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Yen Press is the manga and graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group. In addition to their regular book releases, Yen Press produces Yen Plus, a monthly manga anthology. The company's varied list demonstrates an interest in publishing a wide variety of Japanese manga, Korean manhwa, and other international content. In addition to translated material, Yen Press has released original series, most notably a manga adaptation of James Patterson's Maximum Ride and Svetlana Chmakova's Nightschool.
Yen Plus is an American monthly anthology magazine of Japanese manga, Korean manhwa, and Original English-language manga (OEL manga) published by Yen Press. The first issue went on sale on July 29, 2008 with five manga titles originally published by Gangan Comics, four manhwa titles, and two OEL manga titles. The magazine contains over 450 pages an issue, and reads both right-to-left for manga titles, and left-to-right for manhwa and OEL manga titles; as such, each issue has two covers. Although Yen Plus does not publicize official circulation figures, Hachette Book Group publicity materials for the Maximum Ride manga reported a circulation figure for Yen Plus of "nearly 100,000 copies" as of late 2008. The print publication was suspended following the July 2010 issue and the magazine is now being published online.
Relation to Soul EaterEdit
The manga series Soul Eater and Soul Eater NOT! are officially serialized by the company, Yen Press, as part of Yen Plus, in which is a American monthly anthology magazine of Japanese manga, Korean manhwa, and Original English-language manga (OEL manga). It is recognized as the official translation source in which is recommend to use over scanlation.