If you were to ask my son what sorts of things he requires to sustain life, I’m sure he’d list Ben 10 and Bakugan right after food, water and air. It’s in the Small Boys Manual, you know. (I think it’s in the same section that explain about having small plastic objects that are very important but make no sense whatsoever to your mother.)
We (and by “we” I mean “my kids”) enjoy the shows, the toys… you name it, they’re into it. And now Newsarama has announced that there will be more of it to love:
Del Rey Manga, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, in collaboration with Cartoon Network Enterprises, today announced a new manga publishing partnership that will launch with original manga based on two of Cartoon Network’s most successful series: Bakugan Battle Brawlers and Ben 10 Alien Force. This announcement marks the first partnership between Cartoon Network and the Random House Publishing Group’s manga imprint.
The books will start rolling out in December, with more to follow in 2009. My son is going to be delirious with glee. And, um, if he’s reading a book, then I can call it educational, right? Right.