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With Hong Kong director PANG Ho-cheung after interviewing him in 2012
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
ACF 1696: OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB manga box set released
VIZ MEDIA RELEASES OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB
MANGA BOX SET
Collects Entire 18 Volumes Of The Gender-Bending
Bestselling Manga Series And
Features Exclusive Premium
VIZ Media tantalizes shojo
manga (graphic novel) fans with the release of the OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB
Box Set today, November 6th, 2012. The new box set bundles Volumes 1-18 of the
bestselling manga series and also includes a special notepad featuring full-color
The OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB Box Set will be released under VIZ
Media’s Shojo Beat imprint, is rated ‘T’ for Teens, and will carry an MSRP of
$139.99 U.S. / $159.99 CAN.
HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB
was created by Bisco Hatori and has been a bestselling series in North America
since its debut. In this screwball romantic comedy, Haruhi, a poor girl at a
rich kids’ school, is forced to repay an $80,000 debt by working for the school’s
swankiest, all-male club – as a boy! There she discovers just how wealthy the
six members are and how different the rich are from everybody else.
“Bisco Hatori’s OURAN
HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB is one of shojo manga’s great comedies, and we invite
fans to pick up the complete series in this new, value-priced box set from our
Shojo Beat imprint,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Editor. “The gender-bending OURAN
HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, a New York Times bestselling manga that was also adapted
into a popular anime series, has become a beloved fan-favorite with its mix of humor,
romance, and drama.
Bisco Hatori made her manga debut
with Isshun kan no Romance (A Moment of Romance) in LaLa DX magazine. The comedy series, OURAN
HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, was her breakout hit. Hatori also created
the shojo series, MILLENIUM SNOW (available from VIZ Media), which won the
Outstanding Debut in the 26th Hakusensha Newcomers’ Awards. Bisco Hatori
also enjoys reading all kinds of manga and is especially fond of the Saki Hiwatari’s sci-fi drama, PLEASE SAVE MY EARTH,
and Takahiko Inoue’s basketball classic, SLAM DUNK, which are also
published in North America by VIZ Media.