VIZ Media expands its critically acclaimed art book and Pokemon collection with the acquisition of the North American publishing rights for the Pokemon Adventures 20th Anniversary Illustration Book: The Art of Pokemon Adventures.

A first-of-its-kind release, The Art of Pokemon Adventures is scheduled for a print release in Fall 2017 and celebrates two decades of Pokemon with a vividly illustrated collection of work by the beloved manga series artist, Satoshi Yamamoto.

Latest VIZ Media Publishing Acquisition

Available Fall 2017

Beautiful full-color art from the Pokemon Adventures graphic novel series, sketches and storyboards never seen before, four pull-out posters and a bonus manga story written by series writer Hidenori Kusaka, never before published in English.

Artist Satoshi Yamamoto began illustrating Pokemon Adventures in 2001. His favorite manga creators/artists include Fujiko Fujio (Doraemon), Yukinobu Hoshino (2001 Nights), and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira). He also loves films, monsters, mysteries, and punk rock music, and notably uses the Pokemon Swalot as his artist portrait.

Pokemon is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 279 million Pokemon video games and over 21.5 billion Pokemon 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 Pokemon home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of Pokemon manga graphic novel series including Pokemon Adventures, Pokemon Adventures: FireRed & LeafGreen, Pokemon Adventures: Emerald, Pokemon Adventures: Diamond & Pearl/Platinum, Pokemon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokemon Adventures: Black & White, Pokemon X•Y, and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.