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The latest issue of Dengeki Nintendo goes on sale today, Thursday, October 21st, 2021! As a special supplement, this issue comes with a Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl double-sided map poster!

It's an extra-large B2 size (728cm x 515cm) double-sided poster of a map depicting the surface and underground of the Sinnoh region, where the adventures of these games take place. The map has been newly drawn for this title, and is surrounded by 3D Pokémon. The detailed map can be displayed on a wall!

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This issue is also packed with information that Nintendo Switch users will want to know, including the latest information on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus, which will be released on January 28th, 2022, Splatoon 3, Metroid Dread, and Shin Megami Tensei V.

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Product Details:

Magazine Name: Dengeki Nintendo December 2021 Issue (電撃Nintendo 2021年12月号)
Release date: October 21, 2021 (Thursday)
Specifications: All color, AB size, 64 pages + poster
Special price: 860 yen (tax included)

Source: https://dengekionline.com/articles/101073/

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The December 2021 issue of Nintendo DREAM, on sale on October 21st, 2021, features "Kirby Discovery" and "Splatoon 3" on the cover! The special supplement is an extra-large poster featuring "Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl", "Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus", "Hyrule Warriors", and "Buddy Mission BOND", with both sides featuring various titles.

These posters are available at bookstores, mass merchandisers, large supermarkets, and anime stores nationwide.

Magazine Details

Magazine Title: NINTENDO DREAM December 2021 vol.331
ニンテンドードリーム 21年 12月号 vol.331
Release date: October 21st, 2021
Magazine code: 07113
Available at: Bookstores, electronics mass merchandisers (Yodobashi Camera, Bic Camera, etc.), game-related book stores (TSUTAYA, etc.), anime stores (Animate, etc.), large supermarkets (Aeon, Ito-Yokado, etc.) *Not available at convenience stores (Seven Net pickup is available)

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Poster

This poster features the two main characters and their four Pokémon in a large visual against a map of the Sinnoh Region.

Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus Poster

This atmospheric design depicts the adventures of the two main characters and their three Pokémon against the backdrop of a scroll of the Hisui Region.

Source: https://www.ndw.jp/nd2112-331/M
Posted By: Sunain | Dec 26 2020 14:24:53
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The March 2021 issue (no. 229) of illustration (イラストレーション) will feature the Pokémon Card Game. The issue contains interviews, concept art, comments from certified Pokémon Card Game illustrators as well as a Pokémon Card Game Desk Calendar. The magazine will be released in Japan on January 18th, 2021 and it costs 2090 yen. It is 116 pages and its JAN number is 4910016790313.

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Update January 15th, 2021: The official Japanese Pokémon Card Game posted an article promoting this magazine. It included Preview Pages as well as images of the first few Desk Calendar pages.

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Source: https://www.pokemon-card.com/info/2021/20210115_002745.html

Feature 1: Pokémon Card Game from the perspective of illustration

Special Appendix: Pokémon Card Game Desk Calendar 2021-2022 (Starting in April 2021)
Cover: Drawn by Mitsuhiro Arita (有田満弘)

Illustrations of the past generations:
From the first Pokémon Card Game released in 1996 to the latest Pokémon Card Game: Sword & Shield, this is a selection of illustrations that have been drawn on cards from all generations.

Interview 1: Mitsuhiro Arita (illustrator)
Interview 2: Satoru Nagaya (Art Director, Creatures Inc.)
Interview 3: Yu Nishida (Illustrator, Grand Prix winner of the 1st Pokémon Card Game Illustration Grand Prix)

How the "Pokémon Card Game" was created:
What is the process to complete an illustration for a Pokémon Card Game? We'll show you the process, including the precious rough sketches and the revisions which are used to make it look like a finalized Pokémon card.

Where Pokémon Cards are Born:
We visited the office of Creatures, the developer of the Pokémon Card Game. Where are Pokémon Cards created?

