Viz Media Announces New 3-ini-1 Omnibus Manga Editions for Hana Kimi and Skip Beat!

New Releases Of Two Classic Shojo Manga Series Each Bundle
Three Complete Volumes Into A Single Handy Edition

San Francisco, CA, March 6, 2012 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest
distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, offers fans a double-
dose of shojo manga (graphic novel) fun today with the release of new omnibus 3-
in-1 editions for a pair of classic series – SKIP·BEAT! and HANA-KIMI. Each of the
new releases from the company's Shojo Beat imprint bundles 3 complete manga
volumes into a handy and compact reading companion.

HANA-KIMI 3-in-1 Edition Volume 1 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens ·
MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN · Available March 6th
Mizuki Ashiya has such a crush on a track star named Izumi Sano that she moves
from the U.S. to Japan to enroll in the all-male high school he attends! Pretending
to be a boy, Mizuki eventually becomes Sano's roommate… but how can she keep
such a big secret when she's so close to the guy she likes?

Creator Hisaya Nakajo's manga series, HANA-KIMI, has been a hit since it first
appeared in 1997 in the shojo manga magazine Hana to Yume (Flowers and
Dreams). In Japan, a HANA-KIMI art book (also available from VIZ Media) and
several drama CDs also have been released. Her other notable manga series
include Missing Piece and Yumemiru Happa (The Dreaming Leaf).

SKIP·BEAT! 3-in-1 Edition Volume 1 · Rated “T” for Teens ·
MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN · Available March 6th
Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it
big as an idol. But he's casting her out now that he's famous enough! Kyoko won't
suffer in silence – she's going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz!

Manga creator Yoshiki Nakamura started drawing manga in elementary school,
which eventually led to her 1993 debut with Yume de Au yori Suteki (Better Than

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Seeing in a Dream) in Hana to Yume (Flowers and Dreams) magazine. Her other
works include the basketball series Saint Love, as well as Can't Give Up MVP, Blue
Wars, and Tokyo Crazy Paradise, a series about a female bodyguard set in 2020

For more information on HANA-KIMI, SKIP·BEAT!, or other shojo manga titles from
VIZ Media, please visit

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 monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine 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

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