Viz Media Acquires Publishing Rights for Super Mario Adventures and the Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess Manga Series
Latest Video Game-Inspired Titles Include Re-Release Of Classic SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES For First Time In Over 20 Years And Launch Of The Latest THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Manga
San Francisco, CA, August 16, 2016 – Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, prepares to deliver two fresh doses of video game-inspired manga excitement as it announces the acquisition of the publishing rights for the classic series SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES, as well as THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS, the latest manga title inspired by the beloved '80s-era video game title.
SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES is set for release in October of this year; THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS is scheduled to launch in March 2017.
New Viz Media Manga Publishing Acquisitions:
SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES · Available October 2016
Long out of print, this stunning, full-color graphic novel features a story by Kentaro Takekuma and art by Charlie Nozawa, and will become available once again for the first time in more than 20 years!! Super Mario Adventures, inspired by the bestselling Super Mario™ video game franchise, is a collection of comics that originally ran in Nintendo Power™ magazine in 1992-93.
The peril-plagued Princess Toadstool is kidnapped by the diabolical deadbeat Bowser™ but super plumbers Mario™ and Luigi™ hatch a plan with their new friend Yoshi™ to rescue her. Are the Super Mario Bros' plans a pipe dream? Can they stop the Koopa King before he forces the Princess to be his bride?!
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS · Available Spring 2017
The newest series from THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga creator Akira Himekawa continues the fantastic adventures inspired by the video game of the same name and is set for an English debut in March 2017.
Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards' power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.
Viz Media also publishes the bestselling THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST.
For additional information manga titles distributed and published by Viz Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
About Viz Media, LLC
Established in 1986, Viz Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, Viz Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about Viz Media and its properties at www.VIZ.com.
TM & © 1993 Nintendo. SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES MARIO NO DAIBOKEN © 1993 Charlie Nozawa, Kentaro Takekuma/SHOGAKUKAN