Viz To Publish Three Pokémon Manga This Year


Viz Media will be debuting three new Pokémon manga this year, from March through August, each one focusing on different aspects and characters of the Pokémon universe.


First up is Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice, which will be released on March 5th. This is a companion manga to the most recent Pokémon movie of the same name.


In July, Viz will follow up with graphic novel editions of Pokémon Adventures: Black and White, starring the Black and White trainers travelling through the Unova region to fill out a Pokédex for Professor Juniper.


Finally, August will see the release of Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold and SoulSilver. This will be a two-volume manga with trainers Gold and Silver teaming up to find Lance and Arceus, while Team Rocket begin collecting 16 plates with mysterious powers.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.