VIZ Media Gets Crafty With POKEMON


VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, blends adorable Japanese crafts with POKÉMON fun with the release of POMPOM POKÉMON on September 11th.

Pompom PokemonThe new officially licensed craft book features dozens of patterns to create cute pompoms of popular POKÉMON characters and includes step-by-step instructions with full-color photographs. Instructions for a DIY pompom maker and a guide to different types of yarn are also included. POMPOM POKÉMON will be published exclusively in print with an MSRP of $17.99 U.S. / $24.99 CAN.

POMPOM POKÉMON was written by handicraft artist, Sachiko Susa, and contains 32 patterns with photographs and instructions for pompom versions of popular Pokémon like Pikachu, Charmander, Snorlax and Bulbasaur. Gotta make ’em all!

“POMPOM POKÉMON is sure to delight Pokémon fans and crafters alike,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Senior Editor. “Challenge yourself to make adorable yarn versions of your favorite Pokémon characters and have fun along the way!”

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 300 million POKÉMON video games and over 23.6 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 titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

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