Gotta catch 'em all! Viz to release three new 'Pokemon' manga

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.

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