Jacs Aug 14, 2015
This past weekend at Anime Expo many announcements were made for license acquisitions by North American publishers. Of course here at Heart of Manga we’re listening acutely for the shoujo titles, so here’s what was shared for shoujo fans at AX 2015.
Viz Media announced at their Shojo Beat panel that they will be printing Shuriken to Pleats by Matsuri Hino, a new story from the mangaka of Vampire Knight.
Also acquired by Shojo Beat is Urakata!, translated to Behind the Scenes! by Bisco Hatori, a new story from the mangaka of Ouran High School Host Club.
Vertical announced that they will be printing Kanata Konami’s new kitten manga – FukuFuku Kitten Tales. Konami’s beloved cat series Chi’s Sweet Home has been previously printed in North America by Vertical.
Of course my favorite license announcement of the convention was the josei title acquired by Kodansha USA – Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura!!! We’ve kept our fingers crossed for this one coming out eventually and here it is!