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    What things in the manga (any of them, not just Pokespe) have you found strange or annoying?

    Mine:
    Pokespe: The fact that for the English translation I'm forced to choose between a flipped but fairly good translation and an unflipped but horribly butchered translation
    EToP: Viz's censorship
    DPA: The Shaymin special chapter, which was just shameless movie 11 promotion
    Phantom Thief: The presence of a volume number when it's only one volume

    On the subject of Phantom Thief: I noticed on Bulbapedia that Chuang Yi adapted "Rock-sama" as "Grand Master Rocco" but it didn't say how they adapted Rocco referring to Lily as "Lily-chan"; could someone with the Chuang Yi version see what they did?

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    Pokespe: The fact that Yellow and Emearld exists, and Emearld is a boy. A crazy boy. Also Red can't come up with good nicknames. "Pika" and "Saur", seriously?

    DPA: Mistumi is a ex-galatic member yet she's so young, and she rejoins GT only to be ex-member again. I know she was forced to join, but in my opinion it could be kinda of cool if still was on team galatic and be something like a spy for Hareta, Jun, and the rest of the good guys. If only she wasn't so sensitive(?), sign.

    Edit: Let me space that so I don't get any "tl;dr."

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    I've seen the original images in Electric Tale. Trust me, Viz did us a favor. There's a difference between an editor doing it because they don't want to have dodgy material and doing it because holy crap my lower back hurts just LOOKING at it.

    As for Mitsumi, she was taken in as a child. Animeverse has Domino, who's a Rocket elite even younger than Mitsumi, and no one questions that. Although Mitsumi's history has an even bigger wtf moment--if Cyrus was the one who found her and took her to the team, how the hell old was HE at the time? Granted, Ihara wrote that part before Platinum told us that Cyrus is younger than we thought, but still.

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    Good thing about the censorship in EToP. Just take a look at the removed scene from the Eevee Evolution Brothers chapter. That is supposed to be for 10 year olds???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Jack Walker View Post
    Good thing about the censorship in EToP. Just take a look at the removed scene from the Eevee Evolution Brothers chapter. That is supposed to be for 10 year olds???
    Never seen it.

    I hate the american censorship of the special though. It made Blue jsut a little less awesome.

    EDIT: OH! THAT image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Noctowl View Post
    Pokespe: The fact that for the English translation I'm forced to choose between a flipped but fairly good translation and an unflipped but horribly butchered translation
    Surely the Singapore (and poorer) translation is flipped? Viz Media's translation is pretty solid.

    Anyway, it's been about a decade since I read EtoP so I can't remember...however:

    Adventures:
    - Viz Media keeping with the Blue/Green name-swap, although the 2nd Editions were released after FRLG (In fact, HGSS sticking with Blue confuses me).
    - Yellow's battle with Lance. What was that?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryu Shoji View Post
    Surely the Singapore (and poorer) translation is flipped? Viz Media's translation is pretty solid.
    The Singaporean translation isn't censored.

    - Yellow's battle with Lance. What was that?!
    I don't understand. I stopped reading the new versions after the BlueGreen vs. Sabrina fight.

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    What was wrong with Yellow vs. Lance?

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    Censoring one page isn't the same as censoring an entire series. To say nothing of that Viz was a-ok with that same shot in their original translation (which makes the new one just plain baffling, but come on people).

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Ryuutakeshi- View Post
    What was wrong with Yellow vs. Lance?
    Just seemed too plot orientated. Lance had Pokémon like Dragonite...in comparison, Yellow had rubbish. I admit, the way she used Butterfree to make herself fly was cool, but the sudden evolutions of almost her entire team was bleh. Also, how did most of them stay in the air?

    Luckily, Blue and Koga vs Agatha made up for it by being full of epicness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Noctowl View Post
    The Singaporean translation isn't censored.
    There was only one bit of censorship, which was the booball scene with Green vs Sabrina. Only one panel of art, and a few speech bubbles edited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryu Shoji View Post
    Just seemed too plot orientated. Lance had Pokémon like Dragonite...in comparison, Yellow had rubbish. I admit, the way she used Butterfree to make herself fly was cool, but the sudden evolutions of almost her entire team was bleh. Also, how did most of them stay in the air?

    It doesn't matter that Yellow's Pokémon were bad because their levels were about twice as high as Lance's.


    There was only one bit of censorship, which was the booball scene with Green vs Sabrina. Only one panel of art, and a few speech bubbles edited.
    They'll probably change the scene where Gold meets BlueGreen. And the scene where Archie tells Ruby and Sapphire to die and go to hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Noctowl View Post

    They'll probably change the scene where Gold meets BlueGreen. And the scene where Archie tells Ruby and Sapphire to die and go to hell.
    On that first one, I hope not.

    Being serious here, I thought censoring the booball thing was stupid. Special is already darker and edgier and that frankly was a very creative strategy, even if that entire page was a giant innuendo (it can't have been an accident that Blue's two pokemon are round and pink).

    And what they changed it too was just lame.

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    Still, at least what they changed it to made sense. Although the random "Gotcha" did seem a tad out of place. Still, to fit it under the "Vizkids" line, I guess the more suggestive stuff has to be taken out.

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    Given all the butt jokes in DPA, Gold patting someone's butt probably won't be altered. And since Hell is being used as a noun in Archie's line, you never know (it was used in Disney's Sleeping Beauty, after all. Granted that was made something like 50 years ago, but still).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Mask Marauder View Post
    Given all the butt jokes in DPA, Gold patting someone's butt probably won't be altered.
    Except that in this case it has a sexual connotation (Gold's line is, "Who's this sexy lady?").

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