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Nov 26

VIZ Media Announces New Books - The Art of Pokémon Adventures / The Pokémon Cookbook

Posted by Sunain | November 26th 2016 at 05:53 PM EST
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VIZ Media has announced a few new books that will be coming out over the next few months in North America. Below are the details for those books.

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VIZ MEDIA SERVES UP THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK AND NEW POKÉMON X•Y POCKET COMICS FOR DECEMBER RELEASE

Inventive Cookbook Features Recipes For Over 35 Tasty Dishes Inspired By World-Famous Pokémon Characters; New POKÉMON X•Y POCKET COMICS Contains Comics, Trivia And More

San Francisco, CA, November 17, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delights POKÉMON fans with a pair of notable upcoming releases that includes the publication of THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK: EASY & FUN RECIPES and POKÉMON X•Y POCKET COMICS, the third volume in the series. Both new books will debut on December 6th.

Created by Maki Kudo, THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK: EASY & FUN RECIPES contains a variety of delectable and inventive original recipes inspired by popular Pokémon characters. Santa Harukaze’s new POKÉMON X•Y POCKET COMICS release is a substantial pocket-sized book jam-packed with four-panel comic strips featuring favorite characters from the POKÉMON X•Y manga series along with additional Pokémon vital statistics, trivia, and fun quizzes.

THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK: EASY & FUN RECIPES
MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN · Available December 6th!
Create a variety of delicious dishes that look like your favorite Pokémon characters—from desserts to pizza—with more than 35 fun, easy recipes. Make a Poké Ball sushi roll, Pikachu-style ramen, or “Meowth” mashed potatoes for your next party, weekend activity, or powered-up lunch box.

POKÉMON POCKET COMICS, X•Y · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages
MSRP: $10.99 U.S. / $13.99 CAN · Available December 6th!
Pokémon stories, puns and jokes! Fun multiple-choice quizzes! The Pokémon of the Kalos region are all gathered together in this hilarious collection starring Fennekin, Froakie, Chespin, and the rest of the new X·Y Pokémon, Mega-Evolved Pokémon and more! Quiz yourself and your friends on Pokémon Abilities, moves, types, Mega Evolution and tons of other vital statistics! Who will be the next Pokémon quiz champion?!

Source: https://www.viz.com/news/newsroom/v/1006394

VIZ MEDIA EXPANDS POKÉMON PUBLISHING CATALOG WITH POKÉMON ADVENTURES 20TH ANNIVERSARY ILLUSTRATION BOOK

Leading North American Manga Publisher Announces A Unique ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES Art Book Set For Release Next Year

San Francisco, CA, November 10, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its critically acclaimed art book and POKéMON collection with the acquisition of the North American publishing rights for the Pokémon Adventures 20th Anniversary Illustration Book: The Art of Pokémon Adventures.

A first-of-its-kind release, THE ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES is scheduled for a print release in Fall 2017 and celebrates two decades of POKÉMON with a vividly illustrated collection of work by the beloved manga series artist, Satoshi Yamamoto.

Latest VIZ Media Publishing Acquisition:

POKÉMON ADVENTURES 20TH ANNIVERSARY ILLUSTRATION BOOK: THE ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES · Available Fall 2017 Beautiful full-color art from the Pokémon Adventures graphic novel series, sketches and storyboards never seen before, four pull-out posters and a bonus manga story written by series writer Hidenori Kusaka, never before published in English!

Artist Satoshi Yamamoto began illustrating POKÉMON ADVENTURES in 2001. His favorite manga creators/artists include Fujiko Fujio (Doraemon), Yukinobu Hoshino (2001 Nights), and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira). He also loves films, monsters, mysteries, and punk rock music, and notably uses the Pokémon Swalot as his artist portrait.

Source: https://www.viz.com/news/newsroom/v/1006390

Article edited on 2016-11-26 06:02:24 by Sunain
Jan 28

Viz Media Announces Movie 17 DVD and Manga

Posted by Sunain | January 28th 2015 at 11:51 AM EST
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Viz has confirmed the release dates for the upcoming Movie 17 Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Region 1 DVD and English Manga. The Manga will be release February 3rd, 2015 and the DVD will be released February 17th, 2015.

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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES HOME MEDIA AND MANGA RELEASES FOR POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION

When Destruction Arises, Can Life Prevail? Fans Of All Ages Can Discover Exciting New Adventures In The Official DVD And Manga Editions For The Newest POKÉMON Feature Film

San Francisco, CA, January 27, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, announces new releases in support of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION, the first feature film of the new POKÉMON XY property.

