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sabrina_diamond
October 24th, 2007, 04:48 AM
I was just wondering, is it just me, or is there many differences from the anime

JX Valentine
October 24th, 2007, 06:41 AM
Which manga? There's several different series, including Adventures/Special and Electric Tales of Pikachu.

If you mean Special, then yes, there's an abundance of differences because Special is meant to be a combination of its own series and a series that vaguely takes after the games, not the anime. So, you'll have completely different characters (with their own separate characterizations), locations that appear in the games but not the anime, events that didn't take place in either, et cetera.

Electric Tales of Pikachu, meanwhile, is possibly the closest interpretation to the anime, but even then, there's a lot of differences, as it's supposed to be its own series too. So, while you have Ash and Pikachu, there's a few things that are similar between his journey in that manga series and his journey in the anime and a few things that are different.

I won't get into any other manga series, mostly because I'm a bit too lazy to touch on them. The basic point, though, is that there really isn't a series that follows the anime exactly, and the anime itself isn't based on any of the manga series.

Silverdragonlaura
October 24th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Well if you mean pokespecial, then, yes, there are MANY differences. plus they don't follow the anime, they mostly follow the video games.

Virtual Chatot
October 24th, 2007, 02:57 PM
They are so much better...

Manga follows the Games, which we all follow more than we do the anime

Amachi
October 24th, 2007, 03:16 PM
They are so much better...
True dat. It's just harder to get your hands on some of them though.

But as stated before, the various manga series tend to be different from the anime. The Pokémon Ranger manga obviously is different and I'm presuming is based on the game, much like Pokéspecial.

So no, it's not just you XD

sabrina_diamond
October 24th, 2007, 06:18 PM
I mean Pokemon Adventures manga and the Electric Tale of Pikachu by Torishiro Ono (which I'm dying to get my hands on ^^)

fate
October 24th, 2007, 06:23 PM
I mean Pokemon Adventures manga and the Electric Tale of Pikachu by Torishiro Ono (which I'm dying to get my hands on ^^)

Pokemon Special is a manga that as previously mentioned, follows the game more closely than the anime does. They also develop arcs towards the end of each gen (R/B/Y gen having the E4 arc and G/S/C having the Neo Rocket arc). It's my favorite manga interpretation of Pokemon, and probably even one of my favorite manga, period. (too bad it's near impossible to find, and they stopped with GSC over here)

Electric Tale of Pikachu follows the anime more, it's more comedic than Special is. To be honest, I haven't read much of it, so my knowledge of it beyond Cerulean City is limited.

sabrina_diamond
October 24th, 2007, 10:25 PM
Oh, I was also thinking about whether the characters are more mature or if the gymleaders have different motives than in the anime. I've read in Wikipedia that the plot for the mangas are more mature and complex than what the anime currently shows...

JX Valentine
October 25th, 2007, 06:05 AM
Again, it depends. In Adventures, yes, the plots are definitely more mature. Characters have died, been possessed, attempted to take over the world with armies of Pokemon, planned the decimation of the human race, had limbs cut off (and put back on), and been turned to stone. Plots also tend to be pretty involved, using a large amount of the cast and spanning most of the arcs, rather than just a volume or two. The characters tend to vary as to whether or not they're mature in terms of characterization. Generally, by the Yellow arc, yes, they're more mature than the anime's (and, on a level, the game's) characters.

In Electric Tales of Pikachu, the only thing that's really mature are some of the jokes. The plot's pretty much on the same level as the first season of the anime, and the characters are just as goofy.

sabrina_diamond
October 25th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Woah, that's pretty mature.
' Characters have died, been possessed, attempted to take over the world with armies of Pokemon, had limbs cut off (and put back on), and been turned to stone.' *stares* I've only just started reading Pokemon Adventures, but which volumes did these happen?

JX Valentine
October 25th, 2007, 05:59 PM
*stares* I've only just started reading Pokemon Adventures, but which volumes did these happen?

I admit I don't know numbers by heart, but you won't get to them right away (except for the possession thing... and characters getting chopped up, if you count Pokemon). Characters tend to die now and then throughout the series, notably in the RS arc (and GSC, if I recall correctly). One of the main characters loses a limb in I believe volume seven, part of the Yellow arc, although if you count Pokemon in this tally, then every time Koga's Arbok appears. Take over the world plots tend to happen in every major arc, and it's spread out throughout several volumes, with the main characters attempting to stop said plot. Characters have been possessed as early as the end of the first volume. And I won't say what happens when characters get turned to stone, as that's a major spoiler, and I'm too lazy to use the spoiler tag.

fate
October 26th, 2007, 07:59 AM
I think the earliest one you'll see is Brock's Onix dying, by shattering into pieces/boulders.

sabrina_diamond
October 26th, 2007, 07:42 PM
That sounds painful for Brock's Onix XD
Also, it said some of the gymleaders were on the side of evil in Pokemon Adventures, eg Koga.

And some of the gymleaders in Electric Tale were markedly different from the anime (eg, the personality of Sabrina being nicer)

auratios
October 26th, 2007, 10:57 PM
I think the earliest one you'll see is Brock's Onix dying, by shattering into pieces/boulders.


what chapter did that happen??

chamo-chan
October 27th, 2007, 06:56 AM
what chapter did that happen??

When Red caught Pika, I think that was chapter 3.

fate
October 27th, 2007, 06:56 AM
"Onix is On" was the name of the chapter in the english translation.

chamo-chan
October 30th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Here is the difference between the Pokemon Special (Adventures) manga and the Anime, ahem..*drumroll*.................................................................................................................. The manga has a real plot. (ta-dah!)