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Shojo Creator Bisco Hatori is a Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2019

VIZ Media welcomes manga creator Bisco Hatori as an official Guest of Honor at this year’s Anime Expo

The creator of bestselling Shojo Beat manga such as Ouran High School Host Club, Millennium Snow, and her current series, Behind the Scenes!!, will have a dedicated panel and participate in an autograph session and other special fan events that are scheduled to take place during Anime Expo. Times, dates, and additional details on Bisco Hatori’s first professional appearance in North America will be announced soon.

Anime Expo is North America’s largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention and takes place July 4th–7th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.

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Review: Ao Haru Ride Vol. 1

This week sees the release of the first volume of Ao Haru Ride from Io Sakisaka. The manga published by VIZ Media‘s Shojo Beat imprint is about Futaba Yoshioka who always thought boys were loud and obnoxious until she met Kou Tanaka.

The school focused manga is a John Hughes film meets manga.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores this week. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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VIZ Media Acquires Snow White With the Red Hair from Sorata Akizuki

VIZ Media announced its latest publishing acquisition, Snow White With the Red Hair, during its official panel held at Anime Weekend Atlanta this past weekend.

The series, by creator Sorata Akizuki, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and joins the Shojo Beat imprint scheduled to launch in the summer of 2019. The ongoing series, which has been published in Japan since 2007, also spawned a popular anime adaptation.

In Snow White With the Red Hair, Shirayuki is an herbalist with bright red hair. Raj, the prince of her kingdom, catches word of her beauty and demands that she marry him! But she refuses and runs away. While on the run, she meets a mysterious brave young man named Zen who turns out to be the prince of the neighboring kingdom. Zen insists that Shirayuki moves to his kingdom and so her journey to become a court herbalist begins!

Shortcake Cake is a New Shojo Manga Out August 7th

VIZ Media delivers a heartwarming story about love and friendship with the new shojo manga series Shortcake Cake on August 7th.

The series will be published in print under VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Shortcake Cake will also be available digitally on August 7th via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published on a quarterly basis.

Ten Serizawa has a two-hour commute through the mountains to high school every day, so she can’t spend much time hanging out with her friends in the afternoon. She decides to move into the local boardinghouse, where one of her friends and three other boys are living. Ten’s friends consider her to be as oblivious as a rock when it comes to noticing boys and falling in love, but will she be able to keep her calm and steady heart in her new living situation?

Shortcake Cake was created by a manga duo known under the pseudonym, suu Morishita. In 2010, they debuted with the one-shot, “Anote Konote.” Their other published works include Hibi Chouchou.

VIZ Media Announces Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits this Fall

VIZ Media expands its shojo manga catalog with the acquisition of Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits.

The supernatural romantic comedy will launch this Fall in print and digital editions under VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint. The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and features story and artwork by creator Wako Ioka, with character designs by Laruha. Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits is based on several light novels by author Midori Yuma and has also been adapted into an anime series. The new publishing acquisition was detailed during VIZ Media’s official panel held this past weekend during Anime Central 2018 in Chicago.

In Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, Aoi Tsubasa inherited her grandfather’s ability to see spirits – and his massive debt to them! Now she’s been kidnapped and taken to Kakuriyo, the spirit world, to make good on his bill. Her options: marry the head of the inn her grandfather trashed or get eaten by the supernatural creatures who work there. But Aoi isn’t the type to let spirits push her around, and she’s determined to redeem her grandfather’s IOU on her own terms!

VIZ Media Launches Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s Battle Royale

VIZ Media releases the romantic-comedy series Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s Battle Royale on April 3rd.

Kenka Bancho Otome is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the Shojo Beat imprint. It features story and artwork by creator Chie Shimada and is based on an original concept by Spike Chunsoft. Volume 1 carries a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s Battle Royale is also available digitally via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. The final volume of the two-volume series will be released later this year.

Hinako thought she didn’t have any family, but on the day that she starts high school, her twin brother Hikaru suddenly appears and tricks her into taking his place. But the new school Hinako attends instead is beyond unusual. Now she must fight her way to the top of Shishiku Academy, an all-boys school of delinquents!

The Young Master’s Revenge Launches this March from VIZ Media

VIZ Media delivers the print and digital release of The Young Master’s Revenge on March 6th.

The series, by creator Meca Tanaka, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the Shojo Beat imprint. Meca Tanaka is also the creator of the acclaimed shojo manga series Meteor Prince (also published by VIZ Media).

Volume 1 of The Young Master’s Revenge carries a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series also launches digitally via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes will be published by VIZ Media on a quarterly basis.

In The Young Master’s Revenge, when Leo was a young boy, he had his pride torn to shreds by Tenma, a girl from a wealthy background who was always getting him into trouble. Now, years after his father’s successful clothing business has made him the heir to a fortune, he searches out Tenma to enact a dastardly plan – he’ll get his revenge by making her fall in love with him!

VIZ Media delivers a fun new shojo manga romantic comedy with the release of Takane & Hana on February 6th

VIZ Media delivers a fun new romantic comedy with the release of Takane & Hana on February 6th.

The series, by creator Yuki Shiwasu, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the Shojo Beat imprint. Volume 1 carries a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Takane & Hana also launches digitally via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published in English by VIZ Media on a bi-monthly basis.

In Takane & Hana, after her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting with Takane Saibara, the heir to a vast business fortune, high schooler Hana Nonomura agrees to be her stand-in in order to save face for the family. But when Takane and Hana pair up, get ready for some sparks to fly between these two utter opposites!

VIZ Media Launches New Shojo Manga Series – SP Baby

VIZ Media delivers a fun mix of action, comedy, drama and romance with the launch of the manga series SP Baby on November 28th.

The new series from the creator of Happy Marriage?!, Maki Enjoji, is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will be published in print under the Shojo Beat imprint. Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series also launches digitally via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. SP Baby will conclude with the release of Volume 2 in February 2018.

As the series opens, Tamaki Hasegawa misses an interview for a much-needed job in order to stop an assault on a man running for his life! The man – Kagetora Sugo, the prime minister’s nephew – then asks Tamaki to become his bodyguard. Tamaki isn’t sure she’s cut out to be a bodyguard, but Kagetora has another reason for wanting to hire her. Unbeknownst to her, they’ve met before…

SP Baby creator Maki Enjoji made her professional debut with Fu Junai (Wicked Pure Love). Her shojo manga series, Happy Marriage?!, also currently published by VIZ Media, was adapted into a live-action drama in Japan.

VIZ Media Launches New Shojo Manga Series Queen’s Quality

VIZ Media delivers the sequel to shojo manga creator Kyousuke Motomi’s acclaimed series, QQ Sweeper, with the launch of Queen’s Quality on September 5th.

Queen’s Quality is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the Shojo Beat imprint. Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series also launches digitally via VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Subsequent volumes of the series, which is ongoing in Japan, will be published in English four times a year.

In Queen’s Quality, Fumi Nishioka lives with Kyutaro Horikita and his family of “Sweepers,” people who specialize in cleaning the minds of those overcome by negative energy and harmful spirits. Fumi has always displayed mysterious abilities, but will those powers be used for evil when she begins to truly awaken as a Queen?

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