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VIZ Media Announces Acquisition of New Pokemon Pocket Comics Titles

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VIZ Media, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers compact Pokemon fun and adventure to fans later this year as it announces plans for the Fall 2016 release of the Pokemon Pocket Comics Volumes 1 and 2 box set and Pokemon X · Y Pocket Comics Volume 3.

These wonderful additions to VIZ Media’s expansive Pokemon catalog include the October 2016 release of the first-ever Pocket Comics box set, along with the debut in December 2016 of a brand new Pocket Comic volume for the Pokemon X · Y story arc.

POKEMON POCKET COMICS VOLUMES 1 and 2 BOX SET · MSRP: $16.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN · Rated “A” For All Ages · Available October 2016

The Pokemon Pocket Comics box set contains two pocket-sized books each jam-packed with four-panel comic strips. The first volume features Pokemon Black and White characters and the second volume features Pokemon Legendary characters. Plus, both are full of vital statistics, trivia, puzzles, fun quizzes and more.

POKEMON X · Y POCKET COMICS VOLUME 3 · MSRP: $10.99 U.S. / $13.99 CAN · Rated “A” For All Ages · Available December 2016

A pocket-sized book jam-packed with four-panel comic strips featuring all the new Pokemon X • Y characters plus Pokémon vital statistics, trivia, and fun quizzes.

Pokemon is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 275 million Pokemon video game titles and over 21.5 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 X • Y, Pokemon Adventures, Pokemon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl, Pokemon Adventures: HeartGold and SoulSilver, and Pokemon Adventures: Black and White.

For more information on other Pokemon manga and anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

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