Be Beautiful Releases the Culmination of a Selfish Love

Jul 30th 2004
BE BEAUTIFUL RELEASES THE CULMINATION OF A SELFISH LOVE
In October, Be Beautiful set to release Selfish Love: Book 2 and Kizuna – Bonds of Love: Book 3 each priced at $15.99 SRP.

New York, NY (July 30, 2004) – Be Beautiful is pleased to announce its final group of graphic novel releases for 2004 Selfish Love: Book 2 and Kizuna – Bonds of Love: Book 3. Be Beautiful is a brand new graphic novel imprint devoted to romance and relationships aimed at a post-shoujo audience, which includes college age and older female readers. This alluring imprint will release books written and illustrated by some of the most talented female Japanese artists of our time.

Both books are examples of "yaoi"- a popular Japanese publishing genre created by female artists and writers for the enjoyment of female readers, usually featuring relationships involving impossibly beautiful men, and diverse interpretations of the “pure love" concept. Be Beautiful graphic novels offer beautifully illustrated stories of romantic fantasy similar to traditional romance novels.

Be Beautiful books will often contain explicit content, so they are meant for readers 18 years of age and older. These books will be published in a right-to-left page presentation, as the creators originally intended.

Selfish Love: Book 2
Story and art by: Naduki Koujima. Orito, the President of the Honors Society, won't take “no” for an answer. He refuses to stop pursuing the affections of Ryuya, the Vice President. After all, according to Orito, the Vice President is supposed to be his “right hand man.” The advances keep escalating and Ryuya's honor is at stake! Will he remain pure and defiant, or will he give into Orito's strong and sensuous game of love?
Size: 5” x 7.375”
Pages: 200 pages, b&w
Rating: 18UP
Genre: Romance/Drama
Catalog #: CMX 67102G
ISBN #: 1-58664-960-4
Pre-order date: September 13, 2004
Street date: October 27, 2004
SRP: $15.99


Kizuna – Bonds of Love: Book 3
Story and art by: Kazuma Kodaka. Ranmaru and Kei's relationship has had some emotional ups and downs, but no matter what the conflict, they have always managed to work through their problems and strengthen the bond that they share. Will this be the challenge that finally puts an end to the relationship of a lifetime? “A romantic epic” - The Village Voice
Size: 5” x 7.375”
Pages: 200 pages, b&w
Rating: 18UP
Genre: Romance/Drama
Catalog #: CMX 66903G
ISBN #: 1-58664-958-2
Pre-order date: September 13, 2004
Street date: October 27, 2004
SRP: $15.99


A18 Corporation is the industry leader in mature anime and manga graphic novels. Be Beautiful, a graphic novel imprint aimed at college age and older female readers, depicts stories about love and relationships similar to those found in traditional romance novels. A18 Corporation products are distributed exclusively by Central Park Media.

For high resolution, downloadable artwork and information, please visit A18's electronic press kit at www.centralparkmedia.com./cpmdb/presskit.cfm.

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