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The Pokémon Manga...

Rate this Entry, frankly, awful!

This refers to Pokémon Special/Adventures of course, the "main" manga. How is this Pokémon, again? Seems to me that it's a preteen romance with some crime fighting and the occasional exciting battle thrown in. Seriously, the mons are as flat as a pancake. And quit having everybody falling in love, and instead focus on the fact that it's, well, Pokémon. Yeah, Sapphire...don't come crying to your girlfriends when your little fling with Ruby goes awry!

Honestly, I love the art style and have mostly found the manga useful for practicing drawing comics and cartoons, and not for actual reading. The earlier editions seem a bit less romance-focused (and I think an Arbok got cut in half, once) but otherwise, it isn't cutting it for me. It just isn't balanced. The humans get all the development and focus while the mons, the things that gave the manga its name, get pushed to the background and are no more than little fighting machines that serve as an excuse for boys and girls to go on adventures and fall in love without Mommy noticing.

These are just my opinions. While I will not apologize to those who find this unfair or offensive, as I hold as much of a right as you do, I'm not going to state this as fact, because it isn't. That is all.

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  1. Lugion's Avatar
    I'm not sure you've actually done more than just skimming, going by this blog. :|
  2. Miles101's Avatar
    Oh I've read it, alright, and I just don't like it. There are other reasons, like the fact that when it isn't stupid it's boring and cliche, but yeah.
  3. Karamazov's Avatar
    Imo, I found most of the characters and stories meh in all but Hoenn and the first bit of BW.
  4. 97SaturnSL1's Avatar
    Bw is my fav. the rest are Bla and Meh
  5. Bikini Miltank's Avatar
    When I saw the intro I was going to respond with "Yeah, I found it a bit aggressively shounen for my tastes," but apparently your issues are with the less beating-the-crap-out-of-each-other parts. I don't know what to say, other than stay away from Magical Pokémon Journey and Chamo Chamo Pretty (both of which I seriously believe to be the best Pokémon manga ever produced) which are so romance-focused they'll make your head explode.


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