Catbug gets own series from VIZ Media

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Press Release

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, is proud to announce two brand new original titles available now based on the popular action/adventure brand BRAVEST WARRIORS and featuring Catbug, the brand’s adorable breakout star.

Published under the company’s Perfect Square imprint, the hardcover books, BRAVEST WARRIORS PRESENTS: CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK and BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG, each blend the dynamic action, irreverent comedy and unique characters that have made the animated series created by Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time) a massive YouTube hit.

In these new books, Bravest Warriors fans get a peek into Catbug’s innermost thoughts in the diary-like CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK, while THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG is a beautiful seek-and-find full-color collection of illustrations from more than two dozen top pop culture and comics artists, highlighting the Bravest Warriors and their continuing search throughout the galaxy for Catbug.

BRAVEST WARRORS PRESENTS: CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK·
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN · Available Now!
Says Catbug: “This book has all my secret treasures and oregano dreams! ALSO FIRE! I will share them with you because you are my friend, but it has to be our secret, okay? I love you Treasure Book!”

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BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG ·
MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN · Available Now!
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! Artists include Alan Brown (BEN 10 OMNIVERSE), Mr. Warburton (Codename: Kids Next Door), Ian McGinty (UGLYDOLL, HELLO KITTY), Lee Ferguson (Miranda Mercury), Jorge Monlongo (Mr. Peabody & Sherman, HELLO KITTY), Stu Livingston (Steven Universe) and Mad Rupert (Regular Show, Adventure Time).

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“Journey across the dimensional divide with the irrepressible Catbug in this unique pair of releases, guaranteed to bring smiles to BRAVEST WARRIOR fans of all ages,” says Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director, Perfect Square. “We’re thrilled to feature work from a dynamic team of artists on these collectible full-color hardcover editions of BRAVEST WARRIORS PRESENTS: CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK and BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG!”

BRAVEST WARRIORS is a hit series on YouTube’s Cartoon Hangover and is the newest acclaimed 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!

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.

via VIZ Media