Be Beautiful Releases Its First DVD with Kizuna 1

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Press Release: Central Park Media / Be BeautifulKizuna

For Immediate Release:
Graphic Novel Publisher Be Beautiful Releases Its First DVD with Kizuna 1

New York, NY (May 31, 2005) – Be Beautiful, America’s leading publisher of yaoi graphic novels, announced its first DVD release, Kizuna 1, to be released in August with a $14.95 SRP. Based on the popular yaoi graphic novel series of the same name by Kazuma Kodaka, which the Village Voice called “a romantic epic”, Kizuna 1 is a scintillating tale of romance, with intriguing plot twists and passionate conflict.

“Yaoi” is a popular Japanese publishing genre created by female artists and writers for the enjoyment of female readers, usually featuring relationships involving impossibly beautiful men, and diverse interpretations of the “pure love” concept.

The DVD features Japanese language with English subtitles, a pre-order date of July 12, 2005, and a street date of August 9, 2005.

Kizuna 1
Three’s a crowd.
Ranmaru and Kei have a strong and passionate relationship built on years of trust, sacrifice and love. But when the mysterious son of a Yakuza boss begins to pursue Ranmaru’s affection, tempers flare, and hidden emotions rise to the surface. Will Ranmaru and Kei’s love survive, or will the emotional conflict finally come to a head?

Running time: 30 minutes
Genre: Romance/Drama
Rating: 16UP
WEA Selection: 722501
SRP: $14.95
UPC: 8-51988-00108-0

Be Beautiful is the industry leader in mature anime and manga graphic novels. These releases are aimed at a college age or older female audience and depict stories about love and relationships similar to those found in traditional romance novels. Be Beautiful products are distributed exclusively by Central Park Media.

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