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Magic is in the Air as Mameshiba Return for a New Graphic Novel from Viz Media

VIZ Media announced the return of the whimsical Japanese character sensations – Mameshiba – for a brand new original graphic novel adventure in Mameshiba: Enchanted!, featuring stories by James Turner and artwork by Jorge Monlongo.

Mameshiba: Enchanted! is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and debuts today from VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint with an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 CAN. A digital version of Mameshiba: Enchanted! for the Apple iPadand iPad Mini is also available for download from the Perfect Square App for $4.99 U.S. / CAN.

In Enchanted – the third graphic novel featuring the cute bean-dogs from Japan – there’s magic in the air! Cranberry Bean is under a spell, Edamame’s kitchen is haunted, and Sword Bean is protecting the newest members of the Mameshiba family: Babyshiba! It’s all fun and games until someone upsets a magic tortoise!

Perfect Square is VIZ Media’s new comprehensive publishing imprint aimed at kids and kids at heart with a focus on delivering 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.


VIZ Media Launches Free Sticky DOT Comics App for Kids

stickyDOTcomics-FrVIZMedia-AppIconVIZ Media has announced the launch of sticky DOT comics, its new kids comics app for the Apple iPad and iPad mini.

Sticky DOT comics, a proprietary app developed by VIZ Media, brings the best all-ages comics to the iPad with content featuring fan-favorite characters both familiar and new. Fans can securely browse, download and read a diverse collection of popular manga and graphic novels including full volumes of Pokémon, Mameshiba, Mr. Men Little Miss, Redakai and Voltron Force.

sticky DOT comics is available for free download through the iTunes Store. Individual volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the application for a debut price of $2.99-$3.99 per volume. Readers are encouraged to check the app regularly, as new series and volumes, as well as free previews, will be added frequently.

sticky DOT comics Launch Week Titles Will Include:

  • PokÉmon Adventures
  • PokÉmon Black and White
  • Mameshiba: On the Loose!
  • Little Miss Sunshine: here comes the sun!
  • Mr. Strong: Good Thing I Came Along!
  • Redakai
  • Voltron Force

The sticky DOT comics iPad app allows fans of any age can take their favorite family-friendly manga and graphic novels on the go. There’s something for everyone with this launch.

For more information on sticky DOT comics, you can check out the sticky DOT comics page on iTunes.stickyDOTcomics-FrVIZMedia-MainPage stickyDOTcomics-FrVIZMedia-VoltronForce stickyDOTcomics-FrVIZMedia-VoltronForce-Spread

VIZ Kids Debuts New Summer Mameshiba Releases

VIZ Media, LLC  has decided to delight younger fans and readers with the announcement of the release of a new activity book and the latest graphic novel volume for Mameshiba, the whimsical Japanese character sensations that have taken North America by storm.

The Mameshiba: We Could Be Heroes graphic novel, with story by James Turner and art by Jorge Monlongo, is now available, and will be followed by the Mameshiba: How to Be the Best Friend Ever activity book, on August 7th. Both editions will be published under the VIZ Kids imprint.


MSRP: $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 CAN · Available Now!    

Mameshiba are back for more laughs, more trivia, and more adventure! This time, the intrepid legumes travel to a magical land, combine to form a giant robot, and help a friend in love. Plus, Tiger Bean stars in three adorable shorts created by Lark Pien (Long Tail Kitty, Mr. Elephanter)!


MSRP: $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 CAN · Available August 7th     

Even more creative fun is in store this summer with a colorful little guide to friendship from MAMESHIBA! Full of crafts, notes, stickers and good advice, this book is for anyone who wants to be the best friend ever!