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VIZ Media Announces New Fall Pokémon Manga Releases

VIZ Media, LLC, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, expands its POKÉMON manga catalog with several notable new releases forthcoming this Fall.

Set for publication under the company’s Perfect Square imprint, the Pokémon Black and White Box Set Vol. 3 is now available, and will be quickly followed by the October publication of Pokémon Black and White Pocket Comics Vol. 2 along with the Pokémon Adventures Manga Box Set Vol. 4. These new Pokémon manga and box set titles are each rated ‘A’ for All Ages.

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?!

In the latest Black and White box set, which features art by Satoshi Yamamoto and story by Hidenori Kusaka, Team Plasma leader N shakes Black’s faith in his relationship with his Pokémon. Then, just when Black is about to call it quits and go home, he gets a last-minute chance to earn the final Pokémon badge he needs to be eligible to compete in the Pokémon League! How will Black regain his confidence in time to win this crucial gym battle…? Box set features the concluding manga editions — Vols. 15-20 — of the Pokémon Black and White series along with a collectible mini poster.

These volumes containing the FireRed & LeafGreen story arc feature art by Satoshi Yamamoto and story by Hidenori Kusaka. It starts off with Green about to meet her long-lost parents, but then 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!

In the Emerald story arc, Gold and Crystal are back! Professor Oak sends the two friends to help rescue Red, Yellow, Blue and Green — who have all been turned to stone! But first, the pair must fight a fearsome creature that Archie, the former leader of Team Aqua, wished into existence using the powers of the Wish Pokémon Jirachi!

Box set contains all of the Pokémon Adventures FireRed & LeafGreenand Emerald manga series — Vols. 23-29 — along with a collectible mini poster.

 

A pocket-sized book jam-packed with four-panel comic strips featuringPokémon Black and White characters, Pokémon vital statistics, Pokémon trivia, Pokémon puzzles, and Pokémon fun quizzes! To the forest! To the sea! To Legendary Island! Join our Pokémon pals on a quest through Unova for the Legendary Joke — while testing your Pokémon knowledge and laughing all the way!

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 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 PerfectSquare.com. For more information on other manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.

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