K-OnVia their blog, Yen Press has announced a few new manga and novel licenses that will be hitting the shelves this year.

In July, Mizuki Nomura’s Bungaku Shojo light novels will be hitting shelves. The first volume is entitled Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime, and follows “Konoha Inoue, a gifted writer who’s lost his passion, who’s inducted into his school’s literature club by it’s only other member, the beautiful Touko Amano – a book goblin who literally devours the printed word!”

October brings The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan 4-koma manga series. The spinoff series follows chibi-fied Haruhi and friends in a 4-panel comic by Puyo. While not an official part of the main storyline, it shows the characters in a sillier, more fanciful light.

November offers two new titles. The first is K-On!, by Kakifly. It centers around a group of high school girls who join their school music club and start a band together, the catch is that Yui has never played an instrument before. The manga has already spawned one season of anime in Japan with a second on the way.

The other new title for November is Yoshinaga Fumi’s Not Love But Delicious Foods. The creator of Antique Bakery again takes on the world of food, but this time, it’s a manga chronicle of favorite food and places to eat in Japan.

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