VIZ MEDIA DEBUTS COMPREHENSIVE DIGITAL COLLECTION OF POKÉMON MANGA

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San Francisco, CA, July 24, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) delivers exciting news to manga readers and POKÉMON fans across North America as it announces the digital launch of a comprehensive library of POKÉMON manga titles.

Beginning today and continuing each month through the start of 2019, POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga arcs will launch digitally on viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as on VIZ Media digital partner platforms including the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.

A variety of popular POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga volumes as well as theatrical movie manga adaptations will be available.

Release Schedule:

July 2018
POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 1-7: RED & BLUE

August 2018
POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 8-14: GOLD & SILVER

September
POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 15-22: RUBY & SAPPHIRE

October 2018
POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 23-25: FireRed & LeafGreen
POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 26-29: EMERALD

November 2018
POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM Vols. 1-11

December 2018
POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HEARTGOLD & SOULSILVER Vols. 1-2
POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE Vols. 1-9
POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK 2 & WHITE 2 Vols. 1-2

January 2019
POKÉMON Manga Movie Adaptations 
“The bestselling POKÉMON ADVENTURES have captivated readers of all ages,” says Sarah Fairhall, Editorial Director. “This extremely popular series features action-packed story arcs inspired by the video games. We’re thrilled to now offer fans access to their favorite stories and Pokémon in digital form.” 

The POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga series features story by Hidenori Kusaka and art by Satoshi Yamamoto. The POKÉMON movie-tie in manga volumes are by various authors and artists.

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 300 million POKÉMON video games and over 23.6 billion Pokémon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor for a wide variety of POKÉMON home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including POKÉMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: FireRed & LeafGreen, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: EMERALD, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND AND PEARL/PLATINUM, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HeartGold & SoulSilver, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE, POKÉMON X•Y, and POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY • ALPHA SAPPHIRE.

For additional information on POKÉMON titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

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