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VIZ Media Announces the Home Media Release for Pokemon: The Johto Journeys

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Pokemon: The Johto Journeys

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VIZ Media delivers fun new Pokemon animated adventures with the DVD release of Pokemon: The Johto Journeys on November 10, 2015.

The complete 41-episode series constitutes the third season of the venerable anime adventure property and will be released in its entirety for the very first time in a four-disc set. Pokemon: The Johto Journeys is rated “TV-Y7,” for viewers ages seven and older, and carries an MSRP of $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.

In Pokemon: The Johto Journeys, upon returning to Pallet Town, Ash and Misty reunite with Brock and set out on the next stage of their Pokemon journey – the Johto region. Though he still has an errand to run for Professor Oak, Ash jumps into the Johto League with both feet. During these episodes, Ash has Gym Battles against four Gym Leaders: Luana, Drake, Falkner, and Bugsy. And between Ash, Misty, and Brock, they acquire the following Pokemon during Pokemon: The Johto Journeys: Poliwag, Heracross, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Pineco, Totodile, and Noctowl. Team Rocket continues to serve as their adversary, and Jessie acquires Wobbuffet. These episodes also see the following Pokemon leave Ash’s party: Lapras, Snorlax, Charizard, and Squirtle. But as Ash continues on his Pokemon journey, he finds that that Johto region has a lot to offer as he meets and befriends new Pokemon trainers.

Pokemon is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. To date more than 270 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 publisher for Pokemon manga graphic novel series including Pokemon Adventures X & Y, Pokemon Adventures, Pokemon Adventures: Diamond & Pearl, Pokemon Adventures: Heart/Gold Soul/Silver, Pokemon Adventures: Black & White and also distributes a wide variety of Pokemon home media including animated series and feature films.

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