VIZ Media’s Perfect Square Imprint Acquires the Pokemon X & Y Manga Series

VIZ Media has announced the acquisition of the domestic publishing and digital media rights for the Pokemon Adventures X & Y manga series. The manga is based on the Pokemon X and Pokemon Y video games, which launched globally for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in October 2013.

The new release will launch the latest story arc for the popular entertainment property and joins VIZ Media’s expansive catalog of Pokemon manga and anime titles. The Pokemon Adventures X & Y series is rated “A” for All Ages and will debut its first volume in print and digitally in December 2014 under the company’s Perfect Square imprint. Future volumes of the series, which is also ongoing in Japan, will be published twice yearly.

Pokemon Adventures X & Y is written by Hidenori Kusaka with artwork by Satoshi Yamamoto. As the new Champion of the Pokemon Battle Junior Tournament in the Kalos region, X is hailed as a child prodigy. But when all the media attention proves to be too much for him, he holes up in his room to hide from everyone, including his best friends. What will it take to get him to come out? How about an attack on his hometown of Vaniville Town by the two new Legendary Pokemon, Xerneas and Yveltal, and a mysterious organization named Team Flare?

Annette Roman, Editor, says, “We are proud to expand our Perfect Square manga catalog with the acquisition of Pokemon Adventures X & Y and its positively themed story, dynamic characters and fun cast of new Pokemon that is sure to delight young as well as adult readers. We look forward to fans discovering the new series later this year!”

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