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Yen Press Licenses Kuroshitsuji, Offers 6-Month Yen Plus Subs

Black Butler - Licensed By Yen Press

Early in the week Yen Press posted about their upcoming August 2009 issue of the monthly Yen Plus anthology. Debuting in the magazine is a new licensed series that they had yet to announce.

A reader over on the Mania forums says that they’ve seen a copy of the August issue and the new license is Kuroshitsuji by Yana Toboso. It will be released under the name Black Butler in English. While this has yet to be officially confirmed, it seems a safe bet for a series that not only has a strong preexisting fanbase but is also a Square Enix-owned manga series, by whom Yen Press has multiple series from already.

In their magazine post, Yen Press has also made note that from now on subscriptions to Yen Plus will be for six-months at a time instead of a full year.

“…from here on out, new subscriptions to Yen Plus will be for six months at a time rather than for the full year. The cost will be the same ($25.99 for six months), but you won’t have to shell out for that full year’s subscription all at once. So hopefully that makes things a bit more affordable and convenient for you all!”

Yen Press is also nearing its one year anniversary since the first volume was released in August 2008. Congrats to Yen Press for a successful year! The artist of their series Maximum Ride, NaRae Lee, will be attending the upcoming San Diego Comic Con as well.

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Kuriousity.ca. Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.



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5 Responses

  1. I don't like the 6 month plan with Yen. I'd prefer to pay my sub up front and then not worry about it for the rest of the year, and it's ultimately cheaper (by a buck or 2, but hey, if your grousing for money…). And to keep getting the mag without interruption, you have to pay at least 6 weeks early. It's a bad idea. They should have both options available and let people chose which they want.

    • Lissa says:

      I agree that having both would be the best option in this case. I think having 6-month subscriptions is a good plan for those who want to try out a subscription but not be immediately bound to a year's worth of issues. At the same time, for those who know they want to continue with it, a year works as a better fit.

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  4. [...] newest addition to the Yen Plus lineup will be Kuroshitsuji, which will be rendered in English as Black Butler. [...]

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