VIZ Media announced that they will be launching their entire catalog of Pokemon manga onto their digital platform. The process will roll out over the next several months starting on July 24 and concluding in January 2019. A statement along with the release schedule was provided by VIZ Media:
Beginning today and continuing each month through the start of 2019, POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga arcs will launch digitally on viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as on VIZ Media digital partner platforms including the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.
A variety of popular POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga volumes, as well as theatrical movie manga adaptations, will be available.
July 24th: POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 1-7: RED & BLUE
August: POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 8-14: GOLD & SILVER
September: POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 15-22: RUBY & SAPPHIRE
October: POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 23-25: FireRed & LeafGreen
POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 26-29: EMERALD
November: POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM Vols. 1-11
December: POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HEARTGOLD & SOULSILVER Vols. 1-2
POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE Vols. 1-9
POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK 2 & WHITE 2 Vols. 1-2
January: POKÉMON Manga Movie Adaptations
“The bestselling POKÉMON ADVENTURES have captivated readers of all ages,” says Sarah Fairhall, Editorial Director. “This extremely popular series features action-packed story arcs inspired by the video games. We’re thrilled to now offer fans access to their favorite stories and Pokémon in digital form.”
The POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga series features story by Hidenori Kusaka and art by Satoshi Yamamoto. The POKÉMON movie-tie in manga volumes are by various authors and artists.
POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 300 million POKÉMON 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 POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including POKÉMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: FireRed & LeafGreen, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: EMERALD, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND AND PEARL/PLATINUM, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HeartGold & SoulSilver, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE, POKÉMON X•Y, and POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY • ALPHA SAPPHIRE.
For additional information on POKÉMON titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.