This is the third thrilling episode in this magical ten-book "Manga" series. General Uro's reign of terror continues to spread through the whole of Turtle Realm. The three skateboarders from the distant planet of Blue Star - Doug, Naomi and Jim - are brought to a village burning to a cinder under the command of evil Uro. Naomi must become one with her warrior spirit, the red phoenix, in order to help put out the destructive flames. As they grow stronger, each now possessing the power of their guardian animal alter-ego, the friends draw ever closer to finding and freeing Mel who is trapped in a bubble supervised by one of General Uro's brainwashed soldiers, Captain Acidulous, and also to restoring the peaceful reign of Queen Frasinella to the planet of Vermonia. This cutting-edge and authentically-Japanese "Manga" series unfolds over ten enthralling and stunningly rendered episodes. Fans will be able to delve deeper into the world, learn more about the characters, continue the adventure and play games on-line by following hidden clues in the books.
Each volume comes in an irresistibly compact and unique format, with enchanting full-colour prologues and sneak previews to the next instalments which bring the black-and-white art to life.
In 2005 Akihiro Miyata, fiction publisher of Random House-Kodansha, founded his own production company, Ray Productions, to create Manga and anime in collaboration with a new generation of talented young artists. Mr Miyata discovered Saki Uchida in 2006. She is the lead artist in YoYo, a new Manga studio created by recent graduates of Nihon Kogahuin's College's department of Animation. Saki Uchida graduated from Nihon Kogahuin College's department of Animation in 2004. In that same year she was invited to become an assistant instructor at the college and in 2006 she was promoted to assistant instructor of Computer Graphics and Web Design. 2006 was also the year in which she established YoYo with three of her classmates. YoYo is a cutting-edge Manga studio. Vermonia is YoYo's first published series.