Yen Plus

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Yen Plus
Cover of the first issue of Yen Plus featuring Maka and Soul Eater from Soul Eater. Illustration by Atsushi Okubo.
CategoriesManga, Manhwa, OEL manga
PublisherYen Press
First issueJuly 29, 2008
Final issueJuly 2010 (print)
December 2013 (online)
CountryUnited States

Yen Plus was an American monthly anthology magazine of Japanese manga, Korean manhwa, and original English-language (OEL) manga published by Yen Press.


The first issue of Yen Plus went on sale on July 29, 2008, with five manga titles originally published by Gangan Comics, four manhwa titles, and two OEL manga titles.[1][2][3][4] The magazine contained over 450 pages per issue. Manga titles were read from right-to-left, while manhwa and OEL manga titles read left-to-right; because of this, each issue had two covers.

Although Yen Plus did not publicize official circulation figures, Hachette Book Group publicity materials for the Maximum Ride OEL manga reported a circulation figure for Yen Plus of "nearly 100,000 copies" as of late 2008.[5]

The July 2010 issue was the last issue of the physical magazine to be published; all subsequent issues were exclusively published online.[6] In December 2013, the online magazine also folded.[1]

Serialized titles[edit]

This is a complete list of all titles serialized in Yen Plus. It does not include single chapter previews of titles. Twenty titles (ten manga, six manhwa and four OEL manga) were serialized, but only two (the manhwa One Fine Day and Pig Bride) were serialized in their entirety.

Title Author Artist First Issue Last Issue Completed?
Bamboo Blade Masahiro Totsuka Aguri Igarashi August 2008 May 2009 No
Black Butler Yana Toboso August 2009 July 2010
Higurashi When They Cry Ryukishi07 Various August 2008 January 2009
Hero Tales Huang Jin Zhou Hiromu Arakawa February 2009 April 2010[7]
K-On! Kakifly September 2010 December 2013
Nabari no Ou Yuhki Kamatani August 2008 Unknown
Pandora Hearts Jun Mochizuki June 2009
Soul Eater Atsushi Okubo August 2008
Sumomomo Momomo Shinobu Ohtaka October 2009[8]
Yotsuba&! Kiyohiko Azuma September 2010 December 2013
Title Author Artist First Issue Last Issue Completed?
Aron's Absurd Armada MiSun Kim August 2010 December 2013 No
Jack Frost Jinho Ko August 2008
One Fine Day Sirial July 2010 Yes
Pig Bride Huh Kook-hwa Kim Su-jin
Sarasah Ryu Ryang June 2009[9] No
Time and Again JiUn Yun February 2009 December 2013
OEL manga
Title Author Artist First Issue Last Issue Completed?
Daniel X SeungHui Kye August 2010 December 2013 No
Gossip Girl HyeKyung Baek January 2010
Maximum Ride Narae Lee August 2008
Nightschool Svetlana Chmakova

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Yen Press to End Yen Plus Digital Magazine in Current Format". Anime News Network. December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Future of Yen Plus". Yen Press. April 21, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Monthly manga anthology magazine coming in Summer 2008!". Yen Press. November 29, 2007. Retrieved August 1, 2008.
  4. ^ "Yen Adds Cirque du Freak, Oninagi, GA, Ichiroh! Manga". Anime News Network. July 26, 2008. Retrieved August 1, 2008.
  5. ^ "Maximum Ride Manga (Dom) Sell Sheet" (PDF). Hachette Book Group. Retrieved November 12, 2009.
  6. ^ "Announcing Yen Plus". Yen Press. July 23, 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
  7. ^ "April showers bring YEN PLUS!". Yen Press. April 2, 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  8. ^ "Never fear, YEN PLUS is here!". Yen Press. Retrieved September 21, 2009.
  9. ^ "New for JUNE!". Yen Press. Retrieved August 31, 2009.

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