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VIZ Media Announces Digital Manga Update for June 2015

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So Cute It Hurts!! digital mangaVIZ Media heats up June 2015 with the announcement of a wide selection of brand new digital manga titles as part of its latest monthly update. Notable content of interest to fans and readers includes the launch of four new series as well as updates to scores of additional continuing VIZ Media digital manga titles.

June 2015 will see the debut of the new shojo gender-bending comedy, So Cute It Hurts!!, along with the zany otaku conspiracy drama Welcome to the N.H.K., the paranormal body-swapping romantic comedy Metamo Kiss, and even more intense supernatural action in Aion.

Throughout the entire month, VIZ Media also continues its Digital Manga Bundle Promotion offering manga readers specially curated selections each containing multiple full volumes from critically acclaimed and legacy titles such as Red River, Demon Love Spell, and Knights of the Zodiac (Saint Seiya) at substantial savings over the regular individual digital MSRPs. These latest manga bundle selections are available to readers for a limited time throughout June 2015 exclusively from VIZManga.com and through the comiXology platform.

Additional noteworthy updates for June 2015 include new digital volumes for 27 other continuing VIZ Media series. Included in the June update are volumes for shojo series such as Spell of Desire Volume 3, Voice Over!: Seiyu Academy Volume 11, Kimi ni Todoke Volume 21 and Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 18. Other additions include new volumes for continuing action titles such as Assassination Classroom Volume 4, Food Wars! Volume 6, Deadman Wonderland Voume. 9 and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 2 – Battle Tendency Volume 2 along with a host of VIZ Select titles including Grenadier Volume 3, Eureka Seven Volume 2, Ratman Volume 4, Sgt. Frog Volumes 11 and 12, and many more.

New June 2015 Digital Manga Series Debuts:

SO CUTE IT HURTS!! Volume 1 · Rated “T” for Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now

The Kobayashi twins, Mego and Mitsuru, were named after historical figures, but only Mego 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? But Mego 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.

WELCOME TO THE N.H.K. Volume 1 · Rated “M” for Mature Readers · DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available June 16, 2015  

20-something-year-old Satou, a college dropout and aficionado of anime porn, knows a secret – or at least he thinks he does. Believe it or not, he has stumbled upon an incredible conspiracy created by the Japanese Broadcasting Company N.H.K. But despite fighting the good fight, Satou has become an unemployed Hikikomori – a shut-in who as withdrawn from the world. One day, he meets Misaki, a mysterious young girl who invites him to join her special “project.” Slowly Satou comes out of his shell and his hilarious journey begins: filled with mistaken identity; panty shots; Lolita complexes–and an ultimate quest to create the greatest hentai game ever

METAMO KISS Volume 1 · Rated “T” for Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available June 23, 2015

Kohamaru comes from a peculiar family – each member can switch bodies with his or her soul mate. His parents can switch bodies, and his aunt, oddly enough, can switch with her cat. Now, it’s Kohamaru’s turn. When Kohamaru literally runs into Nanao, the girl of his dreams, they switch bodies. True love, right? Well, unfortunately, she’s in love with someone else. And if that weren’t bad enough, the “someone else” turns out to be Kohamaru’s twin brother Konatsu, who can reverse their transformation with his own kiss.

AION Volume 1 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available June 30, 2015

In this series from Yuna Kagesaki, mermaids and mind-controlling parasites wage war of supernaturally epic proportions in this highly anticipated series. Tatsuya Tsugawa has just lost both of his parents in a car accident. While trying to live up to his father’s dying wish of becoming an upstanding man, Tatsuya rushes to help Seine – his bizarre classmate – from bullies. Little does he know he is about to find himself in the middle of a supernatural war between the immortal Seine and sea creatures that can control humans. So much for being Mr. Nice Guy.

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