A round-table discussion of official illustrators of the Pokémon Card Game:
Four illustrators who have drawn illustrations for the Pokémon Card Game gather to talk about the appeal of the Pokémon Card Game as well as the story behind its creation.
Participating illustrators: Kirisaki, Koki Saitou, sowsow, Kagemaru Himeno (honorifics omitted)

Pokémon Card Game Illustrations by seven illustrators:
This is a dream project in which illustrators draw the Pokémon they want to illustrate for this feature. Participating illustrators: Amelicart (ア・メリカ), Yoriyuki Ikegami (イケガミヨリユキ), Ayako Ishiguro (石黒亜矢子), Misaki Kihara (木原未沙紀), Yoko Kuno (久野遥子), Gemi (げみ), Keiji Yano (矢野恵司) (honorifics omitted)

My Favorite Cards Chosen by 20 Certified Pokémon Card Game Illustrators:
Twenty certified Pokémon illustrators have selected a card from the Pokémon Card Game illustrations they have drawn so far. Here is a selection with their comments.
Contributors: Anesaki Dynamic (姉崎ダイナミック), Hideki Ishikawa (石川ヒデキ), You Iribi (伊里日葉), Akira Egawa (江川あきら), Naoyo Kimura (木村直代), Aya Kusube (楠部文), Akira Komiyama (こまやま明), Tomokazu Komiya (こみやトモカズ), Naoki Saito (さいとうなおき), Sanosuke Sakuma (佐久間さのすけ), Narumi Sato (さとうなるみ), Shibuzoh. (しぶぞー), SUI, chibi, Saya Tsuruta (つるたさや), Shin Nagasawa (長澤真), Nagimiso (なぎみそ), Yukiko Baba (馬場由起子), Hyogonosuke (ヒョーゴノスケ), Ryota Murayama (村山竜大) (honorifics omitted)

Sources: https://twitter.com/illustration_g/status/1341317185612832773 and https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B08PXK53XT/

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The March 2020 issue of the Kindergarten magazine (Yochien 幼稚園 2020年 03 月号) features Nintendo Labo x Pokémon Quest. Included in the magazine are cardboard cut-outs of Pikachu, Eievui and Fushigidane as well as a play set area. Those that have a Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit can uses the JoyCons to move these Pokémon around. The magazine costs 990yen and will be available in Japan on February 1st, 2020. Images from the magazine have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Magazine Details:

Kindergarten March 2020 (Yochien 幼稚園 2020年 03 月号)
Price: 990 yen
Release Date: February 1st, 2020
ISBN: 010090320
Includes: Nintendo Labo X Pokémon Quest
Publisher: Shogakugan

Source: https://sho.jp/youchien/47045

YouTube Clip - Nintendo Labo x Pokémon Quest - Kindergarten March 2020


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGmvTwGoWuQ

According to the August 2019 Issue of License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors, The Pokémon Company International is now the 23rd most profitable retail licensor worldwide selling over $2.8 billion USD in licensed products worldwide in 2018. This is down from $3.3 billion USD in 2017.

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The Pokémon Company International - $2.98 Billion - 2018

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of the The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

With robust licensing programs spanning gaming, toys, apparel and accessories, designer collaborations, tech gear, home décor, and more, The Pokémon Company International continued to reach broad global audiences last year, giving fans more ways to engage with the beloved Pokémon brand.

Key licensees in 2018 included Wicked Cool Toys (master toy licensee for TPCi), Mattel's Mega Construx, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Ravensburger, which added figures, plush, roleplay items, puzzels and more to their growing lineup of official Pokémon merchandise. In addition, TPCi and Punko announced their first agreement to bring Funko Pop! Pokémon figure to retail, featuring the iconic Pokémon, Pikachu. The popularity of the product led to an expanded deal, resulting in the companies' launching a new "A Day with Pikachu" collection starting in February 2019, featuring a series of themed Pikachu figures available exclusively on PokemonCenter.com - the official destination for Pokémon merchandise in the U.S. - and more Funko Pop! Pokémon figures.

