News Shojo Beat Preview
posted on 2005-04-24 15:04 EDT
As previously reported, Viz has released an issue 0 / preview issue of Shojo Beat. The preview issue has been seen at stores supplied by Diamond Distributors, as well as Suncoast. It includes previews of Crimson Hero, Kaze Hikaru, Baby & Me, Godchild, NANA and Absolute Boyfriend. Also included are a brief introduction to Shoujo (Shojo 101) and a short J-Pop column.
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