VIZ Media has announced that the company will be releasing Miko Mitsuki’s shojo manga series, Honey Blood under its Shojo Beat imprint. The first volume in this three-part series will be released on October 7, 2014. Honey Blood is rated “T” for Teens, and the print volumes each carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.
In the opening volume, everyone is on edge when a girl at Hinata Sorazono’s school is attacked by what seems to be a bloodsucking vampire. Hinata 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. Dressed in a kimono with an old-world air about him, Junya has a taste of Hinata’s blood and tells her it’s sweet. Hinata can’t help but be drawn to Junya, but could it be that he’s actually a vampire—and worse yet, the culprit behind the attacks?
“Junya Tokinaga is a mysterious and handsome man, so readers will swoon along with Hinata and become captivated by his complicated past and the bloodthirsty secret he hides,” says Amy Yu, Editor. “The stage is set for charged passion and love in this sultry series from Miko Mitsuki.”
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