PopLurker Press: Viz Media Announces Release of New Shojo Manga Series ‘SHORTCAKE CAKE’

High School Student Ten’s Life Changes Forever When She Moves Into A Boardinghouse Full Of Male Housemates


ADKG-NEW3media-SBSanFrancisco, CA, August 1, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers a heartwarming story about love and friendship with the new shojo manga series SHORTCAKE CAKE on August 7th.

The series will be published in print under VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. SHORTCAKE CAKE will also be available digitally on August 7th via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published on a quarterly basis.

Ten Serizawa has a two-hour commute through the mountains to high school every day, so she can’t spend much time hanging out with her friends in the afternoon. She decides to move into the local boardinghouse, where one of her friends and three other boys are living. Ten’s friends consider her to be as oblivious as a rock when it comes to noticing boys and falling in love, but will she be able to keep her calm and steady heart in her new living situation?

“Still waters run deep in SHORTCAKE CAKE, a new series by suu Morishita, a popular team of creators in Japan,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Senior Editor. “Engaging characters and cool art will take you on a surprisingly captivating romantic journey.”

SHORTCAKE CAKE was created by a manga duo known under the pseudonym, suu Morishita. In 2010, they debuted with the one-shot, Anote Konote.” Their other published works include Hibi Chouchou and SHORTCAKE CAKE.

For additional information on SHORTCAKE CAKE and other anime and/or manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

PopLurker is so excited for this new shojo manga. As anime and manga fans who came of age alongside Utena, Sailor Moon, and Fushigi Yuugi, it’s exciting to see what contemporary manga writers are up to. We will definitely be reviewing this title soon!

About VIZ Media, LLC

Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.


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