Be Beautiful Launches Second Kizuna Story Arc

Sep 29th 2005
Be Beautiful Launches Second Story Arc for
Kizuna – Bonds of Love

New York, NY (September 29, 2005) Be Beautiful is proud to present the October release of Kizuna – Bonds of Love: Book 4, the first volume of an exciting new story arc for the best-selling Yaoi manga series. This popular graphic novel series is written and illustrated by Ms. Kazuma Kodaka, one of Japan's most acclaimed Yaoi manga artists. Ms. Kodaka's intricate plots and finely honed characters have earned her a fan following in Japan as well as overseas.

“Kizuna – Bonds of Love is one of the premier Yaoi titles, and few other Yaoi manga are as widely recognized either in the United States or abroad. We are confident that the Be Beautiful version of Kizuna – Bonds of Love will continue to earn Ms. Kodaka new fans with each additional volume,” said Masumi Homma O'Donnell, Publisher of Be Beautiful.

Kizuna – Bonds of Love: Book 4
“A romantic epic” - The Village Voice

“A fantastic read!” – SequentialTart.com

Story and art by: Kazuma Kodaka
Also includes an exclusive interview with creator Kazuma Kodaka.

Ranmaru and Kei are enjoying a happy life in the city, their days filled with adventure, their nights surging with romance. In fact, everything is just about perfect until Ranmaru's grandfather asks him to resume his kendo career, forcing the former champion to choose between an old life he never wanted and a new one which satisfies his every desire. Meanwhile, in Shinjuku, Kai Sagano finds himself embroiled in a yakuza conspiracy so deadly that even his awesomely muscled bodyguard Masa can't save him.

Size: 5” x 7.375”
Pages: 200 pages, b&w
Rating: 18UP
Genre: Romance/Drama
Catalog #: CMX 66904G
ISBN #: 1-933440-05-8
Street date: October 3, 2005
SRP: $15.99

Be Beautiful is America's leader in the publication of Yaoi manga graphic novels, aimed at college age and older female readers. Yaoi manga are illustrated romantic graphic novels, featuring stories about love and relationships between impossibly beautiful men, written by female artists for female readers. Be Beautiful is an imprint of fifteen-year old Central Park Media, one of America's oldest publishers of Japanese anime and manga.

For high resolution, downloadable artwork and information, please visit Be Beautiful's distributor's electronic press kit at http://www.bebeautifulmanga.com/EPK/.

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