Earlier today, anime and manga publisher Viz Media announced the acquisition of five new manga series for release in North America during the summer and fall of 2013, “Magi”, “Happy Marriage?!”, “Midnight Secretary”, “Voice Over!: Seiyuu Academy” and “Sweet Rein”.
One of the five manga, “Magi”, will be released under Viz Media’s Shonen Sunday imprint while the other four will be released under the Shojo Beat imprint. The “Arabian Nights” inspired “Magi” (Rated T) from Shinobu Ohtaka will be available on Aug. 13, 2013 with an MSRP of $9.99. Here is a description of the manga from Viz Media.
Deep within the deserts lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches open for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin may be just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks. Together with the genie Hugo and his friend, Ali Baba, Aladdin sets out to find his fortune in the depths of the endless dunes…
“Happy Marriage?!” will be available on Aug. 6, 2013, “Midnight Secretary” will release on Sept. 3, 2013, “Voice Over!: Seiyuu Academy” releases Oct. 1, 2013 and “Sweet Rein” will be available Nov. 5, 2013. All four titles will be available from Shojo Beat and have an MSRP of $9.99.
Here is a description of each series from Viz Media.
Happy Marriage?! (M)
In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president Hokuto Mamiya – a man she doesn’t know – at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!
Midnight Secretary (M)
Kaya Satozuka is a brilliant secretary who excels at her job, which is why she doesn’t bat an eye when she’s assigned to be personal secretary to Kyohei Touma, the very difficult managing director of Touma Foods. It doesn’t faze her when her new boss seems determined to make her fail, and she even manages to take it in stride when she discovers the secret behind his prickly behavior…he’s a vampire! But while Kaya easily adapts to late nights and keeping a schedule of his “dinner dates,” will her ultra-competence help when Kyohei’s smoldering gaze starts turning her way?!
Voice Over!: Seiyuu Academy (T)
Hime Kino’s dream is to one day perform voice acting like her hero, Sakura Aoyama, from the Lovely Blazer anime. So getting accepted to the prestigious Hiragi Academy’s voice actor department is the first step in the right direction! But on her first day of class she meets Sakura’s grouchy son, Senri, who tells Hime that her voice is awful and Lovely Blazers is stupid. Hime will not let that stand unchallenged. She’ll show everyone that she IS a voice-acting princess, whether they like it or not!!
Sweet Rein (T+)
Sad at the thought of spending Christmas alone, Kurumi goes out for a walk. While she’s crossing the street, a boy bumps into her and a rein suddenly appears that binds them together. The overjoyed boy tells her she’s his master, and that she’s a Santa Claus. Kurumi dismisses him as a crazy person, but then he transforms into a reindeer?!