With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, November 19, 2009

ACF 419: VIZ announces manga for kids holiday offerings


VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) has a fun variety of age-appropriate titles based on popular anime and manga (graphic novel) properties that will delight younger fans (as well as their parents) this holiday season.

The releases include a trio of books capturing the unique art and tender story of PONYO, the new animated film from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki. Fans of POKÉMON won’t be disappointed with a variety of the latest manga editions along with puzzle books and a new posterzine, and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA fans can also look forward to a brand new manga adventure.

“These are all titles that parents can select with confidence for younger readers,” says Gonzalo Ferreyra Vice President, Sales & Marketing, VIZ Media “From the gorgeously illustrated PONYO FILM COMIC and PICTURE BOOK, to the fun puzzles of LET’S FIND POKÉMON and the magical fantasy of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, there are plenty of thoughtful selections to delight anyone on your holiday gift lists this year!”

PONYO FILM COMICs, Volumes 1-4 · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · MSRP: $9.99 US / $11.50 CAN each

From the Academy Award®-winning director and world-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki comes PONYO, a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” A box-office success when it was released by Walt Disney Studios earlier this year, the film tells the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo and her quest to become human. The official 4-volume film comic of PONYO re-tells the film’s story with vivid full-color frames.

PONYO PICTURE BOOK · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · MSRP: $19.99 US / $23.50 CAN

The colorful and easy-to-read PONYO Picture Book is a fabulous hardcover edition that will appeal especially to younger readers. The book uses the vividly colored animation cel art from the feature film combined with simplified text to retell the story of Ponyo and her adventures in the human world.

THE ART OF PONYO • Rated ‘A’ for All Ages • MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN

A comprehensive soft cover edition that features striking watercolor and pastel concept sketches and layout pages from the film, as well as interviews with production principals and the complete screenplay to give an inside look at the entire creative process behind PONYO.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, Volume 8 · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · MSRP: $7.99 US / $9.99 CAN

Enjoy the newest adventure in the official manga series based on the popular Nintendo video game.

POKÉMON POSTERZINE · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · MSRP: $9.99 US / $9.99 CAN

Packed with 11 full color fold-out posters, this large (16” x 22”) edition is a must-have for any fan of Pikachu and his friends. A variety of favorite POKÉMON Platinum characters, from Pikachu and Piplup to Chimchar and Turtwig, are all featured.

LET’S FIND POKÉMON! RUBY & SAPPHIRE · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · MSRP: $11.99 US / $13.99 CAN

Look for Pikachu hiding among a variety of colorful puzzles and other games. Fun for adults too!

POKÉMON ADVENTURES, Vol. 3 · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · MSRP: $7.99 US / $9.99 CAN

This is the latest volume in the exciting POKÉMON manga series.

POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE!, Vol. 5 · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · MSRP: $7.99 US / $9.99 CAN

Check out the latest volume in the exciting POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL manga series.

For information on VIZ Media titles, please visit www.VIZ.com.

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