CMX to Publish Oyayubihime Infinity and VS. in 2006


CMX, the DC Comics manga imprint, announced today that they have acquired two new titles that will be published in 2006.

The new titles are as follows:

• VS. (VERSUS) (by Keiko Yamada)
Rating: TEEN; Genre: DRAMA; Number of volumes: 7; Volume I slated for April

Keiko Yamada is known for her passionate and emotional storytelling, including the highly successful Go Go Heaven!! and Dakara Botan Ga Suki Yanen (That's why I love Botan).

In VS.,Yamada's passionate storytelling is realized through her star character, Reiji, a violin prodigy with a troubled childhood. Reiji turns to music in order to escape his abusive family, and is enrolled in a prestigious music school. There, he meets his mentor Mitsuko whose own dreams of becoming a professional musician were lost due to a tragic injury. Mitsuko's fun-loving nature and enthusiasm for living comes up against Reiji's intense, single-minded passion for music. But together they find a common goal in Reiji's dreams of success. Intense rivalries unfold against the backdrop of the musical world, while Reiji's turmoil provides heightened emotional drama.

Rating: TEEN; Genre: ROMANCE; Number of volumes: 4+; Volume I slated for June

Manga writer, Toru Fujieda is known for his work on Shibutani-kun Tomonokai (Shibutani-kun Association), Sing a Song and Renai Arerugi (Love Allergy), which are increasingly popular among teens.

In Oyayubihime Infinity, Fujieda addresses the topic of destiny in a way that is light-hearted and heartfelt, as well as very contemporary in its style and setting. When Tsubame notices Kanoko's butterfly birthmark, he insists that they are destined to be together. Kanoko is hesitant to trust his claims that they were lovers in a past life – until they meet others with similar marks and stories. This seemingly fated group of teens finds that they have been journeying through the ages together, with each of them carrying a secret about their former lives. Just as Kanoko realizes that she is falling for Tsubame, she discovers that he might not be her destined soul mate. What do you do when love gets in the way of fate?

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