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VIZ Media’s Yaoi Imprint Launches the Love Stage!! Romantic Comedy Manga Series

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Love Stage!! Volume 1

LOVE STAGE!! Volume 1 ©Eiki EIKI 2011 ©Taishi ZAOU 2011

SuBLime, VIZ Media’s yaoi imprint, announces the launch of the romantic comedy Love Stage!! on May 12, 2015. The yaoi manga series by creators Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou will be released in print and digital and is rated “M” for Mature Readers. Individual print volumes will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN.

A digital version of Love Stage!! will also be available for an MSRP of $5.99 U.S. each and will offer fans digital access to all volumes in two ways on SuBLimeManga.com – a DRM-free downloadable PDF that is viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer as well as via the online manga viewer found on the web site.

Even though his family is packed with famous celebrities, Izumi Sena is just your average guy. Currently a college student, he is a huge otaku with aspirations of becoming a manga creator. But one day he gets roped into filming a TV commercial and meets hot young actor Ryoma Ichijo. Could this be the same boy he starred in a commercial with over 10 years ago?

Love Stage!! has been adapted into a drama CD as well as a popular 10-episode anime series that is available both on DVD and via streaming in the U.S. The creators of the manga also publish doujinshi under the name “Kozouya.”

Eiki Eiki is the creator of numerous yaoi and shojo manga. Her previous English-language releases include TrainTrain, Millennium Prime Minister, and The Art of Loving. Manga illustrator Taishi Zaou’s works have been published in English, French, and German. Her previous English-language releases include Green Light, Fevered Kiss, Living For Tomorrow, Mysterious Love, and Electric Hands.

“Fans have been very excited for this release ever since we first announced during our manga panel at last year’s YaoiCon plans to publish Love Stage!!,” says SuBLime Editor Jennifer LeBlanc. “The series’ creators, Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou, are renowned among legions of yaoi and shojo manga fans for their collaborative works and we are thrilled to debut their first title for the SuBLime imprint!”

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