VIZ Media delivers exciting news to manga readers and Pokemon fans across North America as it announces the digital launch of a comprehensive library of Pokemon manga titles.
Beginning on July 24, 2018 and continuing each month through the start of 2019, Pokemon Adventures manga arcs will launch digitally on viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as on VIZ Media digital partner platforms including the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.
A variety of popular Pokemon Adventures manga volumes as well as theatrical movie manga adaptations will be available.
- July 24, 2018: Pokemon Adventures Volumes 1-7: Red & Blue
- August 2018: Pokemon Adventures Volumes 8-14: Gold & Silver
- September 2018: Pokemon Adventures Volumes 15-22: Ruby & Sapphire
- October 2018: Pokemon Adventures Volumes 23-25: FireRed & LeafGreen and Pokemon Adventures Volumes 26-29: Emerald
- November 2018: Pokemon Adventures: Diamond & Pearl/Platinum Volumes 1-11
- December 2018: Pokemon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver Volumes 1-2, Pokemon Adventures: Black & White Volumes 1-9, and Pokemon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2 Volumes 1-2
- January 2019: Pokemon Manga Movie Adaptations
“The bestselling Pokemon Adventures have captivated readers of all ages,” says Sarah Fairhall, Editorial Director. “This extremely popular series features action-packed story arcs inspired by the video games. We’re thrilled to now offer fans access to their favorite stories and Pokemon in digital form.”
The Pokemon Adventures manga series features story by Hidenori Kusaka and art by Satoshi Yamamoto. The Pokemon movie-tie in manga volumes are by various authors and artists.
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.