VIZ Media announced today that they have acquired the manga and home media rights to Pokemon: The Power of Us. While release dates were not announced, VIZ Media did pass along the following statement about their acquisition:
The 21st feature film of the beloved POKÉMON entertainment franchise caught the attention of fans when it screened in theaters in the US and select international territories last year. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US is slated for release on Blu-ray and DVD. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US—ZERAORA depicts the exciting manga backstory to the movie and features story and artwork by creator Kemon Kawamoto. The manga will be published by VIZ Media this summer.
A young athlete whose running days might be behind her, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret—the only thing they have in common is the annual Wind Festival in Fula City. The festival celebrates the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, who brings the wind that powers this seaside city. When a series of threats endangers not just the festival, but all the people and Pokémon of Fula City, it’ll take more than just Ash and Pikachu to save the day! Can everyone put aside their differences and work together—or will it all end in destruction?
Pokémon is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 324 million Pokémon video games have sold worldwide and over 23.6 billion cards from the Pokémon Trading Card Game have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to 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 (in both printed and digital formats) 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, POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY • ALPHA SAPPHIRE, and POKÉMON ADVENTURES: SUN & MOON.
For additional information on POKÉMON anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.