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Friday, December 3, 2010

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 New Manga for the Holidays from VIZ
[Source: Suite] By Angela Eastman
Last Updated Nov 15, 2010, Published Nov 11, 2010 
Manga publisher VIZ media announces some new manga releases, like Naruto and Vampire Knight, and other gift ideas just in time for Christmas shopping. 

As November rolls on, the holiday shopping season is coming upon upon us. VIZ Media, LLC, a North American licensor and publisher of manga, anime, and other Japanese media has announced some new items just in time for the Christmas list. VIZ Media's new releases include continuing volumes of manga from some of their popular series, like Bleach and Naruto, as well as guide books and new releases from the company's VIZ Kids imprint. Some of these manga are currently available in stores, while others will be released between November 16, 2010 and December 7, 2010.

Manga and Guidebooks from VIZ Media for the Holiday Season: Bleach, Naruto, and Vampire Knight

The latest volume of the supernatural manga, Bleach, continues Ichigo's quest to rescue his friend Orihime from the Hollow world. This volume will be released December 7, 2010 with an MSRP of $9.99 US / $12.99 CAN. VIZ media has also recently released Color Bleach +: Official Bleach Bootleg, a guide book to Tite Kubo's manga series that includes a 66 page full-color manga.

Volume 49 of the popular ninja manga Naruto brings together the five ninja leaders to discuss what they will do about the dangerous group, the Akatsuki – and also what will happen with Naruto's old friend, Sasuke. This volume is now available and carries an MSRP of $9.99 US / $12.99 CAN. VIZ Media has also released the Naruto Illustration Book, with 100 pages of illustrations by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimot, as well as a pul-out double-sided poster and a sticker sheet.

The Vampire Knight Official Fanbook is now available from VIZ Media, full of insider information and color pages to keep fans of the supernatural romance busy, until volume 11 arrives on December 7, 2010. For those who have been waiting to get into the Matsuri Hino's manga series, VIZ Media will also be releasing a box set of the first 10 volumes of Vampire Knight on November 16, 2010, for $99.99 US / $115.00 CAN. The manga box set will include a Cross Academy Day Class 2011 Planner and an illustrated case to keep the set in.

VIZ Kids Manga For the Holiday Season: The Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Panda Man, and Taro and the Magic Pencil

Naruto Illustration Book From VIZ Media - Cover Image © 2010 VIZ Media Legend of Zelda Vol. 10 Phantom Hourglass Manga - Cover Image © 2010 VIZ Media Vampire Knight Shojo Beat Manga Box Set - Image ©  VIZ Media, LLC Panda Man to the Rescue from VIZ Kids - Cover Image © 2010 VIZ Media Taro and the Magic Pencil from VIZ Kids - Cover Image © 2010 Yen Press
New manga volumes are being released through VIZ Media's VIZ Kids imprint as well, just in time for Christmas shopping. The final volume of The Legend of Zelda manga, The Phantom Hourglass, is already available in stores. There are also two new Pokemon manga volumes coming: Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Adventure! volume 8 and Pokemon Adventures volume 10. All three volumes are rated 'A' for All Ages and carry an MSRP of $7.99 US / $9.99 CAN.

Another treat for Pokemon fans is the complete Pokemon Pocket Guide Box Set, a complete guide to the over 490 Pokemon. This guide book carries an MSRP of $14.99 US / $19.99 CAN and is now available in stores.

Also available from VIZ Kids are two new books meant to introduce kids to the world of comics. The Adventures of Panda Man: Panda Man to the Rescue and The Adventures of Taro: Taro and the Magic Pencil are full of both black-and-white and color illustrations, and mazes kids can complete to help move the story along.

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