VIZ Media has announced that its Shojo Beat imprint has licensed Aya Shouoto’s Kiss of the Rose Princess and Miko Mitsuki’s Honey Blood shojo manga.
According to the announcement, the first volume of Honey Blood will be released in October 2014 with a MSRP of $9.99 US / $12.99 CAN.
When a girl at her school is attacked by what seems to be a vampire, high school student Hinata Sorazono refuses to believe that vampires even exist. But then she meets her new neighbor, Junya Tokinaga, the author of an incredibly popular vampire romance novel. Could it be that Junya’s actually a vampire – and worse yet, the culprit? Discover his true identity and other secrets in this new three-volume manga series created by Miko Mitsuki.
The first volume of Kiss of the Rose Princess will be released in November 2014 with a MSRP of $9.99 US. / $12.99 CAN. Both titles are rated “T” for teens.
Anis Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being falls from the sky and hits her. Anis is granted four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest? Find out in this new nine-volume series by creator Aya Shouoto.
Both titles will debut in print and also digitally on VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga app for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and Android-powered smart phones. Volumes will also be available on the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo ereaders, as well as in the iBooks and Google Play Stores.
Leyla Aker, Vice President of Publishing says, “Sultry vampires and handsome knights are in store for manga fans later this year with these exceptional new Shojo Beat titles. Stunning artwork and an array of captivating new storylines are sure to warm the hearts of readers everywhere throughout the Fall and Winter, and we look forward to announcing more details on these exciting titles in coming months.”