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    Pocket Monsters is a gag manga authored by Kosaku Anakubo that follows the adventures of the trainer Isamu "Red" Akai & his ill-mannered Clefairy. It's technically split up into five parts: The original Pocket Monsters(covering the RBY and GSC era), Pocket Monsters Ruby-Sapphire, Pocket Monsters DP, Pocket Monsters HGSS, and Pocket Monsters BW.

    If the original Pocket Monsters & its sequels are treated as one continuous manga, it's the longest running Pokemon manga to date & the second-longest-running manga in Corocoro magazine. Pocket Monsters is the most popular manga in Japan, even beating out the likes of Pokemon Special. It even got a cameo in the anime! Despite this, it has never seen a proper western release - Chuang Yi has translated a few volumes, but that's all. One possible reason for this is a rather simple one: This manga has very crude humor, to the point where Red and his Clefairy appeared nude in the second chapter of the manga.

    Bulbapedia has summaries for several chapters of this series(original series, Ruby-Sapphire, DP). In addition to this, Dogasu of Dogasu's Backpack has been summarizing the BW saga as it gets released - you can read his summaries here. He also has a summary of Vol. 1 of the original series that's more detailed than Bulbapedia's summaries.
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    Well, Clefairies usually appear nude, but you don't usually, you know, see everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Gabbiani View Post
    Well, Clefairies usually appear nude, but you don't usually, you know, see everything.
    Touche. Although I'm just going off what Bulbapedia says:

    In the manga, Isamu and his Clefairy appear nude at the end of the second chapter. Their genitalia are visible. This is a possible reason why the manga was not released in North America.
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    It's not just the second Chapter

    They do it a lot actually..

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    I know its not good to ask, but is there anywhere to read it, or do we only have summaries. pretty much only manga I haven't read of pokemon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allio View Post
    I know its not good to ask, but is there anywhere to read it, or do we only have summaries. pretty much only manga I haven't read of pokemon.
    Chuang Yi translated a few volumes(listed here), but other than that, you're stuck with summaries or with getting the untranslated manga from Japan. Kind of sucks that such a long and popular (in Japan, at least) manga seems doomed to never see a proper English release(or even releases from sources we can't discuss here), but that's the way it is.
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    lol i have read some of them.. and they are.. silly
    what if gamefreak send scouts to Pokemon forums,
    give some trailer for the new gen,
    then wait for our responds, and keep an eye on our speculation,
    and then steal our idea???

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    Is it from Adventures or somewhere else? Can anybody translate it please? Since, I don't remember a Palpitoad appearing in a manga before so....

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    It's from Adventures.




    Here's the others

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    Wrong thread.

    It's about Anakubo's Pocket Monsters.
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    http://twitpic.com/63vecf/full

    Isamu, Clefairy, and Pikachu discover a Conkeldurr!
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    I would buy this.

    Since most of the Vizkids non-video-game-related products are joke manga (ChocoMimi, Dinosaur Hour and Leave it to PET!!) I think this would fit right in. I guess they don't want to do lots of editing?

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    It's my understanding that a lot of the toilet humor is just in the first arc. If they started translating from more recent volumes they could probably do more of a direct translation.
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        Spoiler:- Image:


    BW volume 1 cover has been revealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolipiece View Post
    http://twitpic.com/63vecf/full

    Isamu, Clefairy, and Pikachu discover a Conkeldurr!
    Wow, they sure did make this manga seem like a joke version of Pokemon special. But it looks hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caseydia View Post
    Wow, they sure did make this manga seem like a joke version of Pokemon special. But it looks hilarious.
    You do know that this manga came out before Pokemon Adventures, right?

    It was the second Pokemon manga ever created.
    Last edited by lolipiece; 7th October 2011 at 3:06 AM.

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    Lance is a big bully!

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    http://twitpic.com/77amch/full

    ...Uh, I have no idea what's going on this month...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolipiece View Post
    http://twitpic.com/77amch/full

    ...Uh, I have no idea what's going on this month...
    Looks like Pippi somehow met up with G-Cis and is boasting like usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolipiece View Post
    http://twitpic.com/77amch/full

    ...Uh, I have no idea what's going on this month...
    That masked Pokemon is Pippi?

    I mean, he's always looked strange. But I hardly recognized him here.
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    http://twitpic.com/7t532h/full

    This month, Isamu catches a cold!

    ...That's all I know.

    Hmm, I guess that Conkeldurr really did replace Tyrogue.

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    they sure did make this manga seem like a joke version of Pokemon special .why you make this post a joke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hachiushima View Post
    they sure did make this manga seem like a joke version of Pokemon special .why you make this post a joke...
    This manga came out before Pokemon Adventures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hachiushima View Post
    they sure did make this manga seem like a joke version of Pokemon special .why you make this post a joke...
    I don't see the similarities at all. They're simply both manga based of off the Pokemon game franchise. Plus as said this came out before Pokespe.
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    pokemon manga is nice.. but i like the TV series more..

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