Sponsored.  During the Yen Press Industry Panel at Sakura-Con 2022, Yen Press announced Ize Press, a new imprint dedicated to Korean content.  A collaboration among Yen Press, RIVERSE, and REDICE Studio, Ize Press will establish itself as a market leader for print editions of content that has captured the imagination and dedication of readers around the world.

Ize launches in Fall 2022 with an all-star lineup of titles, starting with English-language editions of HYBE's own IP-based 'original story' webnovels and webcomics from K-pop royalty BTS (7Fates: Chakho), ENHYPEN (Dark Moon), and TXT (The Star Seekers).  These three titles were originally released in ten languages on WEBTOON Worldwide Services, collectively garnering over 70 million views in a single month.

Additionally, Ize will release fan-favorite webcomics Tomb Raider King, The World After the Fall, The Boxer, My Gently Raised Beast, The Remarried Empress, and Villains Are Destined to Die.

Said Kurt Hassler, Publisher & Managing Director of Yen Press, of the new imprint: "The overwhelming rapacity that has swept the world for Korean content in recent years cannot be understated.  Everything from K-pop to film and television and now webcomics and novels—there seems to be no limit to the influence Korean creators will increasingly wield with international audiences."

JuYoun Lee, the Deputy Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Yen Press who is helming the initiative, remarked: "Yen has always believed in the power of Korean content, and we couldn’t be more excited to get a chance to really open up the doors to put these beautiful books in the hands of English language readers.  With the launch of Ize Press, we hope to be just a small part of helping to connect these immensely talented artists with their fans."

The release dates for the Ize Press launch titles will be announced on Ize Press social media in the near future.  Follow Ize Press and Yen Press for upcoming news!