Viz Media has announced that it will be releasing Matsuri Hino’s newest manga series, Shuriken and Pleats, overseas. Matsuri Hino has published numerous series in the past such as Captive Hearts and Merupuri, both published by Viz. However, the author is best known for her widely popular fantasy romance shojo series Vampire Knight. The launch will begin (obviously) with Volume 1 of Shuriken and Pleats being available for purchase on March 1st at a price of $9.99 USD and rated T+ for Teens.
The series will also launch digitally the same day on the Viz Media website and the Viz app. Additionally, the series will be available on the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and GooglePlay stores. New volumes of the series, currently ongoing in Japan, will continue to be released at a rate of two volumes per year.
For those looking to learn about Shuriken and Pleats, Viz describes the series:
When the master she has sworn to protect is killed, Mikage Kirio, a skilled ninja, travels to Japan to start a new, peaceful life for herself. But as soon as she arrives, she finds herself fighting to protect the life of Mahito Wakashimatsu, a man who is under attack by a band of ninja. From that time on, Mikage is drawn deeper into the machinations of his powerful family.