VIZ Media is providing an important resource for trainers in North America, with the digital launch of a comprehensive library of Pokémon manga titles. The release rollout began this week, and will continue each month through the start of 2019 on viz.com, the VIZ Manga app, and partner platforms including Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology and Google Play.
“The bestselling Pokémon Adventures have captivated readers of all ages,” says Sarah Fairhall, Editorial Director. “This extremely popular series features action-packed story arcs inspired by the video games. We’re thrilled to now offer fans access to their favorite stories and Pokémon in digital form.”
A variety of Pokémon Adventures volumes (story by Hidenori Kusaka, art by Satoshi Yamamoto) as well as theatrical movie manga adaptations by various authors and artists will be made available:
July (Available Now): 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
Pokémon is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 300 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 graphic novel series.