Viz releases five new shoujo titles
Viz has announced the licensing of five new shoujo titles for publication in late 2007 and early 2008. These are in addition to the titles the company announced earlier this year that are coming out in the same time frame.
The first title, coming out in September 2007 is Yume Kira Dream Shop, a one shot collection of short stories that have previously appeared in Shoujo Beat magazine. In November 2007 Viz will be publishing Maki Minami’s Special A, a five volume series about the top two students at a prestigious high school who used to be best friends, and Takuji Ichikawa’s Be With You manga and novel.
In December 2007 Viz will be releasing Kiyo Fujiwara’s Arakure under the name Wild Ones. Wild Ones is an ongoing romantic adventure about a high school girl who tires to maintain a normal high school life despite her family’s connections to the Yakuza. January 2008 will see the publication of High School Debut by Kazune Kawahara. High School Debut is a comedy about a girl who is determined enough to find a boyfriend that she asks the most popular guy in school to show her how. He agrees as long as she doesn’t fall in love with him.
All titles will be published under the Shoujo Beat name.