- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Format: Paperback | 200 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 188mm x 18mm | 200g
- Publication date: 1 August 2013
- Publication City/Country: San Francisco
- ISBN 10: 1421530546
- ISBN 13: 9781421530543
- Edition: 2
- Edition statement: Vizkids.
- Sales rank: 5,925
All your favorite Pokemon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Red doesn't just want to train Pokemon, he wants to be their friend too. Bulbasaur and Poliwhirl seem game. But independent Pikachu won't be so easy to win over! And watch out for Team Rocket, Red...They only want to be your enemy!
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By Molly May 06 Jun 2014
Yes, this manga (COMIC BOOK) is displayed right to left. That is because it was translated from Japanese and they write right to left. Every faithful manga is written like this - Naruto, DBZ, Bleach, etc. I read these as a child when I was 9 years old and I didn't struggle with them. You will get used to it, just google a guide to see how to do it. It's not as if the words are written backwards.
The series is paneled very well for easy reading, the translations have been well done with no choppy English, and the illustrations are very nice. This follows RED and NOT Ash Ketchum from the TV shows as it is based on the game instead. The Pokemon illustrations are very interesting first off and this series is great for anyone who wants a bit of nostalgia, as well as new readers who want an insight into the origins of the series.
A very good read - I would recommend this to any Pokemon fan.
By Mathias de Oliveira Marques 05 May 2014
First of all: The ''book'', since ins't a book, but a Manga, is in it's original form, so you have to read from right to left (it's not a big problem, you eventually will get used to it).
Second: The book as nothing to do with the anime, or in other words, the ''cartoon'', it's based on the video games, and so, it's not that childish as people might thing, on the long run of the series, things as death and violence are referred, it's not that violent, but it's not that saint.
So as for the first volume of Pokémon Adventures, it starts the Red/Green/Blue Arc (by Arc you can say Season), with 14 chapters, and it present's Red, a overconfident boy, that after losing to Blue (Green in the Japanese version), decides to pay a visit to Professor Oak, to become a better trainer, and with that he is entrusted with a pokédex and then starts is journey trough Kanto.
Other key elements on the book is the Team Rocket appearance, Gym battles, and Pokémon that Red catches.
As for the art style, it's a little childish but it's good and clean, easy to read.
For the Pokémon Fans I highly recommend it.
By James 14 Nov 2011
PokÃ©mon Adventures Volume 1
In volume one Red, a trainer from Pallet town teams up with his long time friend Poliwhirl and newly given Bulbasaur to travel the Kanto region and try to complete the Pokedex. Along the way Red will have to face his rival Blue, deal with a disobedient Pikachu and battle with the evil Team Rocket.
Though I don't like to compare the two the manga is a lot better than the anime. This is because the characters are a lot smarter and braver and this is evident many times during the series. I am really happy that they started doing this series again and now I have got up to volume 14.
This volume introduces the main characters Red and Blue. Red is a very good character but Blue still need to be developed more and we will learn more about him during the next two volumes. The book is good for children and adults because of there are no bad scenes with bad violence or anything and there is a lot of action that adults would like.
I recommend that you should by this especially if you are a PokÃ©mon fan.
By Becky Maher 05 Oct 2011
The reason it's written from right to left is because the japanese write that way, it takes some getting used to but overall it is very good.
You must know that this book's characters are based on the pokemon games and not the anime. (Such as ash, pikachu, misty and brock etc.)
Overall I found this book enlightening and imaginative almost like you were
in the pokemin world.
The way that the book's also in a comic style makes it that much more enjoyable, I hope everyone will understand the love and creation of pokemon as much as I do! :) x
By june 12 Jun 2011
This item was lovely! Yes, the panels are written from right to left and the book is "backwards" but this is the manga in its ORIGINAL form (only translated into English). Yes, it's a graphic novel. It is readable, and it's how it is supposed to be. Once you get used to reading it, manga becomes very easy to read. Great item, once again thanks for the cheap price and quick delivery!