Media Release — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, adds an exciting new component to the popular BRAVEST WARRORS action/adventure brand as it announces the publication of two original titles inspired by the hit animated web series.
BRAVEST WARRIORS PRESENTS: CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK and BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG will debut in the summer of 2014 under VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint.
BRAVEST WARRIORS is the most popular series on YouTube’s Cartoon Hangover and is the newest animated creation from Pendleton Ward, the visionary creator of the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network show Adventure Time. In BRAVEST WARRIORS, four teenage travelers traverse the universe saving those in need…though not always in the way you’d expect…in fact…never! Along the way they meet aliens, phantoms and other inter-dimensional beings – including everyone’s favorite, Catbug. Sometimes…they even meet themselves!
BRAVEST WARRORS PRESENTS: CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK · MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN · Available Summer 2014
In CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK we see the world through Catbug’s unique perspective. A kind of scrapbook, the pages are filled with his playtime imaginings and souvenirs of his adventures with the Bravest Warriors. There’s no telling what will be revealed on the pages of Catbug’s Treasure Book!
BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG · MSRP: $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN · Available Summer 2014
An amazing collection of artists venture to multiple dimensions to help you in…THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG! Catbug ate some weird new cubes of food that caused him to lose what little control he already had over his jump abilities! Now he’s careening through dimensions, unable to stop! Help the Bravest Warriors travel the galaxy and find Catbug. Just don’t eat any of those cube snacks or you might end up lost too!
“The world can’t have enough Catbug,” says Nate Olson, Director of Marketing, Publicity, & Licensing, Federator / Cartoon Hangover. “These beautiful books will give fans access to the Bravest Warriors world in a way both new to this hit cartoon yet familiar to anyone who loves an adventure at bedtime.”
“Creator Pendleton Ward’s BRAVEST WARRIORS blends dynamic action, irreverent comedy and unique characters that closely mirrors the publishing mission of Perfect Square. We are so excited to work with Frederator and a very talented team of artists to develop these two fantastic original titles,” says Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director. “Catbug, a fan favorite from BRAVEST WARRIORS, shares his unique perspective on the world around him in CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK, while THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG is an amazing art book that features mind-blowing images highlighting the Bravest Warriors in their continuing search throughout the galaxy for Catbug. Fans are going to love these upcoming releases!”
VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint focuses on delivering original comics, manga (graphic novels) and other children’s books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation.
Additional information on titles published by Perfect Square is available at www.PerfectSquare.com.
For more information on other manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.