VIZ Media expands its shojo manga roster with the May 3, 2016 launch of The Heiress and the Chauffeur, a new two volume series by creator Keiko Ishihara depicting the romance between a turn-of-the-century heiress and her devoted servant.
The Heiress and the Chauffeur is rated “T” for Teens and will be released under the Shojo Beat imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series also launches digitally on May 3, 2016 via VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App (iOS and Android), as well as from the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.
At an all-girls school during the Taisho era of Japan, rumors swirl that heiress Sayaka Yoshimura is having a forbidden love affair with her chauffeur, Shinobu Narutaki. Sayaka scoffs at the rumors, but could a romance between master and servant actually be brewing?
In the opening volume, Sayaka wears a crimson ribbon that signals she is at the top of her class, and her classmates all revere her. So when Narutaki ignores decorum and breaks school rules to protect Sayaka, will she stand by him or dismiss him as the school demands?
“Creator Keiko Ishihara’s beautiful love story will captivate readers who love strong characters and romance. Social class division keeps the protagonists apart, but their unique bond perseveres against the odds,” says Amy Yu, Editor. “Shojo manga fans will also appreciate the crisp artwork and Taisho-period costumes. We look forward to them discovering this new release!”
Manga creator Keiko Ishihara began her manga career with It’s All Calculated. Her other works include Strange Dragon, which was serialized in Japan in LaLa magazine.