Manga UK to re-release the Pokémon Diamond & Pearl films

Distributor Manga UK have announced plans to release another batch of Pokémon films throughout the year with their latest film Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You hitting Blu-ray steelbook very soon.

On 21st May 2018, Manga will release the Pokémon Diamond & Pearl movie collection on DVD (which is available to pre-order right now) that consists of four films based on the Diamond & Pearl era. The four films are as follows:

The Rise of Darkrai

An idyllic town is thrown into chaos when two powerful Pokémon, Dialga and Palkia, cross paths and battle, distorting the dimensions of time and space. The only hope comes from Darkrai, a shadowy Pokémon shunned by the townsfolk.

Giratina and the Sky Warrior

When a new Pokémon emerges able to create parallel dimensions, it’s up to Ash Ketchum and his friends to stop a mysterious stranger from using its powers for evil!

Arceus and the Jewel of Life

Arceus, creator of the world, comes to pass judgement on humanity for the theft of the Jewel of Life, but Ash Ketchum and his friends are sent back in time to discover and possible reverse the events that led to Arceus’ vendetta.

Zoroark – Master of Illusions

A greedy, manipulative media mogul seeks to capture Celebi for nefarious purposes, using the shape-shifting Pokémon, Zoroark, to hunt it down.

All four films will be in English audio only. These four films have been released in the UK prior on DVD from different distributors; The Rise of Darkrai was initially under publisher Network in 2008 while the other three were under publisher Universal Pictures in 2011.

In addition to this announcement, Manga have also confirmed that more movie collections are in the works so stay tuned!

Manga currently have the following titles in their Pokémon catalogue:

Original era:

  • Movie 1: The First Movie
  • Movie 2: 2000
  • Movie 3: Spell Of The Unknown
  • Series: Indigo League Season 1

Diamond & Pearl era:

  • Movie 10: The Rise of Darkrai
  • Movie 11: Giratina and the Sky Warrior
  • Movie 12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
  • Movie 13: Zoroark – Master of Illusions

XY era:

  • Movie 18: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
  • Movie 19: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

Reboot era:

  • Movie 20: I Choose You

If you want some Pokémon goodness while waiting there’s also a number of series available on Netflix including XYZ and Sun & Moon.


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