VIZ's Holiday Book Guide

Here are some unique gift ideas for the Holiday season!


By VIZ Media December 13, 2016

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The Holidays are here! We decided to help you with your holiday shopping by putting together a quick gift guide. These books are great for friends, family and, of course, yourself. Grab a spot by the couch next to the fire and dig into the best books this Holiday season with our publishing picks.

The Art of Magic: The Gathering — Zendikar

Explore a tumultuous world fraught with perils, and join the fight for survival as the fragments of civilization confront the unnatural Eldrazi. Follow in the footsteps of heroic Planeswalkers as they combine their unique talents, forming the Gatewatch to overcome the greatest threats the Multiverse has ever known.

The secrets of Zendikar—its peoples, continents, and creatures—are ready for you to discover!

This is the first of three art books, including The Art of Magic: The Gathering — Innistrad and The Art of Magic: the Gathering— Kaladesh (Pre-Order, Available 1/3/17).

blanc et noir

A collection of best-selling artist Takeshi Obata’s work from 2001–2006, which contains definitive illustrations from popular series Death Note and Hikaru no Go. This gorgeous oversized art book is encased in a silver-stamped slipcase and is stuffed with 132 pages of full-color art, several massive foldout posters, special papers and 12 pages of artist commentary, including a “how to draw” section. It also includes three large double-sided laminated posters. This incredibly special art book is being offered as a limited edition print run of 10,000 copies.

Easy Eats: A Bee & PuppyCat Cookbook

Make food magical with this beautifully illustrated Bee and Puppycat cookbook of tasty recipes and cooking tips and tricks. Chock-full of delicious dishes, this book is for beginner or experienced cooks and intergalactic temp workers alike.

Yoshitaka: Amano Illustrations

Since beginning his career at age fifteen with the legendary animation studio Tatsunoko Production, Yoshitaka Amano has become one of the most acclaimed artists and illustrators at work today. Displaying a rare range, his oeuvre encompasses everything from minutely observed still-life sketches to full-color paintings on an epic scale, from children’s storybooks to dark adult fantasy, from theatrical productions to video games to sculpture to commercial design.

Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations offers a concise survey of this remarkable artist’s career to date. It includes selected full-color pieces for series such as Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D and Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets), as well as for Amano’s own creations like Hero and N.Y. Salad. Packed with sketches, commentary, and interviews, this beautiful volume opens a window into the world of Amano.

Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition
(Pre-Order, Available 12/20/16)

Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as well, even though the victim is often Tomie herself. While one lover seeks to keep her for himself, another grows terrified of the immortal succubus. But soon they realize that no matter how many times they kill her, the world will never be free of Tomie.

The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Volume 1

Young Link embarks on a perilous quest to find three spiritual stones that hold the key to the Triforce, the wielder of which will rule the world! Link's plan is to deliver the stones to the Princess of the mystical land of Hyrule, Zelda. But obstacles abound and his long journey has only just begun!

Super Mario Adventures

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?!

Long out of print, this stunning, full-color graphic novel is now available once again!

The Pokemon Cookbook

Create delicious dishes—from desserts to pizza—that look like your favorite Pokémon characters with more than 35 easy, fun recipes. Make a Poké Ball sushi roll, Pikachu ramen, or Meowth mashed potatoes for your next party, weekend activity, or powered-up lunch box.