Pokémon is one of those iconic franchises that people of my generation love. From the classic Season 1 TV show, to the many movies, to Pokemon: Go, brand anything with tiny Pokémon and it’s bound to fly off shelves. VIZ knows this and we already saw the release of Pokémon season one on DVD, now its fine for fan favorite POKÉMON THE MOVIE: I CHOOSE YOU. The iconic story of how Ash first met Pikachu, in the first ever home release of this movie. The film will debut as Blu-ray and DVD editions on February 13th   $24.98 U.S.  and is presented in full 1080p High Definition with English dubbed as well as English SDH subtitled dialogue options. The DVD Standard Edition will carry an MSRP of $19.98 U.S.

When Ash Ketchum oversleeps on his 10th birthday, he ends up with a stubborn Pikachu instead of the first partner Pokémon he wanted! But after a rocky start, Ash and Pikachu become close friends and true partners—and when they catch a rare glimpse of the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh in flight, they make plans to seek it out together. Trainers Verity and Sorrel join Ash on his journey, and along the way, they meet the mysterious Mythical Pokémon Marshadow. When they near their goal, an arrogant Trainer named Cross stands in their way. Can Ash and Pikachu defeat him and reach Ho-Oh as they promised, or will their journey end here?

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 290 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