VIZ Media Announces Holiday Kids Titles from Perfect Square Imprint
2013 Holiday Gift List Ideas Include All Ages Manga And Graphic Novels For BEN 10 OMNIVERSE, HELLO KITTY®, MAMESHIBA, MAX STEEL, MONSUNO COMBAT CHAOS, POKÉMON, UGLYDOLLS And WINX CLUB
San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2013 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, delivers smiles and hours of reading fun for readers of all ages during the holidays this year with a wide variety of manga and original graphic novels from the company's Perfect Square imprint.
VIZ Media's Perfect Square imprint focuses on delivering original comics, manga, graphic novels and other children's books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation.
Gift ideas for the young and young-at-heart include the timeless fun of POKÉMON, the adventures of pop culture icon HELLO KITTY®, a whole new kind of cute with UGLYDOLL, and the latest exploits of the irrepressible MAMESHIBA. For readers with a passion for action and adventure, Perfect Square also has full-color original graphic novels based on smash hit kids animated properties, including BEN 10 OMNIVERSE, MAX STEEL, MONSUNO COMBAT CHAOS, and WINX Club.
POKÉMON HOLIDAY GIFT TITLES
POKÉMON POCKET COMICS: BLACK & WHITE ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN ●Available Now!
A pocket-sized book brick jam-packed with four-panel full-color comic strips featuring all the new POKÉMON BLACK & WHITE characters, plus Pokémon vital statistics, trivia, puzzles, fun quizzes and more!
POKÉMON THE MOVIE: GENESECT AND THE LEGEND AWAKENED ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN ●Available Dec. 3rd!
A manga based on the new full-length animated film, “Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened.” After being gone for 300 million years, the Pokémon Genesect reappears in the world! When a group of Genesect try to take over the home of other Pokémon, however, genetically-modified Mewtwo engages them in a fierce battle! Will ExtremeSpeed be enough to win this fight?
HELLO KITTY® HOLIDAY GIFT TITLES
HELLO KITTY: HERE WE GO! ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN ●Available Now!
Hello Kitty has places to be and friends to meet! Join Hello Kitty in her brand new comic book adventure as she explores an underground realm, moonlights as an international super spy, climbs the Himalayas, travels back in time, and discovers that sometimes, the best place to get away from it all is between the pages of a good book. Plus, guest artist Susie Ghahremani takes Hello Kitty on some unexpected detours!
HELLO KITTY: FASHION MUSIC WONDERLAND ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 CAN ●Available Now!
Hold on tight! Hello Kitty's all dressed up and ready for adventure! An exclusive edition of the book with a variant cover by artist Victoria Maderna is available only through local Diamond Comics Pro comic shop retailers. A Sanrio exclusive edition with variant cover art by artist Jacob Chabot is available exclusively at Sanrio stores or on Sanrio.com.
UGLYDOLL HOLIDAY GIFT TITLES
UGLYDOLL: GOIN' PLACES! ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN ●Available Now!
For the first time ever, the Uglydolls star in their own comic book adventures, and you're invited! Join the Uglys as they rocket into space, travel back in time and sail the seven seas. Or at least one of them… Plus guest artist Mike LM Kelly and Eisner-winner James Kochalka lend their Ugly talents and storytelling. You don't need a passport or driver's license to ride this ride, but please bring the cookies!
UGLYDOLL: SHHHHH! ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN ●Available Now!
Hear that? That's okay. We don't either. Because everything is very, very quiet. Especially the secrets: identities, hiding places and crushes. Plus there's a library, donuts, and the silent science of ninjocity. We'd like to tell you more, but it's all very hush-hush. So get in there and read all about it! Silently, of course. Psst! Make some noise for special guest artists Chanmen, Peter Fowler and Bwana Spoons!
MAMESHIBA HOLIDAY GIFT TITLES
MAMESHIBA: ENCHANTED! ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 CAN ●Available Now!
There's magic in the air! Cranberry Bean is under a spell, Edamame's kitchen is haunted, and Sword Bean is protecting the newest members of the Mameshiba family: Babyshiba! It's all fun and games until someone upsets a magic tortoise!
PERFECT SQUARE ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS
10 OMNIVERSE: GHOST SHIP ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN ●Available Now!
For more than five years, Ben Tennyson has been saving the universe with his Omnitrix, which allows him to use the DNA of aliens to take on heroic new forms. This first volume, which finds Ben and his new partner, the by-the-books Rook, trapped on a derelict spaceship that's falling out of the sky, kicks off the all-new comics written by some top industry vets including the award-winning B. Clay Moore.
MAX STEEL: THE PARASITES ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN ●Available Now!
Maxwell McGrath is just your average 16-year-old boy… until he starts experiencing uncontrollable Turbo Energy! To control this superpower, he must merge with a know-it-all alien ultralink named Steel. Together this unlikely duo will battle to save the earth as the ultimate turbocharged superhero – MAX STEEL! The first graphic novel is by Voltron Force and The Stuff of Legend writer Brian Smith!
MONSUNO COMBAT CHAOS: REVENGE/SACRIFICE ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN ●Available Now!
Award-winning writer Brian Smith's mad scientist, Dr. Moto, returns! Trapped in an underground lab with mutant Monsunos, our team must survive Dr. Moto's Revenge (and it's a doozy!)! Plus, in a backup story by writer Cory Levine, a new fierce battle brings back memories for Beyal about the past and Chase's missing dad, Jeredy Suno!
WINX CLUB, Vol. 9 ●Rated “A” for All Ages ●MSRP: $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 CAN ●Available Now!
Meet the Winx Club, a group of beautiful fairies who fight evil using their unique magical powers! As they battle scary monsters and troublemaking witches, the girls also become stronger fairies and closer friends.
Additional information on titles published by Perfect Square is available at www.PerfectSquare.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.