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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Sep 25, 2018 Carton Quantity: 24 $16.99 CAD
    $12.99 USD
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Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty 6
By (author): Megumi Morino
9781632365927 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / Romance Sep 25, 2018
$16.99 CAD
Active 5.8 x 8.2 x 0.8 in 240 pages Kodansha Comics
This funny and heartrending romantic manga set in modern Tokyo is not the fairy tale you remember! This time, Prince Charming is a teenage janitor, and this Sleeping Beauty’s curse is a supernatural, gender-bending dream that threatens to pull them both into a deeper and deeper slumber…


After a hectic summer, Shizu and her mother welcome a calm autumn in their home. Every day, Shizu grows more certain of herself, but after meeting the living daughter of one of her ghosts, she realizes it all comes at a price. The spirits within her know they are existing on borrowed time, and no one is more worried than Shizu. As a newfound loneliness creeps into her heart, she finds out the hard way that there is plenty to gain in letting go…


Story Locale: Modern Japan

Series Overview: Satoshi’s father has worked for the rich family in the house on the hill his entire life, so when the teenager needs a part-time job to put himself through school, looking after the mansion’s gardens is a natural fit. Satoshi’s ready to work hard, and he quickly endears himself to the staff. But there’s one ironclad rule even he must obey: Don’t go near the cottage behind the house. When he sees a beautiful, pale girl in one of the windows, Satoshi assumes she is being kept prisoner, and their secret meetings quickly turn romantic, but Satoshi has no idea just how terrible this Sleeping Beauty’s curse really is…

Beautiful art and a gender-bending romance that will appeal to softhearted fans of shojo manga like Ouran High School Host Club and Hana-Kimi.

Lighthearted romantic scenes play out against a backdrop of dark magic in modern Tokyo

Large trim size with color pages

From the pages of Dessert, the magazine that serialized Say I Love You and My Little Monster.

Four volumes and ongoing in Japan.

Ages 13+ for romance, discussion of sexuality, and supernatural themes.

Megumi Morino is a shojo manga artist based in Japan. Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty is her first series to be published in English.

Author Residence: Japan

Author Hometown: Japan

Marketing: Print advertising in Diamond Previews

Likely inclusion in print sampler for Barnes & Noble Get Pop Cultured

Publicity: Announced to a packed-to-capacity panel at New York Comic Con 2016

Promotion at anime conventions include Anime Expo and Otakon

Fan engagement on Kodansha social media and website

Back of book ads in other major shojo titles

Promotion on Kodansha Comics’s Tumblr (14,600 followers), Facebook (13,100 likes) and Twitter (32,000 followers)…and growing every day

“Great supernatural romance…If you like magical shoujo this one is for you.” -Heart of Manga

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