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VIZ Media Launches the Maid-Sama! Shojo Manga Series

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Kaicho wa Maid Sama! © Hiro Fujiwara 2006/HAKUSENSHA, Inc.

VIZ Media delivers a romantic comedy manga series with the launch of Maid-Sama! on Aug. 4, 2015.

Creator Hiro Fujiwara’s energetic series is rated “T” for Teens. The first two complete volumes of Maid-Sama! will be bundled into a fresh 2-in-1 omnibus edition that will carry a print MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN. The 2-in-1 edition also launches digitally on Aug. 4, 2015 via VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Subsequent 2-in-1 volumes of the nine-volume series will be published in English on a quarterly basis under the Shojo Beat imprint.

As if being class president of a predominantly male high school isn’t hard enough, Misaki Ayuzawa has a major secret – she works at a maid café after school. How is she supposed to keep her image of being ultra-smart, strong and overachieving intact once school heartthrob Takumi Usui discovers her double life? Can Misaki trust Usui to keep her secret from the rest of the kids at school? And why the heck is he always showing up at the maid café? Maybe she should start taking him seriously when he says he likes her – especially when he throws in an unexpected kiss.

“Manga readers got a taste of Maid-Sama! when it was originally published in North America, but it has been out of print for many years and the exciting conclusion of the series has never been available in English,” says Amy Yu, Editor. “We are very excited to announce the return of this humorous manga series for its complete run. The new VIZ Media editions will feature fresh translations and captivating new cover art that will make each volume a fun read for both new and veteran shojo manga fans!”

Manga creator Hiro Fujiwara is from Hyogo Prefecture in Japan. Maid-Sama! was her first long-running manga series and initially ran in Japan in Hakusensha’s LaLa magazine.

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