Yen Press highlighted their license to publish a new manga series today called Bestia. This series is once again an adaptation of a Light Novel (Japanese for Young Adult) fantasy about a young man who discovers a world he didn’t know existed lurking beneath the reality he thought he knew.

Bestia is Yen Press’ Latest Fantasy Romance Manga Series Bestia Volume 1 cover from Yen Press As you might know by now, Japanese manga and anime culture cater to very specific fantasies. If it exists, someone dreams about it, and there will be a Light Novel or a manga about it and it’ll probably become an anime. This one features a hapless, earnest hero who’s deathly afraid of animals who, of course, ends up having to confront his fear. That fear is amplified when he goes to London and ends up discovering a secret society of half-animal werepeople who pass for humans most of the time. And of course, he has a romance with his biggest fear – a girl who transforms into a vicious dog! See the story design here?

Yen Press announced the series in their twitter feed: