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VIZ Media delivers a nod towards Christmas with the release of SWEET REIN Volume 1 on November 5th. The new manga (graphic novel) fantasy series by creator Sakura Tsukuba arrives from the Shojo Beat imprint in time for the start of holiday season, is rated ‘T’ for Teens, and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.
SWEET REIN Vol. 1 will also debut digitally on the same day for $6.99 (U.S / CAN) from VIZManga.com and for digital download through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones. The title will also be available for purchase through the iBook, Kindle, NOOK, and Kobo stores.
Sad at the thought of spending Christmas alone, Kurumi Sagara goes out for a walk. While she’s crossing the street, a boy bumps into her, and a rein suddenly appears that binds them together. The overjoyed boy tells her she’s his master and that she’s a Santa Claus. Kurumi dismisses him as a crazy person, but then he transforms into a reindeer?!
“SWEET REIN is a sweet romance—a perfect read for the holiday season,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Editor. “This series explores the bonds that connect people. Kurumi meets Kaito, a magical reindeer with whom she is fated to share a lifelong relationship, and an endearing mix of comedy, drama and romance are in store as the pair begins to discover how much they care for each other.”
Manga creator Sakura Tsukuba debuted in 1994 with Hikari Nodokeki Haru no Hi ni, a title which won her the prestigious LaLa Manga Grand Prix Kasaku Award. Her other notable works include Land of the Blindfolded (recipient of the Hakusensha Athena Shinjin Taisho award) and Penguin Revolution.
For more information on SWEET REIN and other shojo manga titles from VIZ Media, visit www.shojobeat.com.