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VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its POKÉMON home media collection with the December release of the POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL MOVIE PACK and POKÉMON THE SERIES: X·Y KALOS QUEST DVD SET 2.
The newly-debuted POKÉMON DIAMOND & PEARL MOVIE PACK is a substantial four Blu-ray disc steelbook edition containing four full-length POKÉMON feature films: THE RISE OF DARKRAI, GIRATINA AND THE SKY WARRIOR, ARCEUS AND THE JEWEL OF LIFE and ZOROARK: MASTER OF ILLUSIONS.
POKÉMON THE SERIES: XY KALOS QUEST SET 2 will be released on December 13th and delivers the second season of the popular XY series on DVD.
MSRP: $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN · Available December 6th!
The new four-pack Blu-ray Steelbook edition includes four full-length POKÉMON feature films including: POKÉMON: THE RISE OF DARKRAI, POKÉMON: GIRATINA AND THE SKY WARRIOR, POKÉMON: ARCEUS AND THE JEWEL OF LIFE, and POKÉMON—ZOROARK: MASTER OF ILLUSIONS.
In POKÉMON: THE RISE OF DARKRAI, while on their way to a Pokémon Contest, Ash and his friends pass through Alamos Town, home of the Space-Time Tower. Along with the beautiful Alice, our adventurers discover that something is inflicting terrible nightmares on Pokémon and people alike! Baron Alberto, a dashing but arrogant fellow, immediately blames this turn of events on Darkrai. Who is Darkrai? Is it a fiend or a friend? Meanwhile, a battle between Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia rages directly above the town, threatening to tear a hole in the space-time continuum! Will Ash and his friends survive this showdown and learn Darkrai’s true nature?
In POKÉMON: GIRATINA AND THE SKY WARRIOR, deep in the heart of a mysterious forest, a Pokémon named Shaymin stumbles into the midst of a battle between two powerful Pokémon, Dialga and Giratina. Ash and friends meet up with the feisty Pokémon and discover their common interests – a love nature and a wish to explore the connections between humans and Pokémon. But in a spectacular turn, a Pokémon of legendary status awakens – the colossal Regigigas! How will Ash and his friends get out of this predicament?
In POKÉMON: ARCEUS AND THE JEWEL OF LIFE, long ago, Arceus granted a fragment of its awesome power as the Jewel of Life to help the town of Michina in its hour of need, only to be betrayed when it was time for that power to be returned. Now, Arceus, enraged, vengeful, and seemingly unstoppable, has returned to reclaim that stolen power. Not even the combined might of Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina can stop Arceus from devastating all existence across multiple dimensions. But Ash and his companions, joining forces with their new friend Sheena, may have discovered the only way to set the ancient betrayal right. But will they have time to return the Jewel of Life before Arceus destroys everything and everyone they’ve ever known?
In POKÉMON—ZOROARK: MASTER OF ILLUSIONS, the Pokémon Baccer World Cup is the most anticipated event of the year. As hundreds flock to Crown City to watch the exciting competition, Ash, Pikachu, and his friends, encounter a mysterious new Pokémon they have never seen before – Zorua. Suddenly, the Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune show up rampaging through the streets while the mighty Zoroark unleashes its fury on the town. It’s up to Ash and his companions to discover the secret behind the immense and powerful forces at work. Can they find enough courage, strength and friendship to unearth the mystery and save Crown City?
MSRP: $24.98 U.S. / $29.99 CAN · Available December 13th!
Ash and Pikachu, along with their traveling companions Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie, continue their journey through the Kalos region. Along the way, they encounter Sawyer, an analytical Trainer who develops a friendly rivalry with Ash. Serena keeps chasing her dream on the Pokémon Showcase stage, where she runs into the very competitive Miette—and their rivalry is somewhat less friendly! Our heroes’ other adventures include joining a fashion show, searching for a Legendary Pokémon with their friend Trevor from summer camp, hatching a Pokémon Egg, and of course, some exciting Gym battles! The 3-DVD set features Episodes 23-45.
POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 279 million POKÉMON video games 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, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: FireRed & LeafGreen, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: EMERALD, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HeartGold & SoulSilver, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE and POKÉMON X•Y.
For additional information on POKÉMON titles as well as other anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
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