VIZ Media Debuts Strobe Edge Manga Series

Captivating New Manga Series Captures The Thrill And Drama Of A Girl's First Love

San Francisco, CA, November 6, 2012
– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, gives shojo manga (graphic novel) fans a brand new series with the release of Io Sakisaka'sStrobe Edge. The first volume debuts today under the Shojo Beat imprint, is rated ‘T’ for Teens, and carries an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.

What is love, anyway? Ninako Kinoshita's friends tell her it's one thing, but Ninako wonders what this mysterious feeling really is. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she meets Ren Ichinose, a handsome, enigmatic guy that all the girls worship. With just a few words and a smile, he changes her entire world...

Strobe Edge showcases the intense feelings of first love—something readers can all relate to. This series is one of the most anticipated shojo releases among many North American fans,” says Amy Yu, Editor. “Io Sakisaka has created a captivating story with gorgeous artwork and touching characters. Strobe Edge is great for teen readers and even ideal for manga readers who are new to the shojo genre. We're really excited about it being published here, and hope that fans will check it out!”

Io Sakisaka made her debut as a manga creator with Sakura, Chiru. Her other works include Call My Name, Gate of Planet, and Blue. Her newest series, Ao Haru Ride, currently runs in Japan in the shojo manga magazine, Bessatsu Margaret.

For more information on Strobe Edge, 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 digital 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

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