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Viz's Shojo Beat Adds Honey So Sweet, Bloody Mary Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Two series to premiere in December, January

Viz Media's Shojo Beat imprint announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Akaza Samamiya's Bloody Mary and Amu Meguro's Honey So Sweet manga. The first volumes will launch in December and January, respectively.

Shojo Beat describes Bloody Mary:

"Bloody" Mary, a vampire with a death wish, has spent the past 400 years chasing down a modern-day exorcist named Maria who is thought to have inherited “The Blood of Maria” and is the only one who can kill Mary. To Mary's dismay, Maria doesn't know how to kill vampires. Desperate to die, Mary agrees to become Maria's bodyguard until Maria can find a way to kill him.

Samamiya began the series in Kadokawa's Monthly Asuka magazine in November 2013 and Kadokawa will ship the fourth compiled volume on March 26.

Shojo Beat describes Honey So Sweet (Simply titled Honey in Japan):

Little did Nao Kogure realize back in middle school that when she left an umbrella and a box of bandages in the rain for injured delinquent Taiga Onise that she would meet him again in high school. Nao wants nothing to do with the gruff and frightening Taiga, but he suddenly presents her with a huge bouquet of flowers and asks her to date him—with marriage in mind! Is Taiga really so scary, or is he a sweetheart in disguise?

Meguro began the series in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine in August 2012 and Shueisha published the sixth volume last month. The series was ranked as one of Japanese Bookstore Employees' top recommended comics for 2014.

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