Viz Media Announces Ouran High School Host Club Manga Box SetNov 5th 2012
Box Set Collects Entire 18 Volumes Of The Gender-Bending Bestelling Manga Series And Features Exclusive Premium
San Francisco, CA, November 5, 2012 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, tantalizes shojo manga (graphic novel) fans with the release of the Ouran High School Host Club Box Set on November 6th. The new box set bundles Volumes 1-18 of the bestselling manga series and also includes a special notepad featuring full-color character art.
The Ouran High School Host Club Box Set will be released under VIZ Media's Shojo Beat imprint, is rated ‘T’ for Teens, and will carry an MSRP of $139.99 U.S. / $159.99 CAN.
Ouran High School Host Club was created by Bisco Hatori and has been a bestselling series in North America since its debut. In this screwball romantic comedy, Haruhi, a poor girl at a rich kids' school, is forced to repay an $80,000 debt by working for the school's swankiest, all-male club – as a boy! There she discovers just how wealthy the six members are and how different the rich are from everybody else.
“Bisco Hatori's Ouran High School Host Club is one of shojo manga's great comedies, and we invite fans to pick up the complete series in this new, value-priced box set from our Shojo Beat imprint,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Editor. “The gender-bending Ouran High School Host Club, a New York Times bestselling manga that was also adapted into a popular anime series, has become a beloved fan-favorite with its mix of humor, romance, and drama.
Bisco Hatori made her manga debut with Isshun kan no Romance (A Moment of Romance) in LaLa DX magazine. The comedy series, Ouran High School Host Club, was her breakout hit. Hatori also created the shojo series, Millenium Snow (available from VIZ Media), which won the Outstanding Debut in the 26th Hakusensha Newcomers' Awards. Bisco Hatori also enjoys reading all kinds of manga and is especially fond of the Saki Hiwatari's sci-fi drama, Please Save My Earth, and Takahiko Inoue's basketball classic, Slam Dunk, which are also published in North America by VIZ Media.
A free chapter 1 preview of Ouran High School Host Club may be read at http://www.vizmanga.com/ouran-high-school-host-club. For more information on Ouran High School Host Club, or other shojo manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.shojobeat.com.
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 manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha 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 www.VIZ.com.