Last edited by Ace of Shades; 12th November 2011 at 10:10 PM.
I'm very sorry. But this means nothing.
They probably just generated the pages with some kind of algorithm, so those hidden pages were accidentally created. They're not accessible by normal ways and they're merely placeholders.
The ISBN numbers are inactive and if you looked at the release dates, Volume 15 should have been released a month ago. Everything on those pages is automatically generated, so I'm sorry.
These pages were probably created back when they started re-releasing Pokemon Adventures or when they began to release Gold/Silver series. They probably didn't yet know how many volumes they're gonna release, so they just created those placeholders.
After 12 years of being a Pokemon fan, I'm officially quitting the fandom. This is not a rage quit and it has nothing to do with the Pokemon franchise. It's also NOT a sudden decision - I've planned it for months but I decided to stay a true, active Pokemon fan until the very last day. The reason for my leave is the fact that I'm starting my studies at the Uni and I decided that it's a perfect moment to move on with my life. I'll never forget all these awesome years and Pokemon will always be a part of my childhood memories. Goodbye friends! Thank you.
And if I'm ever back, I'm never back for good.
matt, I'm sorry, but I hate you now. I actually screamed "FINALLY! when I read your post, then I noticed something off about the release dates, then I read Maxim's post.
Where'd I put my mallet?
Well ain't this a kick in the groin. I saw this, got excited and was about to make some extra room on my manga bookshelf for 15-29 only to see this. According to that volume 15 should have been out by now. So unless there is a hidden/secret book place I don't know about I feel cheated. Still hope for the day where these volumes will be available. For now I wait.
Parena or Serecham both equal Serena+Pancham!
Since Bulbagarden seems more convinced that the majority of these dates are real, with the exception of vol 15 (how VIZ can release it before December 6, I don't know), than SPP, I decided to double-check with VIZ. Hopefully they respond. This way, we can settle this debate, solidly. These dates have been posted on Bulbapedia, so this should be checked.
Either way, I hope these do get released eventually!
Last edited by Lumineon457; 13th November 2011 at 1:08 AM.
Other than that, I removed them from the page until Viz decides to release the info officially....
Kinda seems so strange that they just came up all of a sudden about 3 months after the final book of the GSC arc. I guess that they might have decided to do this since to make it more clear about the part about Sird in the DP arc. Hope that could confirm that they are for real about the releasing the RS/FRLG/Emerald arcs. Though they would have to edit around with the cover over Volume 15 and have the release of it be for December 6th or later. Other than that , They would have to have one less chapter in the 15th volume also since they had the first chapter of the volume in volume 14 since it was the finally of the GSC arc.
I don't know if this helps but the webpages publication dates are October 4 2011
Though it won't be until VIZ Media confirms that they are releasing them for sure till we can say for sure that there would be. I mean there has been stuff in the past that is still listed to be planned to release but hasn't got confirmed to yet. One of those examples would be like Earthbound (Virtual Console) and NPC! Pikmin 2 being listed for release on the Wii on ESRB website but still no sign of release yet. But any who , Guess that it might be till sometime till next year if the do plan on releasing the first few. Though it would back to having three separate arcs of the PokeSpecial running in Amercia again.
And going by the more recent series' titles(Black & White, Platinum), naming them after Ruby & Sapphire(or Emerald) seems more likely.
Yes, that is a lego Freddie Mercury.
Well, at least this means that originally they planned to release all the volumes in right order before something made them change their mind. Because the new generation volumes were selling so well? Because TPCi said so? Because of the earthquake in Japan? No one knows, but I will also try and send an e-mail about this. As we know, more we sent the more they will answer.
Just out of curiosity, does there happen to exist a release page for volume 30 and onwards? With that number?
Parena or Serecham both equal Serena+Pancham!
Even the date placeholders were there for future releases?! Also, it works for this too!
just change the last digit to move forward other volumes.
Anyways, I really hope we can get them and perhaps have RS and FR correspond with each other so we can get Emerald last.
I am still not completely convinced that VIZ will translate them. If they will I'd be happy and sad at the same time. Happy that they translate it and sell and sad because I am low on cash -.-. My sis is already making a list of things we want... if only she could pay more attention on her wallet too.
Enter the world of imagination:
It's looking better with all these newly found placeholders for the arcs now. Hope that they would just say that there are planning to do it soon for the arcs. That would be the first time recently that the North American market would actually get something that they are hoping to get. But any who , I plan to write to them about the matter to hopefully get some confirmination on the matter. Though I do hope that it wouldn't be file 13 it. Other than that , There could be an Operation for the volumes to get out since they have proven that there are a lot of people really wanting what their rallying for.
I noticed that the manga release date thread was getting clogged up with the discussion of the possible release of these arcs in North America and figured this was a better place to discuss.
I remember someone saying something about putting the D/P/Pt arc on hold before sird shows up then release these arcs in Viz Bigs and I think that is a strong possibility.
I can't believe people still think these are going to be released.
With DPt and BW doing as well as they are, and interest rapidly shifting to what Black and White 2 is going to bring on all fronts, there is nearly zero marketable interest in these skipped volumes. Outside of fandom circles, it's highly likely that RSE and FRLG are largely forgotten by now, and Viz can make more money catering to younger audiences who started with DP or BW than they can with people who actually still care about Generation 3.
Oh, and Sird? Watch her appearance as a Galactic Commander be carefully edited to remove any mention of Team Rocket, the Three Beasts or Maxie and Archie.
Last edited by matt0044; 5th March 2012 at 12:06 PM.