Major programs were based on a license of the globally popular TV animation, which boasts more than 1,000 episodes spanning 22 seasons. Recent seasons, including "Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon - Ultra Adventures" and "Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon Ultra Legends," aired via worldwide broadcast partners in 2018 and 2019, respectively. TCPi and Fathom Events also collaborated to debut the 21st animated Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, at select theaters across multiple territories. TPCi also rolled out new offerings for the Pokémon TCG, which contines to be one of the best-selling card games in the world with more than 25.7 billion cards shipped to 74 countries in 11 languages. In tandem, TPCi's ongoing partnerships with mass retailers like Amazon, Carrfour, GameStop, Sainsbury's, Target, Tesco, and Walmart, plus many international independent retailers remain as additional awareness drivers for official merchandise like the Pokémon TCG.

Furthermore, the "Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!" and "Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!" video games launched in November 2018, and since March 2019, have sold more than 10.63 million units worldwide, making them the fifth best-selling Nintendo Switch titles to date. These titles also offer cross-platform connectivity with the incredibly popular "Pokémon GO" mobile game, which continued to build significant awareness for the brand as it reached more than 850 million downloads as of August 2018.

The strength of the Pokémon brand and its ability to bring customers into retail aisles led to several industry accolades in 2018, including a nomination for Action Figure of the Year by The Toy Association and a No. 6 ranking in NPD's Top 10 Toy Properties for January to June 2018.

TCPi's licensing and retail programs experienced further growth in 2019 and beyond with the premiere of the first-ever live-action Pokémon film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, the upcoming release of the "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield" video games, and a slow of new partnerships and merchandise to delight customers.

In May 2019, Pokémon Detective Pikachu premiered in theaters worldwide, released in partnership with Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment. As the No. 1 movie in worldwide gross for three consecutive weeks, the film's success in garnering global mainstream buzz yielded a variety of merchandise and licensing opportunities, including the launch of a special Detective Pikachu expansion for the Pokémon TCG, movie-themed toy lines by Wicked Cool Toys and Mattel's Mega Construx, and a collaboration with global fashion retailer H&M to release a range of apparel and accessories for adults and children.

Retailers such as Hamleys, Harrods and Joue Club also joined in the celebrating the Pokémon Detective Pikachu premiere in stores. GameStop and Walmart held unique promotions to celebrate the movie release, and Target hosted in-store events with the recently launched "Pokémon Pass" app. Expanding its retail marketing initiatives, TPCi created "Pokémon Pass" to further develop digital reward programs to provide deeper engagement with the brand for retail customers.

Lastly, 2019 welcomed numerous fashion collaborations with designers like Jeremy Scott, GCDS and Bobby Abley for their respective spring/summer 2019 collections that have appeared on runways in London, Milan, and New York.

In addition, TPCi partnered with several global fashion retailers, including Primark for an exclusive range of women;s apparel, now on sale in Europe, as well as adidas for a special adidas NEO collection of apparel, footwear and accessories, which is available in China with plans to introduce more items to fans around the world in the future.

Source: https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/b0a2d8f9#/b0a2d8f9/42

According to the April 2017 Volume 20 Number 2 Issue of License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors, The Pokémon Company International is now the 19th most profitable retail licensor worldwide selling over $3.3 billion USD a year in licensed products worldwide. The 20th Anniversary campaign in 2016 certainly helped its sales as it greatly surpassed its $2 billion USD and 34th place in 2015. Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun and Moon also helped the brand. To put this incredible achievement into perspective, The Pokémon Company International has now passed major companies such as: Ford, the NBA and Playboy for sales and is just behind the NFL and GM.

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License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors Report - THE POKÉMON COMPANY INTERNATIONAL

Pokémon enjoyed an incredibly strong year at retail in 2016, which marked the brand’s 20th anniversary. The milestone, which recognized the first introduction of Pokémon video games 20 years ago, catapulted the perennially popular brand into the global spotlight and kicked off with the first-ever Pokémon Super Bowl commercial. The company also introduced the mobile game “Pokémon Go,” which became a global phenomenon and was downloaded 650 million times.

Pokémon followed this success with “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon” for the Nintendo 3DS, which became the third best-selling Nintendo 3DS titles of all time, adding to the 280 million Pokémon video games already sold. The Pokémon trading card game continues to be popular with 21.5 billion cards shipped globally as of 2016, and was the No. 1 selling toy in the strategic card games subclass. Pokémon animation aligned with Disney XD as its new U.S. broadcast partner.

