With Yen Press having a very good working relationship with manga creator Jun Mochizuki and her works, particularly with Pandora Hearts, it’s no surprise that they’re continuing that relationship with her new series Memoir of Vanitas. The publisher has announced that they’ll be providing a simulpub run for the book as new chapters arrive monthly from the Japanese Gangan Joker magazine.
You can see all the digital titles that Yen Press publishes here . Their chapter/simulpub books are typically released through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, iBooks and Kobo. Sadly, there’s no ComiXology side yet even with the Amazon relationship.
The new series looks to focus on 19th century Paris with a blend of steampunk and vampires, which means elegant and intriguing costumes and a slew of new cosplay potential coming up. The first installment will arrive with the December 22nd, 2015 Gangan Joker magazine.
Pandora Hearts ran for almost ten years and produced 24 compiled volumes, which are being released by Yen Press in North America. The anime adaptation was released by NIS America.