Six new Shojo Beat series began and six series ended in 2016. We also announced four new series for 2017 (so far).
Series Completed in 2016 Kiss of the Rose Princess by Aya Shouoto Library Wars by Kiiro Yumi and Hiro Arikawa Komomo Confiserie by Maki Minami QQ Sweeper by Kyousuke Motomi The Heiress and the Chauffeur by Keiko Ishihara Shuriken and Pleats by Matsuri Hino
Series Started in 2016 Honey So Sweet by Amu Meguro Everyone’s Getting Married by Izumi Miyazono Yona of the Dawn by Mizuho Kusanagi The Heiress and the Chauffeur by Keiko Ishihara Shuriken and Pleats by Matsuri Hino Behind the Scenes!! by Bisco Hatori
New Series Announced for 2017 (So Far) Vampire Knight: Memories by Matsuri Hino Queen’s Quality (sequel to QQ Sweeper) by Kyousuke Motomi Anonymous Noise by Ryoko Fukuyama The Water Dragon’s Bride by Rei Toma Revolutionary Girl Utena Complete Deluxe Box Set
Based on the success of our shikishi display wall at summer conventions to celebrate our 10th anniversary of Shojo Beat last year, VIZ Media did the same to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. There were new shikishi up by Shojo Beat mangaka in that display to enjoy.
please message me if any part of the scans are unclear/ if you would like to see the Mandarin translations/ if you have any questions at all about Live Stage (I will try to answer to the best of my ability)
A lot of people ask for recommendations from me, so I’ve compiled a few photo collages of some of my favorite books. This theme is graphic novels/manga featuring the following titles:
Persepolisvol. 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi | V for Vendetta and Watchmen by Alan Moore | Alex + Ada vol. 1-3 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn | Sagavol. 1-6 by Fiona Stables and Brian K. Vaughan | Fruits Basket vol. 1-23 by Natsuki Takaya | Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong | In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang | Baby’s in Black by Vivek J. Tiwary | Library Wars vol. 1-15 by Kiiro Yumi and Hiro Arikawa
Honey drama CD cast announced. Official site has not updated the seiyuu for Onigase Taiga but it was confirmed that he will be voiced by Miyano Mamoru. Cast includes: Tomatsu Haruka Shimono Hiro Hosoya Yoshimasa Uchida Yumi