VIZ Media Debuts Two Romance Manga Series: Happy Marriage?! and Midnight Secretary
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases
Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen
VIZ Media, LLC, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, releases two modern romance manga offerings that will soon become fan favorites! The eagerly anticipated romantic comedy Happy Marriage?! (はぴまり ～Happy Marriage!?～) is now available in print and digitally, and the sexy supernatural office romance of Midnight Secretary (ミッドナイト・セクレタリ, Middonaito Sekuretari) debuts September 3rd.
Maki Enjoji’s shojo manga series, Happy Marriage?!, presents a new take on domestic bliss. The first volume from the Shojo Beat imprint is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers and carries an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Happy Marriage?! is also available digitally for $4.99 (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, and also for NOOK tablets and devices.
In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya — a man she doesn’t know — at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise.
“Happy Marriage?! has been eagerly anticipated by many of our readers,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Editor. “This series is our next offering in manga for adult women, following Yuki Yoshihara’s Butterflies, Flowers, which was serialized in the same Japanese magazine, Petit Comics. Fans of modern romance will find Happy Marriage?! delightful and endearing.”
Maki Enjo made her debut with the manga series Fu•Junai (Wicked Pure Love). She is currently published with Petit Comics magazine. Happy Marriage?! is her fourth series.
Midnight Secretary launches on September 3rd. The manga series was created by Tomu Ohmi and will be published under the Shojo Beat imprint, is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers, and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.
Kaya Satozuka prides herself on being an excellent secretary and a consummate professional, so she doesn’t even bat an eye when she’s reassigned to the office of her company’s difficult director, Kyohei Tohma. He’s as prickly — and hot — as rumors paint him, but Kaya is unfazed… until she discovers that he’s a vampire!!
“Despite uncovering his secret bloodthirsty identity, Kaya dedicates herself to serving the wicked Director Tohma to the best of her ability, even if it means lots of late nights at the office,” says Pancha Diaz, Editor. “This highly requested shojo series should become a favorite with mature readers who will delight as Kaya slowly breaks down her boss’s tough and demanding exterior. But the plot quickly thickens as the pair slowly develops feelings for each other. Each will have difficult choices to face in order to reconcile the feelings of the heart with the vastly different lives they lead.”
Manga creator Tomu Ohmi debuted in 2000 with the romantic supernatural series, Kindan no Koi wo Shiyou (Let’s Make Forbidden Love). Her series, Midnight Secretary, also ran in the popular Japanese shojo magazine, Petit Comic.
For more information on Happy Marriage?!, Midnight Secretary, or other popular shojo manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit viz.com/shojo-beat.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa.
With its popular digital manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at viz.com.