VIZ MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS EXCITING VIDEO GAME-INSPIRED GRAPHIC NOVEL AND MANGA TITLES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Fun New Titles With Popular Nintendo Game Tie-Ins Include THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK, POKÉMON POCKET COMICS BOX SET, SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES Graphic Novel And THE LEGEND OF ZELDATM: LEGENDARY EDITION Omnibus
 
San Francisco, CA, December 2, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, offers manga/graphic novel, pop culture and gaming fans a specially selected array of notable titles based on or inspired by popular Nintendo® game properties to highlight gift lists this holiday season.

Aspiring chefs and readers with a culinary interest will not want to miss THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK: EASY & FUN RECIPES, which contains a variety of delectable and inventive recipes inspired by popular Pokémon characters. The POKÉMON fun continues with the third volume in the POCKET COMICS series, POKÉMON X·Y POCKET COMICS,and the POKÉMON POCKET COMICS BOX SET (Vols. 1 & 2), which features Black & White Pokémon and Legendary Pokémon. Each pocket comic delivers a jam-packed collection of four-panel comic strips, stories, jokes and trivia.

Video game and comics fans are invited to take part in notable holiday season releases for SUPER MARIOTM and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA. Presented in full-color and inspired by the bestselling Nintendo game franchise, SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES is a collection of fun and funny adventures written by Kentaro Takekuma and illustrated by Charlie Nozawa. Long out of print, the story was originally serialized in Nintendo Power TM magazine in the early ‘90s.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LEGENDARY EDITION adapts the 10-volume manga series based on the classic Nintendo role-playing, puzzle-solving, action video game, into a line of deluxe omnibus 2-in-1 releases featuring new covers, newly colored pages, sketches & illustrations and other bonus material by creator Akira Himekawa. The first release features THE LEGEND OF ZELDATM: THE OCARINA OF TIMETM Parts 1 and 2.
 
THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK: EASY & FUN RECIPES
MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN
Available December 6th!  
Create a variety of delicious dishes that look like your favorite Pokémon characters – from desserts to pizza – with more than 35 fun, easy recipes. Make a Poké Ball sushi roll, Pikachu-style cold ramen, or “Meowth” mashed potatoes for your next party, weekend activity, or powered-up lunch box.

POKÉMON X·Y POCKET COMICS
MSRP: $10.99 U.S. / $13.99 CAN · Rated ‘A’ for All Ages
Available December 6th!  
POKÉMON stories, puns and jokes! Fun multiple-choice quizzes! The Pokémon of the Kalos region are all gathered together in this hilarious collection starring Fennekin, Froakie, Chespin, and the rest of the new X·Y Pokémon, Mega-Evolved Pokémon and more! Quiz yourself and your friends on Pokémon Abilities, moves, types, Mega Evolution and tons of other vital statistics! Who will be the next Pokémon quiz champion?!

POKÉMON POCKET COMICS BOX SET
MSRP: $16.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN · Rated ‘A’ for All Ages
Available Now!
Each book in this two-volume set is packed with funny stories, puns and jokes. Volume 1 features Black & White Pokémon, and Volume 2 features Legendary Pokémon! Plus, quiz yourself and your friends on Pokémon Abilities, moves, types, Evolution and much more in over 575 fun-filled pages!

SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES
MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN · Rated ‘A’ for All Ages
Available Now!
The peril-plagued Princess Toadstool is kidnapped by the diabolical deadbeat BowserTM but super plumbers Mario TM and Luigi TM hatch a plan with their new friend Yoshi TM to rescue her. Are the Super Mario Bros.’ TM plans a pipe dream? Can they stop the Koopa King before he forces the Princess to be his bride?!   

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME - LEGENDARY EDITION, VOL. 1
MSRP: $17.99 U.S. / $21.00 CAN · Rated ‘A’ for All Ages
Available Now!
The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun! A young boy named LinkTM must defeat evil on his long, perilous quest to find the spiritual stones that hold the key to the Triforce, and deliver them to ZeldaTM, princess of the land of Hyrule.

For additional information on POKÉMON, SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA and other titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields 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.