Yen Press will publish a manga adaptation of Cecily von Ziegesar’s popular teen fiction series Gossip Girls, starting in the January 2010 issue of Yen Plus, its manga anthology magazine.  Gossip Girls: For Your Eyes Only will be a “re-imagining” of the senior year of characters Blair and Vanessa, written and illustrated by HyeKyung Baek, creator of Bring It On! (also published by Yen Press).

Both the original book series and the TV show based on them have millions of fans.  The TV show based on the series is regularly drawing over 2 million viewers in its third season on the CW.  The thirteen original Gossip Girls books and their four companion novels have sold over 5.3 million copies. 

The Gossip Girl manga adaptation joins other Yen adaptations of teen fiction, including Darren Shan’s Cirque du Freak (see “Yen Acquires 'Cirque du Freak' Manga”), and James Patterson’s Daniel X (see “Yen Preps 'Daniel X' Manga”) and fast selling Maximum Ride (see “Top 25 Manga Properties--Q3 2009”).