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Kodansha Comics, Spring 2019

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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Aug 27, 2019 Carton Quantity: 24 $16.99 CAD
    $12.99 USD
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Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight 9
By (author): Rin Mikimoto
9781632367266 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / Romance Aug 27, 2019
$16.99 CAD
Active 5.71 x 8.17 x 0.56 in 176 pages Kodansha Comics
A sardonic rom-com manga, Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight is perfect for fans of shojo like My Little Monster and Kare Kano.


As Hinana sinks deeper into despair, Akira has no one else to turn to but his rival Kaede. Akira shares Hinana’s past family troubles with Kaede because it’s affecting her now more than ever. What will Kaede do when he finally hears the truth? And in a moment of respite, Hinana and Kaede take a vacation to a hot spring resort, and, much to their chaperone’s dismay, things get a little steamy!

Series Overview: Hinana prizes her reputation as a serious high school student, too focused on getting into college to pay attention to boys. But she’s a secret fairytale romance freak, sneaking away from her studies to see A Roman Holiday and tucking pop idol magazines into her textbooks. When her celebrity crush comes to her school to film a TV episode, she has to pretend to be totally uninterested even as she desperately tries to get close to him. However, she’s not the only one who’s not what she appears…her dreamboat isn’t just a pretty face either!

A high school rom-com with hilarious twists and character facial expressions that you can’t help but love.

Similar to past dryly-humorous shojo hits like My Little Monster, Kare Kano, and Nana.

A sleeper hit in Japan from the same magazine as Kiss Him, Not Me!

Four volumes and ongoing.

Ages 16 and up.

Creator of Kinkyori Renai and Today’s Kira-kun, Mikimoto is already an established shojo artist in Japana, but Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight is her first series translated into English.

Author Residence: Japan

Author Hometown: Japan

Marketing: Facebook advertising targeting fans of Kare Kano and My Little Monster.

Print advertising in Diamond Previews.

Publicity: Announced with a subtitled video trailer at a packed New York Comic Con panel in October 2016.

Promotion on social media and cross-promotions with other comp shojo titles.

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

“An unlikely real-life Cinderella story! The first volume sets up a lot of exciting possibilities. I can’t wait to read the next volume!” -Renta

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