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Viz Media Adds 2 Pokémon Sun & Moon Manga

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Also: Pompom Pokémon, more One Piece Color Walk, 20th Century Boys Perfect Editions, faster My Hero Academia release schedule

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Viz Media announced at its industry panel at New York Comic Con on Thursday that it has licensed Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto's Pokémon Sun & Moon (Pocket Monsters Special Sun Moon) manga, Tenya Yabuno's Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon manga, and the Pompom Pokémon craft book.

The Pocket Monsters Special (Pokémon Adventures) manga series began its Sun/Moon arc in the January issue of Coro Coro Ichiban! magazine on November 21, 2016. Viz Media will release the first volume in spring 2018.

Viz Media has also licensed the previous arcs in the long-running manga series. The company released the 12th volume of Pokémon XY on Tuesday.

Pompom Pokémon is slated for summer 2018. The book features instructions on how to make 32 Pokémon and three PokéBalls with wool, felt, and cardboard.

Viz Media will release the first volume of Yabuno's Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon manga in summer 2018. Yabuno launched the series, which adapts the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, in Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine in September 2016. Yabuno ended the series in July. Shogakukan released the second compiled book volume on August 28.

Viz Media also announced Perfect Editions for Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys and 21st Century Boys for fall 2018. It will also release new One Piece Color Walk art book collections starting with One Piece Color Walk: East Blue to Skypiea in summer 2018 and followed by One Piece Color Walk: Water Seven to Paramount War. The Color Walk books will be hardcover and 320 pages each.

Finally, Viz Media announced that it will speed up its release schedule for Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga. The company will release one volume every other month until it is caught up with the Japanese releases.

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