Shojo Beat Announces New Licenses at NYCC

Okay, I hope you saw this already, but just for posterity’s sake I’m going to post it.

On Friday at NYCC Viz announced the license for YONA OF THE DAWN!!! (Akatsuki no Yona)

We will also be getting a new josei series from Izumi Miyazono called Everyone’s Getting Married (Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu)

There were also the shonen sports manga announcements of Kuroko’s Basketball and Haikyu!! – both of which have a nice size female fan base here in North America.

Seriously, I think Viz made so many people happy at once that I’m surprised there wasn’t some kind of explosion. I know I was doing my own little happy dance and others were squeeing everywhere online.

Most of you are familiar with Yona of the Dawn, but I will post some things anyway. Especially for the new josei which you may have never heard of until now. As for the sports manga, those are not our forte here, but I know that there are tons of female fans.

AnY_cover1JPYona of the Dawn – Mizuho Kusangai

The fantasy adventure shojo manga series that also inspired the fan favorite anime about a princess who’s on a quest to reclaim her throne! Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Soo-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses her father’s murder!
This series will debut the summer of 2016.

everyone-getting-married-cover1_jpEveryone’s Getting Married – Izumi Miyazono

Successful career woman Asuka Takanashi has an old-fashioned dream of getting married and becoming a housewife. After her long-term boyfriend breaks up with her to pursue his own career goals, she encounters Ryu Nanami, a popular newscaster at PTV. Asuka and Ryu get along well, but the last thing he wants is to ever get married. This level-headed pair who want the opposite things in life should never get involved, except…
This series will debut the summer of 2016.

kuroko-basketball-cover1_jpKuroko’s Basketball – Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Kuroko Tetsuya doesn’t stand out much. In fact, he’s so plain that people hardly ever notice when he’s around. Though he’s just as unremarkable on the basketball court, that’s where his plainness gives him an unexpected edge – one that lets him execute awesome moves without others noticing! And now that he’s a high school student, he’s on a mission to defeat each member of his legendary middle school team, known as the Miracle Generation.

This series will debut in 2 in 1 editions in summer 2016.


Haikyu!! – Haruichi Furudate

Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the “Little Giant” compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has aimed to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to – and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?

This series will debut in summer 2016.

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