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VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the release of POKÉMON INDIGO LEAGUE Season 1 for the first time on Blu-ray on November 14th.

The POKÉMON INDIGO LEAGUE (rated TV-Y7) features the beloved series’ complete first season (52 episodes) presented for the first time on Blu-ray in a six-disc set and carries an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN. The set features episodes presented in full 1080p High Definition with English dubbed as well as English SDH subtitled dialogue options. Notable bonus features include a complete “Pokérap” video and “Who’s That Pokémon?” digital art gallery. A recipe card from THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK: EASY & FUN RECIPES and a POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vol. 1 mini-manga sampler are also included.

As POKÉMON INDIGO LEAGUE opens, it’s Ash Ketchum’s tenth birthday, and he’s ready to do what many 10-year-olds in the Kanto region set out to do—become a Pokémon Trainer! Things don’t go exactly the way he planned when he ends up with Pikachu instead of a standard first Pokémon, and winning Gym badges turns out to be much tougher than he thought. Luckily, he’s got former Gym Leaders Brock and Misty at his side, along with a bevy of new Pokémon friends, including Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander.

“Long-time Pokémon fans will want to revisit all of Ash and Pikachu’s classic adventures in bold HD in this collection-worthy edition,” says Charlene Ingram, VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing. “Catch them on Blu-ray in time for the holidays!”

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 290 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.

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.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.

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