the place magic is a part of on a regular basis actuality. The group awakens someday to find they possess dormant magical skills. This incredible story options imaginary creatures, magic, and a enjoyable take a look at the world of leisure.
Tomb Raider King
Story by Yuns
Artwork by 3B2S
Authentic Novel by SAN.G
Within the yr 2025, mysterious tombs appeared all around the world, every housing an historic relic granting supernatural skills. The fortunate few who rapidly obtained these relics dominated over highly effective monopolies. Others got here to serve them, equivalent to Jooheon Suh, a raider who hid in tombs to steal relics. Betrayed by his employer, Jooheon is left to die however as an alternative finds himself transported fifteen years prior to now. Armed with years of raiding expertise and data of what’s to come back on the earth of relics, does Jooheon have what it takes to change into the Tomb Raider King?
The World After the Fall
Tailored by S-Cynan
Artwork by Undead Potato
Authentic Novel by singNsong
A brand new sequence from the inventive staff behind Omniscient Reader. A tower someday appeared within the skies, standing out as a beacon of chaos and apocalypse. A heroic and highly effective lot often called Walkers cleared the tower flooring in an effort to save humanity, till the day that the Stone of Regression was found. Walkers might now “return” to the previous, and slowly, everybody left. The courageous few who remained shaped Carpe Diem, a gaggle of people that refused to desert the world and represented humanity’s final hope. However as soon as the final Walker reached ground 100,
he now not knew what to consider…
Story and Artwork by JH
“He doesn’t have the identical starvation for superiority that drives each human being.” The enigmatic Yu lives his life with out pleasure or objective. All points of the younger man are a thriller to these round him…save for his superhuman athletic skills. Yu has rhythm, grace, and energy on the extent of the highest pound-for-pound fighters, and his potential is an excessive amount of for the legendary Coach Ok to disregard. Taking the younger prodigy underneath his wing, the 2 shock the world of boxing, struggle by struggle, as Coach Ok makes an attempt to make Yu the best of all time. However what precisely compels Yu to maintain getting into the ring…?
My Gently Raised Beast
Tailored by Teava
Artwork by Yeoseulki
Authentic Novel by Early Flower
The orphaned Blondina lives a troublesome life on the streets, left solely with a memento from her late mom—one which proves she is the kid of the emperor of Ates. From the streets, Blondina strikes into the royal palace, the place she lives a lonely existence… till she befriends a brash and surly cat named Amon. Not solely can Amon speak, however he additionally turns right into a cute boy! The reality is, Amon is not any mere cat however relatively a member of the Divine Leopard Clan, a gaggle of highly effective demi-humans typically at odds with humanity. Will the 2 be capable of keep mates regardless of all of the conflicts?
The Remarried Empress
Story by Alphatart
Artwork by Sumpul
Navier Ellie Trovi was the lifelong companion of Sovieshu, the emperor of the Jap Empire, with whom she spent her youth discussing the empire they’d construct collectively. She was clever, compassionate, and brave. She was the proper empress of the Jap Empire, till the day Sovieshu fell for an additional lady, demanding a divorce. Nonetheless, it was Navier who shocked Sovieshu, his beloved mistress, and a speechless courtroom as she coldly declared: “I settle for this divorce…and request an approval of my remarriage!”
Villains Are Destined to Die
Story and Artwork by SUOL
Authentic Novel by Gwon Gyeoeul
In Straightforward Mode of Daughter of the Duke Love Mission!, you play as Ivonne, the duke’s long-lost daughter, who rapidly good points the love of the assorted male characters to win the sport. Very straightforward! In Arduous Mode, you play as villainess Penelope Eckhart, the duke’s faux daughter, who begins her journey with adverse affection factors. Very exhausting…and stuffed with grotesque deaths?! Misunderstood and pining for love, one lady finds that she has a lot in frequent with Penelope and tries time and again to get her good ending. She is granted another strive…when she falls asleep and wakes up as Penelope herself within the hostile world of the sport!
The discharge dates for the Ize Press launch titles can be introduced on Ize Press social media within the close to future. Comply with Ize Press and Yen Press for upcoming information.
About Yen Press, LLC
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