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VIZ Media Launches the Komomo Confiserie Manga

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Komomo Confiserie

Komomo Confiserie © Maki Minami 2013/HAKUSENSHA, Inc.

VIZ Media announces the release of its latest shojo manga series with the launch of Komomo Confiserie on Sep. 1, 2015.

The romantic comedy, created by Maki Minami, about a sheltered but determined girl finding her way in the world after her family goes bankrupt is rated “T” for Teens and will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Komomo Confiserie also launches digitally on Sep. 1, 2015 via VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. The series will be published under the company’s Shojo Beat imprint with new volumes scheduled for release in print and digitally on a quarterly basis.

As a little girl, Komomo Ninomiya delighted in picking on Natsu Azumi, the son of her family’s pastry chef. 10 years later, when the family fortune is lost and she has no place to live, Komomo encounters Natsu again in her hour of need. Now that Natsu is a master pastry chef in his own right, he’ll help Komomo – but only if she works for him at his new confiserie.

“In Komomo Confiserie, Maki Minami has created a strong, unique heroine who tackles challenges in her own way including working hard for the first time in her life,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Senior Editor. “Be prepared for a lot of laughs as Komomo and Natsu learn to get along in this sweet new series!”

Manga creator Maki Minami is from Saitama Prefecture in Japan and debuted in 2001 with Kanata no Ao (Faraway Blue). Her other works include Kimi wa Girlfriend (You’re My Girlfriend), Mainichi ga Takaramono (Every Day Is a Treasure) and Yuki Atataka  (Warm Winter). Her series, S•A, was serialized in Japan’s Hana to Yume magazine and was also adapted into a popular anime series. Maki Minami is also the creator of Voice Over! Seiyu Academy.

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