With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, November 25, 2011

ACF 1253: Holiday manga and anime releases from VIZ KIDS

© 2011 Pokémon. ©1995-2010 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
TM, ®, and character names are trademarks of Nintendo.

VIZ Media has plenty to delight even the youngest manga (graphic novel) and anime fans this holiday season with a variety of new releases from VIZ KIDS to fill young minds with wonder and fire imaginations with fun adventures with characters from POKÉMON, MAMESHIBA and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA.

This year, VIZ Media highlights THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Manga Box Set, which celebrates the series’ 25th Anniversary and bundles all 10 volumes of the fantasy action manga adventure series based on the hit Nintendo video game. MAMESHIBA will delight young readers with adorable characters in a winter-themed story and pop-out play scene. The timeless fun of POKÉMON is also well-represented this holiday season with the DVD release of the latest feature film, POKÉMON – ZOROARK: MASTER OF ILLUSIONS, as well as a POKÉMON DIAMOND AND PEARL ADVENTURE! Manga Box Set, and much, much more.

Manga Gift Releases:

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Manga Box Set · Rated “A” for All Ages · MSRP: $69.99 U.S. / $80.99 CAN · Available Now 

The box set contains all 10 volumes of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series and a collectible poster. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA takes place in the mystical land of Hyrule, where three spiritual stones hold the key to the Triforce. Whoever holds them will control the world. A boy named Link sets out on a quest to deliver the Emerald, the spiritual stone of the forest, to Zelda, Princess of the land of Hyrule. The journey will be long and perilous, and Link will need all his skill and courage to defeat evil. The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun.

Mameshiba ♥ Winter © 2011 VIZ Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
Mameshiba characters licensed from Dentsu Inc. © DENTSU INC. All rights reserved.

MAMESHIBA WINTER · Rated “A” for All Ages · MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN · Available Now 

It's a BEAN! It's a DOG! It's... BOTH?! Not quite one or the other – they're Mameshiba, cute little bean dogs with their own personalities and strange facts to share.

When it's cold and snowy, Mameshiba are ready to play! The clever beans are building a snow castle, and you can join in the fun! With MAMESHIBA ♥ WINTER  you can decorate the snowy scenes with stickers and play around the castle with your very own Mameshiba figures. Plus, keep the beans warm by dressing them up in winter gear

POKÉMON – ZOROARK: MASTER OF ILLUSIONS · Rated “A” for All Ages · MSRP: $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN · Available Now 

Ash and Pikachu travel to Crown City to watch the Pokémon Baccer World Cup competition, but it’s not all fun and games. The powerful Pokémon Zoroark has attacked! Ash and his friends must solve an old mystery before they can stop Zoroark and save the people of Crown City.

POKÉMON BLACK & WHITE, Vol. 4 · Rated “A” for All Ages · MSRP: $4.99 U.S. / $5.99 CAN · Available Now 

Meet Pokémon Trainers Black and White! His entire life, Black has dreamed of winning the Pokémon League! Now he embarks on a journey to explore the Unova region and fill a Pokédex for Professor Juniper. White has an exciting career as the Trainer of a talented troupe of performing Pokémon. She dreams of making her Tepig Gigi a star! Together, Black and White continue on their journey... What surprising new Pokémon – and people – will they meet next?!

© 2008-2010 Pokémon.
©1995-2010 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Pokémon properties are trademarks of Nintendo.

POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE! Manga Box Set · Rated “A” for All Ages · MSRP: $59.99 U.S. / $67.99 CAN · Available Now! 

Contains all 8 volumes of the POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE! series and a collectible poster. Most kids spend their days at school, but not Hareta. Raised in the wild by Pokémon, he can climb as high as an Aipom, swim as fast as a Magikarp, and even eat bark like a Bidoof! Recruited by Professor Rowan, Hareta decides to become a Pokémon Trainer. Along with his first Pokémon, Piplup, and his new friend Mitsumi, he sets off in search of the legendary Pokémon Dialga. But Team Galactic is hunting for Dialga too. Can Hareta and Piplup defeat Team Galactic and stop their evil plans?

POKÉMON MAGNET PLAY BOOK · Rated “A” for All Ages · MSRP: $8.99 U.S. / $10.99 CAN · Available Now 

Now children of all ages can have their own adventures in the Unova Region! This book includes eight magnets that can be used in the book or on any other magnet-friendly surface, featuring Oshawott, Snivy, Tepig, Pikachu, Axew, Pansage, Reshiram and Zekrom.

Anime Gift Releases:

© 2011 Pokémon.
© 1997-2010 Nintendo, Creatures, GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, Shopro, JR Kikaku.
© PIKACHU PROJECT 2010. Pokémon properties are trademarks of Nintendo.
GENEI NO HASHA ZOROARK © 2010 Momota INOUE/Shogakukan

POKÉMON – ZOROARK: MASTER OF ILLUSIONS DVD · Rated “A” for All Ages · MSRP: $19.98 U.S. / CAN · Available Now 

As Ash and his friends journey to Crown City to join the crowds watching the Pokémon Baccer World Cup, mysterious forces are in motion that could bring untold misfortune to them all! What secrets does Zorua, a Pokémon they befriend along the way, hide? Why is the powerful Zoroark rampaging through the city, and what does the appearance of the Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune mean? All these questions and more will be answered in POKÉMON—ZOROARK: MASTER OF ILLUSIONS

POKÉMON DP GALACTIC BATTLES DVD Gift Set, Vol. 4 · Rated “A” for All Ages · MSRP: $24.92 U.S. / $24.98 CAN · Available November 22nd 

The DVD gift set contains POKÉMON DP GALACTIC BATTLES Vols. 7-8! When it comes to Pokémon, the more, the merrier:  two new friends have joined Ash, Dawn, and Brock on their Sinnoh journey!  Together, they’ll chase a rogue Gible and face off in a tag battle. Before long, however, things take a turn for the worse as Team Galactic and Pokémon Hunter J return with a vengeance. Now Team Galactic is poised to achieve its ultimate goal: summoning the Legendary Dialga and Palkia in order to destroy the world! Are Ash and his friends ready to face the biggest Galactic battle of all?

For more information on these and other titles available from VIZ Media’s VIZ KIDS imprint, please visit www.VIZKids.com or www.VIZ.com.

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