We’re a bit hit or miss with our coverage of manga and anime, but when things cross our desk that we think might be of interest to our readers, we do our best to bring them to your attention. Today we have info on the North American premiere of new manga series Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura from visionary shojo creator Arina Tanemura.
From the Press Release:
VIZ Media will delight shojo readers and fans of creator Arina Tanemura with the North American premiere of her current manga (graphic novel) series – Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura – on April 5th. The new title launches under the company’s Shojo Beat imprint, is rated ‘T’ for Teens, and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S./$12.99 CAN.
Sakura is the granddaughter of a mysterious moon princess who slew demons with her Blood Cherry Blossom sword. All her life Sakura has been forbidden to look at the full moon without knowing why. Then one night, unhappy over her impending marriage, Sakura gazes up at the moon, only to see a demon attacking her…
“Arina Tanemura returns to fantasy in her latest series, Sakura Hime,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Editor. “The story takes place during the Heian period of Japan and interweaves the myth of the moon princess with magical shojo and the supernatural. Wanting to escape a life arranged by others, Princess Sakura runs away from an impending arranged marriage to a man she’s never met, only to find she’s caught up to her true destiny as a descendant of the moon princess. This manga features the beautiful artwork and emotional impact that has given Tanemura a worldwide following.”
For more info be sure to visit Shojo Beat via the VIZ Media link below.
SAKURA-HIME KADEN © 2008 by Arina Tanemura/SHUEISHA Inc.