Set for publication under the company’s Perfect Square imprint, the official manga adaptation of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION is set to debut in-print on February 3rd. VIZ Media also launches the official home media release of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION on DVD on February 17th.

The DVD edition of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION is rated ‘TV-Y7,’ for viewers ages 7 and older, and will carry an MSRP of $19.97 U.S. / $24.98 CAN. The official manga edition is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.

In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie serves as Princess. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power and save the Diamond Domain?!

“POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION is inspired by the newest generation of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games and is the 17th and newest feature film in the venerable POKÉMON franchise,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager of Animation. “Everyone’s favorite heroes, Ash, Serena, and Pikachu, as well as favorite villains, Team Rocket, return for a thrilling adventure introducing an exciting cast of new characters, including Xerneas, the fabled Life Pokémon and the Pokémon of Destruction, Yveltal.

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. To-date more than 260 million POKÉMON video game titles and over 21.5 billion Pokémon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 73 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. Pokémon the Series: XY is the 17th season of the POKÉMON animated series and airs in the U.S. on Cartoon Network. VIZ Media and its Perfect Square imprint are the official North American publishers for POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including POKÉMON ADVENTURES X & Y, POKÉMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND & PEARL, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HEART/GOLD SOUL/SILVER, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE as well as a variety of POKÉMON animated feature films.

Source: http://www.viz.com/node/1006179

Article edited on 2015-01-28 11:55:47 by Sunain
Nov 26

VIZ Media Announces 2014 Manga Holiday Lineup

Posted by Sunain | November 26th 2014 at 04:21 PM EST
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VIZ Media announced their lineup of Manga for sale during the 2014 holiday season. Multiple Pokémon box sets are available for purchase in Canada and the United States. The press release below has been truncated to only list the Pokémon information.

VIZ MEDIA’S PERFECT SQUARE IMPRINT COMPLEMENTS HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH A WIDE ARRAY OF MANGA AND GRAPHIC NOVEL TITLES

San Francisco, CA, November 19, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, prepares to delight the young and young-at-heart this holiday season with a diverse selection of All-Ages manga, original graphic novels, and collectible books available from the company’s Perfect Square imprint.

POKÉMON fans can select from a trio of manga (graphic novel) box set editions for POKÉMON ADVENTURES RUBY & SAPPHIRE, POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE, and POKÉMON ADVENTURES DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM.

POKÉMON ADVENTURES RUBY & SAPPHIRE BOX SET MSRP: $59.99 U.S. / $79.99 CAN · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · Available Now! Ruby’s father Norman is the new Gym Leader of Petalburg City. But Ruby doesn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps – he wants to win Pokémon Contests! Sapphire’s father Professor Birch is the local Pokémon researcher. But Sapphire is tired of gathering scientific data – she wants to win Pokémon Battles! When Ruby and Sapphire meet, they’re more likely to hit each other than hit it off. But then Sapphire challenges Ruby to a competition! Which of them will achieve their dreams in just eighty days?! The box set contains the complete Ruby & Sapphire arc (Vols. 15-22) of the bestselling POKÉMON ADVENTURES series and a collectible color poster!

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POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE BOX SET 2 MSRP: $25.99 U.S. / $29.99 CAN · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · Available Now! His entire life, Black has dreamed of winning the Pokémon League! Now he embarks on a journey to explore the Unova region and fill a Pokédex for Professor Juniper. White has an exciting career as the Trainer of a talented troupe of performing Pokémon. She dreams of making her Tepig Gigi a star! Together, Black and White continue on their journey… What surprising new Pokémon – and people – will they meet along the way?! The manga set includes POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE Volumes 9–14 and a collectible color poster!

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POKÉMON ADVENTURES DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM MSRP: $89.99 U.S. / //media.pocketmonsters.net/news/2074/15.99 CAN · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · Available Now! The box set contains the complete Diamond & Pearl/Platinum story arc (Vols. 1-11) of the bestselling POKÉMON ADVENTURES series and a collectible color poster! Pokémon Trainers Pearl and Diamond are starstruck! Their lifelong dream is to floor an audience with their Pokémon comedy act. So how do they wind up as bodyguards to a pampered little rich girl on a quest to reach the peak of Mt. Coronet? Thrills and laughs are guaranteed as the POKÉMON ADVENTURES series continues with POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM.

