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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
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
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