The Pokémon animated TV series includes more than 900 episodes spanning 20 seasons and is licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries, as well as on a variety of VOD platforms around the world. In 2017, the award-winning “Pokémon Go” mobile game will continue to receive ongoing updates with new characters, seasonal in-game events and ongoing support from promotional collaborations with Sprint and Starbucks in the U.S.

The latest TCG expansion, Pokémon TCG: Sun and Moon, launched in North America and Europe in February, the first of four expansions that will launch quarterly. The 20th season of the Pokémon animated series, titled “Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon,” will debut in 2017, as will the 20th animated Pokémon movie, and production will begin on Detective Pikachu, the first live-action Pokémon movie. Additionally, the Pokémon Company will continue to introduce new experiences for the brand across mobile and core gaming, animation, TCG, licensed products including toys, apparel and more.

Source: http://images2.advanstar.com/PixelMags/license-global/pdf/2017-04-top150.pdf (Page T14)
Posted By: Sunain | Jun 27 2015 17:20:30
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A new magazine is being released by Shogakukan called Pokémon Life (ポケモンLife). The first issue will be released on July 30th, 2015 and it is aimed at Pokémon fans mainly in their late teens and 20s. It will feature: interviews, illustrations, photos and the state of activity of POKEMON With YOU. The first issue will cost 1200yen including tax and it will include a Shoko Nakagawa x Nymphia poster with poem (中川翔子×ニンフィア ポエムつきポスター) and a Pikachu Card Case (ピカチュウカードケース).

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Source: http://family.shogakukan.co.jp/p/

According to the May 2015 Issue of License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors, The Pokémon Company International is now selling over $2 billion USD a year in licensed products worldwide and it is the 34th highest selling licensed brand in the world. The reason for this significant milestone is due to the fact that the company has now sold over 270 million video games, 21.5 billion TCG cards and the Pokémon Anime VOD sales are thriving on services like Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and Amazon.

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Posted By: Sunain | Feb 27 2013 15:02:35
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Official Pokémon Magazine will be releasing a printed version of the magazine starting on March 20th, 2013 in the United Kingdom. The magazine will cover the videogames, the Trading Card Game, the TV shows, the films and a lot more. The first issue costs £3.99 but if people subscribe now, they can get the first three issues for £5. A years subscription costs £40.

The first magazine comes with four free Pokémon gifts. There's a massive double-sided poster featuring Emboar, Serperior and Samurott. There is a Pokémon sticker sheet featuring Kyurem, Reshiram, Zekrom and many more. Then there are some Pokémon door hangers with Pikachu on one side and Meowth on the other. Finally, there is four Pokémon badges featuring Tepig, Snivy, Oshawott and Pikachu.

13 issues of the Official Pokémon Magazine will be released a year, all edited by ONM Editor-in-Chief Chandra Nair.

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Official Pokémon Magazine is your one-stop shop for everything Pokémon! It's your ultimate guide to all the latest videogame, TV series, film and trading card info, and also comes with amazing Pokémon-themed gifts every single month. So don't miss out, subscribe today!

The amazing launch issue brings the first details of brand new Nintendo 3DS videogame Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. It also boasts a pullout Pokémon X and Pokémon Y poster, a separate, double-sided Pokémon poster, a set of four Pokémon Pin Badges and an awesome page of Pokémon vinyl stickers. It's a Pokémon extravaganza!

*Take advantage of this special launch offer and try the first 3 issues for just £5!

Plus, continue to subscribe and continue to save! There's no obligation and you're free to cancel at any time, but if you like what you read then your subscription will continue at the low rate of just £9.99 every three months. That's a saving of 23% off the cover price!

Pre-order now: Official Pokémon Magazine launches on the 20th March! Subscribe by the 6th March to ensure you receive the very first issue!

Sources: http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/pokw13/ and http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/47208/were-launching-the-official-pokemon-magazine-next-month-subscribe-now-for-pound5/
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