VIZ Media Expands Pokémon Publishing Catalog with Pokémon Adventures 20th Anniversary Illustration Book

image00115VIZ Brings More Pokémon Goodness to North America in Fall 2017

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its critically acclaimed art book and POKéMON collection with the acquisition of the North American publishing rights for the Pokémon Adventures 20th Anniversary Illustration Book: The Art of Pokémon Adventures.

A first-of-its-kind release, THE ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES is scheduled for a print release in Fall 2017 and celebrates two decades of POKÉMON with a vividly illustrated collection of work by the beloved manga series artist, Satoshi Yamamoto.

Latest VIZ Media Publishing Acquisition:

POKÉMON ADVENTURES 20TH ANNIVERSARY ILLUSTRATION BOOK: THE ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES · Available Fall 2017

Beautiful full-color art from the Pokémon Adventures graphic novel series, sketches and storyboards never seen before, four pull-out posters and a bonus manga story written by series writer Hidenori Kusaka, never before published in English!

Artist Satoshi Yamamoto began illustrating POKÉMON ADVENTURES in 2001. His favorite manga creators/artists include Fujiko Fujio (Doraemon), Yukinobu Hoshino (2001 Nights), and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira). He also loves films, monsters, mysteries, and punk rock music, and notably uses the Pokémon Swalot as his artist portrait.

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 279 million POKÉMON 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 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, POKÉMON X•Y, and POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE.

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