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VIZ Media Announces New Pokemon Manga Releases

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Pokemon Adventures Box Set Volume 4VIZ Media expands its Pokemon manga catalog with several forthcoming releases in Fall 2015.

Set for publication under the company’s Perfect Square imprint, the Pokemon Black and White Box Set Volume 3 is now available, and will be quickly followed by the October 2015 publication of Pokemon Black and White Pocket Comics Volume 2 along with the Pokemon Adventures Manga Box Set Volume 4. These new Pokemon manga and box set titles are each rated “A” for All Ages.

POKEMON BLACK AND WHITE BOX SET VOLUME 3 · MSRP: $25.99 U.S. / $29.99 CAN · Rated “A” For All Ages · Available Now

Meet Pokemon Trainers Black and White. His entire life, Black has dreamed of winning the Pokemon League. Now he embarks on a journey to explore the Unova region and fill a Pokedex for Professor Juniper. White has an exciting career as the Trainer of a talented troupe of performing Pokemon. She dreams of making her Tepig Gigi a star. Together, Black and White continue on their journey. What surprising new Pokemon – and people – will they meet next?

In the latest Black and White box set, which features art by Satoshi Yamamoto and story by Hidenori Kusaka, Team Plasma leader N shakes Black’s faith in his relationship with his Pokemon. Then, just when Black is about to call it quits and go home, he gets a last-minute chance to earn the final Pokemon badge he needs to be eligible to compete in the Pokemon League. How will Black regain his confidence in time to win this crucial gym battle? Box set features the concluding manga editions – Volumes 15-20 – of the Pokemon Black and White series along with a collectible mini poster.

POKEMON ADVENTURES BOX SET VOLUME 4 · MSRP: $54.99 U.S. / $69.99 CAN · Rated “A” For All Ages ·Available October 6, 2015

These volumes containing the FireRed and LeafGreen story arc feature art by Satoshi Yamamoto and story by Hidenori Kusaka. It starts off with Green about to meet her long-lost parents, but then they are sucked into a vortex created by a mysterious Pokemon. Red and Blue want to help, but first they must improve their battle skills. Then, the Three Beasts of Team Rocket are up to their old tricks again. In the Emerald story arc, Gold and Crystal are back. Professor Oak sends the two friends to help rescue Red, Yellow, Blue and Green – who have all been turned to stone. But first, the pair must fight a fearsome creature that Archie, the former leader of Team Aqua, wished into existence using the powers of the Wish Pokemon Jirachi. Box set contains all of the Pokemon Adventures FireRed and LeafGreen and Emerald manga series – Volumes 23-29 – along with a collectible mini poster.

POKEMON BLACK AND WHITE POCKET COMICS VOLUME 2 · MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Rated “A” For All Ages · Available October 6, 2015  

A pocket-sized book jam-packed with four-panel comic strips featuring Pokemon Black and White characters, Pokemon vital statistics, Pokemon trivia, Pokemon puzzles, and Pokemon fun quizzes. To the forest. To the sea. To Legendary Island. Join our Pokemon pals on a quest through Unova for the Legendary Joke – while testing your Pokemon knowledge and laughing all the way.

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