Press Release

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, expands its POKÉMON catalog with three notable new releases later this year.

Set to be published under the company’s Perfect Square imprint, the POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE Box Set Vol. 3 will debut in September and will be quickly followed by the October publication of POKÉMON POCKET COMICS Vol. 2 and the POKÉMON ADVENTURES MANGA BOX SET Vol. 4. Perfect Square’s POKÉMON manga and box set titles are each rated ‘A’ for All Ages.

POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE MANGA BOX SET VOL. 3

MSRP: $25.99 U.S. / $29.99 CAN · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · Available September 2015

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?! Box Set comes with a POKÉMON mini-poster and contains Volumes 15-20 of the POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE manga series.

POKÉMON POCKET COMICS VOL. 2: LEGENDARY POKÉMON

MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · Available October 2014

A pocket-sized book jam-packed with four-panel comic strips featuring POKÉMON characters linked to the wildly popular Pokémon handheld video games along with extra story content and bonus information, POKÉMON vital statistics, trivia, puzzles, and fun quizzes!

POKÉMON ADVENTURES FireRed & LeafGreen / EMERALD BOX SET

MSRP: $54.99 U.S. / $69.99 CAN · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · Available October 2015

The newest POKÉMON ADVENTURES Manga Box Set contains Volumes 23-29 of the FireRed & LeafGreen and EMERALD story arcs along with a special mini-poster. Just as Green is about to meet her long-lost parents, they are sucked into a vortex created by a mysterious Pokémon! Red and Blue want to help, but first they must improve their battle skills. Then, the Three Beasts of Team Rocket are up to their old tricks again! Which former enemy will unexpectedly come to our friends’ aid…?

In the Emerald arc volumes, one of Team Rocket’s Three Beasts turns against its leader Giovanni and seeks to usurp his power. Silver learns a shocking secret about his family. Red and Mewtwo hazard a daring escape. And—whoa! The Team Rocket airship is about to crash-land! Then, in a battle between powerful Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo and Mythical Pokémon Deoxys, who will triumph…?!

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. To date more than 270 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. 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: GOLD & SILVER, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE as well as a variety of POKÉMON animated feature films.

VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint focuses on delivering original comics, manga (graphic novels) and other children’s books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation.

Additional information on titles published by Perfect Square is available at www.PerfectSquare.com.

For more information on other manga and anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

 

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