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VIZ Media Launches the So Cute It Hurts!! Manga

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So Cute It Hurts!!VIZ Media announces the launch of So Cute It Hurts!!, a brand new shojo manga series, on June 2, 2015.

The gender-bending comedy about a twin brother and sister who switch identities was created by Go Ikeyamada and will be rated ‘T’ for Teens. So Cute It Hurts!! will be published in print under the Shojo Beat imprint and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series also launches digitally on June 2, 2015 via VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App as well as from the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes will be published on a bi-monthly basis.

So Cute It Hurts!! introduces readers to the Kobayashi twins, Megumu and Mitsuru, who were named after historical figures. But only Megumu has grown up with a taste for history. So when Mitsuru is in danger of losing his weekends to extra history classes, he convinces his sister to swap clothes with him and ace his tests. After all, how hard can it be for them to play each other?

In the opening volume, Megumu can’t rely on just her book smarts in Mitsuru’s all-boys, delinquents’ paradise of a high school. And Mitsuru finds life as a high school girl to be much more complicated than he expected.

“Go Ikeyamada’s hilarious comedy So Cute It Hurts!! has become a major hit in Japan due to its charming ensemble cast and cheeky, fun story,” says Editor Pancha Diaz. “Revel in Megumu’s and Mitsuru’s struggle to navigate the complexities of high school life and the nuances of teenage romance while trying to keep their true identities secret. We can’t wait to for fans to fall in love with this hilarious new series in English this summer!”

Manga creator Go Ikeyamada’s debut manga, Get Love!!, appeared in Japan in Shojo Comic magazine in 2002.

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