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Source: http://www.viz.com/node/1006156

Article edited on 2014-11-26 04:22:37 by Sunain
Jun 05

Pokémon Adventures X & Y Rights Acquired By VIZ Media

Posted by Sunain | June 5th 2014 at 01:58 AM EDT
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VIZ Media has announced that they have acquired the rights to the Pokémon Adventures X & Y manga series and will begin releasing the English translation later this year.

Press Release

San Francisco, CA, June 4, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has announced the acquisition of the domestic publishing and digital media rights for the POKÉMON ADVENTURES X & Y manga (graphic novel) series. The manga is based on the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games, which launched globally for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in October 2013.

The new release will launch the latest story arc for the popular entertainment property and joins VIZ Media’s expansive catalog of POKÉMON manga and anime titles. The POKÉMON ADVENTURES X & Y series is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will debut its first volume in print and digitally in December under the company’s Perfect Square imprint. Future volumes of the series, which is also ongoing in Japan, will be published twice yearly.

POKÉMON ADVENTURES X & Y is written by Hidenori Kusaka with artwork by Satoshi Yamamoto. As the new Champion of the Pokémon Battle Junior Tournament in the Kalos region, X is hailed as a child prodigy. But when all the media attention proves to be too much for him, he holes up in his room to hide from everyone, including his best friends. What will it take to get him to come out?! How about an attack on his hometown of Vaniville Town by the two new Legendary Pokémon, Xerneas and Yveltal, and a mysterious organization named Team Flare…?

“We are proud to expand our Perfect Square manga catalog with the acquisition of POKÉMON ADVENTURES X & Y and its positively themed story, dynamic characters and fun cast of new Pokémon that is sure to delight young as well as adult readers,” says Annette Roman, Editor. “We look forward to fans discovering the new series later this year!”
Apr 29

Three New Pokémon Manga Box Sets to be Released

Posted by Sunain | April 29th 2014 at 12:50 PM EDT
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Viz Media announced on April 28th, 2014 that three new Pokémon Manga Box Sets would be released in the United States. Below is the press release.

Press Release

San Francisco, CA, April 28, 2014 – Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, delivers exciting adventures featuring favorite Pokémon characters with the announcement of three new POKÉMON manga (graphic novel) box sets later this year from the Perfect Square imprint.

The POKÉMON ADVENTURES RUBY & SAPPHIRE Box Set and the POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE Box Set 2 are scheduled for release in September. A POKÉMON ADVENTURES DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM Box Set will debut in October. POKÉMON manga are rated ‘A’ for All Ages and each of the forthcoming sets will include a collectible full-color poster.

POKÉMON ADVENTURES RUBY & SAPPHIRE BOX SET •
MSRP: $59.99 U.S. / $79.99 CAN • Rated ‘A’ For All Ages •
Available Sept. 2014
Ruby's father Norman is the new Gym Leader of Petalburg City. But Ruby doesn't want to follow in his father's footsteps – he wants to win Pokémon Contests! Sapphire's father Professor Birch is the local Pokémon researcher. But Sapphire is tired of gathering scientific data – she wants to win Pokémon Battles! When Ruby and Sapphire meet, they're more likely to hit each other than hit it off. But then Sapphire challenges Ruby to a competition! Which of them will achieve their dreams in just eighty days?! Set contains the complete Ruby & Sapphire arc (Vols. 15-22) of the bestselling POKÉMON ADVENTURES series and a collectible color poster!

POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE BOX SET 2 •
MSRP: $25.99 U.S. / $29.99 CAN •
Rated ‘A’ For All Ages • Available Sept. 2014
Meet Pokémon Trainers Black and White! His entire life, Black has dreamed of winning the Pokémon League! Now he embarks on a journey to explore the Unova region and fill a Pokédex for Professor Juniper. White has an exciting career as the Trainer of a talented troupe of performing Pokémon. She dreams of making her Tepig Gigi a star! Together, Black and White continue on their journey... What surprising new Pokémon – and people – will they meet along the way?! Compact manga set includes POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE Volumes 9–14 and a collectible color poster!

