Viz Media Offers Fun Viz Kids Titles 2010 Holiday Season

Nov 10th 2010

VIZ MEDIA DELIGHTS YOUNG READERS AND FANS WITH A VARIETY OF FUN KIDS RELEASES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

VIZ Kids Imprint Offers Brand New PANDA MAN And TARO Titles And Timeless Favorites POKÉMON and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

San Francisco, CA, November 10, 2010Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, spotlights a variety of titles for younger readers and fans this Holiday season, including the brand new THE ADVENTURES OF PANDA MAN: PANDA MAN TO THE RESCUE! and THE ADVENTURES OF TARO: TARO AND THE MAGIC PENCIL, both new from the VIZ Kids imprint. Also ready to complement Holiday wish lists and shopping guides this year are releases from much-loved kids' properties such as POKÉMON and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA.

VIZ Kids titles offer engaging manga and manga-related content intended specifically for a younger audience. All VIZ Kids products share the same core values of strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and lots of good humor that will delight a whole new generation of readers.

THE ADVENTURES OF PANDA MAN: PANDA MAN TO THE RESCUE!
MSRP: $7.99 US / $9.99 CAN • Available Now!

Boing Oing! It's Panda Man, a roly-poly hero with a bottomless belly and the power of pee-yew! Evil villains are no match for our hero's funky feet and flatulence, but he still needs your help! Together you can solve the mazes and puzzles that stand between Panda Man and ultimate justice... or his next meal. Whichever comes first!

THE ADVENTURES OF TARO: TARO AND THE MAGIC PENCIL •
MSRP: $7.99 US / $9.99 CAN • Available Now!

Before his comic book drawings came to life, TARO was an ordinary boy. Now his characters are in danger, and it's up to him to save them! With the flick of a magic pencil, TARO transforms into Terrie (a terrier) and enters his comic book world. The adventures ahead are more amazing than anything he ever imagined!

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE PHANTOM HOURGLASS • Rated ‘A’ for All Ages
• MSRP: $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN • Available Now!

Don't miss the final volume of the hit ZELDA series! Link's friend Tetra is taken prisoner by a ghost ship, and Link falls overboard when he tries to save her. When he wakes up, he finds himself embarked on another fantastic quest! The discovery of the Phantom Hourglass sets Link on a journey to rescue Tetra, find the Sand of Hours and break the curse on the Temple of the Ocean King. Come aboard with Link for an amazing adventure on the high seas!

THE COMPLETE POKÉMON POCKET GUIDE BOX SET • Rated ‘A’ for All Ages •
MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN • Available Now!

Over 500 pages of Pokémon! From Abra to Zubat--Catch 'Em All Here! The complete guide to over 490 Pokémon! Fully illustrated and totally comprehensive, this two-volume set features one Pokémon per page with, descriptions and stats, including Abilities, Moves and Evolution. Portable, practical and bursting with information, this pocket guide is all you need to catch 'em all! Plus there's a bonus poster featuring Shaymin on one side and Arceus on the other!

POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE!, Vol. 8 • Rated ‘A’ for All Ages •
MSRP: $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN • Available Now!

A Pokémon Showdown! If Hareta and his new rival Koya can't agree on how to rescue Cyrus and a group of mind-controlled Pokémon, they might never get saved! Then, Koya is attacked by a long-lost Pokémon friend... And when Hareta finally gets his chance to battle the legendary Pokémon Giratina, two unexpected allies arrive to fight by our hero's side! This is the thrilling series finale!

POKÉMON ADVENTURES, Vol. 10 • Rated ‘A’ for All Ages •
MSRP: $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN • Available December 7th

A New Adventure Begins! In order to assist Professor Oak's research, a young Trainer, Crystal, hits the streets of Cherrygrove City with a new Pokédex in hand! Her goal is to catch all kinds of Pokémon! And what will happen when the Legendary Pokémon Suicune awakens?

POKÉMON: ELEMENTS DVD COLLECTION, Part 1 · Rated 'A' for All Ages ·
MSRP: $29.92 U.S. / $42.99 CAN · Available Now!

Following the POKÉMON All Star series, the POKÉMON ELEMENTS: COLLECTION bundles Volumes 1-5 of the most important episodes commemorating the different types of Pokémon. Included are: Volume 1: Grass, Volume 2: Fire, Volume 3: Water, Volume 4: Electric and Volume 5: Ice.

For more information on these and other VIZ Kids titles please visit www.VIZKids.com.

About Viz Media, LLC Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact Viz Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at www.VIZKids.com.


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