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VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces the home media release and debut of the official manga adaptation of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES in early March.

Both of the editions offer fans all of the fun and adventure of the newest POKÉMON anime feature film. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and was originally released in Japanese theatres last summer.

Pokemon-Movie18-Hoopa-MangaPOKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES Manga ·
Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN ·
Available March 1st
Capture all of the action of the newest POKÉMON feature film in this single-volume official manga adaptation. Features story and artwork by Gin Kamimura.

POKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES DVD ·
Rated ‘TV-Y7’ for Viewers Ages 7 and Older · MSRP: $19.97 U.S. / $24.98 CAN · Available March 8th
In a desert city by the sea, Ash, Pikachu, and their friends meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who can summon all sorts of things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings. The little Mischief Pokémon likes to use this talent to play harmless tricks on people…but when its true power is released, it loses control and becomes the towering and terrifying Hoopa Unbound! Long ago, a brave hero stopped its rampage by confining its power in a special bottle. Now that the bottle has been rediscovered, Hoopa must confront its greatest fear! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within—or will this dangerous struggle erupt into a clash of legends? Catch all the action presented with dubbed English or subtitled dialogue options as well as 2.0 and 5.1 audio selections.

“Ash, Pikachu and the rest of the POKÉMON gang return for their latest feature film adventure in POKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES and the action doesn’t stop as they help their new friend prevent a dangerous menace from causing massive destruction,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “Don’t miss all the fun of the home media release and the official manga adaptation coming next month!”

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 275 million POKÉMON video game titles and over 21.5 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 X•Y, POKÉMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND AND PEARL, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HeartGold & SoulSilver, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE.

For more information on other POKÉMON 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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