POKÉMON ADVENTURES DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM •
MSRP: $89.99 U.S. / 15.99 CAN • Rated ‘A’ For All Ages •
Available Oct. 2014
Set contains the complete Diamond & Pearl/Platinum story arc (Vols. 1-11) of the bestselling POKÉMON ADVENTURES series, along with a collectible color poster! Pokémon Trainers Pearl and Diamond are starstruck! Their goal? To perfect their Pokémon comedy act. So how do they wind up as bodyguards to a pampered little rich girl on a quest to reach the peak of Mt. Coronet? Thrills and laughs are guaranteed as the POKÉMON ADVENTURES series continues with POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM.

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. Nickelodeon magazine gave the property its 2009 “Favorite Manga Award,” and more than 245 million POKÉMON video game titles have been sold to-date worldwide. The 17th season of the POKÉMON animation, Pokémon the Series: XY, launched January 18 in the U.S. on Cartoon Network. Viz Media is the official North American publisher of a variety of popular POKÉMON manga graphic novel series.

Article edited on 2014-04-29 12:54:11 by Sunain
Dec 18

VIZ Media Announces the Digital Launch of Multiple Pokémon Manga Series

Posted by Sunain | December 18th 2013 at 01:34 PM EST
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VIZ Media has announced that they have released the Pokémon Manga Series in digital formats for multiple tablet devices. Below are the details.

Press Release - VIZ Media Announces the Digital Launch of Multiple Pokémon Manga Series

30 Volumes, Including The Latest Series POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE, Launch In iBooks And GooglePlay Stores As Well As For The NOOK, Kindle, And Kobo Digital Tablets

Viz Media delights young readers and also the young-at-heart as it announces the North American digital debut of four acclaimed POKÉMON manga (graphic novel) series for NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo ereaders, as well as the launch of these titles from the venerable kids property in the iBooks and GooglePlay Stores. This is the first time that POKÉMON manga titles will be available for these platforms.

The new series that are available now include: POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 1-14, POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE! Vols. 1-8, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM Vols. 1-4, and POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE Vols. 1-4. POKÉMON manga series are published in North America by Viz Media's Perfect Square imprint. All volumes are rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will be offered with an MSRP of $3.99 to $4.99 per volume.

POKÉMON Digital Manga Available Now:
POKÉMON ADVENTURES, Vols. 1-14 ● Rated ‘A’ for All Ages All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Follow Red, Blue, and Green on their journey around the Kanto region. Then meet Yellow as she searches for Red, who goes missing! The Johto region is the next stop in the series and there's more excitement when you meet Gold and his rival Silver. Round out the series with stories of Crystal, who teams up with Yellow to find a mysterious flying Pokémon. Will all seven Trainers meet again?

POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE!, Vols. 1-8 ● Rated ‘A’ for All Ages
Most kids spend their days at school, but not Hareta. Raised in the wild by Pokémon, he can climb as high as an Aipom, swim as fast as a Magikarp, and even eat bark like a Bidoof! Recruited by Professor Rowan, Hareta decides to become a Pokémon Trainer. Along with his first Pokémon, Piplup, and his new friend Mitsumi, he sets off in search of the legendary Pokémon Dialga. But Team Galactic is hunting for Dialga too. Can Hareta and Piplup defeat Team Galactic and stop their evil plans?

POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATNINUM, Vols. 1-4 ● Rated ‘A’ for All Ages
Pokémon Trainers Pearl and Diamond are star-struck! Their lifelong dream is to floor an audience with their Pokémon comedy act. So how do they wind up as bodyguards to a pampered little rich girl on a quest to reach the peak of Mt. Coronet...?! Come along and join the thrills and laughs as Pokémon Adventures continues! Plus, meet Starly, Bidoof, Luxio, Combee, Bronzor, Rotom and many more Sinnoh Pokémon friends!

POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE, Vols. 1-4 ● Rated ‘A’ for All Ages
Meet Pokémon Trainers Black and White! His entire life, Black has dreamed of winning the Pokémon League! Now he embarks on a journey to explore the Unova region and fill a Pokédex for Professor Juniper. White has an exciting career as the Trainer of a talented troupe of performing Pokémon. She dreams of making her Tepig Gigi a star! Together, Black and White continue on their journey... What surprising new Pokémon – and people – will they meet next?!

POKÉMON is one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time with over 241 million video games sold worldwide in addition to extraordinary publishing and merchandise sales. The next generation of Pokémon video games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, launched worldwide in October 2013, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. Pokémon Viz Media distributes a wide array of POKÉMON animated titles and also is the exclusive North American publisher of POKÉMON manga graphic novels through its Perfect Square imprint.

Source: http://www.viz.com/node/1006040
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