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5.15.19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Former Funimation Head of Original Content Launches New Anime-Inspired Audiobook

Narrated by renowned Anime and Hollywood Animation Voice Actor

Young Adult series “Flux Destiny: Fortuna’s Rings” bridges Japanese and Western-style storytelling, introducing anime fans to a new platform for enjoyment: audiobooks.

Dallas, Texas (May 15, 2019)– HEROHELIX, a studio that creates original entertainment properties, announces its novel Flux Destiny: Fortuna’s Rings will be released as an audiobook, giving fans a chance to listen to the anime-inspired story and let their ears inspire their imagination.

Written and produced by former Head of Original Content at Funimation, Chris Moujaes, the audiobook is narrated by Todd Haberkorn, known for his anime, videogame and animated series work in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fairy Tail, Soul Eater, The Legend of Korra, Avengers Assemble, Attack on Titan, Ben 10, Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Naruto Shippuden, Monster High and Destiny 2.

Moujaes creates a new opportunity for audiobooks by presenting anime-inspired content with outstanding voice performance, plot and character development containing anime flavors. Audiobooks let readers experience new, fictional worlds and imagine them with the vivid artistry that anime is famous for.

Todd Haberkorn states, “I love the idea of anime-inspired audiobooks. It’s edgy, innovative, and timely. Chris Moujaes is paving a way for anime and manga fans to experience what they love in an unexpected form. I think fans will instantly appreciate the experience of this audiobook.”

The first novel of the series has already received praise from Hollywood animation writers and producers: “Top notch world building… a bold new fantasy perfectly mixing science and magic with irresistible heroes.” – Henry Gilroy, Writer of the animated series’ Star Wars: Rebels, Avengers Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy and; and “You’ll have a blast as our heroes uncover weird new abilities, encounter even weirder characters, and manipulate the very fabric of destiny itself!” – Brandon Auman, Writer of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series as well as Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Resistance.

Flux Destiny: Fortuna’s Rings is the first installment in a coming-of-age series following Marco Mendoza and Hugo Wandschneider — two teenage outcasts with supernatural talents in a universe where destiny itself is a controllable force. When the mysterious Board of Trials orders them and their headstrong Clockbot, Lucky, to investigate a situation at Anderes — an isolated city straddling a gigantic rupture in space-time nicknamed Big Mouth— they discover a plague of blood-thirsty, biomechanical creatures called Cankers that are wreaking havoc on the city. Marco and Hugo must put aside their dislike for each other to try and uncover the source of these mysterious attacks and save Anderes from certain destruction.

“In my career, I’ve had the unique experience of creating anime film and television content that bridges Japanese and Western-styles of storytelling,” Moujaes says. “I saw an opportunity to bring the best of both worlds together in this new category of anime-inspired works, which is a successful novel now coming out in audio form for those who love anime characters in expression.”

Published by Haiki House Press, the first audiobook chapter is available to listen to for free now. Fans can pre-order directly from HEROHELIX and save money at www.fluxdestiny.com/preorder The audiobook will also be available on June 12, 2019 through Audible, Amazon and iTunes.

The paperback edition of Flux Destiny: Fortuna’s Rings is available at Amazon and received five stars. Follow Flux Destiny at www.fluxdestiny.com or @fluxdestiny on Facebook and Instagram.

About Chris Moujaes

Film producer, entertainment executive, character designer, and author, Chris Moujaes is the founder of HEROHELIX, a studio that produces original fictional universes through books, graphic novels, and animation. As the former Head of Original Entertainment at Funimation, a division of Sony Pictures Television and worldwide leader in Japanese anime distribution, Chris managed millions of dollars in motion picture production. He is credited as an executive producer on the anime movies Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seekerand Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, based on hit video games by BioWare.

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