The North American anime and manga publisher Viz Media have today confirmed that they are expanding their range of shojo manga by two – with them acquiring the rights to Arina Tanemura’s Idol Dreams and Kyousuke Motomi’s QQ Sweeper. Both of these series will be published under Viz’s Shojo Beat imprint, and will be available via both digital and retail formats. Information on both titles can be found below:
October 2015 (Volume 1) | $9.99 USD / $12.99 CAN | ‘T’ for Teens
Kyutaro Horikita, the tall, dark and handsome cleaning expert of Kurokado High, is about to meet a sleeping maiden at the school: transfer student Fumi Nishioka! Fumi’s going to learn how to rid the school of nasty spirits with Kyutaro’s help, and her heart will surprisingly be “cleansed” too…! In the old campus of their school, a mysterious room has a door that beckons Fumi, even though she shouldn’t even be able to see it! Kyutaro goes in after her, but will he be able to save her before she gets devoured by otherworldly creatures?
Manga creator Kyousuke Motomi debuted in the Japanese shojo manga anthology, Deluxe Betsucomi with Hetakuso Kyupiddo (No-Good Cupid) in 2002. She is the creator of Otokomae! Biizu Kurabu (Handsome! Beads Club) as well as the series, DENGEKI DAISY and BEAST MASTER (both are published in English by VIZ Media).
November 2015 (Volume 1) | $9.99 USD / $12.99 CAN | ‘T’ for Teens
At age 31, office worker Chikage Deguchi feels she missed her chances at love and success. When word gets out that she’s a virgin, Chikage is humiliated and wishes she could turn back time to when she was still young and popular. She takes an experimental drug that changes her appearance back to when she was 15. Now Chikage is determined to pursue everything she missed out on all those years ago – including becoming a star!
Creator Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 when her short stories debuted in Ribon magazine. She gained fame with the 1997 publication of I•O•N, and ever since her debut Tanemura has been a major force in shojo manga with popular series such asKamikaze Kaito Jeanne, TIME STRANGER KYOKO, FULL MOON, and THE GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE †.