omglittleangelworld said: Nice collection! I've never heard about most of those mangas. I am interested in that Ash & Pikachu one. Is it still being printed? Is it really right-to-left as it looks like? Do you know anything about Chuang Yi's Pokémon Gotta Catch 'em All! (Pokemon Get da ze!)?

Hi, sorry for the slow reply! Ash & Pikachu was published in right-to-left format, like the original Japanese version. It’s currently out of print though :(

I don’t know much about Chuang Yi’s “Pokémon Gotta Catch ‘em All!” except for what’s already on Bulbapedia. I wrote to CY and they were the ones that confirmed they translated the manga and they provided me with the ISBN numbers seen on Bulbapedia.

Something new! Okay, these are the two volumes of the series Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl created by 坂井 孝行 Sakai Takayuki. (There are only 2 volumes, so I have the complete set). This is kind of a neat series… it’s based on the anime and follows the adventures of Ash, Dawn, Pikachu and Piplup. Some side characters like Nurse Joy and Cheryl make appearances, but no sign of Brock, Team Rocket, or Paul. I’m actually pretty legit surprised that this didn’t get licensed by either of the English companies… I always figured VIZ Media would jump on it since it’s anime-based (considering they did Electric Tale of Pikachu and the movie manga adaptations, and the Ani-Manga…) or even Chuang Yi (as they also licensed EToP and also the Ash & Pikachu manga based on the Johto/Hoenn seasons). Also it’s a short series and from what I know about the manga industry in North America, a short series is much lower financial risk than a longer one…but maybe they thought 2 volumes was too short? idk. I also had a hell of a time doing this manga on Bulbapedia as the name “Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl” was sooo damn vague… had to keep it distinct from everything else called “Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl” especially since there is also the “Pocket Monsters DP” manga created by Kosaku Anakubo. Yikes! So anyway pretty much everything you see about this manga on Bulbapedia was wrote by me. *toots own horn*

Something new! Okay, these are the two volumes of the series Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl created by 坂井 孝行 Sakai Takayuki. (There are only 2 volumes, so I have the complete set). This is kind of a neat series… it’s based on the anime and follows the adventures of Ash, Dawn, Pikachu and Piplup. Some side characters like Nurse Joy and Cheryl make appearances, but no sign of Brock, Team Rocket, or Paul. I’m actually pretty legit surprised that this didn’t get licensed by either of the English companies… I always figured VIZ Media would jump on it since it’s anime-based (considering they did Electric Tale of Pikachu and the movie manga adaptations, and the Ani-Manga…) or even Chuang Yi (as they also licensed EToP and also the Ash & Pikachu manga based on the Johto/Hoenn seasons). Also it’s a short series and from what I know about the manga industry in North America, a short series is much lower financial risk than a longer one…but maybe they thought 2 volumes was too short? idk. I also had a hell of a time doing this manga on Bulbapedia as the name “Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl” was sooo damn vague… had to keep it distinct from everything else called “Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl” especially since there is also the “Pocket Monsters DP” manga created by Kosaku Anakubo. Yikes! So anyway pretty much everything you see about this manga on Bulbapedia was wrote by me. *toots own horn*

I apologise for the long abscense. I will write about some “new” stuff soon, but for now, some of my recent aquisitions:

#1: Pokémon Adventures in Italian! This one was a surprise for me to learn about, I knew Italy had a translation of “Pokémon Get da ze!”, but not this one. I found it when I was surfing eBay. Apparently Italy got the first ten monthly issues and the first two Magical Pokémon Journey monthly issues. The more you know! So ya I ordered this one once I knew it was real XD

#2 is Pocket Monsters BW volume 4! This just came in the mail today! As y’all know this continues the adventures of Red, his rude Clefairy and other Pokémon. Green appears in this one again!!

#3 is all the VIZ Media Pokémon Adventures volumes I got since my last post. @_@ they keep releasing them, I keep buying them…

#4 is all the Japanese Pokémon Adventures volumes I got since last time. Shogakukan seems to be speeding up the volume versions, probably in preparation for BW2 or even a future X/Y arc… volume 47 came today with Pocket Monsters :)

Some updates after a long wait! Sorry, guys!

I have lots of new manga since I last posted. This will be the first post of a few… the manga volumes in this post I got after working out a deal with tumblr user blackjackgabbiani. :)

First one is How I Became a Pokémon Card volumes 2 and 4! This worked out great as you may know from my previous post, I had volumes 1 and 3 already. so now I have 1-2-3-4 all in a row! these ones all have the promo cards sealed inside too :) i am super excited cause volume 2 has Kaede in it and i think she is a really cool character. she worked for Team Rocket, and is a childhood friend of Erika. she has lots of allergies (just like me!) and her [Dark] Gloom is always following her with a box of tissues XD

Second one is Pokémon ReBURST! volume 1 created by Mitsuhisa Tamura and Jin Kusude. I don’t know much about the series yet which is part of why I bought it. Other users did the writing for it on Bulbapedia so I didn’t need to research it much XD I vaguely understand the characters can transform into Pokémon (that’s what the BURSTing is). guess I will learn more about it now that I have the first volume :0

Third one is a bunch of the Pocket Monsters Film Comic XD I have collected sooo many of these now and there are still like 20 more to go! Volume 9 (the one with Ponyta on the cover) has a chapter based on EP035 “The Legend of Miniryu [Dratini]” which I think is way cool. So here I got 4, 7, 8, 9 and Orange Islands #1.

Next one is Pokémon Adventures volume 44 (aka Pokémon Special in Japan). This one is super brand-new, just came out, and now volume 45 is on the way so I gotta get that one too. I’ve decided to collect like ALL of the Black & White chapter stuff that comes out because it’s such a complex release. (Magazine chapters, VIZ volumes based on the magazine chapters, French volumes based on the magazine chapters, then the volume version in Japan, then VIZ translation based on the volume version! ay carumba!)

Last but not least… I got more Pokémon Pocket Monsters volumes!! I’ve come to really like collecting this series (my dream is to have some of the English Chuang Yi volumes one day…. but for now I’ll make do with Japanese volumes) I got #1, 3, 8 and 9. So now I have at least one from every story arc except Pocket Monsters DP. I have eleven volumes in total!


I still have more new manga from Anime North 2013 and that I bought randomly so look forward to seeing new posts soon *__* sorry for the long wait!

Just because I want to update with something, here are my Ani-Manga, also known as “film comics” “animation comics”, whatever. You know, those books made from screenshots of anime movies or tv episodes. I hardly read the movie manga adaptations as it is so most of these I’ve only read once, if at all, but most of them I started collecting just because I’m hell-bent on having ~EVERY~ Pokémon manga ever licensed in English. Including these. The Japanese ones are just kinda for fun. :3

Ok so in order:

* These are my Japanese volumes of Pocket Monsters Film Comic. I have 10, 12, and GS 25 (which is like #52 overall). The tenth volume is kinda neat because it covers EP036-EP040. But obviously it skips EP038, Electric Soldier Porygon. HOWEVER the chapter numbering actually acknowledges that an episode is skipped, it literally skips from chapter 37 to chapter 39. With no mention of 38 or why it was skipped.
* These are the graphic novels licensed by VIZ Media. I was so excited to find the Mewtwo Stikes Back one at a comic book store far away just past my city’s boundaries. (I’m still missing the Pokémon the Movie 2000 one though). All That Pikachu was the first of these I bought, since I had run out of Pokémon manga to buy and I was determined to buy anything that got licensed. The Giratina one I had to search EVERYWHERE for since I guess Ani-Manga isn’t popular but omg.
* This one is Pokémon TV Animation Comic, which is published by VIZ Media as well. It is a bound volume of the “Pokémon Power” comics that were in Nintendo Power magazine, which in turn are adapted from Pocket Monsters Film Comic. This one has the first six episodes’ chapters (I’m not sure if any other volumes were ever made)
* This is the first of the monthly single issues of the Mewtwo Strikes Back Ani-Manga. I bought it at the thrift store for $1 before I had the graphic novel. Not much else exciting about it tho XD
* And last we have “The Art of Pokémon the Movie 2000” which is really more of a storybook adaptation of the movie with lots of stills. It has like narrative paragraphs explaining what is going on in the movie. There is some bonus stuff at the end, character bios and such. Not a big deal though, I was hoping for more of like concept art and that kind of stuff when I bought it.

Anyway, I’ll try to update more often! Sorry for the inactivity!

wildlyeccentricmaniac:

zesty-pokemanga:

I’m so excited!! This finally came in the mail today. This is the first volume of My First Wide: Pocket Monsters Special Ruby & Sapphire chapter. What is it? It’s an omnibus compilation, like those VIZbig volumes that are 3 in 1, but from Japan and it’s the Ruby & Sapphire chapter of Pokémon Adventures.When these were first revealed in 2011 I thought it was kind of random that they only did the Ruby & Sapphire chapter but at the same time I thought it was nifty and hoped VIZ Media would use this as a chance to bring over the chapter to North America (they ended up bringing over the regular volumes). What I didn’t know was that apparently these would be discontinued only one month after printing!! Presumably due to the earthquake, Shogakukan gave up on these. There is a #2 and apparently a third volume known to exist, but they were all in print only for one month, and I was only able to get my hands on this first one. So I think due to the weird circumstance, this is super extra cool! I’m so excited!

Wow, you’re so lucky to have the wide ban! (Ruby and sapphire is my favourite arc) (:I think they did the wide ban for only the Ruby and Sapphire arc because they wanted to re-release one of the older arcs into wide ban as a special anniversary kinda thing? (idk :P) so they conducted a poll among Japanese fans and it turned out that the Ruby and Sapphire was the arc that most people wanted in wide ban(:ahh, I really wanna see how it looks on the side, wonder if they added any bits in, or if it still looks the same :P

Eeeee thank you ;P the poll thing makes a ton more sense, thanks for that info! I’ll have to compare it to my regular copy of volume 15, I’ll post if I see any differences!

wildlyeccentricmaniac:

zesty-pokemanga:

I’m so excited!! This finally came in the mail today. This is the first volume of My First Wide: Pocket Monsters Special Ruby & Sapphire chapter. What is it? It’s an omnibus compilation, like those VIZbig volumes that are 3 in 1, but from Japan and it’s the Ruby & Sapphire chapter of Pokémon Adventures.

When these were first revealed in 2011 I thought it was kind of random that they only did the Ruby & Sapphire chapter but at the same time I thought it was nifty and hoped VIZ Media would use this as a chance to bring over the chapter to North America (they ended up bringing over the regular volumes). What I didn’t know was that apparently these would be discontinued only one month after printing!! Presumably due to the earthquake, Shogakukan gave up on these. There is a #2 and apparently a third volume known to exist, but they were all in print only for one month, and I was only able to get my hands on this first one. So I think due to the weird circumstance, this is super extra cool! I’m so excited!

Wow, you’re so lucky to have the wide ban! (Ruby and sapphire is my favourite arc) (:
I think they did the wide ban for only the Ruby and Sapphire arc because they wanted to re-release one of the older arcs into wide ban as a special anniversary kinda thing? (idk :P) so they conducted a poll among Japanese fans and it turned out that the Ruby and Sapphire was the arc that most people wanted in wide ban(:
ahh, I really wanna see how it looks on the side, wonder if they added any bits in, or if it still looks the same :P

Eeeee thank you ;P the poll thing makes a ton more sense, thanks for that info! I’ll have to compare it to my regular copy of volume 15, I’ll post if I see any differences!

(via rustbororoxanne)

I’m so excited!! This finally came in the mail today. This is the first volume of My First Wide: Pocket Monsters Special Ruby & Sapphire chapter. What is it? It’s an omnibus compilation, like those VIZbig volumes that are 3 in 1, but from Japan and it’s the Ruby & Sapphire chapter of Pokémon Adventures.When these were first revealed in 2011 I thought it was kind of random that they only did the Ruby & Sapphire chapter but at the same time I thought it was nifty and hoped VIZ Media would use this as a chance to bring over the chapter to North America (they ended up bringing over the regular volumes). What I didn’t know was that apparently these would be discontinued only one month after printing!! Presumably due to the earthquake, Shogakukan gave up on these. There is a #2 and apparently a third volume known to exist, but they were all in print only for one month, and I was only able to get my hands on this first one. So I think due to the weird circumstance, this is super extra cool! I’m so excited!

I’m so excited!! This finally came in the mail today. This is the first volume of My First Wide: Pocket Monsters Special Ruby & Sapphire chapter. What is it? It’s an omnibus compilation, like those VIZbig volumes that are 3 in 1, but from Japan and it’s the Ruby & Sapphire chapter of Pokémon Adventures.

When these were first revealed in 2011 I thought it was kind of random that they only did the Ruby & Sapphire chapter but at the same time I thought it was nifty and hoped VIZ Media would use this as a chance to bring over the chapter to North America (they ended up bringing over the regular volumes). What I didn’t know was that apparently these would be discontinued only one month after printing!! Presumably due to the earthquake, Shogakukan gave up on these. There is a #2 and apparently a third volume known to exist, but they were all in print only for one month, and I was only able to get my hands on this first one. So I think due to the weird circumstance, this is super extra cool! I’m so excited!

Here is another update for today: Pokémon Zensho created by Satomi Nakamura. Pokémon Zensho is a really early Pokémon manga based on the Red, Green & Blue games - it’s a single-volume manga and each chapter is from one Pokémon Gym/city basically. It’s a very literal adaptation of the Generation I games’s storyline, more so than the anime or from any of the other manga. Despite being based on the game canon, the main characters use the “anime” names, Satoshi and Shigeru (Ash and Gary’s Japanese names), rather than Red and Green/Blue like in Pokémon Adventures or Pokémon Pocket Monsters. I think the art style in this one is really nice though :)

Here is another update for today: Pokémon Zensho created by Satomi Nakamura. Pokémon Zensho is a really early Pokémon manga based on the Red, Green & Blue games - it’s a single-volume manga and each chapter is from one Pokémon Gym/city basically. It’s a very literal adaptation of the Generation I games’s storyline, more so than the anime or from any of the other manga. Despite being based on the game canon, the main characters use the “anime” names, Satoshi and Shigeru (Ash and Gary’s Japanese names), rather than Red and Green/Blue like in Pokémon Adventures or Pokémon Pocket Monsters. I think the art style in this one is really nice though :)

Hi everybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!) sorry I didn’t update much recently, i am dealing with a broken computer so I can only occasionally use my dad’s :( anyway, here is today’s manga:
This book is kind of unusual to me XD I got it at a comics shop in downtown Toronto in like 2010, it was in a sealed bag, I asked the owner what it was and he was like “i dunno? it’s like $7 wanna buy it” so i thought what the heck and bought it. i am a HUGE fan of the Pokémon Ranger game series, and i noticed the Ranger stuff on the cover, so i thought it was a good idea. (it has Manaphy egg on the back)
turns out this book has a bunch of information on the Pokémon Ranger game (the first one) and then about half of the Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea manga adaptation created by 溝渕誠 Makoto Mizobuchi (also known for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji’s Rescue Team and the Arceus movie adaptation). I already had the Ranger movie manga by the time I bought this so it’s a little redundant but i thought it was neat and it’s unusual so i kept it in my collection. besides, like i said, i’m a big Pokémon Ranger fan :D

Hi everybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!) sorry I didn’t update much recently, i am dealing with a broken computer so I can only occasionally use my dad’s :( anyway, here is today’s manga:

This book is kind of unusual to me XD I got it at a comics shop in downtown Toronto in like 2010, it was in a sealed bag, I asked the owner what it was and he was like “i dunno? it’s like $7 wanna buy it” so i thought what the heck and bought it. i am a HUGE fan of the Pokémon Ranger game series, and i noticed the Ranger stuff on the cover, so i thought it was a good idea. (it has Manaphy egg on the back)

turns out this book has a bunch of information on the Pokémon Ranger game (the first one) and then about half of the Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea manga adaptation created by 溝渕誠 Makoto Mizobuchi (also known for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji’s Rescue Team and the Arceus movie adaptation). I already had the Ranger movie manga by the time I bought this so it’s a little redundant but i thought it was neat and it’s unusual so i kept it in my collection. besides, like i said, i’m a big Pokémon Ranger fan :D

Got this in the mail yesterday :) it’s volume four of The Electric Tale of Pikachu by 小野 敏洋 Toshihiro Ono, also titled “Surf’s Up Pikachu”. It takes place in the Orange Islands. Anyway, I now have a complete set of Electric Tale volumes!! yeah!!
This one is usually on eBay for $60 and up. I even seen it listed for over $100 before. But this one I got from an Amazon seller for only $14.99 plus shipping!! So ya I pretty much said SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY .__.
also i’m excited because coming soon in the mail is My First Wide: Pocket Monsters Special Ruby Sapphire Chapter volume 1. Apparently these are unbelievably rare, they were only in print apparently one month and then discontinued by Shogakukan, possibly due to the Tohoku earthquake in March 2011. I always thought they were nifty but ended up procrastinating on buying them since VIZ Media is licensing the Ruby & Sapphire chapter now. But I changed my mind so I ordered the first one :V apparently there is a #2 and even a #3, but they are super hard to get. I can find ISBN online for #2 but that’s about it. So now I’m super excited to get this in the mail XD

Got this in the mail yesterday :) it’s volume four of The Electric Tale of Pikachu by 小野 敏洋 Toshihiro Ono, also titled “Surf’s Up Pikachu”. It takes place in the Orange Islands. Anyway, I now have a complete set of Electric Tale volumes!! yeah!!

This one is usually on eBay for $60 and up. I even seen it listed for over $100 before. But this one I got from an Amazon seller for only $14.99 plus shipping!! So ya I pretty much said SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY .__.

also i’m excited because coming soon in the mail is My First Wide: Pocket Monsters Special Ruby Sapphire Chapter volume 1. Apparently these are unbelievably rare, they were only in print apparently one month and then discontinued by Shogakukan, possibly due to the Tohoku earthquake in March 2011. I always thought they were nifty but ended up procrastinating on buying them since VIZ Media is licensing the Ruby & Sapphire chapter now. But I changed my mind so I ordered the first one :V apparently there is a #2 and even a #3, but they are super hard to get. I can find ISBN online for #2 but that’s about it. So now I’m super excited to get this in the mail XD

Hi! i am Zesty Cactus. you may know me as head of Manga down at Bulbapedia. this is where i will be blogging about my personal collection of Pokémon manga and related goods. hope you like it!

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