VIZ Media announces the new manga series Pokemon Horizon: Sun and Moon on July 10, 2018.
Pokemon Horizon: Sun and Moon features story and artwork by Tenya Yabuno and is the latest addition to VIZ Media’s Pokemon catalog. The series is rated “A” for All Ages and will be available in print with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The final volume of the two-part series is scheduled to be published in November 2018.
In Pokemon Horizon: Sun and Moon, Akira’s summer vacation in the Alola region heats up when he befriends a Rockruff with a mysterious gemstone. Together, Akira hopes they can achieve his newfound dream of becoming a Pokemon Trainer and master the amazing Z-Move. But first, Akira needs to pass a test to earn a Trainer Passport. This becomes more difficult when Rockruff gets kidnapped. And then Team Kings shows up with—you guessed it—evil plans for world domination.
Pokemon Horizon: Sun and Moon writer and artist Tenya Yabuno made his manga debut in 1990 with his one-shot manga story, Jonetsu no Clipper. He received the 34th Kodansha Manga Award and 57th Shogakukan Manga Award with ?Inazuma Eleven in CoroCoro Comics. His other works include Ultra Eleven and Botch Waiwai Misaki E.
Pokemon is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 290 million Pokemon video games and over 23.6 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 and Pearl/Platinum, Pokemon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokemon Adventures: Black & White, Pokemon X•Y, and Pokemon Omega Ruby • Alpha Sapphire.