VIZ MEDIA EXPANDS POKÉMON CATALOG WITH A BRAND NEW MANGA SERIES AND SPECIAL
POCKET COMICS BOX SET RELEASE

Newest Additions Include The Launch Of The POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE Series And A Two-Volume
POKÉMON POCKET COMICS BOX SET
 
San Francisco, CA, August 30, 2016– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, adds a pair of exciting new titles to its expansive library of POKÉMON manga as it announces the upcoming release of POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE and the POKÉMON POCKET COMICS BOX SET.

Scheduled for September release, POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE is the new series by the famed POKÉMON ADVENTURES creators, Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto, and is inspired by the best-selling Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire video games.

Set for release in October, the POKÉMON POCKET COMICS BOX SET delivers best-selling POKÉMON comics and trivia in a compact two-volume box set. Volume 1 contains the POKÉMON BLACK & WHITE characters, and Volume 2 features Legendary charactersfrom the POKÉMON series.

POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE Vol. 1 · MSRP: $4.99 U.S. /
$5.99 CAN · Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · Available September 2016
Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald face a new crisis of epic proportions: a giant meteor hurtling toward the planet! Don’t miss these awesome new adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire video games and picking up where the POKÉMON ADVENTURES RUBY and SAPPHIRE saga left off! This new series features story by Hidenori Kusaka and artwork by Satoshi Yamamoto.
 
POKÉMON POCKET COMICS BOX SET · MSRP: $16.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN ·
Rated ‘A’ For All Ages · Available October 2016
The POKÉMON POCKET COMICS BOX SETcontains two pocket-sized books, each jam-packed with four-panel comic strips. The first volume features POKÉMON BLACK & WHITE characters, and the second volume features Legendary characters from the POKÉMON series. Created by Santa Harukaze, both are full of vital statistics, trivia, puzzles, fun quizzes and more!

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 275 million POKÉMON video game titles 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 POKÉMON home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including Pokémon Adventures, Pokémon Adventures: FireRed & LeafGreen, Pokémon Adventures: Emerald, Pokémon Adventures: Diamond & Pearl/PLATINUM,Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokémon Adventures: Black & White and POKÉMON X•Y.
                                            
For additional information on POKÉMON as well as other anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at www.VIZ.com.

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