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    Distributor: Penguin Random House Availability: Available On Sale Date: Jun 18, 2019 Carton Quantity: 24
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Again!! 9
Again!! 9
By (author): Mitsurou Kubo
9781632367815 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / School Life Jun 18, 2019
$16.99 CAD
Active 5.74 x 8.14 x 0.6 in 192 pages Kodansha Comics
From one of the minds behind “Yuri!!! on Ice” comes a dramatic, funny time-traveling high school story about what it means to cheer on a friend! What would you do if you had the chance to do everything…Again?

Drama Queen

Hanataka might be a death-obsessed wallflower, but Kinichiro has seen her future as a swimsuit model sex icon. He’s determined to help her fulfill her celebrity destiny, so the ouendan’s goal becomes nothing less than turning Hanataka’s drama club debut into a smash hit. Kinichiro’s penning the script for a musical suited to her depressive tendencies, but when video from their rehearsal goes viral, success will depend on the ouendan’s ability to overcome the greatest obstacle any high school student will ever face: a teacher who truly doesn’t get it…

Story Locale: A high school in Japan

Series Overview: Kinichiro isn’t even that bad. It’s just that on the first day of high school, his narrow eyes made him look shifty, so people assumed he was trouble. Now it’s graduation, and he’s looking back on three years with no friends. He never even joined a club. But after a bloody collision and an accidental fall, he wakes up a high school freshman, with the chance to try it all over…AGAIN!!

“Yuri!!! on Ice,” which Kubo wrote and co-created, was the biggest anime of 2016, making her an instant global star.

“Yuri!!! on Ice” provoked 1.4 million tweets, won a slew of critical and fan awards, and became the No. 2 media franchise in Japan in the first half of 2017, with over $32 million in media sales.

Yuri!!! has been a merchandise juggernaut in the United States, becoming a top property for Hot Topic and Crunchyroll.

Like Yuri!!!, Again!! focuses on a lesser-known sport - in this case, the Japanese cheer squad or ouendan.

The series is complete at 12 volumes.

Ages 16+.

Mitsurou Kubo is a manga artist born in Nagasaki prefecture. Her series 3.3.7 Byoshi!! (2001-2003), Tokkyu!! (2004-2008), and Again!! (2011-2014) were published in Weekly Shonen Magazine, and Moteki (2008-2010) was published in the seinen comics magazine Evening. After the publication of Again!! concluded, she met Sayo Yamamoto, director of the global smash-hit anime Yuri!!! on ICE. Working with Yamamoto, Kubo contributed the original concept, original character designs, and initial script for Yuri!!! on ICE. Again!! is her first manga to be published in English.

Author Residence: Japan

Author Hometown: Japan

Marketing: Cross-promotions with Funimation, Rightstuf, and other partners at conventions and in targeted email and mailings.

Preview in Otaku USA Magazine.

Ad in Diamond Previews and promotion at Diamond Retailer Summit 2018.

Advertising to target Yuri!!! on Ice fans.



Publicity: Publication announcement was the biggest manga news to come out of New York Comic Con 2017, leading wrap-up articles in Publishers Weekly and fan press.

Cross-promotion with Crunchyroll, the rights holder for Yuri!!! on Ice, and Vertical Comics, which is publishing the author’s other manga, Moteki.

The author is active on social media and will likely be able to do interviews.



Author Social Media: twitter.com/kubo_3260

Praise for Yuri!!! on Ice:

“I meant to watch just one episode, [but] I stayed up and watched them all, more and more charmed.” -The New York Times Magazine

“A smart show that frequently subverts your expectations in delightful ways…The best romance anime for newcomers.” -The Verge

“Phenomenally popular.” -Publishers Weekly

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