With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

3-in-1 omnibus editions of HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT from VIZ

KOKO DEBUT © 2003 by Kazune Kawahara/SHUEISHA Inc.

New Editions Of A Girl’s Endearing And Hilarious Quest For Love
Will Include Side Stories Never Before Published In English

VIZ Media is releasing new 3-in-1 omnibus editions of the manga (graphic novel) series HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT.

The opening omnibus volume from the Shojo Beat imprint was released yesterday and contains the first 3 volumes of the hit series by Kazune Kawahara. It's rated ‘T’ for Teens and carries an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN. VIZ Media will release Vol. 2 of the 3-in-1 adaptations on May 6th. The final 3-in-1 volume (Vol. 5) will contain the series finale as well as 2 additional volumes of special side stories and collected new material that has never before been published in English.

Individual volumes of HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT are also available digitally for $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7” tablets as well as for the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iBooks and GooglePlay stores.

Synopsis: Hapless Haruna needs help finding a boyfriend! After failing to win the eye of any guy in high school, Haruna enlists the help of cute upperclassman Yoh to coach her on how to make herself more appealing. Yoh agrees, but with one catch: Haruna better not fall for him! In the opening volumes, with Yoh’s help, Haruna starts to discover all sorts of dating tips – how to dress better, what guys to avoid, and what it feels like to fall in love for the first time. Haruna’s foray into love has its ups and downs, but nothing’s going to prepare her for when she actually lands herself a boyfriend.

“Whether you are a seasoned shojo fan or new to the genre of girls manga comics, this 3-in-1 edition of HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT is a wonderful way to revisit this funny and endearing story or enjoy it for the very first time,” says Amy Yu, Editor. “The series has been named one of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association and remains a favorite with readers. Don’t miss this new release from Shojo Beat!”

Manga creator Kazune Kawahara made her manga debut at the age of 18 with Kare no ichiban sukina hito (His Most Favorite Person). Her other notable works include Sensei!, which serialized in the popular Japanese shojo manga magazine, Bessatsu Margaret, and HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT, which has also been released in Italy, Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam. Her most recent work, MY LOVE STORY!!, will be released by VIZ Media in Summer 2014.

For more information on HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT, or other popular shojo manga titles from VIZ Media, visit http://www.viz.com/manga/print/shojo-beat.