VIZ Media has announced a new release in support of Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, the first feature film for the Pokemon XY property.
Set for publication under the company’s Perfect Square imprint, the official manga adaptation of Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction is set to debut in print on February 3, 2015. VIZ Media also launches the official home media release of Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction on DVD on February 17, 2015.
The DVD edition of Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction is rated “TV-Y7,” for viewers ages 7 and older, and will carry an MSRP of $19.97 U.S. / $24.98 CAN. The official manga edition is rated “A” for All Ages and will carry a print MSRP of $6.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.
In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokemon Diancie serves as Princess. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power and save the Diamond Domain?
Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager of Animation, says, “Pokemon The Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction is inspired by the newest generation of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y video games and is the 17th and newest feature film in the venerable Pokemon franchise. Everyone’s favorite heroes, Ash, Serena, and Pikachu, as well as favorite villains, Team Rocket, return for a thrilling adventure introducing an exciting cast of new characters, including Xerneas, the fabled Life Pokemon and the Pokemon of Destruction, Yveltal.”
Pokemon is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. To date more than 260 million Pokemon video game titles and over 21.5 billion Pokemon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 73 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. Pokemon the Series: XY is the 17th season of the Pokemon animated series and airs in the United States on Cartoon Network.