Press Release

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers sci-fi battle robot action in a BIG way with the launch of the new manga (graphic novel) series – LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE). The action kicks off in the first two volumes of the series from the company’s Perfect Square imprint on November 4th. Future volumes will each be released on a bi-monthly basis.

LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE) is a hot new action/sci-fi/mecha property based on the LBX video game, a series of role-playing action games created by Level-5, with manga, an anime, and planned forthcoming toys and games debuting this fall.

Created by Hideaki Fuji, the LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE) manga series is rated ‘A’ for All Ages. Volumes 1 and 2 will be released on November 4th and will be available will a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN each.

Welcome to the world of Little Battlers eXperience! In the near future, a boy named Van Yamano owns Achilles, a miniaturized robot with super strong power. But Achilles is no ordinary LBX. Hidden inside him is secret data that Van must keep out of the hands of evil at all costs.

In Volume 1, “The New Dawn Raisers,” Van loves Little Battlers eXperience, also known as LBXs, the hottest toy in present-day 2050. And it’s kind of cool that his dad invented them! But now a secret organization is coming after Van to procure the secrets that might be hidden inside his own LBX robot, Achilles!

“In Japan, the LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE) world is super popular and has video games, broadcast anime, an animated film and toys and collectibles. We’re looking forward to being part of the team that brings LBX to North American fans of all ages with the manga series,” says Joel Enos, Editor. “It’s fast-paced, exciting, and has robots that battle on command! You really can’t go wrong with that!”

LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE) writer/artist Hideaki Fujii made his manga debut in 2000 with Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children in Monthly Comic BomBom magazine. In Japan, LBX is serialized in Shogakukan’s CoroCoro Comic. Fuji’s other signature work includes the series, Battle Spirits: Breakthrough Boy Bashin.

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.

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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 and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, 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.

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