VIZ Media Releases Pokemon Adventures 20th Anniversary Illustration Book: The Art of Pokemon Adventures

VIZ Media explores the fantastic characters and settings of the world of Pokemon with the release of Pokemon Adventures 20th Anniversary Iluustration Book: The Art of Pokemon Adventures, now available.

An exclusive print release, this bright and vivid art book presents the work of longtime Pokemon artist Satoshi Yamamoto and is a fitting addition to fans’ personal collections. The Art of Pokemon Adventures carries a print MSRP of $24.99 U.S. / $33.99 CAN.

In addition to illustrations of fan favorite Pokemon, this vibrant volume includes exclusive sketches and storyboards, four pull-out posters and a brand-new manga side story published in English for the first time.

“The artwork of one of pop culture’s most beloved properties is beautifully showcased in this oversize, colorful edition,” says Annette Roman, Editor. “We look forward to fans of all ages enjoying this unique new release this summer!”

Satoshi Yamamoto is the artist for VIZ Media’s Pokemon Adventures, which he began working on in 2001, starting with Volume 10. Yamamoto launched his manga career in 1993 with the horror-action title, Kimen Senshi, which ran in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, followed by the series, Kazeno Denshosha. He is currently working on the 12th and 13th story arcs of the Pokemon Adventures series, Pokemon X•Y and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

Hidenori Kusaka is the writer for VIZ Media’s Pokemon Adventures. Running continuously for over twenty years, Pokemon Adventures is the only manga series to completely cover all the Pokémon games and has become one of the most popular series of all time. Kusaka is currently working on the 12th and 13th story arcs, Pokemon X•Y and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. In addition to writing manga, he also edits children’s books and plans mixed-media projects for Japanese publisher Shogakukan’s children’s magazines.

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 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 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 and Pearl/Platinum, Pokemon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokemon Adventures: Black & White, Pokemon X•Y, and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

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