Press Release

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, kicks off 2015 with the launch of the new shojo manga (graphic novel) series – METEOR PRINCE – available now.

This romantic comedy about a princely alien that meets his match in a human girl was created by Meca Tanaka. The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be offered in print under the company’s Shojo Beat imprint and digitally via VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and GooglePlay stores. The concluding edition of this 2-volume series will be released in the spring.

In METEOR PRINCE, strange accidents always seem to happen around Hako Natsuno – so much so that she’s been dubbed the “Queen of Bad Luck.” It’s hardly surprising then that a naked alien prince falls from the sky to tell her that out of all the girls in the universe, he’s come to Earth to mate with her. Does this mean Hako’s luck has changed, or…?

“Shojo manga fans will have a fun way to begin their new year with the launch of this adorable and hilarious romantic comedy,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Editor. “Hako’s atrocious luck has always been a deterrent for human boys, but an alien prince with super powers just may be Hako’s perfect match!”

Manga creator Meca Tanaka made her debut in 1998. Her previous works include Omukae Desu, Pearl Pink, and Kisu Yori mo Hayaku (Faster Than a Kiss). METEOR PRINCE was originally featured in Japan in LaLa magazine.

For more information on METEOR PRINCE and other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.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 digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, 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.

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