Yen Press Announces Audiobook Imprint Yen Audio

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Yen Press has announced a new audiobook imprint, Yen Audio. The imprint brings several Yen Press-licensed novels to audiobook format including popular titles such as Overlord and Sword Art Online. They will be available on Audible and other major audiobook platforms. You can check out the full list of announced titles coming to Yen Audio below (in order of scheduled release month).

Yen Audio | Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling by Chugong (July 2021 release)

Yen Press describes the first volume as follows:

THE WEAKEST HUNTER OF ALL MANKIND!
E-rank hunter Jinwoo Sung has no money, no talent, and no prospects to speak of—and apparently, no luck, either! When he enters a hidden double dungeon one fateful day, he’s abandoned by his party and left to die at the hands of some of the most horrific monsters he’s ever encountered.
But just before the last, fatal blow…

PING! [Congratulations on becoming a Player.]

Yen Audio | Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online by Reki Kawahara (August 2021 release)

Yen Press describes the first volume as follows:

In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online – a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other – debuts, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG – a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, “game over” means certain death – both virtual and real…

Yen Audio | Overlord

Overlord by Kugane Maruyama (September 2021 release)

Yen Press describes the first volume as follows:

For twelve years, the virtual world of Yggdrasil has served as the playground and battlefield for the skeletal lord Momonga and his guild of fellow monsters, Ainz Ooal Gown. But the guild’s glory days are over, and the game is shutting down permanently. When Momonga logs in one last time just to be there when the servers go dark, something happens–and suddenly, fantasy is reality. A rogues’ gallery of fanatically devoted NPCs is ready to obey his every order, but the world Momonga now inhabits is not the one he remembers. The game may be over, but the epic tale of Ainz Ooal Gown is only beginning…

Yen Audio | The Miracles of Namiya General Store

The Miracles of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino (November 2021 release)

Yen Press describes the novel as follows:

When three delinquents hole up in an abandoned general store after their most recent robbery, to their great surprise, a letter drops through the mail slot in the store’s shutter. This seemingly simple request for advice sets the trio on a journey of discovery as, over the course of a single night, they step into the role of the kindhearted former shopkeeper who devoted his waning years to offering thoughtful counsel to his correspondents. Through the lens of time, they share insight with those seeking guidance, and by morning, none of their lives will ever be the same.
By acclaimed author Keigo Higashino, The Miracles of the Namiya General Store is a work that has touched the hearts of readers around the world.

Yen Audio | The Saga of Tanya the Evil

The Saga of Tanya the Evil by Carlo Zen (November 2021 release)

Yen Press describes the first volume as follows:

High above the blood- and mud-soaked trenches, a young girl pits herself against army mages in high stakes aerial duels with bullets, spells, and bayonets. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff and she is the Devil of the Rhine, one of the greatest soldiers the Empire has ever seen! But inside her mind lives a ruthless, calculating ex-salaryman who enjoyed a peaceful life in Japan until he woke up in a war-torn world. Reborn as a destitute orphaned girl with nothing to her name but memories of a previous life, Tanya will do whatever it takes to survive, even if she can find it only behind the barrel of a gun!


Yen Audio is scheduled to launch their first title in July 2021 with Solo Leveling. Four more titles will launch in the following months. Are you all interested in any of these audiobooks coming out? Which of Yen Press’ current titles would you like to see made into an audiobook?

About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was younger. He grew up watching shows such as Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Yu Yu Hakusho. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He strongly believes that Sinon, Maki and Mash are best girls.