Yen Press Announces Ken Niimura’s Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy

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Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy

Yen Press announced today Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy by acclaimed artist Ken Niimura, widely known for works such as I Kill Giants, Henshin, and Umami.

Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy is a collection of three stories from Ken Niimura that are rooted in well-known Japanese folk tales, such as Urashima Taro and The Crane Wife. Each story delves into the concept of the taboo, asking questions such as “Why are these rules meant to be followed?” and “Who and why sets these rules?” Taking inspiration from the Japanese folk tales told to Ken Niimura as a child and combining them with his unique and captivating art style, Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy is a must-read graphic novel for fans of beautiful literary comics.

Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy includes Ken Niimura’s Never Open It, Empty, and The Promise. The trade paperback and ebook edition are scheduled for October 2021 release. You can also pre-order and purchase it through our ComiXology link.

About Yen Press, LLC:

­­Yen Press, LLC is a joint venture between Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group. Founded in 2006, Yen Press has quickly risen to become one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in the North American marketplace and a driving force in introducing light novels and Japanese literature to new readers through its Yen On imprint.

About Ken Niimura:

Born to a Japanese father and Spanish mother, Ken Niimura has developed a unique style at the crossroad of Eastern and Western comics. His breakthrough in the industry came with the publication of the acclaimed graphic novel I Kill Giants, earning him and writer Joe Kelly nominations for the prestigious Eisner Award and winning the International Manga Award in 2012. I Kill Giants was made into a feature film directed by Anders Walter in 2018. Niimura is also the author of the short story collection Henshin, published originally in Japan by Shogakukan. His new series Umami, that launched through Panel Syndicate, won an Eisner Award in the category of Best Digital Comic in 2019.