VIZ MEDIA ACQUIRES HOME MEDIA AND PUBLISHING RIGHTS FOR POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US

POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US Arrives With Blu-ray/DVD Editions This Spring And An Exclusive Manga Prequel Release This Summer 
 
San Francisco, CA, January 23, 2019 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the home media distribution rights for POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US in the US and Canada and manga publishing rights for POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US—ZERAORA under license from The Pokémon Company International.

The 21st feature film of the beloved POKÉMON entertainment franchise caught the attention of fans when it screened in theaters in the US and select international territories last year. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US is slated for release on Blu-ray and DVD. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US—ZERAORA depicts the exciting manga backstory to the movie and features story and artwork by creator Kemon Kawamoto. The manga will be published by VIZ Media this summer.

A young athlete whose running days might be behind her, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret—the only thing they have in common is the annual Wind Festival in Fula City. The festival celebrates the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, who brings the wind that powers this seaside city. When a series of threats endangers not just the festival, but all the people and Pokémon of Fula City, it'll take more than just Ash and Pikachu to save the day! Can everyone put aside their differences and work together—or will it all end in destruction? 

Pokémon is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 324 million Pokémon video games have sold worldwide and over 23.6 billion cards from the Pokémon Trading Card Game have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to 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 (in both printed and digital formats) including Pokémon Adventures, Pokémon Adventures: FireRed & LeafGreen, Pokémon Adventures: Emerald, Pokémon Adventures: Diamond AND Pearl/PLATINUM,Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokémon Adventures: Black & White, POKÉMON X•Y, POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY • ALPHA SAPPHIRE, and POKÉMON ADVENTURES: SUN & MOON.

For additional information on POKÉMON anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields 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 viz.com.

About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.