Viz Media will release three new Pokémon manga titles as part of its Viz Kids imprint, beginning next week with the debut of the tie-in to Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice. That will be followed in July by Pokémon Adventures: Black & White and in August by Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold and SoulSilver.
“From the exciting release of the tie-in manga to the latest feature film, Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice, to the debut of the new Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold and SoulSilver manga series and the publication of a new edition of the critically acclaimed Pokémon Adventures: Black & Whiteseries, there will be plenty of imaginative adventures to look forward to throughout the spring and summer," Beth Kawasaki, Viz Media's senior editorial director, said in a statement.
Arriving March 5, Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice follows Keldeo as he challenges Kyurem in his bid to become a Sword of Justice, unleashing a destructive force that not Ash and Pikachu may be unable to stop.Pokémon Adventures: Black & White, Vol. 1, which debuts July 2, introduces Pokémon Trainers Black and White in a new full-sized edition of the series previously published in a special-edition format. And Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold and SoulSilver, Vol. 1, which goes on sale Aug. 6, features the return of Pokémon Trainers Gold and Silver -- and Team Rocket.
This announcement follows the news earlier this month that Viz will publish a series of original Hello Kitty graphic novels.