Yen+ Considers Light Novel Serialization

July 27, 2009 at 1:46 am 2 comments

Newest Issue of Yen+ Magazine

Starting in the July issue of Yen+, a now exactly one year old manga magazine published in the U.S., a 3 month preview of the newly released Kieli Light Novel has been serialized. The response to this has been quite positive, with comments coming in from readers with glowing praise for the short addition. And for me, signaled that perhaps, just maybe, Yen+ was testing the waters for a full length serialization.

So I did what you always should do when you have a hunch, ask someone about it. And so I did.

I replied in their comments section for their newest issue on the official website, asking one of their staff “Abby” if they would consider following the example of many manga magazines in Japan that have begun serializing Light Novel series’ along side their manga. This was her answer……

Perhaps you saw the three-issue preview of the Kieli novels starting with the July issue? Running a full novel series in the magazine is certainly something we’re keeping in mind for the future, but we have no definite plans at present…

This, although not a confirmation of something to come, is a very exciting answer. To know that the staff at Yen+ are ACTIVELY keeping in mind the prospect of a full novel serial in their magazine is very hopeful news for Light Novel fans everywhere.

Soon afterwards, another user further commented that he would also enjoy the addition of a light novel series. Abby soon replied back that she would take note of his comment as well.

So what does this all really translate into?

It means that there is a good chance that Yen+ (published by Yen Press, who is currently releasing the Haruhi Suzumiya novels, Kieli novels, and soon to release Spice and Wolf novels) might one day take a risk and start to serialize a light novel.

The outcome of doing such a thing, is completely up in the wind. But who knows, it might lead a whole new base of manga readers to become light novel fans. You never really know until you try, now do you?

If you’d like to help encourage Yen+ to add a serialized light novel to their magazine, leave a comment on their blog entry for the newest issue of the magazine, encouraging them to do so, here:

If there is any more news regarding this, you can be sure you’ll find it here.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. NanoZero  |  August 11, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Light novel serialization? Count me in!

  • 2. Rajikai  |  September 9, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Now that’s something to look forward to…


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