VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF MANGA LICENSES FOR
TOKYO GHOUL AND SO CUTE IT HURTS!!
North America’s Leading Manga Publisher Thrills Fans At New York Comic Con 2014 With The Announcement Of A Harrowing New Action Horror Series And A Hilarious New Shojo Manga Title
San Francisco, CA, October 9, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announced the acquisition of a pair of exciting new manga (graphic novel) titles during panels held during the recent New York Comic Con 2014.
Fans attending the East Coast’s biggest pop culture and comics event enthusiastically welcomed the announcement of the Summer 2015 launch of creator Sui Ishida’s horror action series, TOKYO GHOUL, which will be published under the VIZ Signature imprint, as well as Go Ikeyamada’s cross-dressing comedy, SO CUTE IT HURTS!!, set to be published under the Shojo Beat imprint. Both titles will be released in print as well as digitally.
TOKYO GHOUL Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
Print MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN Available June 2015
This riveting horror/action series about a reluctant monster has been one of the year’s most fan-requested new titles. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.
SO CUTE IT HURTS!! Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Print MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN Available June 2015
The fun begins when the cross-dressing starts in this hilarious new high school shojo manga comedy. The Kobayashi twins, Mego and Mitsuru, were named after historical figures, but only Mego has grown up with a taste for history. So when Mitsuru is in danger of losing his weekends to extra history classes, he convinces his sister to swap clothes with him and ace his tests! After all, how hard can it be for them to play each other?