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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! Manga Adaptation from VIZ Media this December

VIZ Media delivers adventure and fun with the release of the Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! manga on December 11th.

Under license from The Pokémon Company International, the Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! manga adaptation of the popular 2017 anime film depicting Ash and Pikachu’s first adventure together is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. The Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! manga features story and art by Ryo Takamisaki.

When Ash Ketchum oversleeps on his 10th birthday, he ends up with a stubborn Pikachu instead of the first partner Pokeěmon he wanted! But after a rocky start, Ash and Pikachu become close friends and true partners—and when they catch a rare glimpse of the Legendary Pokeěmon Ho-Oh in flight, they make plans to seek it out together. Trainers Verity and Sorrel join Ash on his journey, and along the way, they meet the mysterious Mythical Pokeěmon Marshadow. When they near their goal, an arrogant Trainer named Cross stands in their way. Can Ash and Pikachu defeat him and reach Ho-Oh as they promised, or will their journey end here?

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Gets its First Trailer

The world of Pokémon comes to life! Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the first live-action film base on the Pokémon franchise. Being released May 11, 2019, the Warner Bros. Pictures film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Ken WatanabeJustice Smith, and Kathryn Newton in live-action roles and directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman.

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world— they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon Complete Collection Gets a Six-Disc Set November 6

VIZ Media has announced the home media release of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon Complete Collection on November 6th.

Under license from The Pokémon Company International, the Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon Complete Collection will debut exclusively on DVD and will feature all 43 episodes on six discs. The set will carry an MSRP of $49.99 U.S. / $57.99 CAN with episodes presented with English-dubbed as well as English SDH-subtitled dialogue options. Extras include clean opening and ending credits.

In Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, what starts as a summer vacation in the tropical Alola region turns into the next exciting chapter in Ash Ketchum’s quest to become a Pokémon Master! There’s plenty for Ash and Pikachu to explore in this sunny new region, with exciting new Pokémon to discover and interesting people to learn from along the way—including the cool Professor Kukui and the fun-loving Samson Oak. More new faces will help guide Ash’s Alolan adventure, in the form of a group of skilled Trainers—Kiawe, Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles—and a mysterious research assistant called Lillie. Frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon. But they have some heavy competition on the villainy front: the ruffians of Team Skull, who delight in causing chaos and may have more sinister intentions…

Pokémon Pocket Comics: Classics is Out November 13 from VIZ

VIZ Media has announced the print release of Pokémon Pocket Comics: Classics on November 13th.

Pokémon Pocket Comics: Classics is the fourth volume in the best-selling dual activity and gag comic series. The latest volume debuts in a pocket-sized book packed with four-panel gags, Pokémon trivia, and jokes based on the characters from the first three generations of Pokémon, corresponding to Red & Blue, Gold & Silver and Ruby & Sapphire Pokémon video games! The MSRP for Pokémon Pocket Comics: Classics will be $10.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN.

What trouble will your favorite classic Pokémon get into in this volume of four-panel comics? This volume of the best-selling series stars your favorite classic Pokémon: Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander and Psyduck…to name just a few!

Detective Pikachu Gets an Official Synopsis

The world of Pokémon comes to life! Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the first live-action film base on the Pokémon franchise. Beingreleased May 10, 2019, the Warner Bros. Pictures film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Ken WatanabeJustice Smith, and Kathryn Newton in live-action roles and directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman.

We also now know what the film is about!

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world— they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu also stars Justice Smith as Tim; Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe  as Lt. Yoshida.

Directed by Rob Letterman, the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson, production designer Nigel Phelps and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger. Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company and Framestore.

Crafts and Pokémon Combine this September with Pompom Pokémon

VIZ Media blends adorable Japanese crafts with Pokémon fun with the release of Pompom Pokémon on September 11th.

The new officially licensed craft book features dozens of patterns to create cute pompoms of popular Pokémon characters and includes step-by-step instructions with full-color photographs. Instructions for a DIY pompom maker and a guide to different types of yarn are also included. Pompom Pokémon will be published exclusively in print with an MSRP of $17.99 U.S. / $24.99 CAN.

Pompom Pokémon was written by handicraft artist, Sachiko Susa, and contains 32 patterns with photographs and instructions for pompom versions of popular Pokémon like Pikachu, Charmander, Snorlax and Bulbasaur. Gotta make ’em all!

For additional information on POKÉMON titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

Detective Pikachu Gets Its First Poster

Expected to be released May 10, 2019, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first teaser poster for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.

Directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman, the film will be the first live-action film based on the Pokémon franchise. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, and Kathryn Newton in live-action roles.

VIZ Media Launches a Comprehensive Pokémon Digital Manga Catalog

VIZ Media delivers exciting news to manga readers and Pokémon fans across North America as it announces the digital launch of a comprehensive library of Pokémon manga titles.

Beginning today and continuing each month through the start of 2019, Pokémon Adventures manga arcs will launch digitally on viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as on VIZ Media digital partner platforms including the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.

A variety of popular Pokémon Adventures manga volumes as well as theatrical movie manga adaptations will be available.

July 24th:      Pokémon Adventures Vols. 1-7: Red & Blue

August:        Pokémon Adventures Vols. 8-14: Gold & Silver

September:  Pokémon Adventures Vols. 15-22: Ruby & Sapphire

October:      Pokémon Adventures Vols. 23-25: FireRed & LeafGreen

      Pokémon Adventures Vols. 26-29: Emerald

November:    Pokémon Adventures: Diamond & Pearl/Platinum Vols. 1-11

December:    Pokémon Adventures: Heartgold & Soulsilver Vols. 1-2

                    Pokémon Adventures: Black & White Vols. 1-9

                    Pokémon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2 Vols. 1-2

January:      Pokémon Manga Movie Adaptations

The Pokémon Adventures manga series features story by Hidenori Kusaka and art by Satoshi Yamamoto. The Pokémon movie-tie in manga volumes are by various authors and artists.

VIZ Media Captures Pokémon Sun & Moon this May

VIZ Media add a new series to its Pokémon publishing catalog with the release of Pokémon Sun & Moon on May 8th.

Pokémon Sun & Moonis rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will be released exclusively in print with an MSRP of $4.99 U.S. / $6.99 CAN. The series features the work of artist Satoshi Yamamoto and writer Hidenori Kusaka. Future volumes of  Pokémon Sun & Moon will be published by VIZ Media every four months.

In this new Pokémon story arc, Moon is on her way to deliver a rare Pokémon to Professor Kukui in the Alola region when she meets his good friend Sun, a courier entrusted with a special Pokédex. Sun offers to safely deliver Moon to the professor’s lab… But then they tangle with a group of grunts from Team Skull and are attacked by a mysterious Pokémon! What is this sparkling stone the mysterious Pokémon leaves behind…?

Pokemon Indigo League on Blu-Ray November 14th

VIZ Media has announced 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.

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