VIZ Media has expanded its shojo manga (graphic novel) catalog with the announcement two new titles – Idol Dreams, by famed creator Arina Tanemura, and QQ SWEEPER, by creator Kyousuke Motomi.
Both of the new series will be published under the company’s Shojo Beat imprint and will launch in print and also digitally via VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App. The titles also will be available from select VIZ Media content partners’ digital platforms. QQ Sweeper is set to debut in October; Idol Dreams will launch in November.
IDOL DREAMS, Vol. 1
Rated ‘T’ for Teens
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Debuting November 2015
At age 31, office worker Chikage Deguchi feels she missed her chances at love and success. When word gets out that she’s a virgin, Chikage is humiliated and wishes she could turn back time to when she was still young and popular. She takes an experimental drug that changes her appearance back to when she was 15. Now Chikage is determined to pursue everything she missed out on all those years ago – including becoming a star!
Creator Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 when her short stories debuted in Ribon magazine. She gained fame with the 1997 publication of I•O•N, and ever since her debut Tanemura has been a major force in shojo manga with popular series such as Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, TIME STRANGER KYOKO, FULL MOON, and THE GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE †. Both Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne and FULL MOON were adapted into popular anime TV series. I•O•N, TIME STRANGER KYOKO, FULL MOON and THE GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE † are published in English by VIZ Media.
QQ SWEEPER, Vol. 1
Rated ‘T’ for Teens
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Debuting October 2015
Kyutaro Horikita, the tall, dark and handsome cleaning expert of Kurokado High, is about to meet a sleeping maiden at the school: transfer student Fumi Nishioka! Fumi’s going to learn how to rid the school of nasty spirits with Kyutaro’s help, and her heart will surprisingly be “cleansed” too…! In the old campus of their school, a mysterious room has a door that beckons Fumi, even though she shouldn’t even be able to see it! Kyutaro goes in after her, but will he be able to save her before she gets devoured by otherworldly creatures?
Manga creator Kyousuke Motomi debuted in the Japanese shojo manga anthology, Deluxe Betsucomi with Hetakuso Kyupiddo (No-Good Cupid) in 2002. She is the creator of Otokomae! Biizu Kurabu (Handsome! Beads Club) as well as the popular series, DENGEKI DAISY and BEAST MASTER (both are published in English by VIZ Media).