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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
May 21

Pokémon Manga's Launch in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Posted by Sunain | May 21st 2013 at 09:25 AM EDT
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VIZ Kids has announced that the popular manga series Pokémon Black and White, Pokémon Adventures Diamond and Pearl/Platinum and Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold and SoulSilver will launch in the British and Irish Markets.

Press Release

San Francisco, CA, May 20, 2013 – Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media) brings the fun and adventure of the popular POKÉMON manga (graphic novel) franchise to the United Kingdom and Ireland for the first time. Simon & Schuster U.K. is the official distributor of Viz Media titles in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Several POKÉMON manga series are scheduled for release under the company's VIZ Kids imprint and kicks off with the U.K. debut of POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE, now available. The series is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry an RRP of £3.99. Viz Media plans to follow this title with the debut of POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND AND PEARL/PLATINUM on June 6th and will launch the POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HEARTGOLD AND SOULSILVER series later this Autumn.

POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE introduces readers to Pokémon Trainers Black and White! His entire life, Trainer 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. Trainer White runs a thriving talent agency for performing Pokémon. She dreams of making her Tepig, Gigi, into a star! Together, Black and White continue on their journey...What surprising new Pokémon – and people – will they meet next?!

The POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE manga series was written by Hidenori Kusaka, with artwork by Satoshi Yamamoto, and was inspired by the Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version video games. Pokémon is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, having sold more than 236 million games worldwide to date.

“POKÉMON is a property that is universally loved by millions of readers of all ages around the world, and the forthcoming U.K. and Ireland launch of popular story arcs like POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND AND PEARL/PLATINUM, and POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HEARTGOLD AND SOULSILVER will bring the fun and exciting adventures of Pokémon manga to an awaiting audience in Britain and Ireland,” says Kevin Hamric, Viz Media Director of Publishing, Sales and Marketing. “Viz Media is committed to bringing more manga titles to the U.K. and Irish markets, and we look forward to announcing additional new releases in the very near future!”
Mar 20

New Manga - Pokémon Black and White - Vol 9 and 10; Adventures Vol 16 and 17

Posted by Sunain | March 20th 2013 at 11:04 AM EDT
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Viz has revealed more manga volumes that will be released during 2013. Below are the details for each of the books.

BW Volume 9 BW Volume 10 Adventures
Volume 16
Adventures
Volume 17
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Release date: April 2, 2013
Author: Hidenori Kusaka
Illustrator: Satoshi Yamamoto
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (April 2, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421558939
ISBN-13: 978-1421558936
Release date: June 4, 2013
Author: Hidenori Kusaka
Illustrator: Satoshi Yamamoto
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (June 4, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421558947
ISBN-13: 978-1421558943
Release date: May 7, 2013
Author: Hidenori Kusaka
Illustrator: Satoshi Yamamoto
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (May 7, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421535505
ISBN-13: 978-1421535500
Release date: July 2, 2013
Author: Hidenori Kusaka
Illustrator: Satoshi Yamamoto
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421535513
ISBN-13: 978-1421535517

Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 17

Adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon video games! All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga!

On an accidental seafaring adventure in a submarine, Ruby discovers something mysterious deep beneath the waves. Then fishing nets him another Pokémon. But is his growing team bringing him closer to—or farther from—his dream? Next, Ruby must face his scariest opponent yet...his father! Meanwhile, Sapphire is having trouble getting in her quota of Gym battles. One Gym Leader wants to just hand her a badge without a proper fight! And another has been...kidnapped?!

Pokémon Black and White, Vol. 10

Awesome adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version video games!

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?!

After a fierce battle with Black, Gym Leader Clay reveals a dangerous secret. Now Black must prove himself to the other Unova Gym Leaders so he can join their team to fight a common enemy—an evil organization that might jeopardize the Pokémon League Championship itself!

Will Black earn the trust of the Unova Gym Leaders by...ringing a bell?! Plus, meet Krokorok, Tirtouga, Palpitoad, Excadrill, Pidove and Swoobat!
Jan 27

Pokémon Adventures Manga's for First Half of 2013

Posted by Sunain | January 27th 2013 at 03:09 PM EST
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Viz has revealed their lineup of Pokémon manga's for the first half of 2013. Below are the details for each of the books.

DPP Volume 7 DPP Volume 8 Adventures
Volume 15
Keldeo
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Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (February 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421542471
ISBN-13: 978-1421542478
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (June 4, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421554046
ISBN-13: 978-1421554044
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (March 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421535491
ISBN-13: 978-1421535494
Release date: March 5, 2013
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (March 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421556901
ISBN-13: 978-1421556901

Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice

This manga is based on the 15th full-length Pokémon movie. Keldeo is determined to become a Sword of Justice, but to do so, Keldeo must defeat Kyurem, one of the most powerful Dragon-type Pokémon in the world. Keldeo challenges Kyurem, unleashing a destructive force even Ash and Pikachu may be powerless to stop!

Born on June 19, 1985, in Saitama Prefecture, Momota Inoue received the 58th Shogakukan Rookie Comic Grand Prize for the Children’s Division in 2006 for Red Enza. Momota’s famous works are Red Enza, Pokémon Zoroark: Master of Illusions, Pokémon The Movie: White: Victini and Zekrom, Pokémon: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice and others.

Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum, Vol. 7

All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Team Galactic commanders Jupiter, Mars and Saturn are determined to bomb Lake Verity, Lake Valor and Lake Acuity to awaken the Legendary Lake PokÉmon that dwell in their depths! Diamond, Pearl and Platinum divide forces to stop them—but can they conquer? Then, when things go awry, it’s...Diamond to the rescue?! Plus, meet Abomasnow, Tangrowth, Buizel, Gastrodon, Purugly, Staravia, and Luxray!

Article edited on 2013-01-27 03:11:15 by Sunain
Jul 01

Pocket Monsters BW Volume 1 Announced

Posted by Sunain | July 1st 2011 at 03:40 PM EDT
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ThumbnailShogakukan has announced that Pocket Monsters BW Volume 1 (ポケットモンスターBW編 1) will be released in Japan on August 26th, 2011. The volume is 192 pages, will retail for 410 yen (including tax) and the ISBN number is: 978409141309.

Source: http://www.shogakukan.co.jp/

Article edited on 2011-07-01 03:44:21 by Sunain
Jun 10

Pokémon ReBurst #1 and Pokémon Special #39 Announced

Posted by Sunain | June 10th 2011 at 12:07 AM EDT
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Pokémon ReBurst #1 (ポケットモンスターReBURST 第1巻) and Pokémon Special #39 (ポケットモンスターSPECIAL 第39巻) have both been announced by Shogakukan. Pokémon ReBurst debuted in March in the Weekly Shōnen Sunday and will now be released as a compiled volume. Pokémon ReBurst #1's ISBN is 9784091232007, its retail price is 440 yen and it will be released on July 15th, 2011. Pokémon Special #39's ISBN is 9784091413147, its retail price is 530 yen and it will be released on July 28th, 2011.

Source: http://skygarden.shogakukan.co.jp

Article edited on 2011-06-10 12:09:17 by Sunain
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