Yen Press Licenses Sound! Euphonium and Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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Sound! Euphonium | Novel

Yen Press took to Twitter and announced two new acquisitions to their extensive list of titles. The first of these titles are the Sound! Euphonium novels. A synopsis of the anime adaptation of the series is provided by its official US website:

Spring of 1st year in high school. Kumiko Oumae, who used to be in wind ensemble during junior high, decides to check out the wind ensemble together with her classmates Hazuki Katou and Sapphire Kawashima.

There, Kumiko sees Reina Kousaka, who used to be a classmate. Hazuki and Sapphire seems to have made up their minds in joining the wind ensemble, but Kumiko can’t seem to make up her mind. She kept remembering what had happened between her and Reina back at the wind ensemble contest back in junior hig.

Irreplaceable things that people find through their times with the wind ensemble – this is a story of adolescence as girls seriously go against one another.

Sound! Euphonium is a novel series written by Ayano Takeda and illustrated by Nikki Asada. It is published by Takarajimasha under their Takarajimasha Bunko imprint. The novel had a total of 4 volumes and was published from 2013 to 2015.

Yen Press did not provide an estimated time of release for this title.


Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash | Manga

The second of the titles is the Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash manga. A synopsis of the anime for the series is provided by Funimation:

When Haruhiro awakens, he’s in the dark surrounded by people who have no memory of where they came from or how they got there. As the darkness fades, a fantastic new world called “Grimgar” appears before them and their adventure begins—but first, they’ll have to choose their guild, class, and special abilities.

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is a light novel series written by Ao Jūmonji and illustrated by Eiri Shirai. The light novels are licensed for release digitally in North America by J-Novel Club. The manga adaptation of the series is written by Mutsumi Okubashi and is published by Square Enix in their Gangan Joker magazine. The manga was first published in 2015 and has 3 volumes released.

Yen Press has licensed the manga adaptation for release in North America. There is no estimated time of release for this title as well.

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