VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announced its latest new manga publishing acquisitions set for 2017 release during its official panel held this past weekend at Otakon 2016 – one of the East Coast’s biggest anime/manga conventions.

The newly acquired properties, Takako Shimura’s coming of age series, SWEET BLUE FLOWERS, and the QQ SWEEPER sequel, QUEEN’S QUALITY, will be released in print and digital.

Latest VIZ Media Manga Publishing Acquisitions:

SWEET BLUE FLOWERS · Available Fall 2017

Fumi Manjome, an introverted, bookish teenage girl, is beginning her first year of high school at Matsuoka Girls’ High School. She enters the school year with her heart broken by a previous relationship. At about the same time, she reconnects with her best friend from ten years ago, Akira Okudaira, who is now attending Fujigatani Girls’ Academy as a first-year high school student. As they reconnect, they both deal with their own respective problems, and help each other get through them.

QUEEN’S QUALITY · Available Fall 2017

The sequel series to QQ SWEEPER! Fumi Nishioka lives with Kyutaro Horikita and his family of “Sweepers,” people who specialize in cleaning the minds of those overcome with negative energy and evil spirits. Fumi had displayed mysterious abilities previously, but what will happen when her powers as a Queen begin to awaken?

Kyutaro is a quiet but formidable Sweeper, and he may be the only one who can keep Fumi’s powers under control. When he tells her that he’ll never leave her side, Fumi unexpectedly starts to fall for him!

VIZ Media also publishes creator Kyousuke Motomi’s original QQ SWEEPER manga series (rated ‘T’ for Teens) in print and digitally.

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About VIZ Media, LLC

Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

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