THE ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES Features Character Designs, Storyboards, Exclusive Posters And A New POKÉMON Story Released In English For The First Time
San Francisco, CA, August 10, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, explores the fantastic characters and settings of the world of POKÉMON with the release of POKÉMON ADVENTURES 20TH ANNIVERSARY ILLUSTRATION BOOK: THE ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES, now available.
An exclusive print release, this bright and vivid art book presents the work of longtime POKÉMON artist Satoshi Yamamoto and is a fitting addition to fans’ personal collections. The ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES carries a print MSRP of $24.99 U.S. / $33.99 CAN.
A collection of beautiful full-color art from the artist of the POKÉMON ADVENTURES graphic novel series! In addition to illustrations of fan favorite Pokémon, this vibrant volume includes exclusive sketches and storyboards, four pull-out posters and a brand-new manga side story published in English for the first time!
“The artwork of one of pop culture’s most beloved properties is beautifully showcased in this oversize, colorful edition,” says Annette Roman, Editor. “We look forward to fans of all ages enjoying this unique new release this summer!”
Satoshi Yamamoto is the artist for VIZ Media’s POKÉMON ADVENTURES, which he began working on in 2001, starting with Volume 10. Yamamoto launched his manga career in 1993 with the horror-action title, Kimen Senshi, which ran in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, followed by the series, Kazeno Denshosha. He is currently working on the 12th and 13th story arcs of the POKÉMON ADVENTURES series, POKÉMON X•Y and POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE.
Hidenori Kusaka is the writer for VIZ Media’s POKÉMON ADVENTURES. Running continuously for over twenty years, POKÉMON ADVENTURES is the only manga series to completely cover all the Pokémon games and has become one of the most popular series of all time. Kusaka is currently working on the 12th and 13th story arcs, POKÉMON X•Y and POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE. In addition to writing manga, he also edits children’s books and plans mixed-media projects for Japanese publisher Shogakukan’s children’s magazines.
POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 279 million POKÉMON video games and over 21.5 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 manga and anime titles available from VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popur digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, 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.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at VIZ.com.