VIZ Media Previews New POKÉMON Titles For 2018 Release

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, adds all-ages fun and adventure to its POKEMON catalog with three new publishing acquisitions.

The first of these new titles will debut in the Spring of 2018 with additional titles scheduled for publication in the Summer. The new releases include POKEMON SUN & MOON and POKEMON HORIZON: SUN & MOON, two brand-new manga series that feature a cast of new characters set in the Alola region from the latest Pokemon Sun & Moon video game. Also announced was a new arts and crafts book, POMPOM POKEMON, set for release in the Summer of 2018.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

VIZ Media Previews New POKÉMON Titles For 2018 Release


Rated ‘A’ for All Ages · Debuts Spring 2018

Sun dreams of money. Moon dreams of science. When their paths cross with Team Skull, both their plans go awry. Moon is on her way to deliver a rare Pokemon to Professor Kukui in the Alola region when she meets his good friend Sun, a courier entrusted with a special Pokédex. Sun offers to safely deliver Moon to the professor’s lab, but then they tangle with a group of grunts from Team Skull and are attacked by a mysterious Pokemon! What is this sparkling stone the mysterious Pokemon leaves behind?


Rated ‘A’ for All Ages · Debuts Summer 2018

Akira’s summer vacation in the Alola region heats up when he befriends a Rockruff with a mysterious gemstone. Together, Akira hopes they can achieve his dream of becoming a Pokemon Trainer and learning an amazing Z-Move. But first, Akira needs to pass a test to earn a Trainer Passport. This becomes even more difficult when Rockruff gets kidnapped! Their lives get more complicated when Team Kings shows up with—you guessed it—evil plans for world domination!


Debuts Summer 2018

Make pompom versions of your favorite Pokemon! This book includes 35 patterns with photographs and instructions for various types of Pokemon like Pikachu, Charmander, Snorlax and Bulbasaur.

POKEMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 290 million POKEMON video games and over 23.6 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 POKEMON manga graphic novel series including POKEMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: FireRed & LeafGreen, POKEMON ADVENTURES: EMERALD,POKEMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND AND PEARL/PLATINUM, POKEMON ADVENTURES: HeartGold & SoulSilver, POKEMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE, POKEMON X•Y, and POKEMON OMEGA RUBY • ALPHA SAPPHIRE.

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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 POKEMON, 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.

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Josh Piedra

Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.