Synopses & Reviews
• Based on the movie Pokémon Movie 9: Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, which was released by VIZ Media on DVD in 2007.
• Pokémon Movie 9: Ranger and the Temple of the Sea has sold through over 55k units in the US to date (VideoScan).
• The second coming of Pokémon is taking over the world (of retail)!
• Features the most beloved Pokémon characters: Ash and Pikachu.
• The Pokémon franchise is well known among parents as a safe bet and kid-friendly.
• The success of the Diamond & Pearl games has generated enormous fan awareness not only of that series, but also of Pokémon across the board; even older titles such as Pokémon Adventures have seen a sales spike since the game’s debut.
• The theatrical release of the Diamond & Pearl movies in the U.S. will raise the profile of this book.
• The anime series Diamond & Pearl is one of Cartoon Network’s feature properties, airing in the prime weekday afternoon time-slot.
• For Pokémon fans who have to get 'em all (or at least all the VIZ Media licensed merchandise)!
• Over 150 million Pokémon video games sold worldwide / 40 million in the U.S.
• Over 14 billion trading cards sold worldwide.
Each series is based on the themes of collecting, training and battling Pokémon—with almost 500 Pokémon to date.
The manga tie-in to Pokémon Movie 9: Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Somewhere in this world there is a Sea Temple created by the People of the Water. The Sea Temple contains a hidden treasure called the Sea Crown, but no one has ever seen the Sea Crown, or even the Sea Temple, because the temple is protected by a secret mechanism. The temple drifts through a vast ocean undetected, waiting... waiting...
Ash and Pikachu meet Lizabeth, a descendant of the People of the Water, and learn about the legend. They also meet Jackie, a Pokémon Ranger on a secret mission to protect a Manaphy egg (Manaphy is mysteriously known as The Prince of the Sea) and find the Sea Temple as well. The Phantom plans to obtain the Sea Crown and take over the world-but first he needs the Manaphy egg. Now Lizabeth and Ash must help Jackie protect the egg and stop the nefarious pirate! What is the Sea Crown? How does Manaphy's mysterious power connect it to the Sea Temple? Can Ash help Jackie complete his mission?
Each series is based on the themes of collecting, training and battling Pokémonwith almost 500 Pokémon to date.
Each series is based on the themes of collecting, training and battling Pok - monwith almost 500 Pok - mon to date.
"Somewhere in this world, there is a temple created by the People of the Water. The Sea Temple contains a hidden treasure, the Sea Crown, but no one has ever seen it because the temple is protected by a secret mechanism...Ash and Pikachu learn about the legend and meet Jackie, a Pokemon Ranger on a mission to protect a Manaphy egg and find the temple"--P.  of cover.
About the Author
Pokemon is more than a game or a TV show, it's a cultural phenomenon that has won the hearts of Japanese and American fans alike! Pokemon comics, games, animation, and toys are run-away hits worldwide. But Pokemon's appeal comes from exciting stories and dynamic personalities-the heart displayed by Ash and the loyalty of Pikachu and the other Pokemon. See for yourself what all the excitement is about.