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    Default Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    From what I've heard, it apparently is, but I never see any Japanese fanart or anything for the series.

    It doesn't seem to be talked about that much nor does it seem like CoroCoro gives it much limelight, so how are we so sure that it's the most popular? If it is, then why does no one bother doing anything for it?
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    Default Re: Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    I highly doubt this. As far as sales go, none of the volumes from this year showed up on the top 50 sales for the year, and it didn't make the top ten selling series list either.

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    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-04/2009-top-selling-manga-in-japan-by-series
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-03/2009-japanese-comic-ranking-no.1-25
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-05/2009-japanese-comic-ranking-no.26-50

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    Default Re: Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    yeah there is like no way at all the pocket monsters would be that popular, it never even made it to an english speaking country (besides singapore)
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    Yea.. I doubt this as well.. The manga ain't really that famous..

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    Default Re: Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    I think he means the series "Pocket Monsters" among other Pokemon Manga, not the Popularity of Pokemon Manga itself.

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    Default Re: Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    I assume you're talking about Anakubo's Pocket Monsters series with Red and Pippi, right?

    Probably not the most popular, but it *is* the longest-running.

    Also, it's the only one of the manga series to show up in the TV series.
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    Default Re: Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogasu View Post
    I assume you're talking about Anakubo's Pocket Monsters series with Red and Pippi, right?
    Yup.
    Probably not the most popular, but it *is* the longest-running.

    Also, it's the only one of the manga series to show up in the TV series.
    Yeah, I know it started before the anime and was the first manga, which makes it the longest. I normally see people stretch it and say it's the most popular, but if that was the case, wouldn't we see advertised more and released outside of Singapore and Japan? (Didn't Singapore stop at the RS series?)

    Maybe it's a case of AmericansHateTingle, but I don't see it get that much love in the Japanese fandom.

    Although I've already known about its appearance in the TV series, I could see why people think it's the most popular.
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    Default Re: Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raine
    I normally see people stretch it and say it's the most popular, but if that was the case, wouldn't we see advertised more and released outside of Singapore and Japan.
    Not necessarily. Every single person in Japan knows about Sazae-san, for example, but it's practically unheard of outside the country. Same with Doraemon.

    I'm not saying that Anakubo's manga is anywhere near that level, of course; I'm merely stating that popularity abroad is not a good indication of popularity at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bell02+ View Post
    I think he means the series "Pocket Monsters" among other Pokemon Manga, not the Popularity of Pokemon Manga itself.
    My mistake, I read wrong. Sorry about that. I blame my lack of sleep from too much studying.

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    Default Re: Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    Honestly, I don't own at least a SINGLE volume of this manga. But, I read some summaries, ONE-Panel scans and such....

    I ADORE P.M ! Art doesn't matter but It's really funny since it's like the ol' Toriyama's DragonBall. My favorite character is Red & Clefiary ( WTF?! )

    And yes, it's kind of sad this manga doesn't get much attention...I did read from Dogasu's site that it's one of the most popular POKEMON MANGA!!

    Hahaha, I also drew the manga's characters on Paint XDDD

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    I own a ton:


    Absolutely hilarious series, and my favorite Pokemon manga. It's a real shame it never gets much attention.
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    Default Re: Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    Oh! Then Bulbapedia may be interested in speaking with you. I scanned a bunch of stuff for it lately, but mine are in Japanese so I can't understand them. You'd be able to give actual summaries and information rather than just pictures.

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    Default Re: Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    I also own all 14 volumes of Pocket Monsters. While not my favourite manga I like the fact that it shows much game material (the early volumes, at least).

    I also own Pokemon RS (all volumes except 2). And I say that since Volume 3 Anakubo practically pisses on the games. There's little to no game adaptation in it (in Volume 3 we see FRLG-Red and FRLG-Blue [girl]).

    I own two first Volumes of Pokemon DP. Not much game material.

    But I've been always too lazy to put the information on Bulbapedia (I've made some contributions like listing Isamu-Red's Pokemon or mentioning FRLG-Red and FRLG-Blue appearing in RS. I'm considering expanding the Gym Leader articles with Pocket Monsters section during the Xmas Break.

    And also, don't expect any scans from me.

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    Default Re: Is Pocket Monsters the most popular Pokemon manga in Japan?

    The Pokémon manga is actually relatively... not disliked or unknown, but isn't read by many.
    The most popular Manga currently (well-known and most read) is ether Naruto or Bleach.

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    The Pokémon manga is actually relatively... not disliked or unknown, but isn't read by many.
    The most popular Manga currently (well-known and most read) is ether Naruto or Bleach.

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